I have been struggling with this design for weeks now! Finally, the Son of Odin has made its way to ZeroFrizzThirty on Etsy. Most of the items will be done in the Classic Comic Book Colors. Even though I prefer the more modern look of the gray muted logo, it doesn’t make for impressive jewelry. Anyhow! Let me know what you think and be ready for these items to hit my store!
Every now and then my husband requires the family vehicle to drive to his occupation where he can make the numbers for our bank account go up, so we can buy Om-noms for our tummies. Which leaves me with the responsibility of walking our tiniest offspring to his Preschool where he begins to learn about those same numbers which will help feed his little pack of humans, someday.
This walk is pretty brutal in Arizona during the summer months, so I don’t do it. I just DON’T. But now that fall has arrived is was a chilly 70 degrees at 6:00am this morning. By the time we left the house at 7:45am it was already 79 degrees. Dang, Arizona heats up fast! The Preschool is only 1 mile from the house, which is was a 15 minute window to contemplate whether I should leave the stroller there or not. I mean, it would just be stupid to walk an empty stroller back to the house only to walk the empty stroller back to the preschool in less than 3 hours. However, when I got there, everyone else was taking their empty strollers with them. I knew I couldn’t leave my stroller behind. I was going to have to walk that little ‘b’ all the way home. The long lonely walk of awkwardness.
Thankfully, I’ve been blessed with a sense of humor. So when I rounded the corner to see a bunch of teenagers waiting for the bus I knew I was in for some fun. You see, teenagers are notoriously and unnecessarily serious… and dramatic… and teenage boys are the worst when it comes to smiling or laughing. I pushed that empty stroller right into the midst of them and said, “Excuse me. Pardon me. Invisible baby, comin’ through!” One teenage girl openly laughed! I couldn’t believe it! My plan to make a teenager smile had been a success! The others smirked and one kid looked at me like I had just farted in his face, but in the end. I made a teenager laugh today. Not too shabby, Jennifer, not too shabby.
Next week, I should rig the stroller with a floating hat.
This. Just. Happened…
(phone rings… I answer)
Me: Hello? Hello?
Girl: Mom. I need you to bring my homework. I left it on the kitchen counter.
Me: Um, I cant bring you your homework becaaaauuse… I’m not your mom. Im sorry, but I think you have the wrong number.
Girl: (pause) Mom! Don’t be mean. Just bring it to Mrs. #####’s class.
Me: Still not your mom.
Girl: *click* (hangs up)
So I decided to text her. That’s what a nice person does, right? *teehee*
Apparently ]p0 = emoji of mouth sticking tongue out with spit
My 4.5yo steps into the role of “John”
More Tongues Being Stuck out…
I might check in on her later. You know…being a nice person and all. (sticks out tongue pppp)
(Posted on Tumblr as well)
Yesterday my son was talking to me about Scribblenauts Unmasked. Scribblenauts is an amazing PC game that allows the player to engage in the story. The player writes words to aid the hero in accomplishing his goals. It’s awesome… like animate Mad Libs.
He was describing the different things he had unlocked when he paused thoughtfully. “There’s only one Wonder Woman level…. That’s not nearly enough Wonder Woman.”
I couldn’t believe my ears. He proceeded to tell me the story was too short and was far too easy, which left him feeling disappointed.
SEEEEEEEE?!?!?!?!?! Even a 7 year old gets it. He actually understands the importance of women in literature and media.
I think it’s pretty spectacular that my son has a desire for strong female character story lines. In a world and educational community where boys aren’t encouraged to like “girly” things, my son stands confident.
Here’s the thing…we don’t really “talk” about or complain openly about these kinds of issues. We live by example. We live a life that reflects the love and respect of God.
Let me address this from a Creationist perspective. There is quite a bit of propaganda out in the world, but we don’t force that down our kids throat. We use the Bible to guide our lives, which shows our kids what is good. God created woman. She didn’t happen by accident. She was created. Remember that God said it was NOT good for man to be alone. That didn’t mean that woman was created because He didn’t want man to be lonely. Adam walked with God in the garden. How can you be lonely when God is with you?! It wasn’t “good” because Adam only reflected part of God’s character. God had to create another person that engendered the other aspects of God. That’s how we are created in his image. Creation wouldn’t have been complete without Eve!
Women are relevant. Women characters and GOOD story lines are not only relevant but necessary and I’m proud that my 7 year old son understands that. ❤
My 4yo is making me look like the WORST mom ever! For Mothers Day he wanted to draw me a Walking Dead picture. He commissioned his father to do the work and it was completed under John’s direction.
Yes…that is a mushroom cloud in the background. John is a soldier with big muscles and a machine gun and the baby is his “older” brother. Dad is totally missing (must not have survived the first wave). Zombies apparently come in two types, humanoid and cockroach. Could the Apocalypse get any more TERRIFYING?!?!
John is still making changes…he just ran out of the room to get a special crayon saying “Wet pants, coming up!”
Now I’m going to have peed pants in my Mothers Day Picture.
Sigh… Happy Mothers Day to me!
For the record…my kids have never seen The Walking Dead…we’ve told him that it’s a bad show with Zombies and is too scary for him.
Bright side, I’m totally kicking butt in this new world!
So I happened upon this information awhile back while on imdb.com and my childhood memories and feelings clashed together with such glee and horror that there really isn’t a word in the english language to describe it.
The voice actor who portrays Optimus Prime has been voicing this character since the original cartoon aired in 1984. Peter Cullen has been in voice acting for ages, it seems, and most of us grew up hearing his voice again and again. We heard him in Votron, My Little Ponies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, The Real Ghostbusters, Duck Tales, Rainbow Brite, and many more.
It was a regular day of watching shows with my sons when I heard this voice again… only this time is was coming out of EEYORE! Apparently Peter Cullen has been portraying Eeyore almost as long as Optimus Prime but I had never noticed. I admittedly didn’t watch much Transformers but the voice of Optimus Prime stays with you. I also admit that I DID watch a lot of Winnie the Pooh growing up, but I never made the connection.
My world was officially blown. Here are two characters that couldn’t be more opposed to each other. Eeyore is like Optimus’ ANTITHESIS!
Well, it just goes to show that Peter Cullen is amazing. He is able to instill the greatest amount of hope and strength in his characters and the greatest amount of sympathy. Here’s to you Mr. Cullen. Thank you for giving me a very rich childhood!
Check out Peter Cullen’s imdb page! Here
Inspired my Robin Moses Nail Art and Pinterest, Of course!!! ❤