Friday, March 18, 2011

Our Family Reunion...

“Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.”
- Author Unknown

It is almost Skye's Birthday and our parents are coming over for a visit.

Suddenly, his sister calls saying that she had a bargain on a flight for Dubai and can she come over?

Uuh...Duuh! Of course! Great!

Then, Michael gets an idea, you know, where you can actually see the- light bulb right on top of his head- idea...Why not make it a family reunion? Let's tell your brother and sister as well?

So, to cut it short, we are having a family reunion, well almost all the family is coming ...Michael's both parents are coming and his sister, my mother and brother.

My sister won't be able to make it. She is terrified of flying and 5 months pregnant. The doctor advised her otherwise, especially that she already had a miscarriage and that during this pregnancy, she was half the time ill.

Maybe next time sis...Sniff...Sniff...

So now you know why I am blogging since 2:00 A. M. and now it's almost 6:00!!! I am too excited to sleep, haven't had a wink in days.

And to top it all up, I have a kickboxing competition before everyone shows up. I am training, on a strict diet and nervous. I don't sleep when my routine goes topsy turvy!

“The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.”
- Thomas Jefferson

Washing Machine Trouble...

I had washing machine trouble this week! It leaked 3 times all over the kitchen floor. Don't know much about technology, but I sure know this isn't right and that something had to be done, especially that it is a less than one year old washing machine.

So I call up the repair men who were quite professional and on time, which was great...enough time for Skye's playdate...

So they both came, inspected the machine inside and out, fiddled here and there, tried a few buttons, then they asked me..."Which washing detergent are you using, Maam'?"

I go to the back of the kitchen where I keep all the detergents and soaps on a high shelf, out of reach from Skye, look the box up and start frowning...

I come back to the guys, I lower my eyes, stare at my toes and fiddle with my fingers. I clear my throat and in a low voice say:"this one...the one that you are supposed to use for older model machines where you load the laundry from the top..." and I cringe.

He says:" Well, you see where your problem is...this is not the right detergent for you. You need to buy the green one for the normal modern machines. You can destroy yours with all that foam coming out."

Duuh! and Double Duuh!

Monday, March 07, 2011

The Things that Skye comes up with...

  1. "Mum, I have 2 teddies, can I have 2 Olivers, too?"

  2. At 3 o'clock in the morning..."Mum, can you pull my hair away from my ears?"

  3. "Mum, I want to stand and do pipi like Oliver."

  4. "I want to go to a pink shop, not any shop, only a pink shop!"

  5. "No mum, I am not your baby, I am a big girl."

  6. "I am not a girl, I am a boy like Oliver."

  7. Addressing me, she says:" no, this way missy!"

  8. "Mine, mine, mine." (we are still working on sharing...)

  9. "Teddy bumped his head and he needs ice."

  10. At 3 o'clock in the morning..."Mum, can you open my water bottle."

  11. At 3 o'clock in the morning..."I want a cuddle."