Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tragedy and Politics

I know those two things often go hand in hand, but in today's post they are actually two different subjects. Which should we tackle first....hmmm....we'll start with the tragedy.

Last night we had our small group from church come to our house. I was in charge of side dish and dessert. No problem, we had a full tub of neopolitan ice cream and so I made a cake to go with it and that took care of dessert. I know (because I had more than one adult around to spot me) that I put that gallon tub of ice cream into the freezer. In fact, I believe the last one to scoop their helping out put the lid on it and took it to the freezer. But I also think that my ice cream cone addicted husband went back after our guests had left and got the ice cream out to make himself a cone - I know he did this because I remember hearing him do so and thinking - he just had ice cream!

So I believe he is responsible for the scene of tragedy I found this morning....


Yep, that's 3/4 of a gallon of ice cream left out all night and gone to waste. And here is what Isaiah thinks of that....


Just to further substantiate my claim that it was not I who is guilty of this terrible atrocity.... a reminder that Steven has had a history of leaving out ice cream....

Now on to the politics. Yesterday afternoon my oldest two, Isaiah and Huston, were outside playing in the front yard. They were rather quiet so I went to peek at what they were up to and found them doing this....


They found one of Steven's extra political signs in the garage and decided to do a little campaigning on behalf of the prospective MO governor. They had a lot of fun watching the reactions of the people going by...but I must say that I was quite ruffled by the account of one driver's reaction. Huston came in and excitedly informed me that "one guy stuck his tongue out at us!" I'm thinking how very mature that is for a grown-up to stick their tongue out at a 4 year old holding and political sign. I guess politics brings out the best in people...it kind of goes right along with how I feel about this year's election in general!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

GO boys GO - I love it

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

What a sad moment for the ice cream!! Oh no!!

mommaof4wife2r said...

super cute kiddos on the campaign front! and, we all feel the pain of the lost ice cream. i actually might have shed a tear.