Sunday, September 13, 2009

Salt and Vinegar Pixies

This is what Max and Elijah do when I go to the basement to do laundry:


I don't know of many kids that like these chips and although I like them, I have to admit that they're a little bit strong even for me...so why do my babies love them so much? They love them so much that they're brave enough to sneak into the pantry, climb on boxes, get the chips, make their way to the gameroom and start shoving them in their faces in the 2 minutes it takes me to throw a load of laundry into the washer. That's some commitment there.

So let them eat chips!

We went to Jeremiah's mom's house to visit and help her move Jeremiah's grandmother out of her apartment. She's going into a care home...
So I think we'll come home with some dishes...maybe an afghan or something. And this is how much stuff we brought home with us last night:


I'm writing this really quickly while Elijah is eating his breakfast snack and watching 'The Moos' (Sesame Street). Then I have to dig into all this stuff and find a neat place for it. I seriously took $50 worth of cleaning supplies out of his grandma's bathroom cupboard.
I told Jeremiah that it seems like she has more cleaning supplies in her closet than he and I have bought in our entire adult lives.

This is a hat I made for a blogger, I'm going to email her today but I loved these photos of Rosey so much I thought I'd share.
As you may or may not know, I share custody of my three daughters with my ex husband and they are with him every Friday evening-Monday afternoon. Yesterday Rose called my momma on her birthday from her dad's house without me reminding her to.
She's 9 years old and is more caring and thoughtful than I was at 24.

And on a strange kind of note.... Ok... bear with me, I have to figure out how to explain this. I know that Peter Pan is a made up story...but when it says that Tinker Bell couldn't help herself but steal baby Peter Pan, cause that's what pixie's do, does that have any validity in British (or Celtic) myth?
I started thinking that there might be some background to some of the stories told about 'fairies' and 'pixies'...And I don't mean I believe in them like I believe in the Loch Ness, I'm just interested in their place in historical storytelling. Oh, and if your interested in things like these read The Stolen Child. So creepy.

This is my pixie:

16 comments:

Chief said...

Phew! The kid is one tough cookie to eat those suckers! I can only handle a few before I down a glass of milk!

Petit fleur said...

I love Pixies, fairies and mischievous little shorties of all kinds!

Whenever something is lost, it is the fairies. They like to tease. Just ask them, and they'll make said objects reappear where you least expect to find them.

It is funny that they like those chips. Harley is into bbq and salsa flavored sun chips... but those are not puckery and spicy! Cool kid.

Ms. Moon said...

I love nothing more than watching a small child eat a dill pickle. The faces they make! And then go back for more. It's crazy funny!
That hat, that child....
Oh my.
I think many, many cultures have myths and stories about the "small" people coming and stealing their children. I wonder where this comes from. It's so universal.

John Pender said...

Those hats are pretty cool. I'll order one sometime.

Maggie May said...

sea salt and vinegar sound so good!

mylittlebecky said...

i LOVE the salt and vinegar! mmmm, want, now! i read the other day, that kids have a higher tolerance for sour... mabes that's it.

Prosy said...

I liked the Stolen Child, I'm all about the fairy tales...in Iceland fairies are a big part of the culture, they even reroute roads if they think they are interfering with fairy property. I was going to link to it but it was too long, so just google it.

Unknown Mami said...

Score on the cleaning supplies!

mo.stoneskin said...

The hats are awesome. The crisps, well, I couldn't eat many crisps like that. I like them lightly salted, and would raid any kitchen when hungry.

otherworldlyone said...

My kid will eat chips until she passes out. Any kind of chips. Salt and vinegar, spicy...any thing. It's shocking.

Don't know about pixies, but I believe in the borrowers. ;)

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Did I ever tell you how adorable your kids are?

diane said...

Vinegar and salt are wonderful for fighting infection. Bacteria cannot survive in a salt environment, so it's a good snack habit.
Your children are beautiful.

Prunella Jones said...

I'm with the kids. Those chips are damn near irresistible. I usually eat them till I want to pass out too.

Cure hats, even cuter children.

adrienne said...

i don't know about fairies stealing babies, but i could be convinced to run off with a little'un with such mature taste buds; i LOVE salt and vinegar chips!

ladytruth said...

Your pixy is way cuter than old Tinker Bell; that one's so 2000late ;)

Twinkie said...

I think you're on to something. Maybe all these fairy tales/stories all share a common bond, which would be it's origin.