Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Five Favorites

Hallie over at Moxie Wife is rounding up Five Favorites. Here are a few of mine.

1. This exchange that so perfectly captures Ainsley at four:
Dave: Would you please sleep in your own bed?
Ainsley, flopped over the bed and wailing in dramatic fashion: Everyone is in this bed! No one is in that bed!

2. This exchange that so perfectly captures Tim, at fifteen, suffering through Pride and Prejudice for the first (and mostly likely last) time:

Mr. Darcy:  In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. In declaring myself thus I am fully aware that I will be going expressly against the wishes of my family, my friends and, I hardly need add, my own better judgement. The relative situation of our families is such that any alliance between us must be regarded as a highly reprehensible connection. Indeed, as a rational man I cannot but regard it as such myself, but it cannot be helped. Almost from the earliest moments of our acquaintance I have come to feel for you a passionate admiration and regard which, despite all my struggles, has overcome every rational objection; and I beg you, most fervently, to relieve my suffering and consent to be my wife.
Tim: So that's how the dude gets chicks?

Surely no one will notice the comics artfully hidden behind Jane Austen.

 3. This picture that captures John at six:

4. This picture that captures me at forty-nine:

Chewable calcium/vitamin D supplements to replace the chalky, horse pills I formerly attempted to choke down on an irregular basis. HT: Costco.

5. This picture that captures what we've done fairly often in a year with rainfall fifteen inches above average.

Head over to Hallie's to add your favorites.


Kris said...

OMG - I LOVE those calcium gummies! We have them at our house also - it's like my little personal dessert every day. And the rain here in ATL has been INSANE. My yard is a total swamp and beyond hope at this point.

Kelly Dolin said...

kris - I am such a wimp about chalky pills that I never took my calcium. Now I'm taking them everyday. The rain has been unbelievable. The upside is that Augusat is green. When I read the stories of the flash floods in KY and TN, I grieve for the people who have far more to deal with than being stuck in the house.

Kris said...

Yes - true! But I'm not sorry that school has started back, giving us something to do on all these rainy days. Thankfully, the sun is shining this morning!