So I thought it was time to introduce a new feature. Although the title has pretty much spoiled any element of surprise, hasn't it? Hmm, didn't think that one through.
The Little Family M-G Weekly Wrap-Up will highlight one noteworthy moment of each family member for the week just gone. If nobody does anything awesome, I'll probably just make it up.
This week, it's all true.
He's in the bathroom and he's ranting. 'Please,' he is pleading, 'don't buy this brand of dental floss again. I was trying to get something out of my teeth and the floss got stuck! Then, I used the floss to remove the floss and got more floss stuck!' He was quite hysterical. As was I. But they were different kinds of hysteria.
Mr Just Turned 16 months old is all about the babble. Crazy, perfectly intoned babble. But in amongst the babble we get the occasional moment of coherence. My favourite of the week, in answer to the question, "What does the dog say?" was "Oof!" Close runner up is the constant kisses he loves doling out. 'Oof' eventually won out because it involves much less saliva transfer.
Master 3.5 years old is a master manipulator. If he can swing things round to his favour, he will. Last week, when he asked for more food, I replied, "No, just one biscuit" to which, after a short pause, he replied, "How about two one bikkits?" Hmmm.
What did I do this week that was awesome? What didn't I do? I just constantly operate from a place of awesomeness. I figure it's the tiger blood in me. But seriously, after all the bullshit with our neighbours, we got a letter in the mail to inform us that the rent is going up. Exorbitantly. So I may have found the Little Family M-G a new pad. It's cheaper and in some ways, it may even be better. While my thing lacks the cute or humourous factor, I think it is noteworthy. But oh man, I hate to move.
I'm going to try and capture a family portrait once a week to go in this very spot. But I just thought of it now so clearly I don't have one from last week. So here's one I prepared (much) earlier.
Just a little happy snap of the family on LD's 3rd birthday.
I’m so glad you are keeping up the fine family tradition of ridiculous family photos.My favourites: whole family in group, your father with automatic camera ducks into group. Photo of family completely hidden by shadows of leaves. Second favouite: darling photo of my dad being sat on by his 4 grandchildren (we’re a small family, or rather, we were)and Angie’s hand totally covering grandfather’s face. Gold
Love the photo…perfect mayhem 🙂
Those are good ones, yes!
Ridiculous, really. One little photo was all I wanted.
How hard is it to synchronize happy little faces for photos? I feel your pain (but still love the pic).
Good luck with the new home hunt – hope everything falls into place nicely for you.
I know! Considering the child strenuously resisting being photograhed is positively enamoured of his own reflection, this just felt a little disingenuous to me.
As to house hunting, I am hopeful we can find something workable that will cost us less than we are currently paying now (prior to the increase). It’s hard to find a place that doesn’t stoke the embers of my OCD. Years of strangers DNA on walls/showers/kitchens is enough to make me heave. And we moved into this place when it was brand new so I have been spoiled.
We recently toyed with the idea – rather seriously – of moving and began looking around. You’re right, it’s hard when you’ve been spoiled. Our apartment is so much nicer/cleaner/newer than the dozen or so places I checked out, and we just resigned with our tails between our legs… but it helped that our fuckwit neighbours are gone now. Yay!