03 February 2010

The Senility Prayer...

"Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference..."

The Casa de Lemon Stand household has been going through some growing pains.  I am spending a lot of time with the girls during the transition from young adults to responsible adults.  I feel like they need the one on one time desperately even though they are doing everything within their power to push all of my buttons... at the same time.  All of them... At.The.Same.Time

Our dinner conversations that are normally humorous and laid back are now constantly strained.  I told my husband that it is time to do something different.  Something fun.  Now the problem is to find the WHAT

I think I am going to start a list of possibilities.  Yeah, my mind is drawing a blank at the moment (except possibly wishing for early onset senility) but I refuse to continue in a house where I am constantly requesting someone to retract their claws.  (And I don't mean the feline variety!)  Lately it has felt like a carnival ride in a hormonal house of horrors!  (that senility thing is really looking like a great idea for a new life goal at the moment)

Maybe a family outing in the front yard to duplicate some of these classic snow men...  Then I'd want to sit out there and take pictures of the expressions on the faces of the commuters that go by.   :O)  The kids and I really need something silly and light hearted so I think this will be perfect.  We just have to wait for the next snow storm...

  






Personally?  I like the Shark the best but the top one has real potential in our yard...  Next snow storm...  Pictures to follow...

QOTD: "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today... It is already tomorrow in Australia."  ~ Charles Schultz, American Cartoonist

8 Intelligent Comments:

Bob said...

I feel for you. Good luck in achieving all your goals and dreams!

Amber said...

Something in the air? The water? We're having some issues of our own... although, they may be originating with me. Eek! I promise I'm working on an attitude adjustment. We don't get snow, so I'll hurry things along.

LOVE the comics!

Richmond said...

Hormonal house of horrors... Hahahahahahaha!! I love it! I am gonna be using that phrase!! :) And I love love loveCalvin and Hobbs. THanks for the smile!

meleah rebeccah said...

"Hormonal house of horrors" AHAHHAHAHAHAHahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahaahhahahahahaha

I think Amber might be onto something as Ive been having the same kind of issues over here too.

And, I believe the snow is On Its Way!

Mrs. Who said...

Cabin fever maybe???

And I so desperately want to one day make some Calvin snow-creatures. Too bad it involves being in really cold weather!

Ann M. said...

Good luck with the girls. I am constantly warning my husband about this.

The killer snow goons were always my favorite. Hopefully the Captain also has my sense of humor and will go along with me on this when she's bigger. Hope to see pictures soon!

vw bug said...

Having grown up with 2 sisters, a female dog and a mom... my poor dad... I can relate. Wish I could remember what we did to break the tension. Though I remember my sister trying to stab my hand with a fork at the dinner table. Long story. Find a common enemy?

Lemon Stand said...

Bob - Thank you. I need all the luck and prayers I can get!

Amber - I sure hope it's nothing in the air or water. Maybe it's the full moon? Hope your homefront is going better.

Richmond - I guess Hormonal House of Hormones does kind of rhyme. I think I'll keep it. And Calvin and Hobbs are my absolute favorite. He reminds me so much of my husband... :)

Meleah - I think that phrase is tickling everyone's funny bone. Hope your homefront is also getting better. (Or we may have to start a ten step process to avoid any untimely and possibly untidy demises of the teen creatures)

Mrs. Who - I keep telling you that we will be happy to make room for you to come and enjoy the fluffy white stuff. Then we can invade YOUR home when the temps start dipping into the negative numbers...

Ann M. - Enjoy the captain as she is. They do not stay young forever and most people don't realize just how fast time is running out for you to hug her. When they reach the terrible teens you just want to pull out your hair until you are bald!

As for the pictures? We've had lots of very cold temps but even the latest storm left us with just a dusting. I'm truly bumming. I have such plans for our front yard...

VW Bug - A fork in the hand? It happens that my husband had the same thing happen in his family when he was a kid. Although, luckily, he wasn't the one who was stabbed and the sibling that DID get stabbed, apparently got in trouble for reaching for the last chicken leg with his hand instead of his fork. But then again, there were 7 kids in his family. We are lucky and only have 5. I can't imagine any more. I still don't know how his parents stayed sane!