Monday, July 30, 2012

Doodle: Sad Hopping

My kids like to ask to do silly things that clearly don't require permission. I'm fairly certain this is just a way to engage my attention so I just play along. Sometimes though, I realize belatedly that they were genuinely asking me permission for something.


Scene 1: Dinnertime. Mom is cooking in kitchen. Kids are playing in living room. A soft plea is heard.

Scene 2: Mom enters living room. Reason for plea becomes clear. Affirmation is given.

Scene 3:  Flying is ecstatically attempted.

Scene 4: Attempt failed.

Scene 5: More determined attempts are made.

Scene 6: A crushing reality sets in.

D'awwww! I had to smother her in kisses after this because it was so pitiful and sweet!

Sorry about that, Darcie! I appreciate you asking permission before theoretically flying around the house and potentially breaking all the nice things that are out of your reach. 


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Doodle: Should've Named Him Waldo

There is a very important member of my family that I have yet to introduce to you. He is my fuzzy "first child" and his name is Mousepad.

Aww! Isn't he cute! 

What's that, you say? You can't see him? Here, look a little closer...

You see the problem with Mousepad is that he is the exact same shade of gray as our carpet, which makes him very effective at hiding. Too effective.

"Hey, has anyone seen Mousepad?"

(This is my extremely inept drawing of Mousepad getting smooshed behind a door)

In fact, he is so effective at hiding that he has taken to laying in open and easily viewable areas so that he can stop getting injured.

Sadly this method has not helped him. Sorry, kitty! Thanks for being so patient and snuggly!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Writing: Blogamy

This is what I look like on blogging or novelling days. So...I look like this 90% of the time. In fact, I look exactly like this right now! Because it's a blogging day. But I have a confession...I'm not working on this blog today (no, wait, AM I?). I am a blogamist. I've been putting a lot of my creative energy into a different blog I've been writing with my older brother, Keith. You can go check it out and leave me a comment there, reprimanding me for eating Kit-Kats and Cheetos!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Kidversations: Trolls and the Nether

Liam, while we're waiting in the van for Ben to get some groceries: where's dad?
Liam: Oh no! I need him back!
Darcie: I want daddy!
Me: I want him too! We shall have to work hard to earn him back from the Nether!
Me: then you'll have to be VERY GOOD at keeping your shoes on in the car and being happy while we're waiting. It's the only way we'll be able to see him again.
Liam: Oh thank you mommy!