Saturday, June 9, 2012


I love my boys.
Here's why.

Tonight our power surged.  As you can imagine this causes a great deal of excitement by a 6 year old.  I open twitter on my phone a minute or two later and read that "Arcing Transformers have caused a power outage" in our subdivision.  

I decided to be a knower.

"Elijah remember when the lights went out?"  Silly question since he was still talking about it.
"Well that was caused by something caused an arcing transformer."


Yes! I did it, I did it.  I impressed my son that I knew something.  (To fully appreciate this blog you should understand that he frequently tells me how I am 'not a knower' about various things.)

"MAMA, Who is Arching Transformer?"  

Being the 'not knower' I am... I didn't catch how odd this question was worded.

"That's a great question.  I'm not sure what an arching transformer is.  Let's look it up."
"Mama do you think the pictures of him stepping on it are already on You TUBE?"  said my little wired brained child that already understands social networks.  

Him stepping on it???  What in the world?

Then I tune into to what he is repeating over and over... ROBOTS IN DISGUISE.  

Yes, that's right.  My son is convinced that I just told him  Alien robots have just attacked our neighborhood.  
And he is elated.
Thankfully the youtube video cleared things up.
And the videos of the fiery transformers and exploding power-lines were almost as exciting as the notion of alien robots.


Ah, the joy of living with creative little guys.  

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Searching for the Mockingbird.

When he's upset
'Mama's Gonna Buy You A Mockingbird'
without fail,
calms him down.

I sing it
out of tune
whispered promises
of answers.

this'll be like that too.
It's just about searching.
Not giving up.
'Til you find the Mockingbird.

Little Joe
Don't Say A Word.
We're gonna find that Mockingbird.

'And if that mockingbird don't sing...'
You know the rest.
We won't give up that easily.