Idle Thoughts

Well, it’s been since the great flood of 2007 that we’ve talked. Yup, the basement was up to its silly tricks again — causing the shop vac to run at first every 15 minutes, and eventually, later, every hour, to contain the seeping water in the basement. The storm was Sunday. The shop vac was running until Saturday.

It wouldn’t be so bad if we didn’t have the coolest basement. It’s our main TV room. And it has a fireplace. And it has the two best massage/heat recliners I’ve ever sat in.

This post is called Idle Thoughts….but how can I do an Idle Thoughts post without some Idol Thoughts? Yup, American Idol. What can I say? I’m hooked. He who shall never be named is finally gone. Phil next, please. Then Chris. Then KiKi. Leaving a final three of Blake, Jordin and Melinda. I’m pulling for Jordin.

So, went to Indiana this past weekend. My brother got married. Small wedding. Just family. Second wedding for both of them. They are very happy and have been doing the distance thing for more than five years. Why? They met on the Internet. So if you hear horror stories, I’m sure they exist. But for my brother and my new sister-in-law Teresa, it’s all good.

Sox swept the Yanks. Say it’s only April. I don’t care.

Our son turns three May 8. Where the heck did that time go?

But, of course, things change just a few weeks later when the newest member of the family arrives.

We hadn’t told our son about the fact that he was going to be a big brother. We wanted to wait as long as we could — knowing there is no sense of time at all. And, we wanted him to see his new room being made ready. And, our furniture is coming this week and soon he’ll be in his ‘big boy’ bed. Exciting!

So, he never made any comment about mommy’s tummy, and we figured that it was time to tell him. We sat down one Saturday morning and gave him the news. He was actually more into it than we expected. But, the sense of timing issue came up almost immediately. He went down for his nap, and when he woke up, the first words out of his mouth were, “Baby here yet?”

Classic stuff.

Just like this one. He was in the tub recently, and when he sat down and extended his legs, he looked really long. He is tall for his age, but it really looked it in the tub.

So, my wife told him what a big boy he was. “Why, mommy?”

Well, she said, you’re legs are growing so tall because you are eating all your fruits and vegetables and drinking your milk.

If you thought the conversation ended there, think again. Imagine the surprise when he then said, “Penis grow, mommy?”

I think that’s one for your father to answer, she said. Love it. Great stuff.

So my friend, John, is kind of nutty. Case in point — check this out. You know what? It’s worth it. The guy is so funny. Such a truly good guy. If you ended up with it, you’d enjoy it. He’s that much fun. You can also find more about John here.

I think that’s it for now. It’s late. I’m tired.

What else? I got nothin’.


6 Comments on “Idle Thoughts”

  1. ME says:

    Great story about your penis dude. There are some pills that can help you with that.

    The phone calls do sound interesting, but not for $400!

  2. Anna says:

    Nice to see you back! Those stories are unbelievable–something to tell his future wife someday! 🙂


  3. Anna says:

    By the way, John is a riot.
    If I had extra dollars, and time to talk on the phone I’d be ON IT!!!

  4. BP says:

    It is scary that at 3 the word penis comes out of their lips…YIKES… not sure if I am ready for the kids yet!

  5. jc says:


    And, you should promote my ebay posting to your readers!

  6. jc says:

    ANd you did!

    You are AWESOME!!!!! I was all wrapped up in the fact that you swept the yanks and had a snyde comment for it – ha.

    We’ll show you in October!

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