I'm stirring my iced tea at Liquid Planet, waiting for a bagel to toast. Two young women approach the counter.
...The taller one, "Um, like, I have a question? This is gross."
...Cute, confused counter guy, "Uhhh, okay.... what's your question?"
...Taller one, holding up her iced coffee conconction, "No, I mean this
is gross. It tastes, like, wrong! Like coffee or something!"
...Cute, annoyed counter guy, "Yes, you ordered an iced mocha. That's chocolate and coffee
mixed with milk..."
...Taller one, clearly baffled, "Yeah, but, like, it's got a gross aftertaste!"
...Cute, patient counter guy, "Like, coffee?"
...Taller one, triumphant, "YES!"
...Cute, lauging counter guy, "Hmmm...."
...Taller one, angry, "Well, it's gross..."
So posts are going to be a little lean 'round here for a few weeks. I've got to get myself better-minded and cross off a couple "shoulds," which right now includes blogging. Madeleine is having some problems with her friends and we need to work on it. She's also still very clingy when most of her peers are becoming more independent and she's not as happy in general as I know she can be. Some have said it's just being 4-ish. I wish I knew. Any of you with kids have any thoughts?
Here are Pooey and Teeners pictures, taken with my new camera phone. I love my new camera phone. Maybe that's Tiny's issue. She's got sibling-to-a-camera-phone jealousy...