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Monday, January 16, 2012

It won't ALL be morning sickness and puking and sleep deprivation and poopy diapers. Sometimes we'll get to dress her like a chicken.

If you can't admire Houston for the cockroaches, horrendous traffic, kajillion degree weather, and occasional hurricane, there's always the weather. We pretty much had all four seasons in three days last week.

In addition to flooding that wiped out any chance of driving anywhere near my school, there was frost, not to mention weather in the 70s. Some people were stuck in their cars for hours and hours. My kids' school was closed, but it didn't make much difference because the water was too high at my school to leave, and even if I could have, all my classroom kids were stuck inside because their parents couldn't come in to get them.

Here's a picture someone from work took:

It usually looks more like this:

The bridge the white van is trying to go over in the top picture is over the bayou, which is way, way deeper than the little drainage ditch or slough or whatever it is the close bridge goes over.

Here's a picture my sweet pea took a little farther down the bayou once we were able to leave our respective schools:

And looking a little more normal a few days later:

Here are some random conversations from last week (well, one from the week before) -

Me, answering The-Guy, who had been surprised that I had already been thinking about costumes for next Halloween for our yet unborn daughter:
"It won't All be morning sickness and puking and sleep deprivation and poopy diapers. Sometimes we'll get to dress her like a chicken."

(picture from Girl in Air blog)

My boy, after I expressed wonderment over his suddenly curly hair:

"It's not curly! It just wants to be closer to the sky..."

Me, to my mother, bemoaning the fact that we had missed Cid's garage sale:

"Maybe somebody else that we know will have a baby girl right before we do and dress her really cute and then suddenly sell everything they own so they can go live on a boat."

A conversation between me and the Sweet Pea last week:

Me - "The internet isn't broken! I turned it off. Remember? I said I was going to turn it off until you guys cleaned your rooms?"
Her - "Oh. Yeah, I remember now. But I didn't think you'd do it." (pause)
Her - "I didn't think you knew how."

To be perfectly honest, my boy did help me get the internet back on. But I do know how to turn it off! For cryin' out loud...

Happy Martin Luther King day and hope you're having a short work week!


The Ceol Mors said...

Not to worry, I have a TON of girlie clothes that will be coming your way...

Jill said...

Yay! :-)

Becca said...

LOL! Sounds like the conversations that happen in our house!

And wow on the flooding...crazy!

BloggerFather said...

Houston is the India of the West! (especially during your Monsoon season.)

Tracy said...

LOL, love the conversations with your family.
I think we may just be related, lol.
That chicken costume is to cute, love the rubber gloves for the feet ;)
Hope you are feeling better :)

Nicki said...

We have our flood years - and I'm glad it's been awhile. As for the computer conversation - I get no respect for my computer skillz - no respect at all (and sadly, the kids can run circles around me with their know-how).

MarkD60 said...

I'm glad you could impress your kid by turning off the internet.

Interesting photos too.

Reds said...

Yikes - that's a lot of water!! And your conversations with your kids are too funny!

Staci said...

LOL, Love the family conversations! :-)

Jill said...

Thanks Becca!

Blogger Father - I think you're right, except there doesn't seem to be a specific season. Sometimes in winter, sometimes in summer.

Thanks Tracy! Isn't it cute?

Nicki right? They need to hang around some 80+ year olds so they can see what it's really like to have no computer skills. I remember when my dad and I tried to teach my grandfather to use a VCR.

Thanks Mark!

Thanks Reds & Staci!

Arizaphale said...

Hola! I made it here!! hat's with all that water???? Australia had all those floods at the beginning of 2011 but most were in country areas. Scary to have it all happening in the middle of town. I expect if I knew a bit more about Texan geography I'd understand what a bayou was and thusly why there is water all over your WAY HOME!!! Stuck in the classroom with all those kids and floodwaters all around? That's MY idea of Hell. Glad you made it later that day :-D. And I laughed over Sweet Pea's underestimation of your skillz!! AND of your resolve!!! When will they know us? I am about to instigate a facebook ration for the next year (BA's final year at school). We are negotiating as to when the 'on' windows will occur. I suggested an hour before dinner and was met with "An HOUR????????"

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