August 19, 2007

Random Funnies

I am playing with Swee’Pea and TheMonk in the playroom next to the kitchen while Mommy prepares dinner.

Suddenly, we hear the distinctive three beeps that announce that the microwave is done.


Upon hearing this Swee’Pea perks up, jumps to her feet and screams out loud… “DINNER’S READY!”

We might actually have to start using that stove thing – so Swee’Pea doesn’t think all meals come from a microwave.


I am lying on the couch dozing while Swee’Pea and TheMonk play in the room. I am not quite asleep and vaguely aware of their presence.

Suddenly, it gets quiet and I can feel the heat of two toddler bodies suddenly close to me on the couch. I don’t open my eyes but I have a feeling I’m being watched.

Suddenly, I hear Swee’Pea say, “Daddy. Daddy has mocos“*

TheMonk, must be agreement because I hear an affirmative-sounding “Uh-Huuuuuh” come from him.

I open my eyes to see two two-year-olds looking at me. They are not just looking at me, however. No, they are looking at me with their chubby little index fingers firmly planted up their own little nose. As if the mere talk of daddy’s snot has caused them to go mining for their own.

I gotta say there are few moments in one’s life where you can say you’ve been awakened by a double finger-up-the-nose salute.

*”Mocos” is spanish for mucus, snot, boogers, whatever you call it in your household.


  1. In our house, we call them ‘bats in the cave.’

    I’ve been woken with “mummy, I threw up again” and “mummy, my bottom itches” but never a double finger up the nose salute. I’ll take the mocos over vomit and late-onset nappy-rash anyday.

    Comment by Trish — August 20, 2007 @ 1:32 am

  2. That was nice of them to let you know.

    Comment by whit — August 20, 2007 @ 1:48 am

  3. okay, i really love your blogposts. especially now that i know what the characters look like–so i can get a visual as i read. they are what i call edible children.

    Comment by By Jane — August 20, 2007 @ 9:57 am

  4. At least it wasn’t the doorbell… like MetroDad’s Peanut. :)

    I get woken up by “Mommy, I have a bloody nose” ALL the time. I’d rather just hear that I have snot.

    Comment by Deanna — August 20, 2007 @ 11:41 am

  5. I know someone whose parakeet began to mimic the microwave beeps, because its cage was in the kitchen and it heard the beeps so often, several times a day.

    Comment by L. — August 21, 2007 @ 10:57 am

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