Thursday, October 16, 2008

Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

We've all been battling a series of colds and Julia seemed to have picked up something particularly unfun the last few days. Yesterday was even worse and so we took her to the doctor last night. The prognosis - An ear infection in each ear. Amanda has off of work today and tomorrow and so she could be at home with Julia...right? Well, because she knew about the day off well in advance, she scheduled several appointments to get some things done because she would be home and child-free. So, being the gentleman and the scholar that I am (C'mon, let me throw in "scholar"!), I said I would stay home and watch Julia so Amanda would not have to cancel her appointments.

Well so far today, Julia is feeling significantly better, as is evidenced by this picture. And she MUST be feeling better, otherwise there's no way in heck I could have justified letting her have a candy necklace for a snack this morning. Afterwards, she explained to me that, "Kids like candy because it's sugary." Truer words were never spoken.

At lunch she said some interesting things. Here's the transcript:

Julia: What's going on?
Me: What do you mean?
Julia: I'm thinking and then the thinking goes into my eyes and then I can see my thinking. WHAT is going on?!
Me: Maybe it's your imagination. If you're thinking about something a lot then it might start to seem like you're seeing it too. What are you thinking and seeing?
Julia: Word World! I can hear it! Now the thinking is going into my ears too!

If she was about ten years older I probably would have needed to ask her if she had been using any substances that she shouldn't be.

Since Finn was left out of the story, here are two videos of him. The first is Finn trying to put on Amanda's heeled shoes (see picture in the last post for another example of Finn's hobby of dressing in clothes that are too big for him).
Video link.

This one is when I caught Finn in the glider, rocking. He likes to rock pretty hard in it and the front part comes off the floor a bit when he does. It's only a matter of time before he tips it over backwards. Maybe if I would have taken him down instead of recording him, it would help him to learn not to do it... The world may never know!
Video link.

About the title - Ask Julia to tell you some jokes sometime.