Monday, January 3, 2011

Four Reasons Why You Can't Marry French Toast

I hope you had a fantastic New Year's celebration. We didn't do too much. We went out to eat really bad Mexican food. Teaches us for not making reservations anywhere and making do with something that was available at the last minute! We were home by 8:30 to put our daughter to bed, watch a video, and watch Dick Clark count in the New Year.

In my younger, childless days, I used to love to go to parties to bring in the New Year. But now, I really prefer not driving around and staying in. Plus, it's always fun to see if Dick messes up the countdown. He did a horrible job with it the past two years, but this year he did a good job! Go Dick! I didn't have anything to drink this year, but because of the bad Mexican food, I woke up New Year's Day feeling less than great.

One fun thing I did over the weekend was go to a New Year's brunch on Sunday. A friend of mine (someone I blogged about here) hosted a potluck brunch. Most of the moms who attended have children on the spectrum. I had so much fun! There's nothing like a group of us getting together determined to have fun! We had a gift exchange, ate excellent food, and enjoyed mimosas. And we laughed and talked and shared experiences. The brunch was set to end at noon, but it lasted well past that.

I'm also very excited for my friend who was hosting. She's embarking on a new career this week. She landed her dream job: overseeing the Autism Speaks Walk for Los Angeles. Previously, as a volunteer, she spent hours on helping with putting the walk together. Now, she will earn a paycheck to do what she loves to do! Yay!

Another fun thing about going to the brunch was that my daughter and husband were able to spend some one-on-one time together. Our daughter idolizes her daddy. She loves to hang with him. When I arrived home, the two of them were laughing together about a project they were doing together (marking up head shot photos of her daddy--go figure). I think they even had more fun together than I had at the brunch--and that's saying a lot!

I'm totally stealing this from my husband's Facebook page, because I wasn't home to hear this conversation. But it's WAY too funny to not put on my blog. Right before I left to go to the brunch, I gave my daughter some french toast. When she told her dad that she loved her french toast, he pulled a Pee Wee Herman and asked, "Are you planning to marry it?" Following are our daughter's top 4 reasons why you can't marry french toast: 1. There's no place for the ring. 2. It can't dance. 3. It won't do any chores. 4. It'll eventually rot in the house. You can't argue with that logic!

I hope you and yours have an excellent 2011!

16 comments:

  1. I love hearing the things your daughter comes up with!

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  2. My husband fails on two of the four counts. She clearly has higher standards :)

    Love the head shots. Such an LA girl!

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  3. hehehe, my OH scores 3 of those!! I need to chat to your daughter more, she has this life thing worked out! Jen

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  4. Good reasoning. Looks like I'll be marrying my backup bride, Pizza!

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  5. Good luck with your daughter and the road ahead of you. I have a son that is 19 that was diagnosed in the 2nd grade with Aspergers. I'm happy to say that he graduated last June and received a Millenium Scholarship (Nevada treasurer funds) and we are currently looking at enrolling him in community college this Spring. I'm not sure how far this will go but so far he's doing very well. He got his drivers permit but has not be able to get to a point where he can take his drivers test but I have hope. Keep faithful to your prayers and don't let lack of resources defeat you. Good luck!

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  6. LOVE IT! Yeah, my husband fails two also.

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  7. HAHA...Great story. I can't wait to tell my hubby that he's halfway to being french toast.

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  8. Please let me know when your daughter gets her counseling license. I've been hesitant to pursue marriage for a second time, but maybe with the right advice, perhaps I won't... dare I say it, WAFFLE?

    Happy new year!

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  9. Great reasons. I especially loved the rotting one. Sometimes my husband's feet smell like they are rotting.

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  10. Yes, you can't argue with that logic! ;)

    Happy New Year!

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  11. thanks for the great post! and hilarious joke i will tell my son who has Aspergers

    also glad to find you here! i'll be back! and, where are you? I'm in SF bay area, CA.

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  12. Oy, I'm beginning to feel a whole lot like French Toast right now.

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  13. Don't you love how literal our spectrum kids are?

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  14. Oh, I love her logic!! SO cute :)

    Happy New Year to you Cheryl!

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  15. Perfect logic to me--especially it not being able to do chores. (Hey, isn't that what husbands are for?--lol.)

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  16. I think if we were all honest, we have been tempted.

    "Doesn't do chores" was apparently a criterion that I overlooked in my evaluation of potential mates. He doesn't dance either.

    She should start a matchmaking service.

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