I should like to scold Indiana and put it in a time out for the most recent weather we’ve been having. Who needs 30mph 25 degree winds with snow flurries? No one. That’s who. Never have I wanted my groceries to march themselves inside than I did this afternoon. The older I get the more and more pleased I am with my suburban home, attached garage and crossover SUV. However I’m not very pleased that I gave into Addie’s request for a flute from Mexico. Suddenly 15 pesos seems like an awfully steep price for my sanity.

It was one of those mornings when I could feel the urge to stay under the warm covers and hibernate the day away before I even opened my eyes. Unfortunately a small human down the hall had other plans and began screaming “POOOOOOP!” shortly after 7:30 am. It’s funny how this blog can go from the Addie show to the Vivi show depending on the week. I am regularly accused of favoring one over the other depending on when the accuser happens upon my blog. Last week I was told on three separate occasions I looked too young to have children, let alone an 8 year old. I took it as a sign I clearly need to spend more time in Mexico.

My hair loves Mexico. Mexico loves me.
I call this one 'Spot the drowning Cody.'
I decided to face several enormous fears of mine (open ocean, deep water, waves, drowning, dying) and join Cody in the asinine activity portrayed above. It was fun! Until it wasn’t.

In an unfortunate turn of events I ended up using the ocean as a terribly vicious neti pot. When I took my swimsuit off a perfectly bum crack shaped chunk of sand fell to the bathroom floor.

I didn’t go back in the ocean.

You know what I like? This:

If you’ve ever wondered what living with Vivi is like, she’s a lot like the brown goat with horns at 1:22 . I figure there has to be at least one of you who hasn’t seen this video yet, please enjoy. It’s one of the best things the Internet has ever given us.


  1. OMG, I love the goats. And so appropo of kids.

  2. I didn’t know until this very moment, while watching this video, that my children were part goat. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I hadn’t seen that video! That was hilarious. 😛

  4. Mexico definitely suits you. Warm weather suits me too. Lets win the lottery and relocate okay?

    I’ve been hearing about this goat video but had never actually watched it, brilliant!

  5. The rule in my family was always no toys that make too much noise. Rules are made to be broken.

    My hair has been trying to imitate Vivi’s lately, which is not quite as cute when you are 52.

    And my favorite goat video is the one that sounds like Jerry Lewis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwy1qGdQ424. But this one is great, too. (Does Vivi actually spit at you?)

  6. I don’t know how I have gone this long without seeing that video, but thank you! I kept laughing at random times and my husband asked what was going on and all I could say was “goat people”! He left me alone after that. Also, how grown up does Vivi look?! It’s crazy to see how much she’s changed from the first static hair pic!

  7. First of all…. the hair…. oh my gosh the hair!!!

    Second… between Zoe & Ana that video is on constant play in our house.

  8. Oh, that Vivi. She cracks me up.