Monday, June 9, 2014

Weekend Shenanigans

Fathers will do anything for their little girls. Blair was sad to leave her state of the art fitness center at college and come home to......well, our gym equipment which consists of my mini trampoline and our walking track, also known as the street in front of our house.  Davis saw how she was missing her old friend, the elliptical, so he got on Craig's List and, in a matter of days, had purchased one for $100 out of someone's backyard shed.  He makes purchases like that all time and I've warned him that one day he's going to end up in a shallow grave under one of those backyard sheds, but he seems unconcerned with the possibility.  Anyway, he dusted that sucker off, put it out in the garage, mounted a $15 fan on the BBQ grill and wah-lah.  I think its placement beside the hanging mop gives it all a classy flair.  It's hard to hide class.  We're just fancy and there's no getting around it.
 
Over the weekend, I decided some things can't be ignored any longer. This is the scene at the door that leads into the house from our garage.....or our fitness center, I should say.  You have to be blood kin to come in through this door.  I ought to be ashamed to post this, but there is no shame here at Motherhood and Muffin Tops.  Approaching this door, one might assume that the Duggars live here or that we are running a shelter for wayward boys. No, we just have one son....who keeps piling shoes onto outgrown shoes.  It's like an archeological site.....historical layers of laced artifacts.  Someone should do something about this.  It's cramping our classy.
So, Blair is taking Chemistry 2 online this summer and this weekend, the UPS man brings this $240 chemistry set to our door.  I have a suspicion our phones are now being tapped and I think I've seen a dark, unmarked car sitting across the street ever since the delivery of this large chemical shipment.  I don't know why, but an at-home chemistry lab doesn't have a very safe ring to it.  I will keep you posted....Lord willing.      
Carson has taken over the chore of mowing the grass and he's doing a mighty fine job, I might add.  Davis has waited his whole life for this moment.  When the doctor announced, "It's a boy", Davis began to dream of the day when that wet, screaming baby would do his bidding.  I know how he feels.  It's kind of like the year I discovered Blair could reach the top shelf of the dishwasher.  Children are nature's way of giving us servants.   
One of Blair's goals this summer was to learn to decorate cakes and after just one lesson with a professional, she came home and made batch after batch of icing and has practiced piping and piping and piping some more.  My whole kitchen is covered with a thin film of Crisco and if you're not careful, your plate will just slide right off the table, but still.....I'm duly impressed.  Here's her first solo attempt perched upon a vintage cake stand that we found at the antique store this weekend.  I think it's pretty good, but I'm the mother, which legally binds me to think everything they do is good. 
                  
The blueberries are just now starting to ripen, so the boys went to pick enough for a cobbler.  Davis' crop of peas, corn, and watermelons will be in before we know it and I will, once again, be thrust into the role of farmer's wife for a few weeks.  Shelling, shucking, blanching, bagging.  We're Mississippians and that's how we do summertime......even if we are all sorts of fancy.         
 
 
I think we'll record this weekend in the productive column. 

Night, y'all. 



  



 

 



10 comments:

  1. "Children are nature's way of giving us servants." LOVE IT!! I've told my now 17 son that he wasn't useful until he could go get Momma a Diet Coke.

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    1. Now you're talkin', Carla!!! :)

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  2. I laugh and laugh and each of your posts. I wish we could be bffs. I'm not too far in Illinois. ;-) Anyway keep the funny coming.

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    1. Awwww!!! Thanks, Midwest Mom!!! I could run up one day and we'll do lunch. :)

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  3. Joni, I wish we were next-door neighbors! I look forward to your posts--they never fail to make me laugh, reminisce, and sometimes even cry with you. You--and they--are delightful!

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    1. That is so, so sweet, Jee Jee! I really appreciate the encouragement. :)

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  4. That's the kind of exercise gym we'd have, if we had one! :) Your daughter's cake is gorgeous, I'm impressed!

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    1. I thought so, too! I'll be sure to tell her, Marie :)

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  5. My Gym is my neighborhood and around what I call the Farm Loop where I go walking every morning. : )
    Nice pile of shoes.
    Blair's cake looks great. I signed up for a cake decorating class and the first day they had has attempt roses!!! Not a good idea. I just couldn't get it. Tried all week at home - ended up in tears and never went back!!

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    1. Oh, bless your heart. That's how I would be.....I don't have the patience for all of that. By the way, I bet Farm Loop is a beautiful place to walk!

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