Seven Quick Takes

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1. I always love to see what search parameters bring up my blog on search engines. Usually it’s boring stuff: “Kate Basi blog” and so on, but this one cracked me up: “pic of big butt tinkerbell”

2. My baby sister recently sold her Ford Focus, which has seen better days, into service as a crazy 8 race car. As I have never heard of such a thing, I’m betting you haven’t either. Allow yourself to be illuminated, via YouTube.

3. Have I ever shared how much I loathe playing? (Kind of a big occupational hazard of SAH motherhood, but there it is. Even when I was a kid, I was a climb-a-tree-and-read-a-book-worm.) So I cringe every time Alex says, “Mommy, will you play with me?” But today, he was entertaining himself very nicely in the living room with scissors, construction paper and tape, building a “Joker Ski” (as in jet ski). Until he leaned back dramatically and said, “Mommy, you can help me finish my Joker Ski if you want to.” Translation: Mommy get your butt out here I’m tired of doing this and I want you to finish it for me. Voila the Joker Ski:

En garde, Robin! Hehehehehehehe!

 Are you impressed? You should be!

4. While we’re on the subject of funny kid moments, last Sunday Christian went to a Cardinals game to meet a friend he hasn’t seen in years. Because of this, I got to experience single parenthood for about twelve hours. At church. Playing piano. On a choir day. All through Mass, I was trying to play the piano while Alex grabbed my left arm and whisper-shrieked, “Mommy! The number didn’t work!” (he was running the electronic number board)  and waving his hand in front of the mirror-shiny Yamaha piano cover and batting at the end of the boom microphone stand I was singing into. It was very distracting. After Mass, one of our choir members went to pick the little ones up from the nursery and came back with the classic frazzled mother expression on her face, gasping, “I don’t know how you do this!”

5. Nicholas fell asleep on the way home. I took him inside and set him down on the floor, went out to unload the cargo, and came back in to find this:

It was a tiring morning. Obviously.

6. Which was soon followed by this:


Only she’s not sleeping. She’s giggling. With her bottom going up and down.

7. Joy to the World: Advent is for Families is officially available!  

If you have kids, if you’ve ever been frustrated by December madness, if you’ve ever thought, “Surely there must be SOME way to enjoy the fun stuff in December without going crazy and forgetting about the sacred!”, then this book is for you. At $5.99 for a resource that will last you the rest of your family’s life, it’s a steal. Check it out!

5 thoughts on “Seven Quick Takes

  1. Congrats on the publication!! It looks so cute and I’m sure it is just what is needed to bring God into Christmas for busy families…you go girl!

  2. Oh Kathleen, you crack me up. I am greatly relieved to find another mom who loathes to play! Boy that’s hard to admit…but it’s true…and I bet there are lots and lots of other moms who feel that way, but wouldn’t admit it!

    That picture of your little boy sprawled out on the kitchen floor made me smile. I bet, after your crazy morning, you felt like doing the same thing! 🙂

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