Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Mixed Bag

I never claimed to be a genius.  Because if I were smarter I'd have had a camera at the ready this morning when I announced at breakfast that

Gramma Grasshopper got two tattoos yesterday.  

The looks on the boys' faces were priceless.  I'm talking deer-in-the-headlights-this-does-not-compute-and-I-cannot-process-this.  We're not a tramp-stamp, Daisy Duke kind of family, y'know? (Lev. 19:28)

They tried to convince me that I was only joking, but NO, I was serious.  Gramma Grasshopper got two tatoos yesterday, and what do you think they are?  Wyatt and Tate couldn't even bring themselves to guess.  But Gunnar had ideas...  a snake?  (Very funny.  Gramma is absolutely phobic about reptiles.)  A spider?  (To scare Aunty Tami with?  Don't think so.)  Grampa's tractor?  (Cute.  But no.)

I'll give you a clue:  They have to do with her radiation treatment for her breast cancer.  They're the size of a pencil dot.  Huge relief on the part of the boys.  The world is still spinning on its axis.

Actually, it reminded me of Steel Magnolias, where Dolly Parton's character - Truvy - says, 
Louie brought his new girlfriend over, and the nicest thing I can say about her is all her tattoos are spelled correctly.
Sadly, not something one should take for granted in the tat world.

 Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.

So, how's the diabetes?

But I digress.  Gramma's tats are tiny and unlikely to be seen by anyone but Grampa and the doctor.  'Nuff said.

In other news, Gunnar came to me this morning with a confession.  For whatever reason, he decided to get both bunnies out at once.  He set them on the trampoline and bent to take his shoes off, to join them, and...

Mama, Podger did that thing he does to Polly.

Yes, that thing.  

Well.  Even bunnies don't get pregnant every time.  But we'll be watching her closely around July 23rd. Oh boy....

So there you have it.  A Bible reference, two movie quotes, tattoos, and reproduction, all in one post.  You're welcome.


Cathy M. said...

Oh, my my my... I've missed stopping by here for my dose of wit and humor. We had a male floppy-eared rabbit when the kids were young. It did "that thing" to anything that would stand still long enough. I hated that rabbit.

melanie said...

ha ha ha ha ha ~ thank you! =) You should start charging admission, my friend!

melanie said...

(but please don't, cuz I couldn't afford ya)

leah said...

I truly wish you had a camera for the boys' expressions when you told them Grandma got a tattoo! Priceless!

I'm kind of hoping for baby bunnies. For one thing, I don't have to deal with them. For another, I'll get to see pictures of adorableness.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

I'm kinda hoping for baby bunnies too. In fact, I was tempted to go put Podger in Polly's cage for a few minutes, you know... just to make sure. I think between our friends and craigslist we could probably find homes for a few bunnies.

Free! They'd be FREE! Any local friends interested? ;D

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DJP said...

Wow; and I was feeling uneasy about the PG content in today's HT. Here you are, all racy and such.

WV (I kid you not): hypure

Herding Grasshoppers said...


That could be a sarcastic smack down due to my reference to the rabbit activity, or a mispronounced description of the boys' energy level!

The dB family said...

Whew! That was overwhelming ;O)! As soon as I read that your mom got tattoos, I knew what they were. My mom has the same ones! At least they don't have to worry about spelling :o). I'll be curious to check in around the 23rd. Something killed another one of our baby bunnies -- and it wasn't Maverick this time. They've all left the nest now. I do hope the remaining six make it to adulthood and reproduction ;o)!


Kristen@nosmallthing said...

Hahaha--"That thing!"...oh that poor Polly. Have fun with the babies!!!