Monday, June 29, 2009

Summertime Dinner Conversation

I know I haven't blogged in awhile and its not because we haven't done anything. Its because I can't find the cord that hooks my camera up to my computer and it just isn't as fun to read about our summertime festivities without the accompanying photos. I figure this problem will be remedied when one of two things happens- either I randomly find the cord in a place like the meat and cheese drawer in my fridge where most likely Suzie has put it- OR- I can somehow make this Eric's problem so he will see the urgency of the situation. When I presented my dilemma to him his response was, "Well, it has to be there somewhere." Besides stating the obvious he hasn't been too helpful. But when we get home from our Yellowstone trip next week and he wants to download the pictures he took of elk and moose, he may just have a bit more motivation to help me. It has taken me 12 years, but I am slowly but surely learning how to "turn my head." (See "My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding" where the mom says, "The man is the head of the household, but the woman is the neck and she can turn the head any way she wants.")
Anyway in the meantime I thought I would give you a little slice of the type of dinner conversation we have at our house. Tonight I made breakfast for dinner. I made up a plate for Suzie with a waffle, eggs and a little curled up piece of bacon.
Annie looked at it and said, "Look, Suzie's bacon is in a spiral."
To which Finn responded, "Annie, you don't have to use those brainy words. It's summer you know."
Man, it is so annoying when you are trying to dumb down your brain for the summer and someone keeps trying to make you think by using big, brainy words like "spiral."

6 comments:

Julie said...

Nobody's reading blogs anymore. It's so sad. I mean you blogged Monday and its Tuesday at midnight and I am the first to comment!?! Thats ridiculous!

And Seriously Kari....I am totally Finn in that convo and you are Suzie. QUIT USING YOUR THESAURUS!!

mama missy said...

Is this a sign of a "spiraling" summer? Looking forward to the photo of the moose and more!!! Have FUN.

Amber Ro said...

I love not having to use my brainy words during the summer! I'm excited about your yellowstone trip. Hope you find your camera cord. I finally found mine the other day in the oven on Emma's play kitchen. You may want to look there!

Natalie said...

Before you know it she'll be using words like, moniker (I hev no idea how to speill that), fodder, and rue (who even knows what that is? let alone know how to make it?).

Laura said...

Well, you could come to my house where the loss of the hook-the-camera-up-to-the-computer cord thingy would qualify as a CODE RED NATIONAL EMERGENCY.

Husbands and cameras. It's a lose-lose situation.

Finn said...

Try looking for your cord in the bread box, you may find one of your children in there if it isn't.