Wednesday, September 21st 2011
“Navier”, the Go-To Color For Fall

Heard Recently:


Ethan-7yr describing Duke as being “completely consumed with envy” over something. Cat food, I think.  (I don’t think the dog ever has feelings that strong, but I liked his description anyway.)



Mike, this morning: “I should have done x,y, and z. Instead of a,b, and c.”

Me: “Uh… but you didn’t  do a,b, and c either?” (and the phrasing sort of implies ya did…?)

Mike: “Right. I’m saying I thought about it and I should have done x,y, and z.”

It didn’t make any sense. Not even with real details instead of letters. Promise.



Caden-7yr: “Oh. MY. GOODNESS! Is this Seth-5yr’s paper? It shows such WONDERFUL cursive letter e’s. MOM!!! MOM!!! DID YOU KNOW SETH-5YR COULD DO THIS SORT OF WORK? Look at them! They’re all so perfect. [he stops, studying the paper that has been on the kitchen counter for two days during which i had failed to note its significance or impressiveness in any way and now feel like total crap mother next to my amazing little mother hen type son] SETHIE!!! Come in here and talk to me about this! Let’s trace this letter ‘e’ with our fingers. It’s perfect. Looks JUST like the examples. Swing up from the baseline…. around… and back down…. you are SOOOOO good at this.”

Seth-5yr is a lovely shade of pleased pink. I lean down to tell Caden-7yr what a wonderful brother he is – and he shakes me off and asks again in all seriousness, “Mom. Did you even KNOW he could do this?” Quietly, he looks over the paper again and says, “Because I did not know.”

Caden-7yr has a sweet streak a mile wide. That particular display was completely heartfelt and sincere. (No, you can’t have him.) When he isn’t being sweet, he’s being SO clumsy and swatting out your eyeballs with Constant Unexplained Laundry Flailing or stomping on your feet while wearing cleats, though, so there’s that for variety.



Seth-5yr, upon picking the bathroom lock while I was blowdrying my hair yesterday morning and coming in to see a lot more of me than intended:

“I… saw…. Girl Parts.”

In the same detached way that little boy from some creepy movie a few years back used to say, “I… see… dead people.”

I gave him another version of my “KNOCK instead of picking the lock and that won’t happen” speech. Ugh.



Seth-5yr, wanting me to find him a pair of navy soccer socks: “Mom. They are just yike dees.” He holds up a pair of royal blue soccer socks. “But you know, navier.”



Mike: “Just how often DO you watch Bull Riding?”

Me: “Um… not often. I think every time I’ve watched it, you just happen to catch me.”

There was more to this. But I will say that if you find yourself in a similar conversation, it is really unwise to mention that chaps have something to do with your interest. Particularly the fringed ones. Might be better to just not say that and hand over the remote with a smile and a ‘whaa? no idea how we ended up there again’ expression.


8 Comments on ““Navier”, the Go-To Color For Fall”

September 21st, 2011
11:52 am

Oh Caden’s so sweet! That is just adorable.

September 21st, 2011
1:00 pm

I love your family! “Navier”? I thought I was the only one to make up words…
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September 21st, 2011
10:29 pm

Chaps….I can totally relate.
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September 22nd, 2011
5:37 am

My dog is consumed with envy every time we eat dinner … or feed the cats … or have a snack … or head in the general direction of the kitchen.

And is it wrong that “navier” totally makes sense to me?
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Mother T
September 22nd, 2011
6:55 am

This post had me chuckling. I have a dog that is consumed with envy about other people’s food. I, also, have been walked in on by my grandson after he was old enough to know better.

September 22nd, 2011
11:05 pm

he really really is. except when he isnt.

isn’t navier just the best?! fantastic.

i KNEW you would!!!!

i think the beauty of navier is that it really does make sense.

Mother T,
it happens around here only often enough for me to consider a new lock and then i forget. ugh.

September 23rd, 2011
4:06 pm

LOL!!! Too funny. You really have sweet, unique kids. I’m sure it has nothing at all to do with how sweet and unique their mom is.

September 26th, 2011
4:34 pm

awww! thank you!

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