Thursday, August 26, 2010

You Can't Leave Your Hat On

As always - The Cast of Characters

Me (The Daddy)
The Bean: Age 8
The Butterfly: Age 6
The Darling Wife

Back to school; back to reality.

I returned Sunday night from a Writer's Retreat called Killer Nashville.  It's all about writing mystery thrillers about psycho killers and serial murderers.

Not exactly what I write about.  But grand fun all the same.

Especially, the Cadaver Dogs.

Kayso I get home on Sunday night and The Bean and The Butterfly are excited about their back-to-school clothes.

The Butterfly sports a shirt with a HUGE Butterfly on the side.  It sort looks like she's being pollinated. 

The Bean wears a little Catholic School Girl skirt with a matching Plaid Newsboy Hat.

I think I found the exact hat on the Internet!!!

I think I spelled 'Plaid' correctly!!!

Kayso, she's pretty psyched about this new outfit, especially the hat.

Personally, I have learned to NEVER TRUST GIRLS IN HATS.  

But that's just me.

Apparently, The Bean's school shares a similar feeling about hats.  They won't let her wear her hat in class.

But she's cool with that.  Because she's cool.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Another Milestone

As always - The Cast of Characters

Me (The Daddy)
The Bean: Age 8
The Butterfly: Age 6
The Darling Wife

The Bean is far braver than I.

Having grown up in the 80's, I tried (and often failed) to be fashion forward.

Or, at least, fashion current.

I owned Parachute Pants back when they were in style (barely).  

Damn, I was cool.

But The Bean passed another Little Girl rite this Saturday.  She got her ears pierced.  

I neither had the stomach nor the charisma to pull off pierced ears.  What if it hurt?  What if I was permanently damaged.  What if I did it and it ceased being cool? 

What if Johnny Depp didn't make 20 Pirates of the Caribbean movies?

So I wussed on getting an earring.  The Bean did not.

She held onto the DW's hand and grimaced a little.  But before you knew it, both ears were donned with shiny blue glass.

She gleamed brighter than the faux stones ever could.

The Butterfly doesn't want her ears pierced.  Ever.

I tell her that when she's ready, I'll do it with her.

I hope that Johnny Depp makes a lot of Pirate films.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Dog Pizza

As always - The Cast of Characters

Me (The Daddy)
The Bean: Age 8
The Butterfly: Age 6
The Darling Wife

The Buffett Dog!!!

The Buffett Dog (!!!) celebrated his first birthday in style.  His cousin Bolt was on hand, and he got a good run on the beach.

And he got his very own special treat - a Dog Birthday Cake - which kinda ended up looking like a pizza.  Hint - the Pepperoni-looking things are actually Canine Canadian Bacon.

They look yummy.

They're not.

Anyway, Buffett is beside himself.  He woofs (sorry) down the Doggie Cake and happily goes to play outside.

It is about 95 degrees at the beach.  Buffett is in full winter coat.  So he starts to shed.

A lot.

Combing the fur is tranquil to the DW.  It's like crack.  The more she brushes, the more tufts come out.  

End of Day One - Buffett is minus enough hair to make another whole dog.

End of Day Two - More of the same

End of Day Three - More of the same

End of Day Four - The DW has gone entirely mental.  Her black jeans are covered in golden-blonde doggie cast-offs.

She looks like a crazy cat lady.

You know, except with dogs.