Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's that time of year!

You know the time of year to which I am refering, right? The time when you are spending half of your waking hours in waiting rooms as your children visit every doctor imaginable to prepare for the school year? Earlier it was the pediatrician. Yesterday it was the eye doctor. Thursday it will be the audiologist. Next Monday it will be the dentist. My kids were picking up on how ridiculous this is, and starting asking me silly questions in the car.

Is there a foot doctor? - Yes, actually. A foot doctor is called a podiatrist. (they thought that was funny)

Is there a nose doctor? - Yup, there's one of those, too, called an ENT because they look at your ears, nose and throat all together since they are all connected. (they thought that was hilarious, which, according to my children, is one level funnier than funny)

Is there a BUTT doctor? - I didn't even get an answer out because they were howling with laughter - just the thought was hysterical, which, of course, is one level funnier than hilarious.

The good part about all the doctor visits is all the hand work I get done while waiting. I finished the July Birdie Stitches BOM today, with my own modications, of course:

The bad part is that there is so much running around that personal hygiene takes a back seat. Donald was talking to me a mile a minute today while we walked in the door, and I opened the door for him and held it open with my arm raised high for him to walk under it. Both he and his mouth stopped in mid-stride so he could exclaim, "Mom! I didn't know you had UNDERARM hair!?!" Great, just great. I'm sure this will come up again in the line at the grocery store or when he is doing show and tell at school or at the office Christmas party.

When I got home from work today, the only day I am going in to the office this week (woo hoo!!!), there was squishy mail waiting for me. Thanks, Linda, for my Let's Bee Together Bee Block! I love it!

Now, with all this time off of work, I'm planning some fun activities with the kids to take advantage of the remainder of their summer vacation, but I also need to quilt that Pick and Choose Quilt! Keep me on task, will you?


Rachel said...

You are hilarious (and that's one level up from funny) and so are your kids!

Good for you, making the most of all that waiting time. I can never get anything done while I'm waiting - not reading or marking and definitely not hand work. It's like waiting is a job in itself for me.

Love your Bee block. So cute!

oversewn (Raven) said...

You are one up from funny!! Cracked me up this morning.....and reminded me to check the underarms!!
too funny

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

LOL!!!! Out of the mouth of babes.....

Glad you like your block. You are now ahead of me in the Birdie Stitches!! Yours looks wonderful :)

Lane said...

You just reminded me to schedule the kid's physical. Thanks. Now, I'll get to spend time in waiting rooms, too. but, it will be nice to have the regular schedule of school. Lane

Shay said...

I loved hearing about your kids definitions of funny, hysterical and hilarious. They sound like a riot!

Underarm hair isn't a problem unless you need to plait and bead it...that's usually an indication it's time to shave.

Judi said...

Keep you on task? Impossible. Enjoy your time and your boys as school is just around the corner. Oh and make time for this Saturday's meeting!

joe tulips said...

(colon rectal doctor)...isn't there some saying about "there's an app for that" so, I guess we could say "there's a doc for that!"
Hope you are enjoying some time off!

Kim said...

Ah ha ha
Been so long since I had a child that was shorter than my under arm!
Too darn funny......oh yeah you just know he'll be telling his friends about "his Mom having hair in her pits!" who knew??????

So they didn't get to the part where they made fart noises with their hands in their underarms.....that usually follows outrageous giggles.....boys will be boys!

Happy Sewing

Nancy said...

Love Kim's comment - Jack, one of our 7-yr old grandsons, was here Thursday and showing off his underarm farts! Love your boys - and your telling of their activities and comments!

bernie said...

Your back to school adventures bring back memories. Your boys are so cute. I really like what you are doing with the embroidery BOM. Thanks for sharing. Bernie

Julie Fukuda said...

The best part about returning from camp is catching up on all the activities of my blogging buddies. Remember all this stuff ... it makes good amunition when they grow up and have kids of their own!