Thursday, March 18, 2010

I Do Not Like Them Sam I Am

St. Patrick's Day 2008
Poor Sofi was 4 then, and pretty worked up about trying green eggs and ham....
St. Patrick's Day 2009...
Poor Izzy wasn't quite into the day....she's not really a morning person, and did not want to be told to give them a try...
St. Patrick's Day 2010...
Everyone enjoyed....even my almost teenager. Next year, he'll be the one crying and groaning.
Not really my thing...but it's been a breakfast tradition since at least 2000. Food and books, what could be a better combination?

Yes, this is probably the last year that all 4 will be into my green eggs and ham literary breakfast in point. Thirty minutes ago.

New Household not answer my rhetorical questions that are spoken to nobody in particular.

"Am I losing it?!" I said to MYSELF, in reference to an activity we missed on the calendar. Even with an iphone, and everything on my calendar online,it doesn't make a difference if I don't take the time to look at the calendar. It was a beautiful afternoon. I didn't need technology to tell me we needed to be outside sipping shamrock shakes at the park. We're not Irish, but I do indulge in shamrock shakes and green eggs and ham on the 17th of March each year. Ok, I do NOT eat green eggs and ham or shamrock shakes....I am vegan, and even before I made that switch, I didn't eat them. I just feed them to my children.

Back to losing it....
"No offense Mom, but I kinda think you are."

There you go...I have an almost teenager. My BABY is 5 feet 5 inches tall, and wears a size 11 shoe, with no sign of stopping for a long time. I am 5 feet 3 and 3/4 inches, ok, maybe I put the 3/4 inch in there. Once upon a time the 3/4 inch was there. The last time we measured, it wasn't. Am I shrinking too or is it just my brain?

I'm shopping for shoes. High heels. Comfortable, and wearable whenever I need my BABY to see that I'm still in charge, and not losing it. Once upon a time I used to be able to walk quite well on stilts. I'd practice now, but the stilts are at Dad's farm in Door County.

I think my BABY needs some stilts for his thirteenth birthday in July...and Mom here will show him how they are used. I may even be wearing them year round for the next 5 years to show my authority.....


  1. I have fallen into the rhetorical trap MANY times when teaching. :) Hehe...I can only imagine how fast time has flown since you could hold your BABY. Looking at mine...he will soon be 3. I feel like I just gave birth (maybe because I would like to drop that post-PG 5 lbs that is IMPOSSIBLE to get rid of.)

    Love the pictures...your family is so adorable...and from the ENTERTAINING. :)


  2. Julie! what a great tradition. I hope you are all doing great : )

  3. Great post! Don't change your tradition..My mom still does things for us and I 30 somthin..They will always family..~lulu

  4. such a neat post!!a memory forever..

  5. aww, what a good mama you are!! Poor Sofi, but as I tell my girls, she did it and actually lived to tell the tale! lol. I love that you are keeping these traditions. my kids are getting older and Im realizing that they really look fwd to them ;) xoxo LA

  6. Your blog is absolutely marvelous. Brilliant writing. Literary Breakfast Feast? Incredible. Your kids are lucky to have you.

    If you ever write a magazine, may I work for you?

    Love your blog!

  7. I love that you do this. Don't stop. I'll bet they will all do this when they get older and are parents, lol!

  8. My mom tried giving me green eggs once--I opted to skip breakfast that day...they just give me the heebie jeebies, LOL! I gave mine green milk on St. Patrick's Day and they decided the leprechauns did it!

    ~ Sarah

  9. great post! I also have a child that will be turning 13 in July & she wears a size 9 1/2-10 shoe! She is still a bit shorter, I am going to have to go stilt shopping:) It is nice to see how much you enjoy your children!