Monday, July 12, 2010

Our weekend, by the numbers

Number of laps of the outside of our house done by Thor in his imitation of Iniesta's celebration of Spain's winning World Cup goal: 1

Number of shirts removed as part of said imitation: 1

Number of laps of our house done by my children in imitation of their father: 2

Number of clothing items removed during laps: all of them

Number of laps done naked: 3

Number of laps done wearing each other's clothing: 1

Number of laps done wearing underwear on their heads and screaming with giggles while their father chases them, trying to corral them into the bath: 1

Number of neighborhood block parties we are likely to be invited to this summer: sigh.


cath c said...


maybe this warrants a news f the absurd space?

Ann Finkelstein said...

Awwww. I miss those days. Kids running naked outside, underwear on heads. Now my lads could be arrested for such behavior, so it's a good thing they've grown out of it. :-)

J. Thorp said... many laps was Thor actually a part of?

Ruth McNally Barshaw said...

I wish I lived across the street from you.
I'd have a pen and paper in my hands at all times.

Jacqui said...

cath, I fear my life warrants one.

Ann, very wise point.

Thorp, just the first and the last. :) And I did not participate, just waited on the back lawn and cracked up each time they came back around.

Ruth, if you lived across the street from me, I'd send them to do laps of your place...

Marina said...

Hey, who wants to go to some boring street party where they don't run naked round the house anyway?

C.R. Evers said...

whooooo hoooooo!!!!! Long live the Jacqui-ites!!!! neighborhood snobs are fartblobs. Why blend in?

I usually just run around the downstairs "track" I feel so unworthy.

I love your family! :0)

Jacqui said...

But Christy, you're dressed when you run the downstairs track, yes? :) And for the record, most of our neighbors are cool; they're just beyond their raising kids years and probably were planning for a little quiet. Surprise!

Marina, exactly!

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Jacqui said...

Thanks, Susanne! I will drop by.

ps it's not the "used to be funny once in a while and now never posts man this blog has gone downhill" award, is it?