Five Things

1.  I need a new name for outdoor mushrooms.  Tristan asked what they were recently and I didn’t want to tell him mushrooms because I don’t want him to touch or eat them.  Inside, I do want him to eat them!  We could call them hoobies outside.  Is that Slovak?  Sometimes I use words and I don’t realize they’re not English.  Recently Tristan called me out with the comment, “I say underwears.  Mommy says gutchies!”

2.  I was giving blood at work yesterday and a weird thing happened.  A guy finished donating, walked over to the canteen, rolled down his sleeve, and went into the restroom.  After maybe 10 minutes, I hadn’t noticed him coming back out so I mentioned it to the guy in charge of the canteen.  He ran off to check the restroom.  Then HE was gone for about 10 minutes.  He came back out and never said a word.  I’ll give everyone the benefit of the doubt and say that the first man left without me seeing him and the second guy got a phone call in there…  It was very twilight-zone, something-is-not-right-with-the-world feeling so I quickly left.

3.  I was telling Delaney and Tristan that tonight is a special dinner night, Daddy is picking up pizza.  Delaney started saying pizza!  She is so cute.  Her teacher even commented this morning that she’s picking up a lot of new words lately.  She says thank you too.  She loves babies and when we’re leaving school, she starts yelling BAY-BEE and we have to stop and check in on the infant room.

4.  I hate how the media keeps using the term ‘milennials.’  Apparently milennials prefer to live in cities and not own cars.  They are more liberal and less trusting.  And they don’t shop at Costco because they don’t have room for 25 rolls of paper towels in their apartments.  Who are these milennials?  Technically I fall into this group (born 1977-1994) but I really don’t feel like I belong to it.  (We have about 20 rolls of paper towels and 48 rolls of toilet paper in our basement.)  I don’t really identify as Generation X either.  I’m not sure why I’m so bothered by this!

5. I’ll leave you with pictures of some serious painters.  They painted some ‘spring’ cutouts of eggs, bunnies, and chicks for a poster for school.  Then they mixed the colors all up and painted everything brown.





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  1. Bonnie says:

    I think by millennials they mean “hipsters”… then again, I only buy toilet paper by 24 packs and run out all the time. What is this costgo place you speak of? And then again again, I do often by paper towels by the .99 cent roll. One at a time. So there’s that.

    • Candice says:

      Oh boy, I think you’re right! I’m not at all hipster, haha. Don’t worry, someday you’ll have extra space that you’ll fill with 15 extra boxes of tissues just like me! :)

  2. Anne says:

    Why don’t you call the outdoor mushrooms “toadstools”?

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Hi! We're Candice & Andy, writing about our kids Tristan & Delaney and our life in Western Pennsylvania.