Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I guess I waste too much money

So Jagger and I were watching TV the other day and this commercial came on for The Aqua Globe. Have you seen this thing? It's this glass ball with a stem that you fill with water and then stick in your house plants, so you don't have to worry about watering them. Kinda ridiculous, but whatever, I don't really care.

So, here's the conversation Jagger and I had about The Aqua Globe

J: Mom, you really need to buy that!!!
B: No, I don't think I want one of those.
J: Yes you do too need one of those!!! (He is saying all this with great enthusiasm, by the way)
B: No, I think that would be a waste of money. I don't want one.
J: Mom, yes you do! I want you to buy that!
B: Nope, not wasting my money.
J: What is a waste of money?
B: That is when we spend our money on silly things that we don't need or want...... (and I go on to elaborate with words that a 3-year-old will understand.

So today, after a small shopping trip, this is what I heard all the way home.

J: Mom, you waste a lot of money!!!!
B: What do I waste money on?
J: You just waste lots of money. I know you do.
B: Jagger, what are you talking about?
J: You just waste too much money at all the stores on all the things.

Thanks Jagger. Not only do I have to hear this from my husband, but now from my 3-year-old. Awesome. At least with Grant, I can justify everything by the fact that it was on sale... not sure if Jagger will pipe down if I explain that to him too. Oh well.

It has to be said that the little man does keep my day interesting.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I hate running!

In my last post I forgot to mention that Grant ran the half-marathon here in town this past weekend. It was his second time to do it. I have to say I am really proud of him, but also quite jealous. This guy can pick up and run 13 point whatever miles with virtually no training. Sure, he runs a couple miles here and there throughout the week, but it is still a mystery to me. At my ultimate best, and this was like five years ago when I was at my peak, I could run 3, maybe 4 miles, and absolutely no more. I guess compared to his, my lungs are weak, and my legs, and the rest of my body for that matter.
He plans on doing another one in January down in Miami. The trip will probably be our Christmas present to each other. And I figure if he can do it again, maybe I should get in shape and do the 5k. Yikes, now that I have written that for all to see, I feel a little committed. Crap. Sorry lungs.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Family dates

So last night the four of us had a nice little night on the streets of Columbia. This weekend is the annual Roots and Blues BBQ Festival, so we took advantage. With both boys, a stroller, and an extra hoody for everyone, we went and sampled BBQ from different vendors, walked the streets, counted mullets, and listened to some live music. The food and music were great, and surprisingly, the mullets were few. Which is unfortunate, because that has become a favorite pastime for Grant and me, counting and identifying the mullets or any other original mid-Missouri hair. We find it thrilling and exciting.

Jagger and Cash actually had a great time. There was virtually no fussing, which is really unlike my boys. And Grant and I enjoyed the live music, which we realized we have really missed, since it's not that often we venture from the Wiggles or the Mama Mia sountrack (thx Kenz). Anyway, Jagger really got into dancing with his glow stick. It was almost kinda rave-like... scary, but it was super cute.

This weekend Jagger's pre-school also had their annual fall festival. Jagger was thrilled with the bounce house, as he always is with those things. We could have left for half an hour and he wouldn't have noticed. I'll have to remember that for next year so I can plan some errands while he jumps. In addition, Clifford, the big red dog was also at the party, and there were pony rides. It was very exciting to be a three-year-old that day.