"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, July 25, 2009

"the eye" and "the nod"

24th of july
bigger than the 4th in utah
pioneer day
rib cook off
have you ever used a pressure cooker and then grilled your ribs?
oh my goodness.
you have not had rich, juicy ribs if you have not used the pressure cooker.
and basted them with 7-up.
the pork loin ate ribs too.
lots of fruit.
drank my fresca.
spilled in onto his face.
this included up the nostrils, in the eye balls, and carbonation burning the throat.
it was sad.
until he found something else to do 5 minutes later.
do you see the ribs leftover on his face?
sand on his chest?
he had a great day.
in and out of the baby pool.
harmon's for some getaway groceries (stay tuned)
car cart was discovered
chip & dip
mini oreos
Gatorade (G2)
henry's rootbeer
waffle mix
but then it was time to go.
he screamed from the moment the scout master pulled him from the car cart to the car.
i saw some oncoming shoppers giving us "the eye."
do you know "the eye?"
it's the one where they either have never had children or they have had children and forgot what it was like to have children.
this is much more comical, but definitely not as appreciated as "the nod."
"the nod" is from a parent who remembers having children or currently has children, possibly whose children just had a similar episode earlier this week.
so they gave us "the eye."
we looked at each other and grinned.
chuckling always makes the tantrums more enjoyable.
plus, when you have a camera...
it only lasted 3 minutes this time.
or some short number like that.
poor little guy.
i never knew he liked the car cart so much.
looks like i'll be pushing the car cart around harmon's from now on.
happily looking for "the nod" from the rest of you;-)


Brooke said...

blake lives for the car carts! he cries when he gets out too. he also knows where the exits are in safeway and cries when we walk past them, but don't exit.

And, WHERE ARE YOU GOING? I'm SO jealous! I need a getaway :( fill me in!

Boulant Family said...

Too funny - I actually did the nod today a cute mom trying to help her tantrum throwing toddler in the Chuck-A-Rama.;)

Emmy said...

Lol! Love it, the nod. I try and just totally ignore any screaming babies.. as I don't know if the parents will appreciate the nod or be more embarrassed by it... I know sometimes when my kids are freaking out I just want to disappear.

Sue said...

Those ribs look yummy!