December 31, 2005

Random Stuff About My Other Kid, and Random Kids, and Just Being a Kid... Ya Know?

This is my son, Mitch. He's 19. Guess what he and his girlfriend got me for Christmas??? TWO Michael Buble CD's with DVD's, plus the soundtrack to Rent! You know what was really cool and meant a lot to me? He sat down to watch one of the DVD's with me. What a great kid!

Krisco's got me reminiscing about when the kids were little.

Have you ever noticed how happy you can make a kid just by pinning a dishtowel to the back of his shirt like a cape? Why can't we just do that as adults every now and then? If we feel like having a little fun, adventure and just as if we had super-powers, we could wear a cape. And jump off the back of the couch.

This morning I was having my usual bowl of cereal for breakfast and it occurred to me, boy, I sure do miss getting a toy in the box. I don't remember which was more fun as a kid: getting to the prize before my siblings did, or the challenge of squeezing the box in such a way that I could slip my arm down the inside and retrieve the toy immediately after opening the package. Either way led to opportunities for further challenges.

Happy New Year, People!


Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Ivy - Both of your kids are nice looking! True story... when I was a kid and the FIRST Superman was around, one of the kids from my elementary school had a cape just like Superman's, he climbed up a tree by his house, onto his roof and then he tried to fly. I remember going to try and see him in the hospital, but in those days you had to be 16 to actually go into the rooms. So my mom is the only one who got to see him. He only ended up with a really cool cast on his right arm. You know when you are young, you think ANYTHING is possible. As you grow up, you sign a lot of CASTS! ~ jb///

6:34 PM  
Blogger MarkD60 said...

I remember getting in trouble for digging down to get the toy, and for wanting the toy more than the cereal!

6:46 PM  
Blogger jules said...

What you didn't realize little sister is that your baby brother and I usually found the toy first and replaced it with some piece of crap thing. Watching you get SO excited made us feel superior. And when that short yellow bus came to pick you up every morning....well we knew we were!

7:45 PM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

Beautiful kids! Cereal prizes were the best. Except in our house if you got caught cheating by digging down, the folks took the prize away. There were no way to hide the bubble your arm would make in the box either. Sure, I'd smash it hard and hear the cereal getting all crunched up, but somehow, it never looked the same. Yup, I should be in theray for that stuff. LOL!
Happy New Year!
Lois Lane

7:50 PM  
Anonymous catnapping said...

my brothers and i fought so hard over those toys in the box, that my mom stopped letting any of us have them.

She'd save them up, and when there were four of them, we'd have to pick them at random.

happy new year!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Hivy, Happy New Year first, then yep ya got some good lookers fer kids.
I musta been smart, I figured out I couldn't leap over tall buildings etc. pretty early on, so I never had to break anything to prove it.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

It appears as though you have good reason to be proud of your children. They are gifts in themselves.

I'll be certain not to eat cereal after you have extracted the prize from the box.

5:13 AM  
Blogger bubba said...

I never did that! And you can't prove it. It was Richie, I saw him too.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Karlos said...

There's nothing quite like the feeling you get when your child does something thoughtful and/or loving for you or with you.

You've obviously got some great kids who love you a lot.

8:14 AM  
Blogger poopie said...

Happy New Year Ivy! I'm off to put on my cape and jump off the couch......

8:56 AM  
Anonymous TSB said...

I still order Happy Meals just so I can get the toy....

9:04 AM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Wow! Your kids are GOOD lookin'!

I used to treasure the toys in the Crackerjack boxes. In my day, they had good ones. They went downhill by the time my kids were little.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Mitch said...

I also got you some headphones

5:45 PM  
Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Both your kids are great looking!

I used to have fun just climbing trees and beating up my brothers. Perhaps I wasn't the saintliest child, but I sure had a good time, with no electronic screens whatsoever.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Ivy ~ Great looking kids, you must be proud of them.
Glad you liked my lists - thanks.
Peter seems to like "tweaking" ~
does that mean the same as bossing?

9:03 PM  
Blogger honkeie2 said...

I totaly miss getting toys in my cereal! But I have never let the child in me die, I am still just a 30 year old boy who loves to play pretend but just in grown up ways lol.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Aunt Jo said...

Hi Ivy, I see you on JamieDawn's and Susie's site and decided to come over for a visit....I liked your blog.

I got UncleJoe (My hubby) a Michael Buble` cd and it has been playing constantly since then. Isn't he awesome? The songs just make you want to dance with your sweetie. We turned out the lights the other night and danced away in the bedroom. Very romantic music. I have a b-day coming up soon...maybe I can ask for the dvd. :o)

7:59 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Your son is a handsome fella!
I'm a Buble fan too. He is wonderful.
I've been buying Cocoa Krispies lately, and they've had bobble-head toys in them from the movie Chicken Little. I have to admit, I liked getting them, and I even played with the things. Shhh! Don't tell anyone!

8:31 AM  
Blogger Jona said...

Would it be wrong of me to say, your son is cute?! Yep, it probaly would, so I'll keep quiet ;o)

Don't you get those toys anymore? We do! They cause a riot, and I often find myself buying at least four of every cereal to ensure no one will fell left out ('cept us adults, but I play when the kids go to school!)

8:28 AM  
Blogger Krisco said...

Hey Ivy - thanks for the reference! You are too kind.

We have been having horrible troubles getting the Baby to sleep - probably some of those little-kid memories you don't want to reminisce about!

Your son is as dang handsome as your daughter is beautiful!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Marti said...

How did I miss this? He is gorgeous!

8:27 AM  

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