Friday, August 17, 2012


Meet Sleepy, another part of Crazy One's army of stuffed animals.  He was won at the Troy Strawberry Festival. They were waiting to give him away.  But then we came walking down the street towards their fishing game.  As soon as Crazy One won him, he was instantly loved.  Sleepy loved him too.

He got his name from the fact that he is a koala and koala's sleep for 22 hours a day. 

We noticed he was as big as Crazy One's torso.  So the boys decided that it would be a good idea to dress Sleepy in Crazy One's clothes.  You never know what Sleepy is going to be wearing.  Sometimes he has on shorts, a shirt, and even underwear.  They haven't tried putting socks on him though.

At first, Sleepy was a rapper and loved wearing hats sideways or backwards.  He's now decided not to get into the rap game.  Now he is unemployed with no real goal of what he wants to do with his life.

On Sleepy's last birthday in June, he turned 6 years old. 

Here are some pictures of him dressed in Crazy One's clothes.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Crazy One and Know-it-All love to tell me jokes.  Here are some of their favorites:

Q:  If there are moats around castles, what do cows have around their castles?
A:  Moo-ts

Q:  What is a duck's favorite snack?
A:  Quack-ers

Q:  Why is 6 afraid of 7?
A:  7 ate (8) 9

Q:  What did the gorilla say after he stole a hamburger?
A:  Gorilla (Grill) me another hamburger.

Q:  Why did the ketchup lose the race?
A:  Because he couldn't catch up

Q:  What did the ant say when he was hurt?
A:  Can you call the ant-bulance?

Person 1:  Knock-knock.
Person 2:  Who's there?
Person 1:  Boo
Person 2:  Boo who?
Person 1:  Stop your crying.  It's only a joke.

Q:  Why did the turkey run across the road?
A:  It was Thanksgiving.

Monday, August 13, 2012

90's music Monday - "You Oughta Know"

This song was popular in '95 when I was completing my internship at Walt Disney World. 

I didn't have a car down there because I didn't drive at that time.  Even if I could drive, I really wouldn't have wanted to have a car because it would have been a pain.  To get around they had a shuttle system to the different parks. You paid a small fee to utilize this service.  However, it was very limited at times.  Since it ran during certain hours, you had find another way to get to home or your destination during the off hours.  The other issue was it only took you to certain places.  The only grocery store that was on the shuttle system was Publix.  I can remember it being expensive. 

One time I needed a ride home, I rode home with Phil.  He was such a comedian.  I remember just laughing when he was around because he had such a natural talent for comedy.  "You Oughta Know" was playing on his car's radio.  We got into a discussion about how Alanis Morrisette was in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the fact this song was full of such angst.  Now whenever I hear this song, I remember this conversation.

Later I found out, she had written this song about the relationship and break up with Dave Coulier.  If you don't know who he is, he was Uncle Joey on "Full House."

Sunday, August 12, 2012


No, I'm not talking about the fruit. 

Crazy One has a few favorite types of toys.  If you ask him what he wants for Christmas or his birthday, his answer is usually going to be a Hot Wheel (only the name brand will suffice) or a stuffed animal.  His obsession with stuffed animals began with a dollar spot dragon from Target.  Baby Dragon was his name.  About two years ago, Dobby discovered it had eyes that could be chewed off.  During the night, Dobby attacked Baby Dragon and devastated Crazy One. 

Every once in a while, Crazy One will start talking Baby Dragon with a hint of sadness in his voice. 

Since the destruction of Baby Dragon, Crazy One has been obsessed with stuffed animals.  He will constantly ask for them when we are out and about.  Most of the time, the answer is a resounding no.  Occasionally his wish is granted.

He plays with them as though they are real live animals/friends.  When thunderstorms occur, he will talk to them to help himself cope with the situation.  He sleeps with them.  In fact, he stayed at his grandma's for a week.  He took 5 to 10 of his stuffed animals to sleep and play with.  They are his friends.

Bananas is his newest stuffed animal.  Every year our local library has a summer reading program that both boys participate in.  Crazy One finished the first part and half of the second part.  After the first part, they put their name in a bucket and earn a prize.  When they finish the second part, they put their name in a bucket and get a free book.  They then draw names for prizes after the summer reading program concludes.  Crazy One's name was drawn so he ended up with a bag full of goodies - a t-shirt, pencil, cup, notepad, and Bananas.  Bananas is a monkey.

During the past week, I've learned that Bananas takes baths in bananas.  He also was watched by his uncle, Know-it-All.  Bananas has visited Crazy One's martial arts camp (didn't get out of the car though) because he had never been there before.  Crazy One talked to him all the way to the camp.  He has also helped him while it was raining.  There was a possibility of a storm while we were driving home the other day.  Crazy One told him that it was going to be okay.  I love how he's learning how to cope with situations that make him uncomfortable.

Welcome Bananas to Crazy One's army of stuffed animals.  You will be loved as a friend of his.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Forget Fashion From Paris Part 2

The other day, Know-it-All was supposed to be cleaning his room. He had lost the privilege to go to the water park because he could not find his swimming trunks. It's not like he doesn't have two pairs of swimming trunks. He was also given a half an hour you to get ready to go. When it was time to leave, he was still messing around and found a pair of trunks that did not fit him. Hubby was tired of his messing around so I opted to stay home with him.

So what was he doing instead of getting ready. He decided it was time to have another fashion show. And reading instead of getting ready.

Later on he walked out into the living room with this crazy outfit on. Again he was supposed to be picking up in his room. I guess this is a way to get things picked up off the floor.

Needless to say I had him take off the outstanding do what he was supposed to do.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I've kissed a girl

I have so many stories about Crazy One. He never ceases to amaze me with his imagination.

A couple of days ago, he informed me that he has kissed a girl. My heart just dropped because he's only seven years old. I know that Know-it-All has given a little girl a kiss on the cheek. When he was in pre-kindergarten, Know-it-All had a girlfriend. One day I went in there on my day off so I could spend some time with him. As the class was dismissed, the little girl asked him to kiss her on the cheek. He did and I caught it. If you ask him now, he doesn't remember doing that.

So when Crazy One told me that he has kissed a girl, I almost cried. After brief moment of silence, his response was you. The only girl he has kissed is me.

Let's hear a collective "Awe!!!!!". He is such a mama's boy and a suck up. But I love him.

Monday, August 6, 2012

What do signs do you see

During the children's message at church yesterday, Crazy One was in an extremely talkative mood. 

Pastor asked the kids what signs they have seen at their school.  Crazy One's answer had me laughing so much that I started to have tears in my eyes.

His answer was "No smoking and no guns."  True those signs are on the outside of the school building.  Pastor's response was "You smoke at school?!?"  Pastor didn't know how to respond to Crazy One's answer.

Crazy One also told him that there are signs about boys and girls (bathrooms). 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Laugh 5 times a day

This is my goal for the upcoming school year.

Last week while we were in Chicago, I attended a conference.  One of the talks I participated in was about tips and tricks on how to deal with middle school students.  Two great pieces of advice I took from him were "Not to take anything personal." and "Laugh at least 5 times during the day."  These are kids who do and say the silliest things.

My goal for this next year while dealing with 7th graders is take those two pieces of advice and utilize them.  I want to go through my massive picture collection and see if I can find a funny pictures.  Then I want to go to PicMonkey and type the words "Laugh 5 times a day" on the picture.  

I tend to take things so personal and if I just remember God called me to be a  teacher.  I have made a difference in students' lives.

Now onto a group of Olympic Athletes who are serious while performing their talent but have realized it's also important to let their hair down and blow off steam.  Crazy One and I watch this video and just laugh at the United States swimming team.