September 11 07

i treated myself to a new pair of jeans recently.

no, you do not need to adjust your screens. they are, in fact, GREY.

so, not only am i a total sell-out and am all over those Abercrombie skinny jeans…but i’ve gone grey. and apparently, just like it was 2 decades ago, grey is the new blue.

anyway, the point of my story is NOT for you to yell at me for being all 80′s in my grey jeans (well, i guess you can yell a little…but please don’t start throwing heavy objects at me until you see me in a bubble skirt and spandex…), oh no, this story gets better.

i spend a lot of time at the library. (and no, it’s not to get picked up by the 14-year-old boys…that’s just a bonus. relax, i kid.) i am searching for a native canadian novel that can be used as a read-aloud for grade 5. i know, simple, right? well, i go back and forth to the library, taking out and returning many, many, many shitty canadian novels. they are all CRAP. crappity, crap, crap.

so, this morning as i was bringing in my newest pile of, oh, about 15 books, i dropped one on the floor, and as i bent down to pick it up, i forgot that my new grey jeans were also my new, grey, extreme lo-rise jeans.

and i flashed the receptionist. my extremely big ole’ white arse.

you can start laughing now.

Josh: Mommy, why are you taking those fings out? (my contacts)

Me: because my eyes are burning.

Josh: oh, i get it. so, your glasses are like shields.

Me: um, i guess.

Josh: so, the bad guys can stop trying to burn your eyes. and if your glasses won’t protect you, i will!

um, okay, josh. go back to your star wars lego xbox game… (but hey, at least he’s talking!)

and she’s off!

bye Isabella! Today you are officially a preschooler! could you just DIE from this cuteness??!

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  1. Hi, Have you looked at any Farely Mowatt books? They are great and I think as a read out loud perfect for Grade Fives.

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    Comment by Lisa Mae on September 11, 2007
  2. What is in her backpack? She’s so little!

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    Comment by Steph on September 11, 2007
  3. She looks sooooo serious! Too cute.
    I think I had a pair of grey jeans in, oh, grade 7??? I know, they are back!

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    Comment by Laural on September 11, 2007
  4. skinny b!tch.

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    Comment by Giblet on September 11, 2007
  5. I love the jeans! Awww. I love the backpack. too cute!

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    Comment by manda on September 11, 2007
  6. Is that a shoebox in her bag? lol. the bag is bigger than her!!

    Those jeans are hot! Good pick :-)

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    Comment by Bronnie on September 11, 2007
  7. I LOVE that our girls are preschoolers now!!!
    I’m not sold on the grey jeans yet, myself. But, I’m so SURE YOU rock them — flashing white ass or not.

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    Comment by haley-o on September 11, 2007
  8. something about the angle of the picture of isabella makes it look like she is 2.5 seconds away from falling backwards from the weight of her backpack. can’t you see it too?

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    Comment by lara on September 11, 2007
  9. You got away with it. Why’s it that every time I moon the librarian they call the fuzz?

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    Comment by Chris on September 11, 2007
  10. Books for Grade5. Anne of Green Gables. But you know, I like the Emily of New Moon series even better. there are lots of other books by LM Mongomery (now on know as The Author) which is what she is called when you visit Green Gables on PEI.

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    Comment by chrissie on September 12, 2007
  11. Oh, you are all kinds of funny today!
    I promise I will never forget the glasses-as-shields story as long as I live!

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    Comment by Jay on September 12, 2007
  12. Jeez… she’s in preschool and already has an overstuffed backpack?!?

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on September 12, 2007
  13. Supah cool jeans, cold weather coming, there gonna freezah!!!
    Nice shoe box in the bag, Dora?

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    Comment by Frank on September 12, 2007
  14. Hey Ali, The Feathered Cloak by Sean Dixon is pretty cool. The main character is a girl but she’s not very girly. Actually, I guess the real main character is a falcon. Anyway, it’s an interesting story but because the author is also a playwright, I think his style of writing is perfect for being read aloud. It’s only in hardcover right now – he had a book launch at my daughter’s camp. I think you can see the pictures on Facebook…

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    Comment by Jenn on September 12, 2007
  15. Awww – so adorable!

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    Comment by Just Janice on September 12, 2007
  16. Isabella is so cute!

    And yeah, I’m jealous of your gray jeans. And skinny genes. ;-)

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    Comment by Nancy on September 12, 2007
  17. Those jeans need a nice fuzzy pair of legwarmers.

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    Comment by shelly on September 12, 2007
  18. If those are the skinny jeans you were referring to, then that is not a problem. As long as they aren’t stretching to fit around your ankle. And sorry about my grammar, I know it’s bad.

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    Comment by Kara on September 13, 2007
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