Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Microwave Humor

From Becky Clark's FB page:

First laugh of the day, from Boy #1 — "I just put a potato in the microwave and pressed Popcorn but it’s still a potato… Did I do it wrong?"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Age Appropriate Books for Kids

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On Monday, I attended a Jane Yolen talk. She is my heroine, with more than 300 books published for children and teens. I was impressed with the way she spoke to each child lined up to have a book signed. She asked their age, and if in elementary school, yet held out a YA for her to sign, Jane would say the book was not meant for her age, but that she'd sign it if she promised not to read it until she was twelve years old.

It reminded me of our younger son who was an avid reader. By the time he was ten, he was reading each Michael Crichton book as it came out. I felt awful that I couldn't keep up with him. One day I said to him, "Honey, I'm sorry. I don't have the time to read as much nor as fast as you, I can't read the books you've picked out ahead of time." "Oh, that's all right, Mom," he answered. "Some parts would be inappropriate for you to read."

Monday, March 12, 2012

Medical Staff No-No Phrases

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While seeing my dental hygienist today, I joked with her how certain phrases should not be used by medical staff. The #1 biggest no-no (IMO) is "Oops."

She has been at her job for over 30 years. Some of it is mindless routine work, for her, anyway. She told me how one day as she had sharp metal tools inside a man's mouth, she muttered, "Oh, darn!" His panicked reaction made her quickly respond, "Did I say that out loud? Oh, no. You're fine. It was nothing." What caused her comment was the fact that she'd just remembered something she'd forgotten to add on her grocery list that morning.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

One Tired Old Cactus

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Saw this poor old guy on our hike this week in AZ.
Is that a crutch, a walking stick, or a pillow?