Thursday, May 28, 2009

Photos: The Quiet Sophistication of My Family

The one thing I'm most proud of when I take my kids out in public is the air of quiet sophistication we project. Take our recent trip to The Aquarium, a restaurant on the Kemah boardwalk:

This is Dexy, shrieking his pleasure in the fish tanks. Very subtle.

This is Princess, confiding in me that she believes the fish may eat her. Note the sophisticated pursing of the lips and the delicately widened eyes.

Dexy giving Sven subtle clues that he wants another bite.

I know you can't tell from this picture, but Princess had the spaghetti.

Sure, I'm a sophisticated kind of guy, but I like my french fries moist, cold, and hanging on my lip. Just like you.

And we're spent. Home to take a sophisticated nap after Mommy changes our sophisticated diaper.


Monday, May 25, 2009

I Like Mondays (Memorial Day Edition)

It's technically still Monday, so here are the five things I like today:

1. My talk is over, and seemed to be well-received. I was over my allotted time, though...

2. Today was Memorial Day, our first day of summer. Of course, we have to go back to school tomorrow for two more weeks, but it was a wonderful day.

3. Princess has taken the concept of "modesty" fully to heart. We were watching TBS the other day, and a Family Guy commercial came on, in which Stewie shows his naked bottom.

Princess: Mommy, did you see Stewie's butt?

Mommy: Yes, I did.

Princess: He's not being MODEST. (She says it in all caps. Sometimes with italics, too.)

Mommy: No, he's not.

Princess: I'm being MODEST.

Mommy: Yes, you are, Dear.

Princess: You can't see MY butt, because I'm being MODEST.

Mommy: And we all appreciate it.

4. Dexy is a wonderful child whose current habit of flinging his head into stationary objects will certainly pass, one day.

5. Did I mention it's only two weeks until summer vacation?

Have a great week, everybody.

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