Kristine Castagnaro's Blog – November 2012 Archive (10)

Zaffy's 13 Secrets About Boys

We're moving. Which means I'm packing. On Monday, I packed some of the girls' art supplies. Stuffed between some loose sheets of constructions paper, I found this booklet:

The Secret's About

Boys By: Zaffy

I now present to you my seven-year-old daughter's 13 beliefs about boys. Spelling…

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 29, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

I Know a Sucker When I See One... in the Mirror

So, I'm at the store waiting in line to buy my stuff, chatting on the phone with my friend, Toni. (How about that for a shout-out, Toni? You do still read this blog, right?)

So, I'm waiting my turn, minding my own business, regaling Toni with the latest hilarity in my life when a quick movement behind me catches my attention. Something has changed but I'm not sure what. I…

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 28, 2012 at 3:14am — 2 Comments

That's Right! I am the Bossity Boss!

Me: Zaffy, go do that incredibly boring thing I told you to do five minutes ago. You know, the same thing you neglected to do ten minutes ago, the first time I asked.

Zaffron: Fine.... bossity boss.

Me: Hey Zaff. For that you get to go to your bed.

Zaffron huffs and stomps off to her bedroom. I can't…

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 9, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Hello Kitty, Is That Your Final Answer?

Mgazi and I were fooling around with the kids' Hello Kitty Magic 8 Ball, asking it dumb questions.

"Will we have cheese with dinner?" I asked.

Hello Kitty answered, "Could be."

Mgazi was tickled so I kept going. "Is Mommy super duper extra good looking?"

I winked at Mgazi and pressed Hello Kitty's red bow. The answer cube went spinning and stopped…

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 6, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Zaffron is Leary of Mitt Romney

Russell and I decided to watch the Star Wars series with the kids. We've seen the first two movies (four and five) and we're just about to start the animated series, The Clone Wars, before moving on to the third movie.

It had been a few weeks since the last movie. Zaffy bugs us every day to continue with the series. She's discovered that boys love to talk "Star Wars" and she…

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 5, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A Lazy Parent Explains the Word "Sexy"

Zaffy overheard me say that a guy on television was sexy. Of course, she asked right away, “what’s sexy?” I said, “it means attractive.” She said, “what’s attractive?” I said, “it means cute.” She said, “so babies are…

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 5, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Ballet Class Ticks Me Off

Mgazi has ballet class at her school every Wednesday afternoon. Every Tuesday night, I put her leotard and ballet slippers into her backpack in preparation for the next day’s class. To be honest, I’m successful at this only about 50% the time. The other half of the time I forget completely. This results in Mgazi having to take class wearing her school clothes and socks --…

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 4, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Granny Panties Go in this Pile

Zaffron was helping me fold laundry the other day. (She didn't even ask to get paid!)

She was diligently going about her task when she asked, "Mommy, can I sort your underwear by fanciness?"

Note:

(There were three sorting piles in the end. 1) Not-so-fancy (left), 2) Somewhat Fancy (right), and 3) Positively Fancy…

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 3, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Jesus Loves Me More Than I Will Know

Go ahead, judge me.

When I was in college I loved music.  The more melodramatic the better. My favorite albums? Bat Out of Hell, Phantom of the Opera, and one of the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas albums. Notice I didn’t say I had…

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 2, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Zaffy's Strategy for Not Getting Pregnant

So, I'm driving the kids home after school. Mgazi announces that she doesn't want to have babies. (There is no context to this proclamation. The previous discussion had centered around Zaffron's snack bar strategy at school. "Mom, I know I'm only allowed to go to snack bar once a week. That's why I went twice this week. Next week I'm planning to take some time…

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Added by Kristine Castagnaro on November 1, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

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