Archive for December, 2007

Anna and Sarah got a point-and-shoot camcorder for Christmas. I was going to post their first video here. But, alas, they broke two of the cardinal rules of cinematography in my house:

1. The room serving as the set must be clean. Not thrashed with wrapping paper and twist ties.

2. The mother may not be visible in any scene. Especially if she has not fixed her hair and is wearing a shirt that makes her look six months pregnant. Amen, and let it be so.

Therefore the video which I will now share with the waiting world takes place not in my living room, but in the podunk local grocery store we visit weekly.

Technically it breaks rule two of Kerr cinematography, but since it is only a wide-angle shot of my rumpus, I shall allow an exception. Just this once.

So without further ado, the premiere of Anna and Sarah’s video masterpiece, Mommy, Can We Get It? Filmed by Sarah, starring Anna and a certain box of sugary goodness.


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Geeks ‘R’ Us

Jason and I are geeks.

All of our kids are geeks also, to varying extents. Even too-cool-for-school Anna, poor kid. But sometimes I think that Sarah, that unfortunate soul, got stuck with every geeky gene in our entire family history.

And now this:

The glasses really weren’t her fault. A certain child, who shall remain unnamed, ripped off the arms with his bare hands when Sarah wasn’t looking. Let’s not talk about that.
Her appointment with the eye doctor is on Wednesday, and it will take about two to three weeks after that for the new frames to arrive. Until then, she will be a little more geeky than usual.

You poor baby.

Not that she cares. Not even a little bit.
Thank goodness for home school.

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Poop Party

(This post contains uncensored and numerous mentions of a certain bodily function. Which you, yourself, experience daily. I hope.)

Me: Naiah, you didn’t poop today.

Naiah (age 2): Nope.

Me: Did your poop forget to come out?

Anna (age 6): The Poop Coming Out Party must have been canceled. That’s why it didn’t come out.

Naiah: Yeah.

Me: The Poop Coming Out Party?

Anna: Yes. There’s a law in your bottom that the poop has to have a Coming Out Party before it comes out, or it can’t come out. It’s against the law.

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I heart plumbers.

We have water!

Merry Christmas! said the plumber as he left.

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Closing Time. . .

“. . . time for you to go out to the places you will be from.”

Our pipes froze the other night. So did a slew of other people’s pipes. But ours were old, so they broke.

We have no water.

The plumber is still trying to patch our pipes. He says they’ll keep breaking. He says we should find a new house.

I really don’t want to move right now.

But maybe if I find a big kitchen and downstairs bedrooms and a second bathroom, I’ll feel better about it.


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I just saw a sign that said, “DO NOT PASS.” And we passed right by it.

–Anna, age 6, tattling to Papa about my reckless driving



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Jonah shows Grammie his T-rex:

“This is a meat eater.”

Jonah shows Grammie his triceratops:

“This is meat.”

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