Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry-Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

I was teaching Fiona to cook. She was trying to use the can opener which is kinda tuff.

Me: Hey you're doing great almost half way around. Go Fona go! (Singing) It's the eye of the Tiger. It's the thrill of the fight something something I don't know the words to this sooooong. But this is what you sing when something is tuff. And I'm watching you open the caaaaaaan of tomatoes.

She made really good Spaghetti sauce. Not sure if I'm more proud of that or my song.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Color can do anything that black and white can.-Vincent Minelli

Daphne: These two are friends 

Me: Those colored pencils are friends?

Daphne: Yeah 

Me: Well it's always good when pencils can accept pencils of another color 

Fiona: Yeah like all the yellow ones used to fight the all the blue ones.

Me: There were a lot of casualties in the yellow and blue wars. It was a dark time. 

My family is weird.

Friday, July 1, 2016

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.-Jonas Salk

I had such odd dreams last night...Do you ever have anxiety dreams? I've had lots recently. Mine are usually relatively mundane things I am trying to do but keep running in to obstacles. The other night I had one in which I'm pretty sure all I was trying to do was put Daphne's shoes on but it was REALLY REALLY difficult.

Last night I dreamt I was in Petaluma for some "business" purpose and I needed to get home to Novato (I haven't lived there in 15 years but apparently to my subconscious that is still "home"). I didn't have a car so I tried to take a taxi but the taxi driver told me it was too far and I'd never get a taxi to take me (FYI these two cities are next door to each other and the drive takes about 15 minutes). So I went around the corner to figure out what I should do and suddenly instead of Petaluma I was in New Orleans (now the cab drivers objection makes way more sense). So I saw a train station and thought I'd just take a train home in the morning (I'm not 100% sure about New Orleans but I know for certain that there is no train station in Novato).  I decided to go the the hotel we usually stay in when we are in New Orleans and see if I could get a room for the night. The "train station" was just down the street (in the middle of the freaking French Quarter) so I walked to the hotel but somehow managed to enter on the top floor and had to make my way down to the lobby. I can't clearly remember all the adventures I had while traversing this hotel but I do remember at one point thinking that it was a "plot hole" that I was no longer carrying a bag.  I eventually made it to the lobby and tried to check in when some rude lady comes up and starts  talking to the front desk clerk in Italian. She and the clerk continued to ignore me for several minutes until I got pissed and pushed her face away while telling her to "shut up". Not sure if I ever got a room because then I started dreaming about the owner of my company criticizing my choice of dish soap...

I woke exhausted.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

One if the greatest gifts I've ever gotten is my daughter.-Ace Frehley

Every morning when Daphne wakes up she wants to cuddle.
I go to get her out if he crib and she says "Rock?" Which means she wants to sit in the rocking chair with me. 
On the weekend sometimes we stay like that for an hour or more whille I drink my coffee. 
Sometimes Fiona joins us. 
Sometimes she wants to cuddle even during the day. 
She's going to grow out of it soon enough so I'm savoring it while I can. This is my favorite part of the day. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.-Scott Adams


Daphne: Oh flowers!

Me: Yes flowers. Do you like that one?

Daphne: Yeah

Me: Mamma painted that.

Daphne: Mamma paint flower! 

Points at different picture

Daphne: Daddy.

Me: Yes Daddy painted the bridge.

Points at various other pictures

Daphne: Mamma's, Mamma's, Fona's, Mamma's, Fona's, Daddy's 

Pause

Daphne: Daphne's?

Me: How about this summer I'll get some finger paints and we can paint together. Would you like that?

Daphne: Yeah 

Points at wall

Daphne: Daphne's 

Me: Sure we'll put your painting up

Daphne: YEAH!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

He's in the army now, a-blowin' reveille He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B-The Andrews Sisters Bogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Dave got a new bugle
Dave: I'm going to bring this baby camping. I can play reveile every morning. 

Me: Awww sweetie, it'll only be one morning then I'll stab you in your sleep. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

On the plains of the red planet I uphold the law. And I do it with a pair of robot fists.-Theme from Sparks Nevada Marshal on Mars

If you haven't already found the Thrilling Adventure Hour you are missing out. I 1000% recommend it. It is hilarious and brilliant.

If you have found it you'll love this. Sometimes at bedtime I sing Daphne the theme from Sparks Nevada Marshal on Mars. Tonight she did the "Pow!"


Thrilling Adventure Hour