Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Social Butterfly Mom and Yankee Doodle on the Character Assassination Carousel




Supercalifragilistic, it's expialidocious! It's time to ride the Character Assassination Carousel! If you're new to the Carousel here are the Cliffs Notes. Each month a participating assassin will roast a beloved children's book. Click on the pretty pony above and get full the scoop. Anyone 36" or taller who has a blog can ride this ride.

Today's assassin is:


"That's okay, Redcoats, I'll push my kid into his own mass grave! But thanks for offering to shoot me in the face!" and other things Erin learned from the book Yankee Doodle. Here's to 'Mercia!


Here's a teaser:




This is what happens when you nag dad about getting a dog; he takes the both of you off to war. Whee!


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Previous Assassin: Sarah at Housewife Plus

Next Assassin: YOU? Email me!


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Monday, July 21, 2014

Boogies and the boy who loved them #GIVEAWAY and a story about picking


In the last two weeks, while we were on vacation and I had family around to help goal tend my kids (quick, someone's floating away on the receding tide!), I had ample time to observe my kids. Turns out I have a nose picker in the family. I won't name names, because someday this kid will want to get a job and I don't want a potential employer to say, "Although you're a Harvard grad, did a semester saving endangered butterfly larvae in the rain-forest, and wrote a chart-topping toe-tapper before the age of 14, we just read about the nose-picking and we've decided to go with Ted. Hard cheese, sport. Better luck next time."

That's why I'm not telling you it's my son who is picking his nose. Like, all time.

Things I've said this week while he dug for gold.

"Not in public."

"Do you need a tissue?"

"Where did you wipe that?"

"Please not in the mouth!"

"One does not simply pick his nose and eat it."

"Your sister does not want to see what you found in your nostril."

"Wow, that's a big one."

I've not had this problem with my other kids, at least, not on this scale. Sure, we've had the occasional "picking a winner?" or "gross, really, in church?" But none of the others have been chronic diggers.

I'm thinking of a Hannibal Lecter--style face mask. Something that stops him from engaging in everything from nose-picking to biting at the flesh of other humans. Better safe than sorry, I always say.

Or, I could try these grape-scented Boogie Wipes. Maybe all he needs is a little something scented and moist to improve his nasal maintenance habits.

But I'll keep this on my Amazon wishlist all the same.

Image (and nightmares) via Amazon.


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"I Just Want to Be Alone," a book I pretty much wrote (with the help of 30-odd other writers). 
Buy it, you'll like it. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Housewife Plus and The Wonder Pets




Supercalifragilistic, it's expialidocious! It's time to ride the Character Assassination Carousel! If you're new to the Carousel here are the Cliffs Notes. Each month a participating assassin will roast a beloved children's book. Click on the pretty pony above and get full the scoop. Anyone 36" or taller who has a blog can ride this ride.

Today's assassin is:

Sarah at Housewife Plus:
 
There is no problem. Factually, actually, even literally no problem to solve. But Sarah knows that won't stop these anthropomorphized pets from creating one!





Here's a teaser:




No thanks, talking pets! I'm did all my drug experimenting in college.


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Previous Assassin: Natalie, Kim, and Celeste at It's Really Ten Months

Next Assassin: Erin at Housewife Plus


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