Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Quotable Quotes by Connor

"Dad, you gotta start livin' it and stop sweatin' it." No idea where this came from.

"Mom, this will freak your brains out." Talking about a plastic toy bug.

"Mom, you feel like stuffing." Ouch! Weight Watchers - where do I sign up?


Guy Stuff

This video had my husband doubled over in laughter. He watched it five times in a row before he made me sit down and view it. Still he laughed.


Just Give it To Me

I'm sure some of you have already seen this music video by Jason Mraz. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this song. It totally sucks that he doesn't have it recorded on any of his albums! Come ON! What's he trying to do? It feels a little like musical foreplay. Like he's just toying with us. Just give it to me already! I want this song on my iTunes, on my iPod! He's already made it a hit on YouTube. Check it out, if you haven't already. Oh, and somebody pointed out that he's playing with some kind of sling or cast on one arm. Amazing!


The Way to His Heart

I have found the way to my son's heart. Not so surprisingly, it isn't in the pizza I slave over or the owies I kiss better. Nope. It's much simpler, more basic than that. Here's how the conversation went.

"Hey, bud. How was your day at school?"

"Pretty good. Well, this one thing happened."

"Oh? What?"

"Well, two of my friends started fighting with the older kids on the hill. I decided to just go find other friends to play with because I knew it was wrong."

Insert proud mommy moment here.

"That's good. You can still be their friend, but I'm glad you walked away."

"Yeah. Hey, you know my friend, Josh, can make fake farting sounds. Like, it sounds like he farts, but it's not real."

Switching tracks. "Oh, how does he do that?"

"I'm not really sure. Just kinda like ..." and he tries to make a fart sound with his mouth and throat.

"Hmmm. Like this?" And I show him my special abilities.

"Wow!" His eyes go saucer round and fill with hero worship. Suddenly I'm cool and I'm Super Mom "How'd you DO that?"

So, I showed him. And became #1 Mom in his eyes. To think it was so simple all along.


Becky said...

LOL! I can totally picture this!

Becky said...

Okay, so I'm a total dork. I was commenting before on the last portion of your posting thinking it was separate from the rest. But I LOVE that funny baby video and the song!

Connor's first quote sounds a little like Richard Simmons. Have you been sweatin' to the Oldies, Shauna? LOL!

I think I'm going to start using the second quote in my everyday conversations "This will freak your brains out!". That's hilarious!

As for the third? Sigh. My son told me once that I feel like a big comfy pillow. I won't repeat what my husband once said...

Marianne Arkins said...

Okay... so, I had to watch that video twice, because I didn't have the volume up high enough the first time and didn't get it.

And what IS IT with guys and bodily functions? It must be genetic because, as you've found, it has no age limit.

Anonymous said...

You are SO cool! :o)

There's nothing like a good fart. Whether it's real or fake... LOL

Travis Erwin said...

Take heart, stuffing beats pudding.

And my boys remind me often that my stomach is just like Santa's.

Sing4joy said...

That was a fun time spent with you and your guys! You are blessed.

Jenster said...

Love Connor's quotes. They're the type you could stencil on the kitchen wall!

Funny video. Definitely a guy thing, though. :o)

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that video! I got a drum (djimbe) like that for Christmas. Cool, aren't I? If only I could play it like that. :o)

So the way to a boy's heart is through the, um, well, you know.

Cheryl Wyatt said...

What a RIOT that baby video was! Took me a couple times of watching it before I realized what had actually happened to make the baby cry. ROFL!

Poor baby...you wonder if it was the sound...or the smell that had him so traumatized....Hehe!

GREAT blog, Shauna!

Cheryl Wyatt

The Daily "B" said...

I love love love that song! I played this over and over and told my sisters about it. My sister found it and downloaded it! I'll email it to you.

Mom that makes fart noises? Your so cool! Hahaha, Hilarious!