1.16.2008

Silly Things

Have you ever sat down and thought about the silly, trivial things that can just make your whole day?  For example, the other night after Cody and I went to see some friends and have cake for Marty's Birthday, we had to stop at the store to pick up a few things (turns out spending our life's savings at Costco didn't quite cover everything we needed).  Cole was sleeping, so Cody and Cache braved the produce and I waited in the car.  Cody comes out with the groceries, we come home and put the kids the bed and I got in the shower.  When I come out, there are a dozen roses on the bed.  How the stealthy gentlemen was able to get the roses into the car, the house and our room without me seeing is totally beyond me.  The man is a magician.  Magician I tell you!  I mean, no reason roses...is anything better?

Cache loves chapstick - he loves to carry it around, open and close the lid, put on multiple coats, he just loves the stuff.  Currently his flavors of choice are cherry and mint.  Like most curious kids, he loves to twist the stick so it's almost completely out of the tube...then he tries to put on the lid.  This, of course, creates cherry and mint build up in the lid top.  We're all familiar with this, yes?  The other day Cache asked me to help him put the lid on his mint chapstick and I noticed the mass amount stuck in the lid.  *sigh*  So I pull out a few q-tips (1001 uses and counting!) and clean out the smushed chappy.  Yesterday Cache walks proudly down the stairs and says, "I cleaned out my chapstick!" and he's holding the cherry tube.  All I can think is, "Oh great...I don't even want to know where I'm going to find little chunks of that cherry stuff".  I mean, who knows what he used!  His bedsheet, a toy, his socks, I have no clue.  I sort of forgot about it and when I went to empty the garbage in my bathroom, I found this...

...a bunch of q-tips with cherry chapstick on the top sitting in the garbage.  How cute is that?!!?  I know, I actually have a picture of garbage on my blog, but I could not resist - I nearly died.  He went upstairs, remembered that I had used q-tips to clean out his other lip lid and did the same thing he saw me do!  Granted, he used like 40 of them.  No lie, I nearly burst into tears, such a cutie.  I came downstairs and showered him with praise, for which he was most grateful.  

And finally, talking to my sister today - always a joy.  Especially when we begin quoting 'Clueless' and are laughing so hard that we are silent for many seconds.  I love her.  Have I mentioned that my mom and I are spending next weekend with Andrea in Vegas for  her Birthday?  That definitely makes my day!

10 comments:

Heather-Rita said...

I love these kinds of things...not silly at all really! The simple things are what make life so great! And by the way ~ we need to get together soon!

Sara said...

Okay, okay it may be her birthday but do I get to see you for a teeenie weeenie minute? And how cute is your hubby?

Andrea said...

Yippee Hooray for me! I love you, too. And my two fave phrases from this post is "smushed chappy" and the sweetest term, "no-reason roses". Points for Cody.

Mark said...

Maybe I shouldn't tell you this, but they now have other Chapstick flavors: fruit craze, blue crazeberry and my personal favorite, grape craze. Yeah, that's right, it smells like you hope it does by hearing the sound of it. Whenever Kristen wears it, I can't help but kiss her. Just thought I'd pass along this crucial information.

Kateastrophe said...

Awww Code. So sweet! Just last night I was telling Matt that I need some flowers for no reason. Now I have a term to use!!!

And Mark, if you are reading this, I still can't believe you and Kristen are married. I just think back to all of us in the same fourth grade class and it makes me giggle! (With joy of course!)

The Bakers said...

Oh my gosh. That is the cutest thing...what a darling brilliant little man you have! And Cache ain't half bad either! Ha!

Lucrecia said...

Hey Julia, LOVED your name suggestions on my blog! Particularly Frederick :) Have loads of fun in Vegas. When you're shopping in the new H&M will you pause for a moment of silence on my behalf?

Adam Harward said...

Boots is a magician of sorts. I've always thought that.

DIXIECHICK said...

Oh...pretty flowers...lucky girl!

{lizzyinlove} said...

what amazes me most about cache's q-tip adventure is tha the actually put them in the trash afterward! you are raising a good kid, i tell you. he will have one happy wife if she's not forver cleaning up his trash! (i know that's a long ways away...)