Random Thoughts for the Day
October 24, 2007

Well, I'm off to work in a few minutes, and I can't blog from my corporate office, so let me leave you with a few random thoughts for the day:

1. My running partner kicked my trash in our workout this morning. She was plain old awesome. Go Sarah!

2. James has been running around all morning, repeating the same phrase over and over: NO MOMMY! I NOT EAT DA POOP! As if I would ever feed my child doo-doo...geesh. He also keeps telling me that the color of my car is 'blue and dirty.' Whatev.

3. Tonight is game one of the World Series. To be quite honest, I'm not even a tiny bit afraid of the Colorado Rockies. The American League was far superior to the National League this entire season, and it's really gonna show. Also, the Rockies are on a ridiculous winning streak. Statistically speaking, they've got to lose soon--so it may as well be to us. GO SOX!

4. James just unraveled an entire, brand new roll of dental floss and tangled it around Gracie's tail. The dog didn't seem to care, and it kept James quiet for almost fourteen minutes. I love dental floss.

And finally, I'll end with a question:

5. Until two days ago, the temperature in North Texas was hovering around ninety degrees. All of the sudden, it's dropped into the fifties and sixties. How in the world is my two-year-old supposed to dress like Richard Simmons for Halloween if it's fifty degrees outside? The guy wears next to nothing, so I was counting on some warmer temperatures. Help me here--what is a good cool weather costume that incorporates an afro? It MUST incorporate the afro, I've been growing it out just for this.
Have a great day, friends!

23 comments:

carrie said...

I'm pretty sure the ugly step sisters weren't afraid of cinderella. But we all know how that turned out.

Anonymous said...

How about Napolean Dynamite for a Costume?

Vanilla said...

Isn't dressing your child as Richard Simmons considered child abuse in some states?

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

ROFLMAO at Vanilla! The Napolean suggestion is a good one, too. Can't you just put some sweats underneath the teeny-tiny shorts and tank and still have him be Richard?

J~mom said...

I like Lori's idea of the sweats underneath the shorts.

katieo said...

What about nacho libre?
or Chewbacca?
or Justin Guarini?

The possibilities are endless really.

The One and Only Tigger said...

Just have your kid jump up and down like Richard, and that should generate enough heat for the entire group.

Amber said...

Ok so far I have been a lurker on here since August or so until I read the post that you found out your sister was pregnant. I found your blog through your sister, we are on the same Ivillage Expecting Club board and she posted a link to your blog one day, but asked us not to tell you where we found the link until she told her family the big news. So now I feel safe to comment. I also feel safe to say that I would personally let my child freeze in a tank top and shorty shorts just so I could see him dressed like Richard Simmons for a night. I shouldn't be allowed to have kids....So my suggestion is to dress him like Dennis Rodman. Pink fro, tacky leopard print clothes, eye make up, fake tattoos, fake piercings, the whole shabang! Just a suggestion....

Jess said...

One word: tights.

P.O.M. said...

Please, for the love of all things sacred DO NOT GIVE UP THE RICHARD SIMMONS costume. That would be a disservice, not only to your family, but to the entire blogging community.

I agree with others: Sweats underneath or those horrific nude color tights.

This might put your child in years of therapy, but it will sure be funny.

Karrie said...

Tights are the way to go, I'm planning on wearing them underneath my cheerleader costume!

MillerFam said...

Richard Simmons all the way baby!!

p.s. Believe me, we can't even entertain such costume ideas here in CO. It ALWAYS sleets or snows on Halloween night. Yuck!!

Amy said...

Come on, it's Dallas. It'll be 100 again by next week.

Grandma said...

how's about skin tone tights and leotard(sorry Jared) but take a black marker and make strokes for chest and leg hair.

Charlotte said...

I agree... giving up Richard Simmons would be a HUGE mistake! That is about the funniest thing I've ever heard.

Nude tights. Buy two pair and cut the legs off one for his arms if you must. Or buy 6 pair and triple layer them if you're really afraid he'll be cold. Dance tights are especially thick- 3 layers of those and he might as well be wearing sweats.

I'm eagerly awaiting a picture of this costume. :0)

Patty said...

A little frost bite never hurt anyone, right? So James may be a little cold, so what. He needs to step up to the plate and take one for the team. Because honestly, I desperately need to see this Halloween costume to ensure I am thoroughly entertained for weeks to come!

The Ramos Family said...

Okay, so I know everyone else is giving you suggestions for the Halloween costume, but I am seriously impressed with the dental floss idea...14 minutes of total focus on one thing. I just might run to Sam's club and pick up a huge pack of dental floss for Manny

Rob said...

Two words: Leg Warmers
Now, if your not completely committed to Richie Simmons, there's always The Greatest American Hero. The cape will keep him warm.

Hilary said...

If James was busy flossing Gracie in that general vicinity, perhaps he really did "eat da poop"?

Misty said...

I am with the other readers put some tights on the boy... The brighter the color the better... I am Richard would do the same LOL.....

Great blog btw..

Mother Smuckers said...

Looks like somebody's going to be spending her weekend searching the metroplex for tights.


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jahowie said...

Richard Simmons for Halloween?!?! Do you buy your son Barbies too? LOL Just kidding. I'm sure that people will get a big kick out of that costume.

Lisa Fewox said...

That's so funny that James is going to be Richard Simmons, I'm dressing up my 11 month old daughter as and 80's aerobics instructor for halloween. Sweat band, leg warmers, shiny tights, leotard, and off the shoulder sweatshirt. I love having a kid! I would never strut around in skin tight spandex!