Friday, August 18, 2006

Out of Place

Here are some things that are just out of place. Why does the wheel chair-accessible bathroom stall at my church building have a power outlet? Is some person in a wheel chair going to need to blow dry their hair before church or something? What's up with that? My house in Gresham had two bathrooms. One had a single outlet and the other had absolutely none. I guess you know what I'll be looking out for in my next house purchase! In this house we have ceiling fans which is awesome. I do not dis ceiling fans like they do on Trading Spaces! However, they must have been an afterthought because we have ceiling light fixtures and a separate ceiling fan. Do you know what that means? Disco dance! That's right. A built-in strobe light! I wonder if anyone would want to come over for a dance party...
I have been looking forward to helping my children learn how to ride a two wheeler. I thought that since we wouldn't be living on the busy street that we used to live on I would have a better chance of my kids not getting hit by a car, or at least not running into a parked car (Ryan). Nope. who wants to ride a bike or run next to one when it's freakin' hot outside? Bikes don't belong here. Why even sell them? And besides, our bikes were in the back and the street was in the front... Inconvenient! Now I live on another freakin' gravel road. My kids are going to be retarded, I think. they're never going to learn how to ride a bike and they're never going to learn how to swim. I'm a bad parent. That's what it comes down to. At least Emma can go under water without plugging her nose... Good luck with that.

8 comments:

Chezam said...

So I can't plug my nose under water either. Good for Emma. You're not THAT bad of a parent. Also, try taking the bikes to church pavement slab, or the paved track at the school! And then tell me what in the world you figure out to do with the freakin heat. That's a whole other dilemma. All other ideas are null and void when you consider the weather there. Yuck. xoxo!

arwen said...

have i told you lately that I love you?

tara said...

man, emma is so lucky, i wish i didnt have to plug my nose under water...rememeber that time when i stayed with you for like 3 weeks when emmers was a baby and we went swimmming every day at your apartment pool while she was napping (the worlds was alot safer back then)and we would practice for hours- going under without plugging. it was our goal of the summer- to swim like big girls....those were the days...people still try to teach me all the time, but i blame it on those wretched swimming lessons that freaked me out when we were little. sometimes when i plug my nose to hard, my nose ring punches through and makes me bleed. thats not fun.

Jess said...

Wait, when Emma was a baby you use to go swimming while she was napping in your house?

Ben said...
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tara said...

jess, as i said, it was a safer world back then in 2000. and we didnt leave her in there every day, sometimes we would bring her with us and let her get her sit in the sun and get her own little sunburn/skin cancer, or leave her in the car with the windows rolled up...no biggie.

Jen said...

Those were the days...

marmme said...

You guys make me laugh, i love to laugh - that's one reason i married your dad. He make me laugh. Hey, go see my late post on Aug 13.

Marmme