Wednesday, March 24, 2010

We're even

So yesterday after my twins came home from school I showed them their Man in the Mirror post.

"So dumb!" the oldest twin said, followed immediately by, "you're going to have to get us a BIG treat to make up for this."

The youngest twin tried to act like he was embarrassed, but he wore these socks to school yesterday so I don't believe him for a second.

Speaking of treats, guess what I found while looking for my missing cell phone? 

A bag of Halloween candy. And it wasn't just the leftover lollipops and pixie sticks either. The bag was overflowing with Crunch bars and M&M's and Butterfingers and Baby Ruths. There were Whoppers and Tootsie Rolls and Laffy Taffy. There was even a granola bar and two toothbrushes that some dentist with a sense of humor must have thrown in for conflict.

When I showed my kids the bag, my oldest twin said, "Oh, yea, I forgot about that."

How do you FORGET about your HALLOWEEN CANDY????

Talk about dumb.

So I handed him the bag and said, "Here's your BIG treat. We're even." 

P.S. If anyone finds my missing cell phone, please call 1-800-dummy.  

P.S.S It's purple and sparkly and has a photo of the prophet on it.


Heather and Kyle said...

Wow I have never been first. Your boys are so funny!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Good job, Heather on being first. ;) Long time no see. How is Ethan doing?

Jillybean said...

I am awestruck at the pure awesomeness of those socks, and the fact that your son actually wore them to school and didn't get beat up.
I once found a brand new unopened bag of Halloween candy in February! The experience was almost as awesome as those socks.

DeNae said...

I wish my kids had your kids' confidence. Will you finish raising my kids? Please? I'll give you THREE bags of Hallowe'en candy!

Braden said...

I second DeNae about wanting that confidence. But I also envy their self-discipline. Trust me I have NEVER lost any kind of treat, much less a whole bag of Halloween candy because I eat it all far too quickly to misplace.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Amen, Braden. I can't even fathom the idea of forgetting about a bag of candy. I couldn't forget even long after the Halloween candy was gone. ;)

DeNae, three bag, eh? Hmmm. It's tempting. Let me finish this bag and I'll get back to you on that.

Jilly, isn't that amazing. They go it from my hub. In high school he wore the craziest clothes--stripes with plaids and the like--and he drove this huge orange suburban that everyone called The Bomb because it was so old that the whole front seat was held in place by a big stick propped behind it. Whenever we went over a huge bump the whole front seat went down. And yet everyone loved his guts and he was king of the school.

SWIRL said...

I can't believe the halloween candy was still edible!?!? it wasn't reduced to sludge? it didn't have swarms of ants around? It must be the magic of winter! {killin all those bugs!}

I have a new "play project" ... I'll run it by you later...
most parents here are ready for a break. actually- we are working on MAY DAY costumes...
lub ya

donkeybray said...

Hi there CTD:
Have you tried You enter your cell phone number and they call it to make it ring. No tricks or nothin'. Has saved me many a time.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Donkeybray, even if it's dead? Please say YES. Woohoo. I'm going to try it.

Aloha Swirl. No sludge. Or ants. (nani nani)

Martha said...

I was thinking the same thing as Swirl. If that candy were here it would be mush.

I lost my cell phone at the Stan Sherriff Center during Kahuku's state finals bball. I had everyone call it but the loser who found it turned it off. It was just a cheap one too. I've now lost all my numbers, including yours.

So did your hub actually know he was wearing crazy clothes? Because my hub still puts on wacky stuff and I don't think it's because he's trying to make a statement. It's just because he doesn't know what matches.

So Adam is freaking out because he's going to the Fall Ball at BYUH tomorrow (I know this is his first dance ever, ever ((He never went to a high school dance or church dance)) and he has nothing to wear, and why don't I buy him anything to wear (because he never wanted to go before), and his Dad's stuff is way too big and weird.

So I'm thinking his cute girl friend put him up to this. Poor boy.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Aw, Martha, that stinks. I am starting to get worried. My cell phone has been gone for a week. I tried but no luck. It's totally dead. Thanks for the tip anyway donkeybray.

Alan was not trying to make a statement. haha You of all people should know that. He just doesn't care. Case in point, snowman pjs and church shoes to shovel the walk and get gas and socks with sandals. ha ha

How exciting for Adam. I wish I could be there to witness this monumental milestone in his life. Hope he finds something decent to wear. Take lots of photos. Is he still with "that one girl?"

I'm buying you sliced almonds, not slivered, right?

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

My condolences on the cell phone. That really is the worst, and the prophets picture and all, maybe it will turn up on ebay.

Have you tried praying for it? Always my last resort, but seems to work pretty well most times. so I don't know why I don't just save time and energy and go to the big guy first.

Martha said...

Ok, so I have to tell Nutty a story about praying for things. At Christmas my daughter decided she wanted a necklace (which is monumental because she's a tom boy to the max). So I got her this cute one with an S initial. We go to the beach and sure enough, the S breaks off. She is ready to pray the S back. So I ask where abouts did you lose it? She narrows it down to a hundred yard strip of beach. So me of little faith says well hun, I think that S is gone and never coming back. I didn't want her prayers not to be answered.

Martha said...

Yeah, Crash I know he doesn't care. I remember when you left to the airport for your vacation in June and he was sweaty and dirty and didn't care. Better to not care than care too much.

Oh, Oh more big news. Brandyn got an assistant coaching job at UH!!!! He's way excited. So now Wagner is looking for an assistant. Don't you think Al would be a great assistant? Then he could work at the Health Center and be assistant for Wagner on the side. Good idea hun? Come on then Zach and Josh could play bball together at Kahuku. They need a guard on varsity super bad!!

And, and we'll build a duplex together on our new land because it's big and there's room.

Martha said...

And of course T could play tennis again and next year Rach and Zach can play too. And W and G could be on my tennis team again.

A girl can dream can't she?

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh Martha, that does sound enticing.


Congrats to Brandyn. WOW! Good on him.

I giggled that you stepped in on Rachel's prayer because you didn't want it not to be answered. LOLOL. Once we found a single car key at Pipeline right at sun down (nearly dark)after praying our guts out. We had no choice but to find it.

I think I better try Nutty's plan.

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

Forgetting candy? Never heard of it!

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

Losing cell phones? Always

Jillybean said...

Did you look for your cell phone in my mom's couch? That's where I lost mine.
I called and called and I never heard it, then I went to my mom's house and found it tucked behind the couch cushions. I told mom how I had been calling it for a few days trying to find it and she says "Wow, I wondered what that music was and where it was coming from!"

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Ha ha ha ha Jilly Bean. That's classic. Your cute mom. I didn't think to look in your mom's couch.

I'm working on the story right now.