Monday, May 11, 2015

Barrel-of-Monkey Times

When did Owen become a film star? Sheesh. Look at those eyes. Those boys just left with their papa and Mr. Moon's in Orlando and here I am, alone and fine with that. It was a LONG day. But a good one. And a holy one if cleanliness is next to godliness in that the boys had two sessions in the pool,

one followed by a warm shower and the next by a warm bath.

But the best part of the day was all the funny stuff that got said.

Owen noticed that I have ants in my kitchen porch plants. "Mer!" he said. "You have ants in your plants!"
"I'd rather have ants in my plants than ants in my pants!" I said.
He literally slapped his knees.

Gibson got two little skillets out of the cabinet and started walking around the kitchen with his feet in them, sliding them along.
"I Mr. John! The painter!" he said.
Mr. John IS the painter who is painting the exterior of the duplex that Lily and Jason and the boys live in. Gibson is fascinated by Mr. John. Why wearing skillets on his feet made him feel like Mr. John, I do not know but it did.
Gibson also asked me if I have a baby in my tummy.
"No," I said. "Do you?"
"No," he said.
"That's right," I told him. "I'm too old and you're too young."
"Also, you're a boy, Gibson," said Owen.

Later on we were watching Dora The Explorer which is a pretty far-fetched show if you ask me. One of Dora's friends had found an ancient ring with a curse on it and when he put it on his finger, he got tiny. Much magic and hilarity and singing ensued in order for the friend to get big again.
"I don't know," I told Owen. "I think maybe he should just stay small."
"Why?" asked Owen.
"Well look," I told him. "You can ride cats and mice and stuff like that."
He thought a second. "There's one problem with that." He paused. "Actually, there's about a hundred million problems with that."

But the best was when Owen asked me if I ever make out.
"Do you mean a make-over?" I asked him. We have traveled this conversational path before.
"NO!" he said. "Like kissing and stuff."
"Yes," I told him. "I do make out with Boppy sometimes."
"Don't ever let me see that," he said, and stuck his head back into the shower curtain.

All right. I'm going to go take my shower and get in bed. Don't let your grandkids see you make out. They really don't want to.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. Sometimes those grandsons of yours make me laugh so hard...sweet dreams to you.

  2. That's too funny! I think you should let your grandchildren see you make out (maybe not too graphically) - it's a good example to set!

    I like your ants in the pants comment. The other day, my daughter had "a hole in her finger," and I predictably told her "better than a finger in your hole," which made EVERYONE twirl their eyes at me.

  3. Ha! That Owen definitely has a precocious streak. I love that "ants in your pants" was a FRESH joke to him. It must be nice to have kids around for whom so much is completely new.

  4. I haven't put the pool up yet. last year we bought a 12' diameter pool with a filter and everything because the kids are all grown now. still kids, but adult size. Now that the boy works full time, I don't think he will be able to come this year.

  5. Omg. What a delight these boys are. And a good time was had by all--even me just from reading about them.

  6. Ahahahah, don't ever let me see that :D Funny :)

  7. Hilarious and sweet, I love your boys.
    And you!

  8. Oh my gosh, I needed that. Thank you Owen and Gibson and MM for making me giggle here in CT with my morning coffee.

  9. Hee hee! I smiled and smiled! You DO have a good time with those boys, dontcha?

  10. i took was struck by "a hundred million problems." that boy is clearly thinking.

  11. Your boys put a smile on my face today. So much fun and silliness!

  12. e- They make me laugh all the time.

    Elizabeth- I have been warned about making out.

    Mwa- Oh, they see us kissing and hugging all the time. I'm not sure how extensive Owen's knowledge of making out is. And what you said to your daughter? I'd say that too.

    Steve Reed- Actually, it's not a new concept to him. I always imitate James Brown (I think it was) who said, "I got ants in my pants and I want to dance!" Which makes Owen laugh every time.

    Ellen Abbott- That's so sad that he can't come visit. Maybe a weekend, a least?

    Denise- And you didn't even have to wipe any butts! Score!

    Jo- He said it with such gravity.

    Yobobe- How is your grandboy? Is he all recovered? Love you.

    Bethany- This is the service we provide!

    jenny_o- Mostly I sure do.

    Angella- I know! His brain is working!

    Birdie- Oh, I"m pretty sure that Owen's serious about not wanting to see his grandparents making out. But it is funny.

  13. Oh thank you for the laugh and for the hundred million problems line. I'm so glad I stopped by :)


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