Deictic Framing and Despicable Me

[Ed. Note: how’d you like that fifty-cent word in the title?]

JULIE: Addie, I’m ready to color that picture with you now.

ADDIE J: Which picture?

JULIE:  The one of Despicable Me.

ADDIE J: What?!?!?!??

JULIE: … the one of Despicable Me….?

ADDIE J: That is not the name of that picture, Mommy!!

JULIE […]


    I just can’t with this.

    Addie J came downstairs earlier like this:

    I said, “…………. Why.”

    And Addie told me proudly, “These pockets stick out.  So I fixed them.”


      I may need some character witnesses.

      I took Addie J to Starbucks this morning after my workout, and she chose a long table where there were already two people having some sort of meeting.  I started to tell her to sit elsewhere, but they both said, “No– please stay.  She’s so cute!” etc.  Then they chatted her up, thusly:

      [I […]


        Call in a specialist?

        I just found a half-finished worksheet of Cammy’s from Thanksgiving, detailing the things he is thankful for.  I’m trying to figure out whether I’ve gone horribly wrong as a parent, or if I’m fine but Cammy is addicted to crystal meth:

        WE ARE THANKFUL FOR:

        1. Umbrellas

        2. Chicken

        3. Hairy Monkies

        4. Race Cars

        […]


          Dave and Blue Steel

          So, Dave’s work car had reached the end of its life in the fleet, and he was getting a new car.  In fact, everyone who got a new car had their cars made just for them, according to their specifications, and Dave carefully chose the options on his car.  “What color did you get?” I […]


            Guest Blogger: My Dad

            [This morning, I dropped the kids at school and stopped to see my dad on the way to a meeting.  He said, “Do you need something for your blog?”  When I read the letter he gave me, I decided to come home and post it before heading out again.]

            Well, it’s been three weeks […]


              I just want to say this:

              Little Lord Douchington, right?

              I really wish Justin Bieber would go sit down somewhere.  I’d like to not know anything about him, and yet I know WAY TOO MUCH including the fact that he comes off really bratty and entitled.

              And there’s a magazine at the gym which has some photos of him […]


                Points to Ponder:

                When kids are standing in the bathroom, and they realize they’re about to throw up, why do they then immediately run to a room that is carpeted and throw up on the floor?  Does it have anything to do with the reason a 14-year-old dog lying on the kitchen floor will suddenly jump up […]


                  Oh, Celebrity Moms: How You Enlighten Me.

                  If you close one eye and jump up and down, this could almost be Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter before his makeup call.

                  So I was innocently online, looking for confetti cannons (you can tell one of my shows is opening soon) when I came across a blog by Mayim Bialik, better […]


                    Favorite Things for Wednesday….

                    ~Addie J’s lisp, and the way she asked me tonight if, tomorrow, we could “Thtay home and chill out.”

                    ~The fact that Cameron thinks we somehow can’t hear him playing games on his Zune after we send him to bed. 

                    ~The fact that, some night soon, I’m going to sneak upstairs and catch him in the […]


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