I would not want to be on Andrew’s side of this monkey business. But surprisingly enough, it ended well and no one got the arctic chill. In case you are still questioning whether I should win first prize with that beef stew (which I may just have to do a tutorial on) Andrew can vouch for me. This my friends is why i can barely mention the word ‘graduate’. BTW, that’s one huge piece of plastic he’s holding on to.
I got my camera back. A brand new one. Seems to work like a charm. And this one knows how to use it better than I do. How is this possible? I’m well-read, survived medical school, and will soon be named Beef Stew Queen of the Year…..and yet a 16 yo is changing settings on my camera which I did not know I have.
….and don’t you worry about my Canon powershot either. It seems this whole camera deal is win-win for everyone. Emme keeps asking for her own memory card. She is not fooled the least little bit by the fact that the camera is taking pictures but not saving them. She wants to ‘upload’ them. Can you even spell upload, my dear? More on this technical wizard in a moment.
Well someone’s gotta do it…..and 8 years old is not too young to use the pooper scooper. If I told you she was begging to do it, you wouldn’t believe me….but she was begging none the less.
And this could be a low parenting moment for me…..bathing the dog with the small children. But at least the dog smells better. I’m not sure about everyone else. And there is water EVERYWHERE. Everywhere, I tell you.
But the chaos of the bath is worth this face all snuggled into mommy’s robe.
And to redeem myself from this post, and to prove to all humanity that I am not a detriment to my children, we made salt maps of the isle of Crete. And read Atlantis. At like 7:30 in the morning. My artsy-craftsy girls will in fact hustle in the mornings if there is paint and dough in their future.
Then, we made drawings of the Ark of the Covenant.
And then I finished making my flow chart of this eclectic little book for bookclub which you can read about here. Glad to be done with this one.
And there was supposed to be a picture of Emme lying on her dad’s lap playing with his iPhone….which she knows how to navigate much better than me. However when I told her to go listen to her book on tape (which is played on an old-fashion tape recorder) she said she didn’t know how to ‘work it’. Ummmm….you just push play. Apparently if there’s no complicated touch screen menu, my children are lost. I had to get up and literally walk into her room and push ‘play’. She looked all confused. And then said, “don’t you have that book downloaded onto your iPod? ‘Cause I could listen to it on that?” Ancient technology makes her skeptical and scared. When I take the plunge and get my iPhone at least I’ll have someone to teach me how to use it.
Dog and kids in same bath…oh I can imagine how great those kids smell!! LOL (Speaking of which I need to give my dog a bath roday (roday? That’s apparently Astro speak for today))
Have a good one! Best of luck teaching them to use those new fangled tape players.
Do it yourselfer says
so funny! i felt like i had a new lease on my camera when i turned it off automatic and started using my manual settings…i’ve never gone back! no more yucky flash!
lol. great post. 🙂
Yeah, everything I know about today’s technology I learned from my kids. But still can’t navigate their nanos. 🙁
Love the salt maps – our son had to make one based on the book “My Father’s Dragon” and I actually put the thing on the wall I love it so much.
Love the pictures from the new camera – bet your whole family is happy!
And let the kids enjoy bathtime while puppy fits in there with them! They get big too fast!
Enjoy your weekend, albeit a little on the chilly side!
Looks like all is well in your household! The new pics are great! So glad you got your camera back. That salt map looks like fun. I bet one of those are in my future in a few years. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I do want that beefstew recipe!
Sandy Toes says
Wow..you have a busy house…dog & kids in the tub..how funny but I bet they loved it!!!
Dana and Daisy says
When I once was saying how good kids have it today because when we were kids we didn’t have remotes to tv’s, my niece said, how did you change the channel then?
I remember being the one who sat closest to the tv because of my position in the family food chain and I had be the one to get up and change the channels all the time. it was just aweful! Boy we had it bad without technology, didn’t we?
Oh gosh, that’s hilarious. I wish Emme could teach me how to use my video ipod. I’ve had it for like 4 years and still don’t know how to download things. Thank goodness for my big brother. OK so are you a Friday Night Lights fan? It was finally back on last night. Love all the pics, your kids are lucky they have a pooper scooper. My kids have to put plastic zip locks over their hands and pick it up! Have a great weekend.
livin’ on the edge is what he seems to love the most…i told you he loved your stew….i continue to beg albeit silently in prayers for that recipe but an actual tutorial would be more than one could ask for. Congrats on the new camera. Now you can start having some fun with it and emme has me rolling with the tape player thing! BTW..I had to buy 2 tubs last week…lingering christmas decorations with no where to go…imagine that…I couldn’t get it all put up until I had those 2 containers….yep….red and green! My home is blank and void but Christmas, even put away, still looks festive.
Oh Cindy, You crack me up. You so need a blog my friend. And facebook doesn’t count. And another thing, my dear laundry accountability partner, my laundry is loitering again. Where are you? Where are the calls? Where’s the guilt? I need you to hold my hand on this one. K? Beef stew will be forthcoming. But the ADD has it’s hold on me. Everytime I start to write it down, something else comes up. I know you understand. Maybe you can come do the video-ing when I do a tutorial. It’s that important.
I pulled out my iPhone at Jack’s basketball game on Saturday and immediately I had 2 little guys crowding for space on my lap, little fingers unable to restrain themselves. They were 3 and 4 and completely comfortable with touch technology. It’s like they have new genes to help them adapt to
21st century life.
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