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September 8th, 2008


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09:10 pm - Not a Burning Man update
The short version here is, I got back from Burning Man (which was amazing and awe-inspiring) last Monday, immediately fell ill with some sort of evil, crushing stomach bug, then had to prepare for the family of five who moved in yesterday and who will be living with us for the next month or so.

The kids are aged two, four, and six.

I rue the day I bought the singing frog.

And the singing gorillas.

And the stick horse that makes whinnying sounds whilst playing the William Tell Overture.

I think all of you parents with small children will know exactly what I mean by this.

I will update if I survive. This, I promise you.
Current Mood: draineddrained

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From:ladyfox7oaks
Date:September 9th, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
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O_O ...
You did ... WHAT?
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 10th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
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Well, see, the frog that sings "The Gambler" was in the bargain bin at our local grocery store, so of course we had to get that.

And I bought the gorilla couple that sings "How Sweet it is to be Loved by You" for Charlie one Valentine's day.

And the whinnying stick horse was bought by my dad for my nephew when he was four.

It all has a very rational explanation, really.
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From:ladyfox7oaks
Date:September 10th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
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Yeah- RIGHT Up until the 5 year olds get involved, then rational thought goes out the window, apparently...

(:P )
So ... why is this family staying with you again?
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From:photog42
Date:September 9th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
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Were they a BM door prize?

Feel better. *hugs*
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 10th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
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Heh. One of dad's former student's, her husband, and her three kids. He has a grant to do some research with the mathies up here for a couple of months and needed a place to say.

Instant kids.

AIEE!
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From:xviragox
Date:September 9th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
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Pretend you still have the stomach bug and puke on the toys. Replace with something silent. Like a bus pass!
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From:derahud
Date:September 9th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
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BWAHAHAHAHAH! I like this idea. There is a certain symmetry to it.

Invest in a set of noise-cancelling headphones. And seriously, I hope that you feel better.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 10th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
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Bus pass has several wonderful possibilities.
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From:ktkatrina
Date:September 9th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
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I've got a family of 3 living with me for the forseeable future - and the kids 2 1/2, so I feel your pain.

You'd be surprised where they find shit.
Last night he was carrying around a bottle of bubble bath because it was shaped like scooby doo. Said bubble bath had been stowed away in a cabinet.

nothing. is. safe.

I think I'm buying cabinet locks this weekend.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 10th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
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I *think* I've found most of the razor blades...

o.0
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From:ktkatrina
Date:September 10th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
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Target has cabinet locks in multi-packs for 4$. Picked them up and put them on last night. They latch to the handles, so no 'installation' necessary.

I wasn't sure which I worried more about the kid pulling out and running around the house with - razors and toenail clippers, or tampons....

Be glad yours have an estimated 'move out' date.
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From:wind_4
Date:September 9th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
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I only give noise-making toys to families to be evil. Now you know why. It's all about the stuffed animals.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 10th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I think this is payback for the year we gave out kazoos at Halloween.
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From:zootnarf
Date:September 9th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
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That's.....that's.....just horrible! I would not survive. You are a stronger woman than I. Hang in there.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 10th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
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They do ... concerts.
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From:ktkatrina
Date:September 10th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
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o.O

I'm all for musical ambitions... but I'm scared to ask.
From:jmcg
Date:September 11th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
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God proved he had a sense of fair play when duct tape was invented.

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