My Real Life

November 13, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 5:15 pm

So, I was uploading a picture to Facebook, today, from my camera.

As it came up on iPhoto, so did all the other photos that are saved on the camera.

This photo appeared.

I have no recollection of ever taking this picture.

This makes me nervous for a few reasons:

1)  I should remember the pictures I take on my camera.

2)  If I didn’t take this picture, someone else in the house did and didn’t tell me there was a snake on the premises (looks like the driveway after a rain).

3)  There’s a snake on the premises.

4)  I have no idea when this picture was taken.  Ick.

Surprise pictures.

Not such a fun surprise.

November 10, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:03 pm

Monkey in the Middle was sent home, at the very end of the day, with a fever today.

I gave him some Motrin and he’s all settled in, and so I started doing some work.

I had to go to one of my flash drives to find a letter that I needed to send home to parents, and I came across a picture that, for some reason, I had on my school flash drive.

That’s Monkey in the Middle when he was 5 months old.

Are you kidding me?


Excuse me while I go sob at how big he’s gotten and mourn how quickly time goes by.

November 6, 2010

Baby Monkey’s Doppleganger

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 7:49 pm

Is it Baby Monkey?

Or is it Rerun, from “What’s Happening?”

You be the judge.

November 5, 2010

Megamind – Our Review

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 3:15 pm

Here in Jersey, it’s time for the annual New Jersey Education Association conference in Atlantic City.

The result is that we get Thursday and Friday off from school during the first week of November, every year.

I did not attend the conference this year, and Real Man took two vacation days so he could hang with the fam.

We decided to take the monkeys to see Megamind this afternoon.

It was packed and we wound up sitting in the second row, but it really wasn’t too bad.

Baby Monkey had M&M’s, Monkey in the Middle had Twizzlers, and Monkey Girl got the Kid’s Combo which is a little popcorn, a few gummy bears, and some fruit punch.

I always like to give the food report, because really, the food makes the movie so much better.

Just a personal observation.

It was a great movie.

There were jokes for everyone, and even the jokes for the adults were appropriate and okay for little ears.

There was only one part that I would have loved to have seen coming so I could have covered some ears.

One of the characters said, “There is no Easter Bunny and there is no Tooth Fairy!  You have to stop believing in that nonsense!”

Luckily, Baby Monkey was in the bathroom with Real Man during that line.

Monkey in the Middle looked over at me and shook his head, as if to say, “What a fool.  No Easter Bunny, no Tooth Fairy.  Puh-lease.”

Monkey Girl gave me a wink.

Other than that, it was a thoroughly enjoyable movie.

Highly recommend it to anyone.

Now we can’t wait for Thanksgiving so we can go see “Tangled.”

November 4, 2010

Being a Little Brother

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 11:39 am

None of us have school today, and so Monkey in the Middle asked if he could invite his friend, Zach, over.

We said sure, and so Zach is here today from 10-3.

Monkey in the Middle and Zach are good boys and play really nicely together, so it’s always a nice day when he’s here.

Baby Monkey, however, I think is more excited than Monkey in the Middle.

It’s his chance to “hang with the big boys.”

Real Man and I try to distract him and engage him in other things so the big guys can have their fun, but he just wants to be with them.


Where they go, he follows.

What they play, he wants to play.

Luckily, Zach is the second of four children, so he understands both being the little brother and having a little sibling.

After some initial, “Baby Monkey has the cooties” stuff, they are now playing happily in Monkey in the Middle’s room, making the biggest train track that ever existed.

Baby Monkey keeps coming down and checking on the rest of us, because that’s his thing, but then he goes right back upstairs to be one of the guys.

November 2, 2010

Election Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 4:22 pm

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