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Saturday, April 14, 2007

This could be the leader of your country one day. Or not.

I read books with Rakes at bedtime last night and marveled at the fact he can count to 10, knows his shapes and colors, and his A,B,C's. Smart as a whip, I thought "he could be the President some day."

As I watched him climb his Pawpaw's 12 step ladder all the way to the top step today and say "If a pushed you off dis top dep, I bould DILL you" I realized he could also be a master criminal when he grows up.

Out in the front yard, in shorts pulled up to his armpits, shirt tucked in the front and out in the back, with knee high white socks and brown sandals, dancing in place shouting "nank you Ms Nonnie, dey are nandals" as our neighbor Connie complimented him on his shoes, I thought "there goes the next Johnny Knoxville."

So, you have President, crook, or the successor to "Jackass". Unless he becomes the future 2B for the Red Sox, all three are possible scenarios.

Miracle of miracles, my local FOX affiliate showed the Sox/Angels game today. Per a FOX broadcast, there were some classic FOX moments. Such as McCarver calling Vicente Padilla of the Rangers "Jose Padilla", Dick Stockton calling Darrin Oliver "Darrell", and Julio Lugo morphed into "Cabrera" somehow.

Schilling took the bump and well, looked like Curt Freaking Schilling for the 2nd game in a row. 8IP, 0R, 4H, 4K, 1BB, and numerous stomps, curses, and glares at the umpire. Vintage Schill, and it was a lot of fun to watch. The 8-0 score also shows the bats may be waking up from the long winter hibernation. Papi hit a 3 run bomb in the 8th, Tek hit the ball HARD twice, and Lowell continues to hit. After a hard RBI single by Manny which put Ortiz at 3rd, we also got the first "point our fingers at each other across the diamond" moment of the year.

I'm not holding out a lot of hope for the next 2 days as far as getting to see the boys play: a pretty wicked hahd storm system is more than likely gonna rain out Sunday and Monday. Daisuke is scheduled to pitch Tuesday in Toronto, which also sets him up to pitch next Sunday nights game vs. the Yankees. Yep: the Evil Empire visits New England for the first time in '07 next weekend.

Gotta pull out my handy "Words that you can substitute for curse words because you have impressionable ears in the room" book and give my self a refresher course.

Let the acid indigestion commence.

59 comments:

KAYLEE said...

if that kid became the president i think id move to a different country:D

KAYLEE said...

he is very cute though.

Tex said...

I cannot wait to meet Rakes...wonder what he'll think of ole Tex gal?? Before I leave I'll have him tawlking lihk a tekxan

Ted D said...

Kaylee and Tex,

Rakes is one of a kind. How one child can cause me so much headache and so much laughter I'll never figure out. I love that boy so much, yet he can work my nerves just as bad!

Tex, I would LOVE for you to meet him, along with his sister and little brother. You just need to get back to NC sometime soon.

You are welcome at this house anytime.

KAYLEE said...

I can imagine what he is like...I hope my brother dont turn out that way Id rather him follow TROTS footsteps than RAkes:D

scott h said...

Ted Im afraid this blog and our comments pretty much rules your kids out of any public office. Sorry.
PLEASE tell me you didnot say KNEE HIGH WHITE SOCKS AND SANDELS. Im bringing the boy out west for a few weeks!!

KAYLEE said...

scott aint it late for you to still be up?.

Ted D said...

Scott, this kid picks his wardrobe. The socks actually are mid calf, but for the sake of "art" i embellished.

The sandals, sadly, I have to admit to. His mom, as you know, buys all the clothes. There are only so many overall/Sox shirts I can put on the poor fella!

scott h said...

please Im begging you for the love of God Almighty, get the socks off with the sandels!!! Brain cells are being damaged as we speak. In fact just to be safe let him burp and pass a little gas.

KAYLEE said...

i cant handle my brother he is crying for no reason:D

Ted D said...

Bub, it's 55 degrees right now. I can't take his socks off: he'll freeze to death.

KAYLEE said...

its 40 here 55 aint bad:D

scott h said...

He's got ten toes whats the big deal. He can loose one or two and still run the bases!

KAYLEE said...

scott syou are killing me my brother is mad cause i wont let him type.

KAYLEE said...

okay i am going to bed son tvhis 1 am bed time aint working anymore especially since i gotta work tomorrow.

scott h said...

What is your little bro. doing up? Right its what 9:00 out there?

KAYLEE said...

yes its 9:00 here I have no idea he wont fall asleep and its annoying!

KAYLEE said...

i wish this yankees game would end so I could get the brother to sleep and go to bed myself

John said...

I'm with Scott on the socks with sandals thing Ted. Couldn't do any harm, even at a frigid 55 degrees:)

Odd habit here: hundreds of kids and not a few adults barefoot everywhere.

Carol said...

Ted - Those classic FOX moments that you described had me ROFL. It's just not the same when Remy & Orsillo are not there! Also, I vote for Rakes as 2B for the Sox so we all get free tickets lol. Just think, you would get to put "proudest Dad of a Red Sox player" in your profile.

And BTW, thanks very much for your kind link!

Stacy said...

I wish I could have seen him in the socks and sandals. He was probably screaming at Connie at top volume, too! :)

He's just a boy. I have one that can frustrate you to no end, and then say the sweetest or cutest thing. Gotta love 'em.

Glad the Sox won and Schill restored the honor to us over 40's. You may have to live off that win for a few days if the weather is as nasty as they say.
Missed the 1st to 3rd point.

Ted D said...

John,

Sometimes things get away from you before you can stop them! I'm in full agreement with you and Scott, however if you knew what total chaos it generally is around here, you'd understand!

Hi Carol: glad I gave you a laugh! FOX games are always a crapshoot. And from your lips to God's ears on him becoming the 2B! And you are very welcome for the link: hope Baby D is well.

STacy, it does not look good for getting the games in today and tomorrow: maybe that proverbial "window" will appear and they can play. Let's hope.

KAYLEE said...

kids in general provide chaos for parents that what we are here for okay?It aint just yours ted believe me.

KAYLEE said...

the game has been postponed they said:)

KAYLEE said...

we might get a game in tomorrow as mlb.com has said they might push the time back as it only supposed to rain in the morning:D we can only hope.

KAYLEE said...

what are you all at church today?

Tex said...

kaylee some of us have work to do around the house...Im leaving on a business trip early in the AM...and today going to a friends son's confirmation party...so just checking in...and out.

KAYLEE said...

okay sorry tex I am at work but I am not too focused good thing the boss aint in today:)

KAYLEE said...

I need my caffeine but if i have i here at work i'd just be torturing the customers and fellow employees all day i guess i will wait a few hours:-)

Ted D said...

Kaylee, went to church, came home, put the boys down, had to go do some cleaning, and just got home.

Sunday's, contrary to what people say, are NOT a day of rest.

Howdy Tex, even though I know you are gone!

KAYLEE said...

There is no such thig as rest for me TED:)

KAYLEE said...

*thing

scott h said...

Ted , There is a Mayberry that address that very subject, day of rest.I bet you have seen it.you just gotta take charge.
Kaylee I swear you sound like 60yr old women.
Ted I feel your pain. Church, homeowners assoc. meeting. Finish my tax extension. Play a little Bball tonight. BUT the Sun is out and I hear dollars!

KAYLEE said...

i hate that everybody is wearing #42 today get they are honoring Jackie Robinson by doing it but,its annoying cause i know the players by there numbers not their faces:-)

scott h said...

Kaylee please start your next 5 comments with something positive please!

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee I swear you sound like 60yr old women.//

Scott:Sorry aint that old i maybe older than you think though...IS that bad to sound like a 60 yr old woman go something against them?You shouldnt make fun of people that old cause you will be there soon!

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee please start your next 5 comments with something positive please!//

Sorry am I to negative today?

Ted D said...

Bub, glad the sun is out and hopefully you will make up for the last few weekends. Wicked thunderstorms here today, and we are under a Tornado watch.

Seen that one Scotty: if I remember it right, they all work themselves into a frenzy for nothing, with Barney and Gomer each wanting the other to go under the bandstand.

Kaylee, Kaylee, Kaylee. What are we going to do with you? I gotta see if blogger has a spellcheck option for the comments section. :)

KAYLEE said...

that wouldnt help me ted cause id just spell it my own way anyway!

KAYLEE said...

seeing me name on a comment once is enough TED!

KAYLEE said...

//What are we going to do with you?//

HIDE ALL THE CAFFEINE AND SUGAR THATS WHAT YOU GOTTA DO WITH ME:-) my mom aint home today so i am getting away with having a lot of sugar and caffeine:D

KAYLEE said...

why am I loving marco scutaro now....that was a great homer!

KAYLEE said...
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KAYLEE said...

I will never go to church again after today....the pastor was an idiot he was talking more about hjimself than the bible.....I want the real pastor back before i will go again.I wasnt gunna go but my mom made me:0

Ted D said...

Kaylee, what kind of speed read church do you go to? You just deleted a comment you made at 8:12 where you said you were leaving to go to church, then at 8:40 you are already back?

KAYLEE said...

haha no silly I went earlier today..this morning but my mother was gunna make me go again cause she didnt want to get up this morning......bu I got out of that.Does it make sense now?

KAYLEE said...

i am on too much caffeine my mind hurts:D

KAYLEE said...

i need sleep I wish it was later than 6:32 here right now:-)

Mattie said...

Man, I miss all the good stuff. I'm ready for this house to be done so I can have a day of rest! I haven't had a day off in 2 1/2 months!

Rakes could be president, absolutey. Heck, I'd vote for him. He's more intelligent already than half the nitwits in D.C. Plus, he'd work for hotdogs and oreos, so we'd save wicked cash on taxes!

Ted D said...

Thank God you are here Mattie: the "Kaylee Monologs" were killing me!

Hot Dogs, oreos, AND "Nandy". Can't forget the candy. Can you see him in a cabinet meeting?

"Dat not berry nice Mr. Vice President"!

Mattie said...

Mr. Bice President, if I knock you off dis dep, I could DILL you!!!

Ted D said...

LOL!

That sounds like a line from 24!

Wonder where Bub went? He said the weather was warmer, so he must be counting up all the money he's gonna make from fleecing rich dingalings.

Mattie said...

He's looking at the Best Buy add from today's paper, trying to decide whether or not he needs a 80 GB iPod or not.

Ted D said...

Well, just so long as he's being productive.

How's Caroline? tell her that her favorite Uncle asked about her.

Sorry I'm in and out: working on new post, and have had the devil of a time finding a picture of the A's win: you'd think it would be plastered all over.

Mattie said...

Baby C's doing better...still real congested and snotty. No fever, though, thank God. She's snoozing away right now.

You know why there aren't any pics of the A's win? Because the freaking Stankees control the media! All of it! Big Stein is really Big Brother in 1984!

Mattie said...

I'm outta here, big bro. I'll talk to you in the morrow.

Ted D said...

Night Corn Muffin.

Talk to you tomorrow.

Michael Leggett said...

Rakes will replace Tim Mc Carver in the booth:

He'll get more names right.

Stacy said...

LOL on Rakes replacing Tim McCarver! :)

Ted, you forgot to mention that you called your kind sister to come stay with the future president and Trot whilst you were cleaning. They were asleep, but I should still get some good sister points. :)