Thursday, February 21, 2008

I am not a Sea Turtle

The sea turtles in "Finding Nemo" konk heads and say "Noggin!". That's how I got my black eye. Gracie noggin'd me and clocked me pretty good with her hard as rock skull. Apparently, she's more of a sea turtle than I am.

My fat lip healed up though. I only had the fat bruised lip and the black eye together for a day. While I was napping on the couch.... She took one of her hard plastic Ariel dolls and smacked me on the face with it. Yes, I woke up.

My lip healed, and my eye is healing. I'm looking better every day! And thankfully, I'm a lot less colorful than I was a few days ago.

In other news.... I may have an opportunity to ship my middle daughter off for six weeks of hard manual labor. Yippee! A mother's dream come true! I sure hope it works out but it's a longshot. She was offered a job at a summer camp as a kitchen helper. The problem is that they want her to start June 1st but school doesn't get out till mid-June. And they want her to stay till the end of August, but her school starts up again in the second week of August. Her school takes these incredibly ridiculous long vacation breaks during the year (a month off for Xmas!) and so they have to start very early and go a few weeks after Memorial Day. It makes summer jobs hard to come by. Wish her luck getting this job even though the dates don't match up. The kid could use a hard labor experience, not to mention she'd get away from her computer for 6 whole weeks! Aren't I devious? And she'd make some money too. Of course, it helps that she'd be stuck at camp with nowhere to spend her paycheck. hee hee hee. The overlap of camp and school might really be the deal breaker. Keep your fingers crossed!

8 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Camp jobs rock. Grown-up girl did two summers at Girl Scout camp.

Shouldn't you be reading Kubla Khan instead of blogging? I know I should!

Fannie Mae said...

I would pay the camp to take mine for six weeks. Can't she take classes on-line?

Steve and Alicia said...

I know all about that Sea turtle thing!! It was before Nemo, but Hannah decided she needed to do that to Steve's nose!! He passed out on the spot and didn't get up for a few minutes. Freaked me out and hannah just had a hurt head. I feel your pain!!

Holly said...

Fin. Noggin. Dude! Having a house of boys, we do a lot of head butts and bruises.

Living With Cavemen said...

Fin, Noggin, DUDE!! Luckily, I've never been Noggined. I vote for summer camp and manual labor for a teenager. It would be a great experience for her. I hope the camp can work around her school schedule.

desirae said...

Oh I hope she gets the job.. Can she get some kind of early release thing from school? (Like if she takes her finals and passes them a few weeks early?) Sounds like a good job. (especially since most if not all of her paychecks will not be spent.) Sounds like Disney movies are working on taking you out.. (Little Mermaid, and Nemo.) Glad to know you are healing.. Hope you took pics, so that you can show them to her when she gets older, (play the guilt card.).. lol..

Kayla W said...

Glad to hear your healing up! :) And good luck to your daughter, of course. Elodie doesn't "get" the headbutting thing, but she's started sending her father the corner...

B. Fred said...

This summer camp wouldn't happen to be in the Black Hills, would it?

Beth