Thursday, November 01, 2007

Might Have To Touch It A Lot


The Mayor has repeatedly asked to chew gum.


I have said no
and no and no again and he has grown weary of me.

Someone gave him a piece of bubble gum while he was trick or treating last night and he hit his own personal jack pot.

Awe struck, he wouldn't put the gum in his candy bag.
Instead, he stowed it safely in his pants pocket and, at home, he begged to chew it.

I told him he could chew it the next day so he tried to arrange to sleep with the gum.

We finally agreed to let it rest on his nightstand where he could watch over it until morning.


After our treaty was forged, he sat at the dining room table fondling the gum.

To no one in particular he said,


"I won't take it into my bed... but I might have to touch it a lot."


Cowboy


The Rooster had fun too!


ROO!


[My smokin' hot husband dressed up like a National Park Ranger
-- a Halloween jack pot of my own!!]



85 comments:

Shannon said...

"I might have to touch it a lot"....that's the cutest line.

Blog Antagonist said...

Kids are so funny. Gum. Of all things. They look adorable. I was just telling Bubandpie that I miss the cute costume days so much. Mine want to be ghoulish now.

Lori at Spinning Yellow said...

Great line! I never let my son have gum until I learned that it would help him with his need to chew everything. At 4, he was allowed to have some every now and then. So, of course, my daughter begged to get come like her big brother. Turns out it was just the thing I needed to get her potty trained.

Now she wants gum every time she goes. Lovely. I have a gum smacking 3 year old princess.

Family Adventure said...

Oh Joy, that is just adorable. What a lovely tale.

The kids look like they were having a great time! Daddy, too?!

Heidi

Jenifer said...

That boy is just like his Mama! Looks like another fun Halloween in the House of Joy.


Rooster's expression is priceless!

Not The Mama said...

That is hilarious. I remember the dark appeal of gum from my childhood. I don't understand it really, but I do remember the longing. Those pictures are priceless. It looks like they had a fantastic time.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Who knew gum was such a prized commodity!?

Adorable costumes! And quite a bonus to see K dressed up as the hottie Park Ranger again (although I'm certain he dresses up for you on at least a weekly basis *wink, wink*).

Jackie said...

Too cute!

Rimarama said...

Why, of course! Who *doesn't* sleep with his gum?

But I'm dying to know what he thought of it once he actually got to chew it?

Aliki2006 said...

I love that quote!!!

And what a striking family of trick or treaters you have--I love the background shot of K., and Rooster's smile!

Amanda said...

Too funny! "I might have to touch it a lot"

Patience said...

"I won't take it into my bed... but I might have to touch it a lot." Leaves my head a-reeling!

Very adorable costumes, one, two, and three!

WILLIAM said...

The mayor is hung like a...well you know what

mommiebear2 said...

OGM - They are just too cute!! Love the crocs, Taylor has a pair just like 'em.

Kyla said...

I saw K over to the side and thought "The Mayor and Roo aren't the ONLY ones who had fun last night." Haha! Happy Halloween. Those kids are just too cute.

ImpostorMom said...

That is hysterical about the gum, and what a wonderful picture of Roo and the rest of your family.

Mary Alice said...

Yes, but I bet Mommy took her treat to bed with her.

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

LOL -- And I bet she touched it a lot too...

nikki said...

Why is it that when you say National Park Ranger I suddenly have 70's porn music playing in my head?

(Adorable kids!)

Amy said...

They are so sweet! Ya'll should have more they turn out so good.

b*babbler said...

Might have to touch it a lot

Hmm... this wouldn't have anything to do with the Park Ranger, would it?

(snicker. snort.)



Oh yeah... wait... Cute photo!

furiousBall said...

Your kids are really adorable. Way to procreate. High five.

Marmite Breath said...

I love those pictures!

When we were in high school, our journalism advisor would bring her kids to meetings. Little Taylor would run around with a package of mints saying, "I don't want to eat it, I just want to hold it" and it became an instant catchphrase.

I still say it.

JoeinVegas said...

OH, she looks great! and what was your costume? (happy ranger hooker?)

we_be_toys said...

love the Halloween pics! So glad the Mayor was able to add pants to his ensemble, for the sake of the general public. I personally loved the naked except for his pony costume of earlier this week (I laughed so hard at that story). I did notice the Park Ranger in the corner of the Rooster's picture. Veerrry Nice - I have new-found respect/interest for uniforms, thanks to you!

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

"I won't take it into my bed... but I might have to touch it a lot."

Crapped my pants laughing.

PS: Yay! Park Ranger Costume!

Lisa Milton said...

Great pictures - they're super cute.

{Glad you were properly treated too.}

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

What a great punch line!

Momish said...

Wow! K dressed as a park ranger! Happiest of Halloweens to you! All of them look adorable?

P.S. I am battling the M&M demons myself!

susiej said...

You guys look like you had a great time.

~JJ! said...

Don't think I didn't notice that smokin' hot park ranger in that picture....

I hope you had to touch it a lot too....

cinnamon gurl said...

I LOVE the Rooster's exuberance in that shot! Your kids are delicious.

Guilty Secret said...

Aw they look gorgeous :)

Serina Hope said...

They are all so cute. So tell me did you have as much self restraint with your jack pot as the Mayor did with his? lol

wordgirl said...

Aaannnd...the beginnings of gum addiction worm their way into the OTJ household. Just remember that gum, pants and a hot dryer DO NOT mix well together.

Motherhood Uncensored said...

WAIT! Now witches are wearing crocs?

Beck said...

I've given up on gum - chew it in bed! chew it in the tub! chew it at church! I don't care anymore! Mama's drinkin'!

liv said...

too cute! and speaking of park rangers, I never got up the nerve to email that fellow!

motherbumper said...

OH MY HOLY - the horse on suspenders is perfection and The Rooster looks like a very very scary witch.

Anonymous said...

My, my, my, your kids are so darn beautiful...have you ever thought of having children as a business...I for sure would "buy" one of each...adorable...and the big guy ain't bad either LOL



mauniejames

radical mama said...

I see you were able to wrangle the mayor into some flannel for the big night. They are both absolutely precious!

dawn224 said...

*such* a great picture!

Monica said...

OH this is GREAT!

The bubble gum will be a great memory for him. Can you imagine him telling his kids!? Oh this is good!

And the photos, thank you so much for brightening my day...

Nice ranger ;)

Theresa said...

At least it's not Hubba Bubba. Do they make that anymore? And it sounds like you had a Happy Halloween, too. What a treat.

flutter said...

He looks so much like K

Redneck Mommy said...

They are adorable. But then you know that.

Can I just say how thrilled I was that I'm not the only momma who doesn't like the bubble gum.

Must be from all the times I had to get it cut out of my own damn hair...

Carla said...

What sweet photos!! I love it when the magic of gum is discovered!

3carnations said...

How old is your son again? Our son was 3 in June, and we haven't made the jump to gum chewing yet...

Kimberly said...

Nothing like a witch in Crocs! Love it! Such a cute family!

tulipmom said...

Speaking of Hubba Bubba, sounds like you ALL had a great Halloween (Hubba Hubba!).

That photo is fabulous!

Avery Gray said...

Oh, you'll be hearing that one often enough as he gets older! (They start so young, don't they?)

Hope you had a great night! ;o)

Heather, Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Too cute!

CamiKaos said...

Happy post halloween. Loving all the cuteness!

-The Shiny Happy Mama- said...

Too cute! Gum. Hilarious :-)

Jen M. said...

They are too cute. I like the black and white pic...

Mrs. Chicky said...

All witches should wear Crocs.

Veronica said...

When my brother was little he used to sleep with everything! He would roll over in bed and you would hear clunk clunk ALL night!

Their costumes look fantastic!

Worker Mommy said...

"I might have to touch it a lot..."so funny!!

The twins are obsessed with gum too. I'm sure because I don't give it to them. Imagine my horror when I came home one day to them chewing gum that they'd gotten from my mom and they were saying "this kind of gum is ok -it's the kind that doesn't have any sugar" Gee, thanks mom. Of course it's not just the sugar I'm opposed to...it's maybe the swallowing, the potential gum in the hair...you know a whole host of other things.

Amanda said...

Well, who doesn't feel the seductive call to touch it a lot?

Props to the Crocs wearing witch, the better to work the broom.

BOSSY said...

"I might have to touch it a lot" -- Bossy remembers those lyrics - Billy Idol, right?

JCK said...

Darling, darling pictures of your kids.

The gum is a pain in the PATOOTY. (I've outlawed it so far.) Why do people give out gum??

Nice Park Ranger nearby.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Junior Mayhem wore the same costume as the Mayor last year! I loved it! This year he was Buzz Lightyear...he kept shooting people with his "laser" all night!

I see The Mayor is already on his way to being a man..." I might have to touch it....a lot!" hee-hee

Come on....you KNEW I was going to go there! :)

Stella said...

LOVE the pictures!!

Mrs. T said...

Gum can be used to buy you time in many situations, which is why it's nice to save it for special occasions.
PS: My youngest dressed in an almost identical costume to the Mayor's. Love those horses!

Deb said...

LOL... I really want to use that "tough it a lot" line in conjunction with your forest ranger hubby, but I'll let it go. It's waaaayyy too obvious.

Paige said...

Wow. You mean to tell me he actually had the self-control to let the gum sit on his dresser all night long? I don't think that would have happened in this house...

Above Average Joe said...

Good to hear everybody got some sweets!

Hol&J said...

Cutest. pictures. ever.

Diana said...

the kids look sooooo cute!
and the park ranger uniform....ooooohhhhhh finally!

Ophelia Rising said...

Our boy is the master of contention over the "can I have the candy/gum/cookie/cake" debacle. I can wholeheartedly relate.

Cute pictures...this is a great time of year.

Erin said...

I love your sons quote about the gum!! So funny. My daughter has this need to have gum as well, and I won't let her till she's a little older because she just swallows it. She got a lot of gum in her trick or treat bag and now she wants to know why she can't have it. I may have to give in yet. I just won't tell her that I went through it while she was sleeping and threw away most of the gum : )

mothergoosemouse said...

Gum, ugh. Tacy too.

The kids look great! (So does the park ranger.)

painted maypole said...

hysterical!!!

Cathy said...

For us, it wasn't the gum, but the freaking candy.

Last Easter, my daughter snuck her basket into her room. When I went in to wake her up the next morning, she was surrounded by candy wrappers -- on the bed, the nightstand, the floor...

creative-type dad said...

Nice costumes!

(Park ranger...???)

carrie said...

He'll laugh that he said that when he's older. Make sure you remind him about his love of gum!

Cute, adorable and did I say cute? photos, as usual.

Glad it was a Happy Time!

Moobs said...

Are you worried he will turn into a baseball player?

When I saw the Forest Ranger uniform Iactually shrieked. Now I have to come up with an explanation for my behaviour that will satisfy my wife.

Nancy said...

Roo, one happy girl!

Mayor, yep all boy, all touchin' it a lot, lol

Sayre said...

I'll bet the Mayor uses that line when he's a teenager too...

My husband put on a plastic smokey bear hat that was too small for him. Somehow, the effect wasn't the same. (sigh)

Damselfly said...

Hahaha! The funniest thing is seeing K in the background in his ranger uniform! So did you go as a distressed, lost camper/hiker? ;)

Kevin Charnas said...

That Mayor is so damn hysterical...THAT'S WHY HE'S THE MAYOR!!!

And Roo???

Be still my beating heart. I'm in love.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

Both your kids are rockin' in my book.

Oh and P.S. We are anti-gum in this household too. I sorted them out of his stash and threw it away before he even saw it. I know, Evil Mommy.

Lisa said...

Your hubby is getting some serious booty mileage out of that Park Ranger Uniform, yes?

And what is with the almighty power of gum? My son was the same way.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahh the major and the rooster are gorgeous.
And Mr Joy? Well hellooooo.

metalia said...

I saw a dude in a park ranger uniform in Grand Central Station today and thought of you. :)