We cannot just eat Oreos in my house.
You have to earn your dessert.
What kinds of questions win you your cookies?
Who is buried in Grant's Tomb?
Name the Three Stooges.
Who's a famous trumpet player?
How many pennies make a nickel?
Who was the first President of the United States?
Even Mom got an answer right: How many states made up the first Colonies?
What sweet rewards when you get more than one right!
Right now, we're watching THEM!!! They've just discovered the kids in the Los Angeles drain pipes. Oh no! James Whitmore discovered the Brood Odor.,. Condition Red!!!
Love that movie... you know, the one with the giant ants in the desert, mutated by the residual atomic radiation from the first underground bomb testings in 1945?
James Arness, James Whitmore, and guest spots by Leonard Nimoy and Fess Parker.
What a classic!
Doesn't this look like fun????
What a delightful day today was.
I didn't relax that much, but I'm OK, because for the first time in ....*cough* years, I have absolutely NO laundry to wash or hang pending for Monday. The day in mine! Mine, mine o' mine!
I found the latest in the Crimson City series by Liz Maverick. I was so excited to find it. Plus there's a new book of the Sazi. Can't remember the name right now... I hid the book as I wasn't supposed to buy any today. *mischievous grin* and I'm typing in full view of everyone so let's be on the QT. OK?
But, I can't wait to read them!
Hey, I have a great nonsense tidbit that only parents with kids who play the Star Wars Lego Gamecube or Xbox-like computer games will even understand.
In the first Lego game, remember that scream the ship emits when you knock it out? - my kids do it on purpose because they think it sounds silly...
That sound is OVER 50 YEARS OLD!! How do I know that? Because James Whitmore just did that ARGH Squeal when the Ant got him!! 50 YEARS AGO AND THEY HAVEN'T COME UP WITH A NEW SOUND!
Can we say CLASSIC HORROR SOUND?
Here we are, watching a horror flick and we're laughing our butts off, including the kids.
"Hey! It's from the Lego Star Wars Game!!"
Isn't it great how old things are NEW??