I would like to be able to say that I haven't posted here because I've been SO BUSY with a million different projects.
But I haven't been. I can't think of one project-like thing I've done in weeks.
Except for maybe yesterday when the baby (must find him a new name soon as he has just turned 2) and I planted flowers on the deck.
Later in the evening as we were relaxing and lining up cars (Download cars_lined_up.jpg), he brought out his bunny to admire our handiwork.
He led him around and showed him all the flowers and told him the colors. He then asked bunny if he "like the flowers? We bought them at Home Depot."
While I'm blown away by his memory retention (I mentioned to him IN PASSING that we were going to Home Depot as we drove), I'm sure his grandpa would be shocked to shit with this latest addition to his vocabulary pool...He owns a small nursery on the East Coast and is constantly on the verge of being Put Out Of Business by said store that so inexpensively provided the beautification for our deck.
I have now learned that the baby is much like a tape recorder that you didn't realize was taped underneath the table or secretly held on the other end of a telephone conversation (in Great Sleuthing Tales, of course)...or perhaps he is more like the parrot (in Other Great Sleuthing Tales) that witnesses the robbers breaking in, overhears a string of words, and later saves the day by repeating the crucial piece of evidence to the sheer raucous delight of the theft victims and the sleuths.
There will be no delight, however, of ANY KIND, should my dad ever hear the words "Home Depot" come tripping out of the baby's mouth.