Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Yahoo Doray Day

Before I could even open my eyes this morning:


I knew I shouldn't have agreed to that impulse purchase while buying 80% off Halloween decorations with Joey yesterday.

Probably not the most productive use of my petty cash fund.  

Me:  Joey, it's 5:30 am.  Go back to bed.  I'll get you Pop Tarts in a little while.

Joey: WHAAAAAAAAAAAA.  I want Pop Tarts, Mommy.  I WANT POP TARTS!!

Me: Stop it.


Me:  Joey, if you keep this up, I'm throwing the Pop Tarts in the garbage.

Joey (muttering as he walked away): I'm throwing you in the garbage, Mommy. 

As I stumbled downstairs a little while later, I checked my emails and saw that the professional photographer bus mom wants to borrow my vast collection of vintage Little People for a shoot.  I was thrilled!

I haven't had professional pictures of my children taken in years.  I stopped doing that when all three of them would glare at the camera and insist that they hated having their pictures taken.  But professional shots of my Little People?  Now that was something I could get excited about.  They always smile.  They always cooperate.  They stay where you put them.  Awesome!

Jack's comment as I arranged them: "Oh - you're making the Yahoo-Doray singing people at the end of Grinch."

Now the only problem was Bus-Mom was going to be on my block between 9 am and 10 am and offered to come by then.  After I get kids off at 6:55, 8:00, and 8:45 respectively, I use the next two hours before Joey returns to sit around in my JC Penny Extra-Tall Red Schnauzer Pajamas and write, do some laundry, and shower.  There was just no way anybody should see me in my Red Schnauzer Pajamas.  It was unseemly.  I'd get a reputation: Did you see those ridiculous pajamas she wears?  Schnauzers??  She hates dogs.

It took Jack 3 attempts to get a shot with minimal chins.
So I convinced Bus-Mom that I'd bring them today to the stop.  It's just better this way.

And stay tuned to see how cool these turn out!  I can't wait!


  1. I was reading along all haha, Pop Tarts, and then WHAM-O. The Little People made me go OH OH OH all excited. I am super jealous of your collection. You don't happen to have any Weebles, do you?

  2. Gotta say, I'm glad I'm not the only mum whose kid has threatened to throw her in the garbage.

    I'm diggin' the pajamas, they look just like my embarrassing red reindeer jammies. (Except, you know, dogs instead of reindeer.)

  3. So funny! I have red pajamas with dachsunds (weiner dogs) wearing santa hats. You are not alone.

  4. Kelly - No Weebles, strictly a Little Person aficionado here. I will keep a look out at Goodwill for you, though.

    Skwishee - Thanks & I'm hoping JC Penny comes out with some reindeer ones in tall this year! Sounds awesome.

    Rada - With you as my friend, I know I'm never alone. You're not invisible, are you?

  5. I have red pajamas stashed away but no pop Tarts.

  6. I love your Yahoo-Doray people! All you need is one of those miniature Christmas trees and you'll have an accurate reenactment.

    I have fleecy pajamas with little rainbow hearts all over them. As a matter of fact, I'm wearing them right now.

  7. Anonymous - you're only 50% to a lifetime of happiness.

    Haley - Just wait until the x-mas boxes come up & it'll be done! Fleecy pajamas with rainbow hearts sound great! I'm still hoping that somebody comes out w/ the old fashioned ones with built-in feet in a tall. Pipe dream, I know.

  8. Lucie, the third schnauzer in the Wycislo household, thinks the schnauzer pajamas are great and can only be enhanced by adding matching schnauzer slippers!

  9. Susie - I'm learning to love them. I will now always think of Lucie. And be so relieved that I don't have a dog. (;