Monday, April 21, 2008


We had a quick trip to Ohio for the weekend to celebrate my mother-in-law's 60th birthday. Ohio is about 2 weeks ahead of Boston spring weather-wise but it did rain Saturday afternoon during the party. It was great to see Husband's family and I enjoyed my new role as "vessel for the grandchildren".

We took a small plane directly to Columbus (2 seats on 1 side, 1 across the aisle). Husband and I played the game "how are we going to do this with 2 children". It's always a frightening time. He argues in favor of larger plane with a stop in Detroit whereas I know that with possibly screaming infants one 2 hour flight is much shorter than two 1 hour flights with a layover. So what if we aren't comfortable in such small seats - the babies will be tiny when we go for Thanksgiving and so we'll be holding them. Husband also argued in favor of an 11 hour drive but he is just trying (successfully) to drive me crazy.

My mother-in-law gave me a baby name book she got when she was pregnant with Husband and some baby pictures of Husband for future comparisons. The book includes 417 "alarming" examples of "What Not to Name the Baby". Here are a few fun examples:
-Agathas wear pink, transparent nylon blouses and babushkas and are either overweight or underweight.
-Eric wears expensive shirts and combs his hair a lot. He comes to parties without a date and confuses the girls by flirting with all of them.
- Russ - Things happen to Russ. he is always havnig a wreck, or breaking his big toe, or getting his shirt caught in his zipper.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Russ! Things happen to Russ! Actually, these silly things happen to MONICA, and Russ gets annoyed. Very annoyed.