Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Sunday, June 1, 2008

June, devilish things, and things that drive me crazy!

June! I love June. . .It's the best month of the year! Besides summer starting and vacations happening, it's the month of my birth! I'm a weirdo about my birthday. . .I love it! I don't much care for the number of years anymore, but that's an issue I can, and do ignore! : )

Have you ever had a song or thing get stuck in your head and about 6 hours later you were so sick of it you never wanted to see or hear it again??? Well, let me tell you a story. . .

After we landed in Moscow, our young, sweet and innocent son stole an item from Ellie, the little girl adopted by the Jergers. It was a duck that played a song by Vivaldi, a muscian and music that I dearly love! The duck has five buttons on it. . .the center belly button plays the entire sequence of the song while the two hands and the two feet break down the song into Violins, xylophone, drums, and horn. Aidan would push one of the buttons and then we would all hear the entire song or part of it. . .over and over and over and over and over (you get the picture). This kept him happy, but we got to listen to this for the three or more hours we were stuck in the van on the way to the hotel (some kind of accident on the highway-go figure!) Then, the next day, the same story. . . and the next. . . and the next, ad infinitum. Aidan even had the thing in his mouth, drooled all over it, got tons of Moscow and Red Square dirt on it and, wouldn't you know it? When we tried to give it back, the Jergers kindly declined to accept it!!! So we brought the devilish thing home. . .only to have mommy hide it! : )

However, that is not the end of the story! One day last week Aidan found the devilish duck! And it has resumed it's place in our lives. . .until such time as mommy can dispose of the evil little thing and make it so it won't resurrect itself! And, you are wondering, what does such an evil thing look like? Well, here it is. . .

And don't try to tell me how innocuous it looks!!

Finally, I am borrowing a page from Lori and speaking my mind about something that has been troubling me for a quite a while. Let me preface this by saying, while in Russia, one thing I did not miss at all was the constant talk about politics and the race for the Presidency. In fact, I found it almost shocking when we returned at how much time is spent discussing/reporting/tearing about what people have said to whom and when! It almost seems self absorbed! So, I ask you, when did it become okay for three top Senators, elected and paid by the people of this great Nation, to basically devote all of their time and money, while continuing to be paid for a job they really aren't doing anymore, and run for an office they may or may not get for a period of more than two years????? This is driving me crazy!

Next time I won't rant. I promise!

Dad is here and tomorrow we will take Aidan to Washington to see Arlington Cemetery, the White House and the Capitol. Dad thinks we should get pictures of Aidan in front of the White House and the Capitol. . .afterall, we "got pictures of him in front of that church in Red Square!" Too true. . .pictures on Red Square while still a Russian and now pictures in front of the White House as an American! Pretty good idea!




Anonymous said...

Wait until he gets the drum set!!! Then you will wish for the wonderful duck!!! You can hide the duck! HA HA!

Terri said...

Hi! We also have an Aidan from funny! Your little guy is adorable! Congratulations!

Lori said...

I am emailing you the pick of ducky in front o fSt. Basil's...I expect to see it in your next post!