Tag Archive for Kids

Christine Sixteen

Motley Crue

Deja Vu, All Over AgainLike last week, driving the kid to school is an adventure in poltergeists. This time, we hop in the car and this starts playing. Immediately. Spontaneously, on my phone. On Pandora. In my pocket. Is it an electronic glitch related to Kid 2′s failing phone? Is my phone possessed? Since it…

Pandora’s Box

Motley Crue

So I am kid 2 us driving to school.  We stop at the Kwik-E-Mart for a beverage and some cash.  We hop back in the car.  As the car starts, from somewhere, the first few bars of this… start blasting. However, the radio is off (because: kid driving). WTH? Where’s that music from? Kid 2: Dad, that’s…

Jimmy’s Got a Gun

Drunk Ass Neighbor

Deja Vu All Over Again - My little one has some teen (and other) angst going on for a while now, and thinks the path to peace is following the example of the older sibling a few years ago.  The whys and whethers and if/when to call in FEMA are for another time Highlander. Anyhoo… Just…

On the bright side

Aston Martin Vanquish Bear

the Bear has jumped out of the pot of slowly boiling water that was life under mom’s roof. So, I declare victory.  My kid is out and taking on the world more directly.  Yay! Am I thrilled that gaining that measure of independence did not come with true independence (there is a BF/roommate in the…

Those who forget history…

1978 Lincoln Continental Town Car

are doomed to repeat it.  Sometimes, so are the people who remember it. I got my start behind the wheel in a parking lot, at one point with a ginormous floaty Lincoln.  Never on the street – escalation is bad, mmkay?Then more lots, and then finally  on the road with Dad. So too with my…

The Apple

Aston Martin Vanquish Bear

The apple of my eye doesn’t fall far from the tree, except that sometimes it does. I have a kid – a couple of them, actually.  Kid1 was chomping at the bit to get a driver license. Kid1 wanted an Aston for the longest time, because of some mormon vampire chastity book. [Ed.:  Twilight] Kid1…

Life, the Universe, and Everything

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Life, the Universe, and Everything is explained by football or Star Trek.  It’s true.  Football is easy – anything that has to do with sex fits. Star Trek takes on other things – racism, war mongering, cultural elitism.  Recently, it became apparent that Star Trek explains divorce behavior. David Marcus Kid: I’m sorry, sir. Just don’t…

In other news

Bear mattress alley

Pod rolled over the odometer, which we celebrated yesterday.  Naturally, there were speeches.  We ad-libbed a speech that we had been working on for days. We also had a little bloodletting last night between Lurlene and the Bear. Hopefully, it was medicinal and long-lasting, and not just momentary fireworks.

Alex Trebek: The Answer is Cupcakes…

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made by your kid for Mother’s Day. Contestant 1:  What are things Mom should eat? Contestant 2:  What are things Mom should not say she forgot she even had, when they’re the only thing in her refrigerator and are untouched since last weekend? Contestant 3:  What can Mom (the ex) stick up her ass?