Friday, August 31, 2012

Old school Spiderman


Thank you Netflix, for ruining my life.

I have watched so much Spiderman I could probably tell you all the character names and his entire life story.

No I couldn't, I didn't pay attention.

Fact : Old Spiderman cartoons don't have too much crazy in them. Unrealistic, a little exaggerated, but not too crazy.

I especially am amused by the X-men/Spiderman cartoons Amélie has found. I'm not. I'm sick of Spiderman. I think Spiderman is a loser. He can climb walls ..... oooooohhhh!!!! He can't even shoot webs without special help. Like ... pfffffff.

The lines are corny. Very corny, like garden corny. The bad guys never die, they just get reinvented.

My kids love it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

We all hear it. We all know it.

Seize the day.

Our conference speaker today - we had two and they were both awesome - but this last one was really good. Okay the first one was good too but on a different subject.

As I sit here, in my hotel room, typing this, I can't stop wishing I was at home with my kids, had I driven here, I probably would have lefts hours ago and would be at home tucking them in, hugging them and snuggling them.

And also watching Corey do his sweaty workout that is making him start to look like a Greek God.

Regardless, in our house, we are okay with co-sleeping. Even encourage it. Most of the time. There are those nights where you just want to SPRAWL across the bed ... know what I mean? Most of the time I cave and today I was reminded simply that today is today. Tomorrow might not come. Snuggles in bed to reassure your sweet baby that everything is alright in the their world right now, to us might mean a night of tossing, turning, bruises, but to them ... it means reassurance that everything is alright in their world, for at least tonight. They will have plenty of time to learn that the world, in general, and life, in general, is a donkey. It doesn't always go where you want it to, it doesn't always do what you want it to ... It's up to us to teach them that you have to take the moments where things are just right and make them golden.

He had many great stories and he was very funny. Unfortunately, he made me want to be at home with my kids and husband more than anything and now I can't wait for tomorrow to be done.

Do you think if I told my boss I was Seizing the Day and going home instead of the conference I could get away with it? I wonder if I could convince my carpool partner ....

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Welcome to the Family Yvonne

Saturday was my brother's wedding and I was in charge of the welcome to the family speech. After a few requests to see it I decided to post it. Here it is :

This is going to be short and it’s going to be weird.
It won’t make much sense – I don’t have a beard.

Gayle wanted to help, she offered some tips
But her rhyming sucked.

You’ve known us a while, too bad for you.
So our nonsense, at least, is nothing new.

You’ve been with our brother, seems like forever
Last night was your last chance
Chance rhymes with pants

The day’s finally here, you’re part of our clan.
Don’t worry, stay sane – what am I saying?!
Conversations will change, less censor I’m sure
That worries you? It should we’re immature.

So far you’ve been great at what’s on your plate
Which is impressive considering we’re eight

We’re actually seven but that didn’t rhyme
I’m sorry for that I ran out of time.

You get no new brothers, unless you count Corey
I know, I know, he’s a whole other poem story.
But he’s here for Devon and he’s here for you
He knows what it’s like to be in your shoe-z

He’s been here for long, he’ll guide you around
Our crazy but happy merry-go-round

Oh damn this is long, and oh boy- it’s just weird
I’ve yet to hear Gayle.  Please bring me a beer.

Sisters, of course, you get just four more
Yay hormones and drama just like a cold war.

With Maddie, the youngest, you’re patient and kind
Her questions and queries you don’t seem to mind.
You play referee when push comes so shove
I’m sure that you’ve earned her no matter what love

You’ve survived Gayle, one entire year
I’m sorry for her, here … have my beer.
By now you must know she’s so full of sh - (shtuff)
but If you’ve been hurt, she’s got the most grit.

Patrica is next, her jokes make no sense
Thank you for laughing, we’re still in suspense
If it’s help you need, you know where to go
Unless you can’t find her, go online – say hello

Two sets of new parents you’ve now inherited
Just wait while I laugh in double hysterics
Mom is still smiling with all this hubba
I’m sure you’re her favourite daughter-in-law

They love you like one of their own, so they say
Rodger, Dad and Dawn, change favorites each day

And last but not least, there’s me I’m Corinne
The oldest and shortest and have a great grin
I’m crazy and weird or so you say
It takes one to know one, so come on this way

To quote Doctor Seuss, who inspired this speech
We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird,
and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours,
we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

You’re my new little sister and I’m honoured and touched
You’ve asked me to be here, I love you so much
Into this chaos, I announce it officially
We welcome Yvonne, into our family