I’ll put pretty pretty flowers on your grave

Who can name the movie that line is from?

Jensen is still in his dinosaur phase.  The much loved new television show is PBS Kids Dinosaur Train, the preferred toys are his 50 hard plastic dinosaurs (which are on the verge of becoming extinct if I step on them one more time), and the favorite live action game of choice is to chase unsuspecting children around the room, as he replicates a carnivorous variety of dinosaur.

Cailey, on the other end of the spectrum, is completely consumed with origami, and will spend hours crafting creations.  She’s really very good, as can be seen in the photographic evidence below.  There is a point to these stories, pinky swear.

She crafted this box to hold her earbuds, which are neatly folded.  I have no idea where this child came from.

This morning Fiddledaddy took Cailey and Jensen with him to our gym, so we could employ the divide and conquer method of parenting.  I was to stay home with the oldest offspring to assist in her Classical Conversation projects due next Monday.

Our gym has an excellent child care facility, and since we’ve been members for several years, the staff knows my children well.  Foibles and all.  I have even been known to take my children to the gym, drop them into childcare, and then go to the cafeteria and just sit.  Not even sit and think.  Just sit.  (The staff is aware of this, and approve wholeheartedly.  They have met my children.)

At this particular gym, whenever you work out upstairs, you are able to check in on your children via spyware, by viewing a monitor.  Which is what Fiddledaddy did after a reasonable amount of time working out.

He then texted me:

Later when I questioned Jensen if he frightened any of the little children, he grinned and replied, “YEAH, AND I TOLD ‘EM I WAS GOING TO RIP THEIR FLESH AND EAT THE MEAT.”


After listening to these events, Emme quips, “We’re an awkward family.”  Tip of the iceberg, my friend.

10 Responses to I’ll put pretty pretty flowers on your grave

  • Nope. Don’t know the movie quote. Sounds like something from a gunslinger flick? At least Jensen is providing an “interactive experience” for ALL the other children. ~snicker snicker~

  • You are an awkward family, but that is why we love you! Plus you make us laugh when we need it.

  • I am laughing so hard, I am crying! Hilarious!

  • Ditto, Brianna! We love you, and your awkward family!

  • Your family cracks me up! Fiddledaddy’s text and your comment are priceless 🙂

  • That is fantastic! I can totally picture it now 🙂

    Hey, has Jensen ever seen Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs? They have books, but it’s a tv show in the UK. My son used to LOVE Harry… he jumps off of his bed and into the bucket and has adventures galore with his dino pals. It’s so cute! Maybe on youtube?

    Also, check Amazon for “Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs” (the link: http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9780140569216?redirected=true&selectCurrency=USD&gclid=CO-liKC4qLICFcldTAod0hUARA ) It’s a family favorite around here, Rowan loves quoting the T-Rex and tells people, “I’m going to cut you up into little sausages and EAT YOU with ketchup!!!” She’s a little “awkward”, too!!! 🙂

  • So…what movie is that line from? I’ve looked and can’t find it.

    • Debi,

      It’s from Camp Rock 2, referring to a song that Demi Lovato’s character wrote. I think I could sing every song from that movie. If I could sing. 🙂

  • I am just catching up with you–it has been a difficult few weeks, what with all the screaming about too much school work to do. Anyway, I have an origami t-rex that one of my Classical Conversations students made for me last year. Sure wish I could figure out how to show it to both Cailey and Jensen.