Saturday, November 11, 2006

Strange things are afoot

1. As I've already commented several times throughout the 'sphere, Opie threw up spectacularly right in the middle of a trip to Target yesterday. He was completely fine all day, then puked all over himself, the cart, my coat, some of our merchandise, and the floor in the greeting card aisle. After I cleaned him up and changed him into new clothes (which I of course had to buy at Target and dammit why do they squash all the racks of toddler clothes so close together that you cannot fit a cart in between them? Why?), he then puked again, in a smaller way, at the food court (sorry fellow diners). Then he ate some chicken nuggets and apples and drank some milk and was once again completely fine and slept all night.

2. Jo's fish committed suicide (pescicide?) by jumping out of its bowl and landing nose-first on the table below. Jeff found it there, dried out but still vertical. Thankfully before Jo did, and it's been duly replaced by a new fish that frankly doesn't even look much like the old fish, but she still hasn't noticed.

3. Tonight my kids watched and loved an episode of Lawrence Welk on PBS. They actually cried when I turned it off so we could eat dinner.

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Points to whomever can complete the movie quote referenced in the title and note its provenance.

16 comments:

Kari said...

"Strange things are afoot at the Circle K" From Bill & Ted.

Husband quotes it so frequently that he'd kill me if I didn't get it.

I loved Lawrence Welk as a child. Not sure why. :)

Kari said...

I should qualify: "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure," not the sequel.

What do I get with my points?

Mayberry said...

You get to hear the story of how when my parents first moved to California, my dad kept calling the Circle K the "OK," to the great amusement of me and my siblings.

mothergoosemouse said...

Lawrence Welk ROCKS. I watched it with my grandparents every time I spent the night. Why does it appeal to kids? The pretty dresses and the bubbles. I used to blow bubbles on their patio and dance around, playing Lawrence Welk.

Tomorrow I'm going to regret having admitted that to the Internet.

The puke-age - I'm sorry. I have seen so very little puke-age from my own two, but when it happens, it's absolutely spectacular.

Please don't tell Jo, but the thought of the fish jumping out of the bowl has me giggling. Glad she hasn't noticed.

Lady M said...

Yuck - sorry about the barfing.

"Sanity and the Solo Mom" has had a couple of posts lately about the family fish, Princess Sparklefairy, and also Princess Sparklefairy 2.0, who was purchased one day later when . . . well you can guess that story since it's the same as yours. It's a bad week for fish. ;)

http://solomom.ivillage.com/parenting/2006/11/princess_sparklefairy_20.html

Jamie said...

I remember as a kid watching Lawrence Welk on Saturday nights after bath time with my hair put up in pin curls. Of course I also watched Hee Haw as a kid. And remember the Sunday night Wonderful World of Disney?

Kids and their ability to bounce back immediately after puking always amazes me. I hope he's feeling better now.

Sorry about the fish. Maybe he was trying to escape so he could watch Lawrence Welk. ;)

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the barfing incident. Reminds me of three nights ago when Leroy (7) barfed ALL OVER Bubby right before he was going to give Leroy some medicine. Heh heh.

Chase said...

The fish was still vertical?! How on earth does THAT happen? Hahahah!

The first thing I would have done would have been to grab my camera for that one!

Anonymous said...

Oh, crap. I'm bummed. I knew the movie, but someone beat me to it! As for Lawrence Welk, that show used to make me cry, too, but it was when my grandparents would make me watch it. I would have preferred to watch Benson, but my grandparents weren't fans.

Nancy said...

Ugh, public bodily fluid accidents are the worst. With Mimi, she had an accident once in a store -- fortunately, it was Babies R Us and I was able to get her a new outfit there.

I agree with you on Target's narrow aisles -- why do they even have the damn carts if you can't use them?

roo said...

Forever blowing bubbles...

Tree said...

Love the quote. And Lawrence Welk. I remember the songstress who would sing in Spanish and I would stand and try to be her, complete with singing gibberish, made-up Spanish words. And what about all those sisters? And Cissy & Bobby? Ah. But nobody beat the tap dancer. He was awesome.

We have had a fish die as well. And several snails.

Sorry about the projectile vomiting, but I love the use of "spectacular" in this instance.

Suzanne said...

Wow. That is some shopping experience! I have often thought the same thing about the spacing of racks in the toddler department. They're so close together that it's impossible to station the cart and child far enough away from all the clothing so that the child doesn't grab everything within arms' reach!

Kate said...

Anything coming out of any orifice unanticipated in public is by far the worst. You're a die-hard shopper, I would have marched right home!

Once my 5 year old (then 3) suddenly had diarrhea in the middle of Michael's crafts. It was lovely.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

We have a square K here. No kidding. Logo is a K in a square. Must be a knock-off.

Sorry to here about the puke, ewwwwwwwwwwww.

TB said...

I loved LW as a kid too because my mom used to watch it. I can still sing the ending song. I caught an episode not too long ago and I was shocked by how I didn't remember it being so white bread cheesy. The outfits, good lord!