Sunday, August 9, 2009

What's Up?

Lots.

We are still working our way into the school week routine. Earlier wake up times, earlier bedtimes, lunchboxes going missing every other day, e-free on Monday through Thursday... The small people have protested this action as a war crime and are threatening to convene a NATO security council meeting over the issue of no TV or video games on school nights. By Thursday, I may be willing to testify on their behalf.

J.T. gave us a grand performance of Phantom of the Opera on Friday night. He had parts divided up for he and Abby, a sound technician and everything. Only Abby had a real Carlotta moment and decided it was her way or the highway. Which was fine with us. J.T. played ALL the parts and delivered a nice rendition of his favorite show. Abby sat stage right and sawed paper dessert plates in half using a plastic knife. All the while loudly proclaiming that if we didn't do what SHE wanted to do, then she would not play with us anymore. Not never. Not never again.

Tonight Abby asked me how turtles breed. I thought:

A) I don't know. That's why we have google.
B) If I did, I wouldn't tell you.
C) Wait a minute. Did she "breed" or "breathe".

Turns out it was "breathe".

10 comments:

Mary said...

I may have to google how turtles breed now.

And way to go JT - that sounds like an awesome performance - done under trying circumstances..

Stomper Girl said...

They lay eggs in the sand, but the breathing thing? Dunno. Cos they do both don't they, air and water?

It is hard getting back into the swing of a school routine after a holiday, always kills me for a good week.

rhubarbwhine said...

Settling back ino the school year after a lovely break is a real awakening isn't it :( Here's to not too many lost lunch boxes!

Aunty Evil said...

Well, no disrepect to JT or anything, but I find POTO (Phantom blah blah) to be intensely boring, so I reckon Abby would have livened it up a bit.

I would have done it her way, just to stay awake!

No doubt that clever little miss would have put a slant on it that nobody saw coming!

I am soooo proud of her!

Rob said...

'The Phantom of the Opera' rocks.....no debate.

M said...

Chuckling at 'breathe'. If you hadn't realised I could just see Abby going off to tell her friends how turtles breathe by laying eggs in the sand...

peppermintpatcher said...

Reptiles have lungs, not gills like fish.

Phew! That was the easy answer. The other answer begins that when mummy turle loves a daddy turtle very much...

Rob said...

...or at least 5 minutes.

Pat said...

test

Fairlie said...

I think the breed question is easier to answer than the breathe one!

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