Carter-isms of the Day

It is a very rare thing for me to actually plan ahead a blog post.  I write on topics or daily goings on that I find funny or moving in some way.  As of late I have not been inspired enough to actually sit down and write.  Well, maybe inspired is not the right word.  I have inspiration but I find myself to be out of energy and oompf by the end of the day, wanting only to simply do nothing but relax for a while before heading to bed.  It is a lame excuse but that is why I have not been around much.

My mind has been on other things and my life has been a crazy whirlwind of out of town visitors and back to school chaos.  We have been chasing the last rays of summer as they disappear over the horizon of Fall.  We have had out of town visitors, been to BBQs, picked our combined weight in blackberries (and added some extra weight with all the crumbles, pies and sauces I have made), and been riding bikes around our neighborhood like nobody’s business.  Life has been being seriously lived over in these parts and my blog is getting a bit depressed about being left out of all the fun and excitement.  If my blog had toes it would be aimlessly kicking rocks and drawing haphazard lines in the dirt with them, fists crammed deep in it’s pant pockets.  (Of course one would also have to imagine my blog with hands to fist and legs on which to wear those pants, but that is neither here nor there.)

To bolster my blog’s sense of self worth I bring you some Carter-isms from today and then I will go and do nothing before going to bed.

Carter on the go

  • Carter collects things.  Recently there was an addition to his collection of two small plastic bead-like things.  One is yellow, the other is green and as of yesterday I had no idea what they were.  Carter had a friend over to play and so he showed his friend these two prized items.  His friend’s mom determined them to be BB pellets from a BB gun.  This morning one of his BB’s “sunk into the carpet and is now lost forever.”  There were tears and he was quite upset.  I was upset about how this BB will be found – most likely I will step on it tomorrow morning when I am half asleep and wandering around barefoot with a overly full cup of steaming hot coffee.  On our walk to the bus stop after this tragic loss, Carter told me he was looking for a baby boomer.  It took me a moment to realize what he was talking about but then I got it.  BB = baby and boomer = from a gun.  Ah, yes.
  • Lunchtime.  It was the ye ole standby of mac and cheese with cut up hot dog today.  I don’t know about you, but I throw the hot dog chunks (appetizing, I know) into the boiling water with the pasta to cook.  Carter was, of course, in the kitchen standing on his chair ready to help.  He cut up the hot dogs and I added them to the water along with the pasta.  I set the timer and reminded him again that the stovetop and pot was very hot then I went about setting the table.  As I am placing the bowls on the table he hollers out, Momma, come look, the hot dogs are on the top of the water.  They look like floating boobies!!  In this instance boobies = buoys.  So how do you take your mac and cheese, with or without floating boobies?

That is all I have for you.  Carter starts preschool in twelve days, not that I am counting, and maybe then I will get back into my blogging groove.  I am off to have a well deserved IPA and simply do nothing before going to bed.

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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11 Responses to Carter-isms of the Day

  1. mimijk says:

    I’m glad you’re living life fully and not worrying about the frequency with which you blog. Carterisms are the best – as are you – so let any feelings of ruefulness go as you enjoy the last days of summer!!

    • shoes says:

      I have little scraps of paper on my kitchen counter by the phone that I use to jot down the Carter-isms as they come up. I never know what to do with them, maybe blogging about them every now and again is the answer. 🙂

  2. “Looking for a baby boomer”- ha! That gave me a great visual.

  3. My blogging comes in spurts. Last week I posted several times; this week only once. I figure that life is more important than blogging and the blog will be there whenever I have the time (and inspiration) to write! Glad you are enjoying the last of summer!

    • shoes says:

      This is a great comment that made me feel immensely better about my slacking ways as of late when it comes to blogging. I just don’t have it in me to be an everyday blogger and if I start to force myself into some sort of blogging schedule I don’t think I would find it much fun anymore.

  4. Jodi says:

    The beauty of blogging is that you can just blog whenever the mood strikes. Take the time you need for you!

    I am gluten free and haven’t eaten a hot dog since I couldn’t tell you when. If I ever make make and cheese, I guarantee it is boobie-less. 🙂

    • shoes says:

      I really miss the blogging community when I take a break but really I can only write when the mood strikes. I am looking forward to catching up on my blog reading when both boys are in school.

      I will never look at mac and cheese with hot dogs in the same way since Carter’s comment yesterday. 😉

  5. I can totally relate to the up and down desire to blog – I have experienced it myself. Good for you for just living life and not worrying about the words – they will come! And when they do, I for one will be here, eagerly awaiting them! (And floating boobies – classic)!!

    • shoes says:

      Ahh, thank you. It is nice to know that people out there look forward to my next post, as random and infrequent as they sometime may be. Sometimes I find myself stressing about how many days it has been since I have posted something. I have to remind myself that it is a silly thing to stress over and that one of the reasons I started blogging was for stress relief. 🙂

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