10 Things I Learned The Past Few Days


April 12, 2011 by Marj Hatzell

10. When elderly family members get ill and decisions have to be made, those decisions suck rocks. Just sayin’.

9.  Heavy metal thrash bands at beef and beer benefits for autistic kids? Never a good idea. The parents have sensory issues, too, yo.

8. It’s not very much fun at benefits without your husband, who is off tending to family matters. Also, he took the checkbook with him and it’s not fun bidding on stuff at a silent auction when you can’t, like, pay for it and stuff.  Ahem.

7. I should never, ever take Bugaboo to indoor playground type places because he might get stuck way up inside the apparatus and I might have to send Bug Boy in to get him, who might get kicked in the face because Bugaboo might be holding in for dear life because some ball machine might be making a weird noise that might be freaking him out.

6. Border Collie puppies are disgusting little creatures and roll in rabbit stuff and then hork up a few chunks of a tennis ball in the middle of the night and get it all over themselves, resulting in needing a bath, during which they jump out of the tub a minimum of three times, shaking water and soap all over you.

5. When my husband is mentally taxed he disappears in the garage and takes shiz apart and it makes him feel better.  Which makes us feel better because he isn’t a Cranky McCrankster.

4. I like dogs more than most people. I know you knew this already but I really, really, really mean it this time.

3. Bug Boy is doing well in school, per a conference with his teachers, though he is his mother’s child and is a world-class, Grade A, Olympic caliber procrastinator. And never, ever takes his nose out of a book.  But that’s a good problem to have, right?

2. Oreos are sometimes absosmurfly necessary.

1. The one morning in the past few weeks that Bugaboo chooses to actually sleep until 6am? That will be the one day that the dogs are whining to go out at 5 and the birds start chirping REALLY LOUD AND STUFF at 4am.

10 thoughts on “10 Things I Learned The Past Few Days

  1. Tough week! I hear you on the indoor play place! My friend had her son’s birthday party at one with oh, I don’t know, maybe twenty-five foot ceiling? It was a bunch of spectrum kids, and I thought, I’m gonna end up in there! SO thankful that when I was going in for my NT little guy, a really fast fourth or fifth grade girl was gracious enough to help him down for me! Hoping this week is better!

  2. Amanda says:

    That’s up with those birds? We’re having the same exact issue. Kid is sleeping until 6:30am now, and the birds wake me around 5. WTF?

  3. Penbleth says:

    What a week. I am glad you at least had some Oreos to comfort you. I also almost always have my head in a book so no, it isn’t the worst problem. It’s not a problem at all.

  4. Veronica says:

    Border collies don’t grow out of that. Just saying. (I love my Border Collie, but GEEZ c’mon girl, stop chewing on the other dog already).

    I have never eaten an Oreo. Never. Is this weird?

  5. Its so great that Bugaboo WILL go fetch his brother out of said apparatii. My kids would never do that, forcing me to go up somehow
    and get them myself, probably getting uncomfortably wedged in the process. Some days I wish I were skinny for functional reasons,
    not just appearances. lol.

  6. Jen says:

    **2. Oreos are sometimes absosmurfly necessary.**

    Yes. Yes, they are.

  7. Maybe he took the checkbook so you wouldn’t bid on anything. Or for ice cream…

    I need to send you a donation check, BTW. Give me a bit while I move and get settled into my new house.

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