Thursday, January 21, 2010

"The book" (and the Frog/Princess Academy)

Things are starting to calm down around here since we have now secured three copies of the 2nd Percy Jackson book, The Sea of Monsters

For a while there our household was pretty contentious--there was a lot of blame and shame over the withholding of "the book" and the hiding of "the book," not to mention the seeking and the sneaking of "the book."  Suspicion hung heavy in the air for days on end.  

Is it bad to say that I lubbed it? 

What if I said I LUBBED it, lubbed IT, LUBBED IT!?  

My boys have bickered over many things, but never over a book, so BRING IT ON, boys! 

It almost makes me giddy just thinking that my boys are bickering over books!!! And to think that they are going to bed late and to school late . . . all because of "the book." Last night we couldn't even get them to kneel for family prayer because they weren't quite finished with their page. 

I told them to just keep on a readin'. Reading trumps prayer any ole' day.  As does writing . . . 


HEY!! Who just zapped me with that bolt of lightening?


Okay, so last night was New Beginnings.  If you've ever served in Young Women's you know that New Beginnings can be a headache because it's your job to convince each teenage girl in your ward that the Personal Progress Program is just secret code for "Princess Academy."

But truthfully, New Beginnings ain't half bad when you're serving in the Sponge Bob ward. Guess which episode we filmed last night?  

The one where the Bishop makes up his own acronym during his closing remarks:


Vertically that spells F.R.O.G.


It stands to reason that the Bishop of the Sponge Bob ward would go out and buy a bazillion little green plastic frogs and give them out to all the young women to help them remember who they are and what they stand for.

Can you make the fairy tale connection?

We've grooming a room full of princesses and the Bishop is handing them their frogs.  

How. Cute. Is. That?  

I lub Disney endings. 


Hey, before I sign out, thank you for helping me with Project Dummy yesterdee.  It really is a project and I have a hard time finishing projects, but you guys seriously made me feel like the little engine that could.  

"I think I can.  I think I can." 

The only downside to Project Dummy was that ya'll made me smile, which gave my hub the wrong impression when I crawled into bed. 

Thank goodness I had a New Beginnings headache.  

(wink wink) 



I am Lorinda W- you can call me LoW said...

You so funny!

I am Lorinda W- you can call me LoW said...


I am Lorinda W- you can call me LoW said...

Oh, AND about the book, my 18 year old is in his bed "sick" right now, reading that book.

I am Lorinda W- you can call me LoW said...

AND did you like my descriptions of Dummy??

Mae Rae said...

Books? Of the three of my children only one of them reads. I need me this book, if it will get the other two to read! I love FROG...i was given that when my dad was first diagnosed and have since had it reoccur on many occasions. I loved your post today.

Martha said...

I love that song "Two is Better than One". I've been playing it all the time and my kids are getting sick of it. Too bad.

I read three chapters of the book and we haven't picked it up since. I think maybe because it's warm and sunny here that the kids don't read. It's cold there so they might as well read. I will keep trying though.

Glad NB was so froggy.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hi LoW! Congrats on being first. And haha that your 18 year old is sick in bed reading that book right now. I bed he's faking. My boys keep telling me I need to get sick and read "the book." And YES, I loved your description. So succinct and concise and precise. That's what I lub about you, girl.

Mae Rae, I hear you about the kids reading. So my bishop didn't make up that frog acronym? Shucks. I should have known he'd plagiarize the Disney Channel! :) I'm glad you have benefited from it though. I'm sorry about your dad. I didn't know. Is he okay?

The Crash Test Dummy said...

I lub that song too, Martha!

How funny that you can't get into "the book" I so need to take up that challenge. And the Twilight challenge too.

Just SO said...

My kids love that series. They talk about it all the time but I haven't read it yet. I guess I should.

And I love that FROG thing that your bishop did. Very cool.

LiafromLaie said...

Just gave my copy of book two to my younger cousin. I try to encourage reading in the younger generation whenever I can, most of 'em don't like to read that's why!

Anyway... can I just say I LOVE your Bishop's idea! It's so cute. I wouldn't be surprised if thanks to your blog this idea starts sweeping each YW and Singles Ward RS program out there :)

Kritta22 said...

I think I need to go read this book to see what you guys are talking about.

Kritta22 said...

Your Bishop is too cool in that Sponge Bob ward.

Kritta22 said...

I'm watching Little People on TLC. The mom just stood next to her son's date for a picture.

I bet little people have to think about where to put their hands in situations like that.

I never thunk of that before.

Kritta22 said...

Some shows on TLC make me thunk a 19 kids and counting...

if I was prego that many times, would I still have a brain.

I think my kids steal my brains when I grow them.

Kritta22 said...

My mom says your brains go out your boobs when you breastfeed.

I just went R rated on Crash's blog...

ha ha ha

Kritta22 said...

Do you know what other show makes me think on TLC...Cake boss...

is that guy trying to be all mafia-like??

Why would a mafia guy make cakes?

That wouldn't be useful.

At least on Facebook mafia wars it wouldn't. And that's my only REAL dealings with the dark side.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Kritta, it's good to see you again. You're such a silly goose, but you make so much sense.

Amen on the Cake Boss thing. Doesn't he get made fun of by the other mafia boys? I think that entire show is a staged set up, personally.

More to come . . .

Kritta22 said...

Oh and those birthing shows...

first I don't think I could EVER have a kid at home. Especially on my bed...

you gotta clean that stuff up afterward..

plus, that's probably where the kid was thought of...

again with the R rated!!

I feel like a rebel today!

Kritta22 said...

okay second, why on earth would you want the whole wide entire Earth watch you push out the kid??

NO ONE is beautiful when you are in labor...

No Doctor wants a camera in thier face when they are SUPPOSE to be worrying about you and your kid..

No nurse WANTS to actually do their hair for work!! (Trust me)

No nurse wants to worry about your who-ha being covered up for the cameras... (Thats Discovery health where is all hangs out.)

I'm just saying.

Kritta22 said...

And then one more...

I ALWAYS stinking cry at the end.

I don't know why. Yes, it's wonderful they have a kid.

Maybe cuz I gotta do it 57 days...

Kritta22 said...

Not that I'm counting or anything...

k, maybe a little.

I'm being induced on March 11 at 7:30pm in ABQ.

Anyone wanna do a dinner before??


Kritta22 said...

Okay you all or is it, y'all...

I'm off like a herd of turtles to put el grumpo down for his nap!

does anyone know anyone that makes those hooter hiders???

(Nursing covers)

I'm looking for one.

The Garden of Egan said...

I love to read!!!
Nice to know I don't have to pray anymore.
I need to be in the Sponge Bob ward I can tell.

Sandi said...

Haven't you learned to never go to bed smiling? silly dummy!
So, my daughter is in charge of our new beginnings, which isn't until March so that makes it not very "new" huh? maybe you could just send me your whole program and we can just hi-jack it and make believe that we also live in the Sponge Bob ward! it when Kritta drops in!

Amanda said...

My son, who just turned 7 a couple weeks ago, was up until midnight reading "the book" last night. At 6am this morning he woke up and started reading it again. We started "the book" as a family, but my husband hijacked it first then the 7 year took off with it. I think we better get our hands on a copy of book 2 pretty quick.

Anjeny said...

Gee, I feel so out of place cuz I don't even know anything about "the book" and here I'm the one in a bookclub. What kind of a bookclub do I have if I was never informed of "the book"? I have to get my hands on one so I can be part of your "the book" club...Craaash, HEEEELP!!! LOL

We had our New Beginning last week Thursday but Jen had to work that night so therefore, I wasn't one of the lucky one to see if our Bishop is as creative as your Sponge Bob ward Bishop...hmmm.

Kritta...your comments totally did something to my funny bone. I was told that every time a woman have a baby, she loses some of her memory...I wish whoever came up with that would have the insight to inform me back when I only had one kid...I guess that would explain why I can't seem to remember exactly what I want to write in here so I always ended up babbling on like an idiot.

And yeah, Kritta, that hooter hide-away thingimajik is sold at Wal-Mart...coolest thing ever. Then again, why would anyone want to hide their hooters? LOL

The Crash Test Dummy said...

hahaha I lub it when Kritta stops by too.

Amen about losing your brains with each pregnancy. Although I have no idea if they get sucked through the magical hooter hider.


And HAHA ANjeny, why would anyone want to hide their hooters? YOU CRAZY Rambling Islander. Because you never know who at Hogwarts might want to steal Hedwig.

Amanda, at least your kid is 7. My boys went four extra years without reading.

Sandi, I would hate to take away your daughters opportunity to learn for herself how to get a New Beginning headache. Do you have a daughter old enough to be in charge of NB? What the what? It took 11 leaders to pull ours off.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

So Iwa, I added some Joshua Radin to my playlist.



I also added some pants on the ground.

hee hee

Sandi said...

They always let the Laurels do our NB for a value project....which basically means that I will be doing it at the last minute. ugh