And then they release the Cracken

Who watches Modern Family?  Show of hands?  Yeah.  That’s what I thought.  So we have always watched it, but over this last season, I feel Josh and I have been able to relate to it more.  Especially to the Dunphys.




There are times that Julie Bowen or Ty Burrell will rattle off a line and I think about it for days.  If you haven’t seen the second to last ep of the season… SPOILER ALERT… but Phil gets an RV and wants to take the family on a road trip and Claire is concerned about Phil finding about about the “maleficent hell spawn” that their children really are.  I died a little. There have been a couple of times this past season that I wish I had Steve Levitan and Chris Lloyd writing my comebacks for when the kids act a fool.

So I used that Cracken line yesterday to talk about the hellish tantrum 10 decided to have at the pool Tuesday and and 8 looked at me and said “he farted?” while pointing at her butt.  Yes.  That is what our house has turned in to.  Different ways to reference someone passing gas.  

We survived the school year.  Everyone passed.  Now we look to the summer.  Sleep away camp is a week from Monday.  4 days of no kids.  Just Josh and me and the house.  Haven’t had that in a long time.  Maybe we can get some stuff done?  Plus, we are taking our own trip this summer.  Staring slow by going to Cumberland.  We have got to work up to a plane and a different state.  I mean, there are wild monkeys that would have been better behaved at the doctor this morning than my 3 were.  You think I’m going to unleash THAT on the general traveling public when I myself am a horrid flier?  I would be the one trying to open the plane door to throw them out?  And those about to respond with “just drive.  It will be fine”.  Please.  I will see about that after we make the trek to Cumberland and get to spend time together on back Kentucky roads.  But there is no way on this holy Earth that I’m driving to El Paso.  Someone will end up in the middle of Nowhere, TX and it may just be me after I body roll out of the car because 10 is tired of listening to Ke$ha or Glee.  

13 turned 14 yesterday and tomorrow night is her birthday party.  A bunch of teenagers hanging out?  It will either be a rousing success or a complete disaster.  Because there is no in-between with teenagers.  Fingers crossed.

And a lovely and happy Memorial Day weekend to you and yours.  Enjoy.


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