Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tattletale Tuesday ;-)

Mommy is doing the tattling today. I just wanted to share a couple of stories from Denny's morning yesterday. I always leave the house for work before he does. Then he gets Sam up and makes sure he gets out to the bus stop on time, then he goes to work. Usually the pugs wait until after I leave before they go outside. Yesterday at least a couple of them (with 5 in the house we tend to lose track) acted like they needed to go, so Denny let them out just before I left. The 3 boys were ready to come in as I was walking out the door, so Denny let them in and they saw me off. He said that after I left, the 2 girls were ready to come in. Stupid little Bernice ran through the family room and right into the door to the garage! Don't get me wrong, I love the little squirrel, but I'm convinced that there isn't anything but rocks where her brain should be. She's a sweet little wiggly thing, but there's a big vacancy up above! Of course, Denny thinks that Jasmine pushed her into the door because Jas doesn't like her very much. Anyway, he said she ran face first into the door and just sort of fell back on her butt, clueless as to what just happened.This is a pretty typical look for Neecy...
Well, after the Neecy in the door incident, Denny woke Sam up and then went into the kitchen to make Sam's lunch. Keep in mind that Sam is not very good with words and usually speaks without thinking (he could barely read when he came to live with us 3 years ago and he has ADHD). Sam walks into the kitchen and says to Denny, "Dad, I despise you". Denny said he was completely stunned. He asked Sam what he just said and Sam repeated it. Denny then asked him if he knew what that meant and the boy said no. Why on Earth would you say something to someone that you didn't know what it meant??? So Denny told him to go look it up in a dictionary. Unfortunately the first dictionary Sam looked at was not meant for kids with limited vocabularies. The definition said "to loathe". Of course he had no idea what that meant, so he had to look up "loathe" (I asked if the definition of "loathe" was "to despise", but it wasn't). He never did actually apologize to Denny, but he did keep saying that wasn't what he meant. When he got home from school yesterday, I asked him why he would say something to his dad without knowing what it meant. His explanation was that he "heard someone say it at school". So why not ask someone what it meant or look it up on your own or even just think about the context of how it was said? He's a cute kid, but he lacks so much common sense...
Ok, enough babbling...here are some pictures of the pugs outside this afternoon. We have a little snow on the ground right now. Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer (mid 40's) with rain starting in the afternoon turning to snow overnight. Thursday's drive to work should be loads of fun!
Here is our beautiful Jasmine not wanting her delicate princess paws to touch the cold wet snow...
Ernie and Eli were just having fun running around the yard...
Pippin looking thoughtful...He is looking so good lately since he has been losing weight! He's still a pudge, but he really seems happy and energetic!
And Bernice and Ernie finding a spot that smelled interesting...
Maybe we'll just do a Wordless Wednesday tomorrow ;-)
Pug hugs and kisses!
Vikki and the Pug Posse

4 comments:

Pearl said...

I loved your stories today! I can relate to you, in that I love Pearl dearly, but, bless her heart, she is just not smart! Running into the door is a daily occurrence in our house!

There are definitely worse words that Sam could catch onto at school, let's hope 'despise' is the worst he hears! :)

Hope you 5 puggie muffins are having a great Tuesday! :)

♥Lisa and The Pug Posse ♥ said...

Well Hello! to the "Other" Pug Posse! Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping in...we are always to have new Pug friends!

Punchbugpug said...

Love seeing your gang of FIVE! I keep telling P 5 would be okay! LOL

The Devil Dog said...

Bernice is probably just as blonde as Lucky is. Are her eyes okay?
As for Sam, mom's nephew has ADHD, he is really smart and lacks the most basic common sense imaginable. One of the things about ADHD is impulsivity, and they either say or do tihngs without thinking of the consequences. The brain connections are missing in places, like a road hitting a river with no bridge. What is simple or common sense to you and mom is not to them. It is just how their brains are wired. It really is.
Anyway, mom hopes you don't mind her two sense worth.

Roxy