Sunday, September 20, 2009

I am So Immature

Emme wearing a 3-6 month old dress. The dress was worn by Janae's girls... who are now 5 and 8. Emme is 2. She's wearing a 3-6 month old dress. Should I say it one more time?

Emme is standing in front of our squirrel infested van. Oh, just keep reading! Never a dull moment!

I am so immature. Right now, I don't even care to admit it. I might be ashamed... say, a year from now... but not so much right now.

Tonight, I was sitting at the kitchen table helping Shelby with her math. Emme climbed up into the chair next to me. Paul was heating up his own dinner. Jackson was downstairs on the computer and Gracie was practicing her piano.

I decided, at that moment in time, to scream. A loud blood-curdling scream. Shelby was scared to death and Emme burst into tears.

That made me really happy. Emme bursting into tears.

Why? Because she does it all the time... screams. Sometimes she does it for a reason... like when one of those other small homo sapiens bother her. But, many times it is for no reason. Just minutes before she climbed into the chair beside me, she did one of her terradactyl like screams. I don't even know why. She was coming up the stairs and so was Gracie. Apparently, she didn't like it that Gracie had stopped at the top. She produced a loud, pierce the eardrum scream.

I decided she needed a taste of her own medicine.

My throat hurts right now because of that scream. It's a small price to pay.


Do you remember Bobby? If not, click here.

His brother Billy was sleeping soundly under the hood of our old van late this afternoon. I am pretty sure now ... that that's where Bobby came from.

Why? Why would squirrels build a nest in our old van? There are so many trees around our house and neighborhood. We don't live in a new development... the kind with no trees. We live in an older neighborhood with lots of mature trees. There are thousands of places they could have built a nest.

The nest... the nest is bad enough. But, those blasted squirrels also chewed up some wires in our van. I needed to sell that van. Even if it was only for $611, I needed to sell that van. I've got a gold crown in my mouth that needs paid for. No one has called me about being in a rap video. SO, I think tomorrow... I'll go try and sell some plasma or something.

Do you see the naked baby squirrel??? If you look closely, you can see chewed up wires. I SOO love squirrels. And, animals in general. Amen.


Sheryl said...

I love reading your blog. The funniest things happen to you guys! It always makes me laugh! I have 4 kids too and your right there is never a dull moment. Thanks for sharing. Sheryl (Sharla's sis-in-law)

gnangle04 said...

Only you, April. (:

Jenney said...

Ew, naked saquirrles are gross. Let us know if the screaming back works...Jackson (mine, not yours, I don't know yours) screams all the time. His speech therapist says it is so he can hear himself. He's gonna hear me pretty soon.

Sharla said...

Your life is truly an adventure friend!! Don't feel too badly about the screaming... I did that once with one of my bio children for the very same reason... It didn't work, but I felt better!

Chubby Baby Designs said...

yuck...those things look like naked mice! I'd love to know who and how those were removed. I sure do love your adventures, so yea, when you are on an adventure you can scream when ever you want, doesn't mean though that you can get off the ride, but it's a needed release.

Darja said...

hahahaha. ah, i like you.
this is my favorite: "No one has called me about being in a rap video."

momto4girls said...

I am sooo glad I finally found time to get back to reading your blog! It really makes my day!
I am a behavior specialist (whatever that is supposed to mean)and I really think your parenting style trumps all of the other "stuff" I have to read! It at least makes more sense for my household :)