13 April, 2015


12 April, 2015


Spotty Chop decided to try out lacrosse this spring. Primarily due to his best bud J-man's decision to try it. They had their first game today. Did I remember the camera? Hells no. If I had remembered the camera would I have been able to get action shots? Have you seen the hockey photos? My Canon camera blows. I loved my "real film" Canon, I don't know why my digital EOS takes such shitty photos. But I digress.  This year for the first time the Hawks were able to field 2 U11 teams. Spotty is on the "black team" with J-man. I requested they be on the same team so that I could deal with taking the boys to all the practices and games. J-man's dad has stage 4 colon cancer. It aint good. There was a bit of a kerfluckle when the split the boys up into 2 teams as they somehow managed to "forget" my request. The coach was (IMO) a bit of an ass as he told me "I've already switched the teams 10 times". I of course was curious as to who's request would trump mine. I was priming myself for a MAJOR throw down, but the coach got the boys on the same team. Which was great, sort of. Spotty's hockey teammate "Veeg" also decided to try lacrosse out and had initially been on the black team with Spotty - which was great as Veeg knows no one from this town.  Of course he is the one that was switched to the white team. Such a freakin pain in my arse.

Spotty's game was at 9:30 this morning. They won. I don't get this sport just yet. there are too many kids on one side, the positions seem to play SOO different from soccer or hockey. Spotty did really well as a defenseman. Then they put him in as a "middie", the coach started yelling at Spotty as he wasn't in position and I thought to myself "I really hate this coach and it is going to be a LONG ASS SEASON". Spotty started having a meltdown on the field, Boy Toy's crankypants were twisted in a knot as he can NOT stand when Spotty cries when he is frustrated. Spotty Chop started yelling at the coach that he had no FRIGGEN IDEA WHAT HE WAS DOING. I was wondering who i was killing first Boy Toy or the coach. But then the coach pulled Spotty off, put his hands on Spotty's shoulders and talked to him, and then another coach came over and talked to him. They apparently were able to explain what he needed to do because he got right back into the game. And did fine! He in fact decided he liked that position more than the defensive and offensive positions that he played.  I feel better because the coach isn't a total doooshnozzel. Some coaches yell, but he at least picked up that his method wasn't working for my boy and adjusted it so that Spotty could pull himself back together and have fun. (The fact that Spotty was able to pull himself together let Boy Toy pull himself together and I didn't have to kill anyone! )

After Spotty's game Veeg's older brother had a game, we were going to go home and then come back to the field as Veeg happened to be playing against Spotty's cousin Hockey Star. But Boy Toy's brother & family were at the field. So we hung out talking to them. And then it was game time so we decided to just stay. Veeg's team is the "White" team. Not enough kids showed up. We asked Spotty if he would be willing to play again and he agreed. It was great. He got to play with Veeg 

Yes they are both #3. (Spotty is in the white helmet) Spotty was a bit panicked and ran over to the coach "can there be two 3's???, but the coach said "you can be Tall 3, and Veeg will be short 3". Spotty enjoyed playing again, and as this is his first time ever playing the other coaches were talking to him and letting him know  how to play the various positions as well. 

What was super funny was that Spotty and Hockey Star played against each other twice - they seemed to have a lot of fun seeing each other on the field. Boy Toy's brother took a couple of long distance shots with the two of them, but lord knows if I will ever see them. We did manage to get a photo of them off the field.

At least this season only goes for 8 weeks, not 8 months. 

16 March, 2015

God Help Me! I may be raising an Accidental Christian

Last night we went to Barnes and Nobel (and GameStop). Spotty Chop wanted to spend a gift card he got. While Boy Toy and Spotty were looking through the books I went looking at the religious books. We have been talking for awhile about starting to talk to Spotty about religion and I wanted to see if there was anything out there.  Spotty and I have already started talking about some of the Greek and Norse  gods and  goddesses, but they are a bit...blood thirsty for him. Guess what I found? The Action Bible .This book is a graphic novel and I thought it might be a fun way for Spotty to learn about the Bible.  I asked Spotty to read the first few pages (how the earth was made) because I wanted to try to explain that there are some people that believe that the Bible is true EVERY WORD OF IT and how they deny that dinosaurs exist, and the rest of their crazy crap. Well wouldn't you know Spotty loves this Fing book! He finds it really interesting. "Mom, I don't want to be disrespectful, but God seems to be a bit crazy with his killing everyone on earth just because he was angry". 

Oh sweet pea - you have no Fing idea!

I blew his mind with the explanation of the word "babble" and how the word comes from the story of "Babylon".

So now I am looking to see if other religions have similar books so that we can explore other religions. I know Hinduism does, his best bud Anidude has given him some comics about some of the pantheon in Hindi culture. but I am not having a ton of luck. Luckily I have time. 


"Jacob's brothers were dicks weren't they? I mean they threw him down a hole and then they sold him. THEY SOLD HIM!!! AND? for only 20 sheckles. They should have at least gotten 100 for him." - I do so love you Spotty Chop

"And what is up with God?" he looks up and says "no disrespect, but did you really have to kill EVERY FIRST BORN??? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!!!???"

14 March, 2015

Happy Pi Day!

Today is the day to celebrate mathematics.   Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter 

Spotty Chop's school had the high school honors students come hang out/and do fun math things yesterday. Spotty Chop now knows Pi as 3.14159265

We woke up this morning at 6 am to make it to Burlington for an 8:10 am game. After the game (they lost 1-0, but it was a really close & great game - Timmy was checked into the boards for the first time, I thought Boy Toy was going to leap onto the ice and start beating the crap out of the refs as they somehow didn't see it. At Spotty's age there is absolutely no checking, funny how some teams don't play that way. I say this because 5 other kids were checked into the boards and it was only called once ). Someone said "happy Pi" day. Someone else said "what's Pi?" and Spotty said "3.14159265". One of the dad's said sarcastically "that'll impress the girls". To which I smiled, gave the raised eyebrow of "don't make me kick your ass"  and said "it will impress the right girls." The mother's of the girl's on the team gave the "nod of damn straight" to which sarcastic dad said "touche".

03 March, 2015

Dear Spotty Chop you are 120 months old

Well, almost 120 months old - we have to wait for 5:03pm. But I can say it a bit early. 

This is what an almost double digit boy looks like

This is how an almost double digit boy gets to school today

You are the best kid ever. You have no idea how proud of you I am, especially in dealing with my recent surprise hospitalization on Saturday. Your dad was a mess, he really can't deal with anything bad happening to me. You kept him grounded and sane. You have been so sweet and careful of me. I can't get off the couch or go to the bathroom without your help. You insist that I hold onto  your shoulders whenever I walk anywhere. You are especially great at giving me kisses that other folks have been sending to help me recover. You are extremely superb at making sure that my furry friends kisses are translated well to me. 

I hope you  have a great day at school and you enjoy the treats we sent you in your lunch!

I hope someday you decide to have kids so that you can be as in love as I am with you.