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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Princess and the Knuckleball Pitcher

Actual conversation from about 2 1/2 hours ago.

Rakes is in the toy room, I'm in the living room, watching the game.

Rakes: My baby has a beally bad poopee.

Me: Well, change it then. (Thinking I'm being witty)

Rakes: Me tan't Daddy. It's on the bloor.

Me: You have got to be kidding me.

Rakes: No, me not Daddy. Me not tidding you. It right dere, on de bloor.

50 hand washings later, I can actually write those words. I can't express to you how much that freaks a person with self-diagnosed OCD out. Just know that if it had not been my own child, I would be checking into the closest available "mental health" facility.

Thank God I've got this beautiful little girl to help me out on the roller coaster ride of raising 2 boys under the age of 3. Of course, in about 4 years I'm going to buy the biggest handgun I can find, hire one of Suge Knight's bodyguards to move in, and put up an electric fence around my house to keep them hooligan's away from my Baby. But for now, it's awfully nice to have a sweet, well mannered little lady around to help keep me sane. Ciera is helping me through the "terrible two" years before tormenting me with the "teenage daughter" years. And I'm OK with that.

As for the Red Sox, Wake pitched 8 innings of 4 hit ball, leaving with the score tied 1-1. Munchkin singles, Papi doubles, Manny is IBB, and Drew hits a sac fly, scoring Cora who pinch ran for Pedie.

Papelbot comes in for the ninth, and after striking out 2 of the 3 batters he faces, "Dirty Water" plays at Fenway. Wake deserved to get the win, and Pap was DEALING tonight. A very nice win against a good hitting team.

Schilling tomorrow, hoping to build off the 1 hit shutout he pitched last week. And I can go to bed safe in the knowledge the MFY's will be no closer to the Sox than when they started the day: 9.5 games back.

I'd call that a very good day.

51 comments:

KAYLEE said...

Oh boy these boys keep you busy.They crack me up though of course i dont live with them.I would probably be quick to get out of the house everyday if I did.LOL!

::prays that my brother turns out less wild than Rakes and Trot::

I CANT WAIT TIL MY BROTHER IS a toddler:)

Ted D said...

Busy does not begin to cover it.

Tex said...

Ted
maybe you can be like Red and Denton...publish the entire season of your blog and your kids stories. Can you spell Retirement fund?

I am SO ready to be home...but Im heading to Dumas tomorrow and then to Perryton Thursday...

im probably heading to bed...very tired girl

Ted D said...

Tex, don't know if anyone would buy it, but it would be a kick to write.

Be safe heading to Dumas, and get yourself a good night sleep. I'm heading that way myself soon.

scott h said...

I think your boys have a future in sanitation.

Carol said...

Lol Scott

Ciera is a pretty girl!

Stacy said...

Ted, that picture of Ciera is beautiful! You're right; in about 4 years you'll have tween boys calling your house with their squeaky little voices wanting to talk to YOUR little girl.

At least you'll have Rakes and Trot to take your mind off having a teenager. You'll be busy doing repairs on the damage they've done to the house and meeting with their teachers for conferences. :)

Tex said...

i have a feeling that with Rakes and Trot not far behind....when those teen boys show up at the door for Ciera...they'll be greeted at the door by "the boys" for the "grilling session" and Dad will sit back and watch the show

Ted D said...

Scotty, sanitation is an honest days work for an honest days pay. Besides, the 2 of them would probably be in hog heaven.

Thank you Carol: she takes after her mother, thank God.

And Tex, me and the boys start militia training this week: they are going to know 100 different ways to torture teenage boys by the time Ciera hit's 10 years old.

Stacy, you never know: one of them could be the future President.

::God help this country if THAT ever happens::

Christine E. said...

Evening everyone...

Ted: Gorgeous daughter...better get the shotgun ready...LOL

and if anyone has a large whisky, you can pass that over to me.....ARGH....what a CRAPPY start by Schill...

1 month today I get married...:-)

I thought you liked the free beer hotel, Tex?

Hope everyone is well!

Go Sox!

Ted D said...

Thank you Christine: got the shotgun already.

::passes bottle of Jack to Christine::

Rough night tonight for the boys: it's now 9-2 Rockies, top of the 6th. Walks will flat out kill you.

One month from today hmm....

I wonder how long a drive it is to Dalton, PA?

Carol said...

With the kids or without Ted?- lol

Christine E. said...

You're in MA, right? About 6.5 hours....with kids....probably 10..LOL

Ted D said...

With Carol: you think I could convince someone to keep them for more than a night?

Christine: NC. But probably about the same amount of time.

Christine E. said...

According to Mapquest, NC to Dalton, PA is 9.5 hours...

We got a good rate on a hotel by our reception site...:-)

LOL

Ted D said...

I'm thinking about it Christine: how do you feel about Rakes being your ring bearer?

I can only promise he'd be entertaining, in a "win the $100,000 prize on Funniest Home Video's" kind of way.

Christine E. said...

Sorry, the youngest kid at the wedding is fiance's daughter--and she is 9...

And I am going to keep this bottle of Jack for a while...K?

I hate Joel Pineiro..and don't think the Lugo error missed my notice.....:-(

Carol said...

I don't think Christine wants her wedding on AFV lol!

KAYLEE said...

//Busy does not begin to cover it.//

TED the word busy was putting it in nice terms:D

Ted D said...

Consider it your wedding gift Christine. And I never doubted you caught the error by Lugo. ;)

You really should reconsider the Rakes thing Christine: you could be getting interviewed by Matt Lauer not long after the wedding.

"So, Christine, where did it all start to go wrong on your big day..."

Carol said...

I want to see pictures.

Carol said...

With a game of 12-2, thank goodness Don & Jerry can keep their sense of humor!

Christine E. said...
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Ted D said...

Carol, to be honest, they are the only reason I'm still watching.

If this was the Rockies feed on EI, I'd have started watching ESPN 45 minutes ago.

I feel like I have to stay to the end: gotta take the good with the bad.

Christine E. said...

Lets try that again...

http://kimberlynoel.smugmug.com/gallery/2123055/1/
109863999#109863999

You need to copy and paste the whole link..:-)

KAYLEE said...

ID rather watch ESPN and (joe morgan) than this game.

Carol said...

Kaylee - You are too much, and

Ted - You are very dedicated.

Christine - Nice photos (I didn't know you were a red head)!

KAYLEE said...

BECKETT you better give me a better game to watch tomorrow:)

In fact,be 10-0 at the end of the night would you?

KAYLEE said...

//Kaylee - You are too much, and//

Only on certain days.

Christine E. said...

Carol: Thanks...:-)

and I am glad the link worked...LOL

Yep, I'm a red-head....:-)

Carol said...

I use to have strawberry blonde hair as a kid. The strawberry is still in there, just not as bright :)

Christine E. said...

I was born with strawberry blond hair..:-)

THANK GOODNESS that game is over! I swear some games feel like they should count for more than 1 loss...:-(

Carol said...

You said it!

My D has dirty blonde hair, but when I was expecting her, I was kind of hoping to see strawberry blonde.

KAYLEE said...

//My D has dirty blonde hair//

I like that color:)How old is she now?

Carol said...

She just turned 23 months this past weekend.

KAYLEE said...

Oh shes almost in "danger zone" LOL! Hopefully shes better than boys at that age:)

Carol said...

Don't jinx me K (crosses fingers)!

KAYLEE said...

haha okay.I wont comment on that any further:)

Carol said...

So where is your new post Ted?- You gotta keep up with me ;)

KAYLEE said...

CAROL:NOBODY CAN KEEP UP WITH YOU!

Ted D said...

Why can't I get Christine's link to come up?

Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Carol said...

Ha-ha K (and you too Missy)!

Carol said...

Ted - How are you going to make it to PA if you can't even find the website?

Ted D said...

Carol, if you haven't figured it out yet, I'm REALLY slow. And stupid.

Carol said...

Stay in the right lane then, on your journey to PA!

Carol said...

Aren't I a good fill-in for Scott?

KAYLEE said...

carol: I am working on it just remember though we dont stay home all day twittling our thumbs thinking of posts to write:)

KAYLEE said...

//Aren't I a good fill-in for Scott?//

::lord please help me::

I DONT NEED TWO SCOTTS one is enough.

Ted D said...

Carol, Scott would be proud.

I figured it out: Christine: Alan is a lucky man!

Congratulations: and if you find gravel in your hubcaps? Wasn't me.

I PROMISE. Wasn't me.

::shreds google directions to Dalton, PA::

Carol said...

That would be kind of like 2 KL's (right back at ya) ;)

Christine E. said...

Thank you for the kind words....:-) He is a good guy....and a Red Sox fan, although not as insane and obsessed as the rest of us...LOL

Moving right along--Beckett needs to right the ship...I am getting nervous..

Hope everyone is well!

Go Sox!