Monday, June 22, 2009

chip dips with bean: the weekend edition

organic cheerio-like cereal bit on the bed... with a side of alice

Friday ended normally enough, when Alice and I came home after running errands, we found Chip sitting on our bed surrounded by little pieces of paper and receipts--- he was doing his weekly expense report for work.

Later we ate dinner, gave Alice a bath, hung out. It was then, when Chip was going to make an evening ice cream run, that he couldn't find his wallet. He'd had it when he was doing his expenses. And just like that, we began WALLET HUNT 2009. Which went through Friday night. And continued to Saturday. And lasted all Saturday. And Sunday. AND A S OF THIS MOMENT, WE STILL HAVEN'T FOUND IT. We're sure it never left the house. We have a sneaking feeling that Alice got her little paws on it and moved it somewhere... else.

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Part of WALLET HUNT 2009 involved unearthing every nook and the cranniest cranny of the bedroom. Which led to finds like this, the Princess Lea pez dispenser. NOT OWNED BY WHIMSY, btw.

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Another part of WALLET HUNT 2009 took place when Chip emptied the entire contents of his closet into the bedroom, giving our Bean the perfect opportunity to find a full box of Breath-Right Nose Strips (really). Which she then carried around the bedroom in a toddler kung fu death grip. The nose strips? Her favorite thing. Like, EVER. So favorite, they made their way into her snack cup.

It is very hard work toting around all those nose strips.

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After too much searching in WALLET SEARCH 2009, Chip and I took a break to watch the X-Files movie, I Want to Believe. If you haven't seen it... um. It's sort of about some doctors doing some stuff in a modern-day version of Frankenstein. You heard it here first. There is also some angsty stuff thrown in with Mulder and Scully.

This from Chip:

Well now, that was just dreamy. I knew they'd have them kiss. It took long enough.

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After her nap, Alice decided that the nose strips weren't enough anymore, so she traded up.

For Preparation H Travel Pads.

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We are sitting on the bed after watching X Files. I am petting Fergus and letting him lick my hand. Chip taps me on the shoulder.

Chip: You know, while I was searching your closet today I found a very disturbing... collection.
Whimsy [Looking at Chip, knowing that he is referring to the little handful of cat whiskers that sits in a blue ceramic dish in my closet--- I'll tell you all why later, suffice it to say, it's just a thing, like I love my cats and can't bring myself to throw their discarded whiskers away and don't LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT.]
Chip: [Looks back]
Whimsy: It's just... well, I've told you I keep them. You know I keep them.
Chip: Knowing and SEEING them are two different things. There are more whiskers there than are on both of the cats heads. PUT TOGETHER. It's like you're collecting bits of the cats to create a Fergustein.
Whimsy: [snorting with laughter]


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And that's how you spend an entire weekend looking for a wallet. THAT HAS YET TO BE FOUND.


Heading-to-church sillies.

How did you spend YOUR weekend?


Anonymous said...

When I was a kid, I used to believe that discarded kitty whiskers were magic. I'm not sure I don't still believe that, though I don't actively save mine.

Can you not buy that child some real toys? Poor girl, having to play with discarded toiletries.

I taped the XFile movie this weekend but haven't watched it yet. Can't wait!

Rose said...

Alice is SOOO cute! Do I post that everytime you post photos? I'm not sure... but she is very cute! I want to snuggle her everytime I see her!

Alice said...

oh lordy, that picture of chip and alice is just ovary-meltingly good :-)

my goodness. i hope you find that wallet. toddlers are exceptionally good at finding insane places to stash important things.

Swistle said...

OMG, I am always so tempted to save cat whiskers! I throw them out, but I have to make myself do it! WHAT IS THIS BRAIN FEATURE??

The Importance of being Allen said...

That is just really , really, you AMY!!!! No actually it is like something I would find in Danae's room like a drawer full of empty potatoe chip bags all folded nice and neat :P HAhahahahahahah But really, Really, REALLY!!! do you honestly keep cat whiskers in a ceramic bowl in your closet? I don't know.... it just, well, I don't know. :) Love you anyway with all your little craziness :)

M said...

Am cracking up laughing.

Incidentally, Leike left behind a whisker on the couch yesterday. The Boy is FASCINATED by the whiskers and always wants to rub them and then get them in his mouth for a tasting. So when I found the whisker, I showed it to the Boy. He pulled on it and rubbed his hand across it and then got it in his mouth and bit into it and that's when I threw the whisker away. I'm thinking, they probably don't have a great nutritional value and I don't want him to try to eat the CATS.

Sibley Saga .... said...

My weekend was the beginning of a 'nesting' phase I think. I had a little energy and got excited about cleaning. My hubby is a good cook and cleans but even he admits there is a difference between 'boy clean' and 'girl clean'. Then of course I paid the price of doing too much. Ugh. I miss my old non-pregnant body.

Anonymous said...

That's so funny, I feel bad getting rid of whiskers too! I usually put them back on the kitties, but in places that are hillarious, like sticking out of the hair on their butt.