Mikey Says:

Mikey: If I don’t clean up my toys before you vacuum will Heavenly Father come and take them away?

Me: (thinking long and hard) No. But Daddy might!


Mikey (while in the bathtub): the black stuff isn’t scrubbing off my feet.

Me: Here’s some soap for your wash rag so you can scrub your feet.

Mikey: It’s not working.  I think your black hair is just stuck in my feets and it won’t come off until tomorrow.

Me: I don’t have black hair. I have brown hair.

Mikey: No, the top of your hair looks black to me and then it gets brown.


Mikey: Look at me, mom!

Me: Stop jumping off the couch please.  That’s a bad choice.

Mikey: Why?

Me: Because I said so and Joshy will try to do it and get hurt.

Mikey: Oh, I will never ever make bad choices again.  And I will never stop eating lasagna either!

{later that day}

Me: Stop please.  That’s a naughty choice.

Mikey: But sometimes I want to make good choices and sometimes I want to make naughty choices in the day.  I just want to do what I want, OKAY!  Is that okay?

lucky for me I can keep my cool through these episodes!

Tax Refund Explanation

If You Don’t Understand the Democrats’ Version of Tax Refunds, Maybe This Will Explain It;

Five thousand people go to a baseball game, but the game was rained out, therefore a  refund was then due.
The team was about to mail refunds when a group of congressional Democrats stopped them and suggested that they send out the ticket refunds based on the Democrat National Committee’s interpretation of fairness.
Originally the refunds were to be paid based on the price each person had paid for the tickets.  Unfortunately that meant most of the refund money would be going to the ticket holders that had purchased the most expensive tickets.
A decision was then made to pay out the refunds in this manner:


  • People in the $10 seats will get back $15.  After all, they have less money to spend on tickets to begin with.  Call it an “Earned Income Ticket Credit.”  Persons “earn” it by having few skills, poor work habits, and low ambition, thus keeping them at entry-level wages.
  • People in the $25 seats will get back $25, because it “seems fair.”
  • People in the $50 seats will get back $1, because they already make a lot of money and don’t need a refund.  After all, if they can afford a $50 ticket, they must not be paying enough taxes.
  • People in the $75 luxury box seats will each have to pay an additional $25 because it’s the “right thing to do.”
  • People walking past the stadium that couldn’t afford to buy a ticket for the game each will get a $10 refund, even though they didn’t pay anything for the tickets.  They need the most help.
  • Now do you understand?

    Dear Big Brother Mikey,


    I just wanted to let you know that while you’re away at Grandma’s house I am holding my own back here at the house.  I’ve been playing with your Power Wheels Jeep in the garage and I even rode your bike a little bit.  I think Daddy will be able to realign the handle bars, but don’t worry, I didn’t get a scratch on it, anywhere!  I promise!

    The Geo Trax are all doing well too!  I’ve watched you plenty of times load up the passengers and cargo and then move the handle on the remotes to make the trains move, so I gave it a try and did really well!  They are so much fun.  And I even put them back when I was done playing… well, most of them.

    The puzzles I’m not too good with, yet!  I got a bit frustrated and just threw the pieces in a pile with all the Cox box of blocks that are all over the family room.  When you get home you can clean those up!

    And I was having a difficult morning, so Mommy let me use your sippy bowl!  I love that thing!  I ate some cereal and then I even was able to sip up some cereal milk from the bowl.  I think I’ll want this bowl every morning now.  And I really wanted to use your place mat at lunch time too!  Did I mention we ate your favorite, mac n cheese, for lunch today?  You’re really missing out big brother. 

    I wasn’t really in the mood for a nap, so guess what?  Mommy let me stay up.  That never happens when you’re here!

    This evening we’re ordering pizza!  I’m so excited!  And Uncle Brian and Heather are coming over and we’re going to paint in Mommy’s room.  Maybe Unkee Brian will let me fly your kite tonight as well!  I think I can keep the kite strings untangled and off of the neighbor’s roof!?

    So I am having a really great time with just Mommy and she’s paying a whole lot more attention to me with out you around, but I miss you Big Brother.  I hope you’re having fun at Grandma’s, but next time can you take me too?  I think Mommy deserves a much needed break from all her boys, even if it’s only for a weekend.  I am sleeping through the night, so I think Grandma would be okay if I came up too!  I kind of miss having you around to play with and chase and make funny sounds with.  Mommy just doesn’t do it right! 

    Well give all my cousins slobbery kisses and tell them I will be up soon,

    Little Brother Joshy

    Blogger’s Block Update

    I actually have much to show and tell all, but my laptop is out of service.  I plug it in to charge and it doesn’t charge unless the conditions are perfect- it has to be on its side, me pushing with all my might that little cord into its backside, cord not too kinked on the ground and plug hanging out just a bit from the wall!  I don’t have time for this so on I go letting it loose its charge and then reminiscing of the day when I would unload my camera pics to my laptop and blog blog away! 

    So, in the mean time, I’ll just blog the list of things I need to blog and hopefully soon we can get little blue Toshiba laptop friend back in business.  On the plus side, I’m on the internet less and actually spending quality time with my kids.  The house is cleaner too!  AND I’m sharing my hubby’s laptop. Not too bad, really!

    Blog worthy events (the pics still on my camera):

    Mothers/ Fathers Day, Shark Reef, Great Grandpa V comes to town, Coat closet pantry, Graduation, Square Foot Garden, Memorial Day in Utah, Sun oven cooking, Discount Dumpster’s Customer Appreciation Event, Josh starts walking, Josh turns 15 and 16 months old, Babysitting Adventures, 4th of July, Backyard haircuts, KMart toy clearance finds, Vons store closing and other great grocery trips!

    So just use your imagination when it comes to the pictures to go along with the things we’ve been up to these past few months. And if you have a suggestion to get my lazy computer back up to working condition then please leave a comment and let me know!

    More Funny Mikeyisms

    Mikey: Everyone should come to my Beach Ball Cup. December 11th, 2009.                                                                                                                                          Me: What’s that?  A competition or something?

    Mikey: Yeah mom!  That’s what I said.  A Beach Ball Cup!  I hope they all come to my Beach Ball Cup.


    Mikey: Is the bug guy coming today?

    Me: No!

    Mikey: Oh thanks mom!  Thanks for telling me I don’t have to pick up my toys.

    Me: I didn’t say that.

    Mikey: When is the bug guy coming?

    Me: Probably in August.

    Mikey: Okay, I will clean up my toys in August!


    Me: What’s your favorite thing to eat?

    Mikey: Peanut ubber jelly sanich and macaroni cheese.

    Me: What’s the next favorite thing you like to eat?

    Mikey: Just peanut ubber jelly sanich and macaroni cheese MOM!


    Mikey: Knock Knock

    Me: Who’s There?

    Mikey: Helpful Cow

    Me: Helpful Cow who?

    Mikey: Bouncy Ball

    Me: ????