Thursday, November 29, 2007

Love Means Tickles

Last night Annie was getting settled for bed.

She slung an arm around my neck, nuzzled in and said, "Mommy, I love you."

I told her I loved her and I loved Elizabeth. Annie got excited about the idea of Mommy loving not one, but two people, so she started mentioning all the people she loved. It turned into a pretty funny litany.

"I love Mommy. She can tickle me.
I love Simon. He can tickle me.
I love Elizabeth. She can tickle me.
I love Daddy. He can tickle me.
I love Caitlin. She can tickle me.
I love Katherine. She can tickle me.
I love Baby Emma. She can tickle me.
I love Aunt Dawn. She c an tickle me.
I love Uncle Mark. He can tickle me."

So love means tickles?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Quotable Quotes

"Mommy, do you like me?"

"Yes, I like you, Sweetie. So, do you like Mommy?"

"I like craisins, Momma."

Friday, November 16, 2007


A few years ago, my dad bought for me a really nice goose down comforter from Costco. It was for a queen size bed. At the time I slept on a twin, and when I got married, I upgraded to a king. Never had a queen, and didn't have plans to get a queen in the near future. I feel really bad that I made Dad get it and it was sitting here unused.

I decided to list the comforter on Craigslist. Craigslist is an online classified website. I initially listed it as New In Package (NIP), excellent, unused condition, yada yada yada, for $50.00. Seemed like a fair price to me. No one was interested. I saw a similar and gently used (used, mine is new!) going for $60.00. I waited a week, then relisted mine at $60.00, NIP, excellent unused condition, yada yada yada. I had people lining up around the block for it when I raised the price by $10.00. Perhaps it helped that the cold weather finally set in? Is there some kind of psychological phenomenon that people expect to pay that much and are suspicious when the item doesn't cost the amount they thought they would have to pay?

It sold, and I have $10.00 more than I expected. I don't understand.