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March 12, 2004

Heart Warming Familial Anecdotes From Ozzie and Harriet

The Sainted Wife's Birthday was today. She got a gift card to Coldwater Creek from me and a Coldwater Creek tote from Ngnat and Scotty, which the store was giving out with each purchase above some amount--I forget how much, exactly.

"Except for gift cards," the lady told me, when I inquired about my free bag.

I got one anyway, by embracing a cunning strategy of appearing to care less about complimentary tote bags, causing the lady to ask me which color I preferred.

The birthday gifts were appreciated, though not as much as the laborious, and intensively coached "To Mommy, From Ngnat and Scotty" inscription on the wrapping paper was.

Then SW had to get out of bed. Mounds of cat puke on the downstairs carpet, and Scotty got cranky when his breakfast was slow in arriving. To top it all off, she stubbed her toe--on the televison, I think.

"I'm not having a very good birthday," she grumped, to no one in particular

Whereupon Ngnat burst into tears. How awful, that someone would have a bad birthday!

"Look what you did to your daughter," I said, helpfully.

I got a glare for my troubles, not to mention the "I'm so proud of my clever self" chuckles, and off she went to assure the Ngnat that the day was going along just swimmingly, thanks.

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Ngnat wandered into Scotty's room last night while SW was changing him. She pulled up a stool to inspect the proceedings.

After a moment or two she brighty observed, "When Scotty gets older, he'll be able to pee standing up, like Daddy!"

I have to remember to close the door, now.

Posted by Bigwig at March 12, 2004 10:14 AM | TrackBack
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But will she train Scotty to pee standing up with the door open? (It could get messy if he is listening to the hypnotic beat of the Kenyan National Anthem while all this simultaneously occurs.)

Posted by: Rich at March 13, 2004 03:15 PM
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