Words heard from my two year old this week (as I pulled up to the Checkers Drive-Thru): “Can I please have a large Coke and a large Diet-Coke? Thank you!” Uh, yeah.. my two year old ordered my daily fix from the back seat. Do you think Mommy has a little problem?

Yesterday at Gymboree, Graham became smitten with a tween girl who was there with her younger sibling. He followed her around so much that I thought she might slap him with a restraining order. Every time the girl said hi to Graham, he snorted like a pig. Obviously, his mackin skills need some practice. Do they still say “mackin”?

I decided to break out our never-before-used Neti Pot during last week’s heinous sinus infection. Jamie stood by for the inaugural usage and basically stared me down the entire time. I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the water filter and what I saw was not pleasing. Jamie was so intrigued by the whole process that he took the next turn while I played spectator. Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

I’ve changed the name from Neti Pot to Snot Pot. It seemed like a practical decision and you’re welcome to add that little gem to your vocabulary if the mood strikes you.

Over the weekend, I killed a black widow spider on my patio. A fucking deadly spider on the patio where my children play. That fucker was on the door handle and I noticed it as I was reaching to open the screen door. I then googled “black widows” and spent the rest of the day freaking the fuck out over the possibility of my kids getting bitten.

We went to a wedding on a cruise ship yesterday morning. I was initially perturbed since it was on a Monday and we had to board at 10:30 for a 1PM wedding but then I settled into the idea of free buffets and no kids. I ate like a mofo and could barely suck in my stomach while I sat through the ceremony. Cruise ships ROCK. I’ve never been on one before but I think I’m in love.

I’m pretty sure Jamie is turning into a bloggy-attention-whore. The other day he said something funny (I’m not even going to tell you since that would be enabling him) and then proceeded to tell me I could blog about it. He thinks I need him for material. Ha.

I hate the chicken dance but somehow that stupid song slipped its way onto one of our kid’s music CD’s and both kids go absolutely insane when it comes on. We’ve been playing it about six thousand times every night before bed while the four of us dance our asses off like lunatics. We do this in Graham’s room which provides the neighbors with an excellent view. Stop on by for tomorrow’s show.

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  1. Pseudo

    Hilarious that Jamie is itching to be blog fodder.

    And we went to a weddign on a sunset cruise ship once. It was awesome.

  2. cyndi

    aww, and ooh, and HA – you cover all the bases, chicka! Are you taking random water aerobics classes in VA? If you had a million tattoos, the girl yesterday looked JUST like you – hug!

    cyndis last blog post..summertime, summertime, sumsumsummertime

  3. K

    I’d like a Monday on a cruise ship without kids and a buffer – sounds like heaven.

    Happy Tuesday.

    Ks last blog post..Home Again

  4. Michele

    JR and the Boy are always saying, “this better not go on the blog.” What better way to ensure that it does. Do you think they’re screwing with me?

    Micheles last blog post..Gravity You Bitch!

  5. Harriet
  6. Kyooty

    Chicken dance, isn’t that like a “must have” for weddings? you’re kids are set! they will be the life of the party.

    As for the snot pot? my mom almost wrestled my hubbie with that one time when we were home for a visit. Hubbie is allergic to everything GOd made and GOD did not mkae it for water to go in that nose and out again unless you’re swimming?

    Kyootys last blog post..Random Tuesday and talk of teeth returns for a bit

  7. cara

    Ha-that’s what you get for letting Jaime know you talk about him on the blog. I was creeped by Chase a few weeks ago. And he hasn’t shut up about it since.

    Claire tries to order my drinks for me at Sonic, too πŸ™‚

    caras last blog post..RTT-Lay off the milk duds, lady!

  8. cara

    And seriously? You HAVE to try the warm Snickers. Everyone knows they’re good frozen but warm? oohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…

    caras last blog post..RTT-Lay off the milk duds, lady!

  9. Cat

    They absolutely do NOT say “mackin” anymore.

    Gray does the same thing. “You know what you should blog about?” and then tell me something funny he did. Um, no.

    Cats last blog post..Moving Bonus

  10. Ginny Marie

    My hubby will say something he thinks is clever, too, and tell me I can put it in my blog. I rarely do! πŸ˜‰

    My toddler always wants to drink my Coke. How do I get her to stop? It’s MY Coke, gosh darn it!

    Ginny Maries last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts: Weirdness

  11. jenni

    nelson’s always trying to make the blog too.

    we have an adult only wedding in august that i think we have to miss because it’s out of town and I can’t leave Miles for a weekend or find a sitter in NYC. i’m annoyed.

    jennis last blog post..Elephants

  12. Keely

    Hubby hasn’t explicitly said I should blog about what he says, but I think he’s really upped his ‘humor’ game in the hopes that I’ll give him some screen time.

    The black widow spider still freaks me out.

    And the Snot Pot is NOT an attractive process, but hey, it works. I don’t let anybody watch me using it – you’re brave.

    Keelys last blog post..Woo-hoo! Wholesale bongs! …Random Tuesday Thoughts

  13. Christy

    They don’t call it coke for nothin’! I’ve never tried those Neti pot thingies….I guess I won’t either (sounds gross!)

    Black widow spiders? In Florida? Yikes!

  14. Cape Cod Gal

    Cruise ships do rock. We went on one for our honeymoon and I all I did was eat, drink and sleep on the deck. I was in heaven.

    Cape Cod Gals last blog post..RTT – As Random as Random Can Be

  15. GiGi @ Incrementum

    I hate spiders, deadly or otherwise. Nothing is supposed to have that many legs! Eeek.

    And why are there black widows in florida? I thought were safe from deadly animals here. Not good.

    Happy RTT!
    I played too.

    GiGi @ Incrementums last blog post..Random baby. Random.

  16. Sprite's Keeper

    Weddings and cruise ships, nothing better. What did you think of the Neti Pot? I saw it once on Oprah, but chickened out when I needed one and turned to the drugs instead… Do you think I have a problem?

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post..RTT: Now with Botox!

  17. blueviolet

    And why is it that there is no vlog evidence of this aforementioned snot pot in use?

    I wouldn’t know a black widow spider if I saw one! Of course, I wouldn’t touch any variety anyhow.

    blueviolets last blog post..RTT: Bite Down

  18. andy

    my mother has a snot pot.


    but she certainly swears by it. i just have issues ’cause i think it will be kind of like drowning and stuff.

    i’m weird like that.

    and my boyfriend does the same with my blog also…he’s always like “you should put that on your blog” when he does something cool and manly.


    andys last blog post..i think god loves vampires ’cause they help cull mankind…so it’s like vampires are god’s minions and he thanks them by giving them eternal life.

  19. Lin

    Man, you got the corner on random there. Whew.

    Ick–hate spiders. I can do snakes and mice, but spiders?? Nah. Hate them. Scary he was on the handle.

    I think husbands do provide the best material, don’t you?? I mean, you can’t really laugh AT the kids because that would be mean.

    That is a weird time for a wedding–cruise ship or no cruise ship. Did they get a discount or something? I love how they fed you before the wedding! Cool.

    Lins last blog post..Rivets and Bolts

  20. mrsbear

    I think Jamie should start his own blog…The Other Half of Half As Good As You. πŸ˜‰

    I’ve been meaning to get a Neti Pot, but then I saw a video of someone using it and it freaked me out. Does it give you that just drowned feeling when you run all that fluid through your nasal cavities? Just seems unnatural.

    mrsbears last blog post..Rhymes With Froggy Dump

  21. Kat

    I love cruise ships too. Last time I was one one we boarded at 1pm and I was drunk by 7pm. Nevermind that I was 21 and a newlywed….

    Kats last blog post..RTT- I Believe That My Brains Are Scrambled

  22. feener

    a wedding on a monday ???????

    feeners last blog post..beach & island living

  23. Eileen

    I am always so proud when my boys flirt with girls!!! MEN!!! REAL MEN!!!

    Eileens last blog post..Random Tuesday

  24. Becki

    Snot pot is perfect. I will use it – thanks πŸ™‚
    And spiders! Ugh! The biggest reason for me to live ‘up north.’ The snow kills everything at least once a year…

    Beckis last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts

  25. ck

    I feel your pain RE: the coke order. My daughter asks for a chocolate milk every time we drive past a starbucks. Even if we don’t stop in. She started it when she was two also…

    cks last blog post..dressing room truth

  26. bex

    in theory, i agree with you, i hate the chicken dance too. but in reality, i can’t resist.

    bexs last blog post..Cute Kids (ok, they’re mine … mostly) – and wordless wednesday

  27. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

    My aunt swears by her snot pot…or does she swear at it? πŸ˜‰ She keeps telling me I need to get one…maybe I’ll listen to her one of these days… πŸ˜‰

    UGH! I hate spiders in general but black widows would really creep me out…and freak me out!

    Too funny that Jamie is interested in becoming blog fodder…my hubby is starting to get intrigued by that idea, too…but his idea of blog fodder and mine are like night and day, so he loses out. Mostly. πŸ˜‰

    I about snorted my coffee when I read the part about your two year old ordering your daily fix for you… πŸ˜‰

    Happy RTT a day late! πŸ™‚

  28. Leslie

    Ahhh, Casey I missed you – I’m glad to be reading your posts again and smiling!

    Let’s see:

    The next time you’re invited to a wedding, feel free to bring me as your date – especially if it’s on a cruise ship!!

    I hope you smashed that Black Widow into dust and the all the little fuckers still hanging around your house saw it and said “holy shit, let’s get the hell out of here!” because spiders freak me out too.

    Snot Pot? WTF??

    And Graham ordering your daily fix is priceless. When The Captain was about 3 he walked into a Baskins Robbins and told the girl behind the counter that he would like a “skinny vanilla latte, please”. She looked at me like WTF????!!

    Leslies last blog post..Back to Normal

  29. Lisa (Jonnysmommy)

    I have never used a Neti pot. I am intrigued. I need to empty some snot myself.

    That part about Graham and the girl cracked me up. It reminds me of my little flirt.

    As for Jamie — tell him to get over himself. The kids are much more entertaing than he is. πŸ™‚

  30. Jessica Bern

    what could possibly be bad about free food and no kids? i’m not a boat fan but I’d make it work under those conditions

    Jessica Berns last blog post..There’s ripe and then there’s riiiiiiiiipe

  31. Ferd

    Oh thank god! It’s nice to know somethings never change, like your insaneness! : )
    Who the hell EVER said “mackin?” WTF does it mean???
    Good for you for killing the black widow. That would have freaked me out to no end!
    A cruise ship wedding! Never heard of such a thing. Must be a FL thing. What fun! I’ve been on three cruises and they have been among my favorite vacations ever. They are anti-HASAY, though.
    Be careful with all that Chicken Dance. You are young and think you’re invincible, but you are losing thousands of brain cells every time you hear that f*^%(g song. Just sayin’.

    Ferds last blog post..Now She’s Really Angel Farrah

  32. Zip n Tizzy

    Loved this.
    All of it!

  33. Sam

    I’ve never seen a black widow but we’ve got brown recluse spiders around here and they seriously scare the shit out of me.
    Now I’m going to google black widow spider an give myself something else to freak out about for the rest of the day.;)

  34. Amber

    Oh my gosh. That spider would freak me the F out too!!! I stepped on a black spider yesterday while I was at work and I thought of you.


    Ambers last blog post..Meet and Greet!!!

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