This is the cover of the Rolling Stones compilation CD which was released as a sort of 50th anniversary thing and it's got two CD's in it with twenty songs per. For some reason, Owen has taken to the second CD like it's his job and he plays it again and again and again and again...
Well, the first part of it, anyway. For some reason we never seem to hear more than the first ten songs. But boy oh boy do we hear those. "Brown Sugar" is the first cut and I would not be lying if I told you we probably heard that song twenty times today.
I finally had to say Enough!
He told me today, "Mer, you so wild."
"Why do you say that?" I asked him.
"Because you love the Rolling Stones!" he announced and then he ran to play "Brown Sugar" again.
I think it's hysterical that for some reason, the Stones still have a wild connotation to them.
I took a video of what passes for childcare around here today which is basically Owen and Gibson running up and down the hallway to the Stones with short stops for a bit of dancing. I looked up instructions on how to post a video from your iPhone to blogger but it's too damn complicated for me and I'm too damn exhausted to even try to figure it out. Forget it. Just trust me. If I put a pedometer on those kids, it would rank up into the many-miles. For them. I'm not running up and down that hallway all day but I bet I manage to get in a few miles too.
So anyway, one thing we learned today is that even Mermer has a limit on the number of times she can listen to "Brown Sugar" in one day.
Here's another thing we learned today: You can't grate a banana with a microplane grater. Owen has always been fascinated with my spices and he loves for me to grate a little bit of nutmeg for him to smell and of course, he wants to grate too. Well, today he figured it out and I showed him that you can also grate lime zest. He was impressed. So while I was off changing a poopy diaper or something, Owen grated enough nutmeg for a vat of rice pudding AND half a lime and then, he decided to venture off into the world of other fruit and choose a banana and that did not go well.
He thought I'd be mad but I wasn't. We did discuss the issue though.
The third thing we learned today is that tiny umbrellas make any drink a beach drink. Here's Owen enjoying one while watching the rain come in. In this case, the drink was water but since there was a tiny umbrella in it, it was a beach drink.
Gibson learned that if you pull on certain cords in the hallway next to the piano, a phone will fall on your head. This was a painful lesson. Bless his heart.
He also learned that he can ride the horse and kiss his baby at the same time.
All of a sudden, he is a terrific horse rider. And he's always been a kisser and a hugger. That child is so full of affection that I practically need insulin at some points during the day. He's also learning words at a terrific rate but his favorite word around here, anyway, is still "Boppa" and he uses it all day long. "Boppa?" he asks me.
"No, Boppa's not here, baby."
Then Boppa did come home and it was all over. That boy loves his grandfather like the ocean loves the shore.
Anyway, they'll be back at dawn tomorrow so I need to fix our supper and get to bed early. I've got the house semi-straightened up although why I bothered, I do not know because by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow it'll be trashed again.
Oh- one more thing we learned today: Owen can make a volcano using antique Chanel No. 5 and the smell will linger for hours. Possibly days. We've yet to come anywhere near figuring out how long ancient Chanel No. 5 will stink up a place. And don't ask me how he made a volcano. I was five feet away, playing with Gibson on the bed and yet I have no idea what he did but he claimed it was a volcano and that's his story and he's sticking to it.
I may be too old for this.
Much love...Old Mermer