Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Why You Should Not Give Your Brother A Hickey

The other day my middle son, for some unknown and unfathomable reason, gave his younger brother a hickey. It had the rather unfortunate placement right around his eye, making him look like he had actually been punched and not loved. It looked very much like a black eye.

My middle son learned a lesson. If you give your brother a hickey that looks like a black eye, the next day your brother may for some unknown and unfathomable reason have the opportunity to be on TV. Because that's the kind of kid your brother is and that's the kind of luck you have. And your mother will tell anyone who asks, and some who don't, how the little brother got the black eye. So that's probably the last eye hickey we will see in our family.

This is a video I shot on my phone the day after the hickey. You'll see what I mean about being on TV (it was NBC News) toward the end.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


My youngest son after testing out my exfoliating body wash in the shower:

"Mom, WHAT is that stuff with the little balls in it that itch???"

I started to explain exfoliation but then just stopped. How to explain the little balls? It just doesn't make that much sense, even to me.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010