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. 



Update:

"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.

love
mama

23 January, 2015

This

seems to be my most favorite photo of Spotty Chop. I just can't stop enjoying it. He looks like a 70's hockey player



and no, he doesn't play for Milton - it's a hand me down - but it shure as heck made a few of my cousins giggle (they played lacross)

18 November, 2014

Happy Halloween!

What? Halloween was a month ago? You don’t say?

We got the party started with Moo, Freak Show, Hippy Chick & Cheese Please on our 1,0000000000000 annual pumpkin carve. Freak Show made us the BEST sausage in the world cuz he uses a cast iron skillet.

Spotty Chop had a lot of fun playing with the puppy.



We carved our hearts out





(even if hippy chick abandoned us to take photos on OUR OWN ).




This was Spotty Chop's first all by himself with no help (well, maybe Boy Toy helped cut the top off, that's always the hardest.) - Frankenstein!



This was my favorite - Cheese Please did it



So hippy chick abandoned us, but luckily CIS was there to save the day!



For more adventures of the Cheese-It Sister


But the most fun was watching Moo & Spotty. Moo was feeling super shitty, and yet she allowed “this” to happen.





Hmmm that reminds me of something…but what?