Jan 13, 2009

Tuesday's Dilemna.

When I think about what to post today, I don't know where to start. I am having major problems, people.

I might as well let you know that you may or may not hear from me again this week. And it may be because I've been hauled off to jail for killing Brandon. At some point he decided to "help me" get my computer running faster. And now my computer has sighed it's last breath and gone bye-bye. Thanks, Brandon.

Actually, I can't be completely sure if it truly was Brandon's fault. Or mine. But considering he doesn't have to sleep with the Attorney General and here his deep sighs, the rolling of the eyes and the jaw tightening over his frustration, I'm blaming it on Brandon.

Things always go better for me when I put the blame on others. (Ephesians 3)

So at this point I am without a computer. I bummed this computer off of the AG but normally he leaves his at work, leaving me with nothing. No way to check my emails, no way to post my deep thoughts, or play Tetris. What will I do?

Who knows, it may come back to life. But if it by any chance it requires calling a Dell service representative - then forget it. I would rather drives screws through my fingernails than talk to them over the phone. Once they asked me to check the battery on my computer and I broke out in a rash because I couldn't find the battery on the bottom. The AG pointed out that it was the big, black box with the sticker that said "battery" on it.

So there's the computer problem. But that might not be my bigger issue. What I might need to focus on is the fact that Meridith and Brandon have decided that Remi needs a "catchphrase," something they can be responsible for teaching her.

I like to imagine that Mary Poppins taught the children she was responsible for the catchphrase "a spoonful of sugar." Or that Mrs. Doubtfire taught the children in her lot how to say "Oh Dear!" in that high pitched voice of hers. But my children's caretakers? The family members that spend the most time with my little ones? Want to teach my oldest princess how to say, "THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID" in response to anything she may hear.

So if her preschool teacher tells her, "Remi, it's time to lay down on your nap mat." She replies, "That's what she said."

See how precious that is?

I have really got to find some different people to be an influence in my children's lives, don'tchathink?

And now you see my dilemma. Two big problems. Only one solution I can think of...kill Brandon.


Faith(ful) Reader said...

Regarding the "kill Brandon" part, you should know--"they" have a rule about that.

Sissy said...

I am cracking up right now. Yesterday I had the opportunity to use "that's what she said" and we all totally laughed. If I imagine it coming from a three year old...oh my.

Anita J. said...

I thought I felt a "write Remi's catch phrase" contest coming on. Oh well. You know, a video of Remi delivering this line would be quite enjoyable. When your computer comes back to life.

Did he go into the Bios or something? You know, my hubby is a pro at this (literally). Too bad you don't live closer.

Cheryl said...

My 2 boys, 14 and 16, have the same phrase. I feel your pain.

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

OMG, with three teenagers in the house, plus three that aren't, the only thing I hear is, "That's what she said". And they think it's hysterically funny every.time.they.say.it.

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

By the way, totally off-subject, I downloaded the Dave Barnes CD based on your recommendation, and I LOVE it! I've even joined his Facebook page! And told others about him, and they love him, too!

See what you started??

Lynda said...

Never, ever let someone "fix" your computer - it's always a disaster. You might want to give Brandon a running start ;-)

Melissa said...

No need to feel bad. My son, by the influence of his own parents, quotes Napoleon Dynamite.

You're doing just fine, Meliss....

MBush said...

I'm thinking that killing Brandon may truely be the answer to all your problems....don't worry, they won't search your computer to find out if you really did it. Blame it on Merideth and the rest off your problem will be fixed, cuz from jail she can't teach Remi such wonderful things!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I agree with Anita J's comment....... sounds like a "Remi't Catch Phrase Contest" will be coming soon. Cool, I can't wait!!
On a serious note, I would be bummed if I was having computer problems, too.
Hope it turns out better than you think. There is always that resurrections thing that God does, so well. (LOL)

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I agree with Anita J's comment....... sounds like a "Remi't Catch Phrase Contest" will be coming soon. Cool, I can't wait!!
On a serious note, I would be bummed if I was having computer problems, too.
Hope it turns out better than you think. There is always that resurrections thing that God does, so well. (LOL)

Blissful Nikki said...

lol! I will pray for Brandon!!! hehe

Lisa said...

I happened upon your blog and this post made me laugh. I think we can all relate.

Teri from Indiana said...

Oh, don't kill him. Freak him out a little......he walks by and you pray for him. Loudly. You know the type of prayers I mean. Something along the lines of, "Oh Dear Merciful Father, protect my poor cousin Brandon. He messed up my computer, Father. I know vengence is yours, Father and I am leaning on that promise!".
Catch Phrases are so much easier to correct than some nasty habits that my older son taught his then two year sister ( only she was a foster child & not ours yet). Ever heard of a Farmer Blow? I thought she would never stop! He and his goofy friends found it quite funny and encouraged her. I wanted to throttle him. And yes, I did pray for him. 'Lord, bless Andrew with a beautiful little girl some day. A little girl who is gentle and precious. A little gilr who will blow snot out of her nose at world record distance!". Oh the Lord is good. Julianna is just what I prayed for. LOL

Lisa said...

I think all of your problems would be solved if you, the AG, Remi, and Rocco packed up and moved to Texas so Aunt Lisa could keep those babies and teach them "Godly" catch-phrases like "Praise Him" and so on.... :)

Tassie said...

When I thought about whether I was up to reading your blog, I thought, "It's not that hard." The other part of me answered, "That's what she said."

I love the office and I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

I'm a little behind on reading your blogs, but I have to toss my two cents' worth in here.

First, my fav story about the Dell people is when our computer got a virus and would do nothing ... NOTHING. It wouldn't boot up properly, we could never no programs opened. And I told this to the little Indian Dell guy. You know what his solution was? He said he was sending me an e-mail to which I should respond. Now, how the Sam Hill was I going to do that with no working computer? (imagine me screaming this now) Oy.

Second, please send Remi over to be influenced by me. I can only imagine the fun we would have, and I promise I would teach her a lot of really clever, fun, they-couldn't-possibly-spank-me-for-this sayings. Just ask my niece and four nephews! :0)