I was listening to some music the other day and at the end of one song, the Great Jimmy B (as in Buffett, of course) said something that, after chuckling about it all day long, I guess I subconsciously adopted as my "way to do things this week" motto. And what were these incredible pearls of wisdom?
Last summer when I was in the States, I spent quite a bit of time laughing my behind off in the aisles of the various card shops....Oh, I usually do this, but this time some of the cards were just extremely funny. (Maybe it was the funny cards + the margaritas...we'll never tell!). Anyway...the ones that were the best were those that had old pictures...you know the ones..the black and white photos that everyone has in boxes or faded picture albums at Grandma's house. Some of them had the funniest things in/on them...which caused many a ~snort~!
At Koji's daycare, in preparation for 1st Grade ("Everybody say YEAH!!!"), his group is no longer taking a nap or having 'quiet time' in the afternoon. For me....this is great. Koji is very much like me in that we power sleep. "And that would be....what, Debbie?" you may be asking yourselves. Let me try to explain....he and I do not require the average 8 hours plus of sleep that most people need because (and I'm totally just throwing out numbers here) I do believe that:
1 hour regular person sleeping time = 2.5 hours Debbie/Koji sleeping time
So...at the daycare, when Koji and his class were taking naps and sleeping 2 hours...for Koji, that was like sleeping almost 5 hours. Ergo...the evenings were hell here at Kamp Kuroiwa because one Little Kuroiwa wasn't sleepy....which made it difficult for Mama Kuroiwa to get anything done that she needed to get done. grrrrrrrrrrrrr for the last 5.5 years!!!!
But now.....peace has been restored at the Kamp in the evenings and it's great. It was a bit bumpy at first, with Little K. trying his hardest to take a nap on the sofa before dinner....at the table during dinner....after dinner...before bath. One night, he and I were watching TV while the K-Man and Bigger K. were in the bath....as we were watching, I noticed his arm getting heavier...and heavier...around my shoulder. The kid was out. Turn out the lights, the party's over. Good night, Dick. And of course, I had to take a picture of it.
Don't you wish that your fingernails matched the cup you were drinking out of???
~~sigh~~ I love Japan. Usually, the things I read on shirts are just eye-rolling stupid...but this? This one made me laugh!!!
A friend sent me a picture site that is really quite cool....so much stuff to do and waste whatever free time you have doing. Go to PhotoFunia and see what things you can create!!
Yep....this is me...today...at 3:54 PM.
May you be just that, to someone else. Pass it on!!! :-D