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Stormville Flea Market

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “Today we’re at Stormville Flea Market.. Mom is going to walk around with me and take my picture and people like the guy behind me are going to stare..”
Me : “It is what it is.. People stare. I don’t care.”
Ricky : “You’re very brave Mom.”
Me : “Yeah. I guess.”

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “Imagine if someone bought that mannequin and got all the way home and went to put it together and the parts didn’t fit??!!”
Me : “That would suck..”
Ricky : “Moral to the story – always assemble the mannequin BEFORE buying!”

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “Look at this guy??! Who’s he supposed to be??!”
Me : “That’s Ernest P. Worrell. He was pretty famous at one time.. He had some TV commercials and some movies..”
Ricky : “And now he’s peeping out of a bin at a flea market… That’s sort of sad..”
Me : “Yeah.. Should we bring him home??”
Ricky : “Gosh no! His cheesy smile sort of creeps me out!”

Stormville Flea Market

“Ricky : “DAD!!”

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “Look Mom it’s an ancient keyboard! Is it solar powered?? I don’t see a plug..”
Me : “Nope. It’s people powered!”
Ricky : “Ohhhhhhh..

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “Here’s a metal kitchen for me! $55! I’m going to buy it!!”
Me : “Do you have $55??!!”
Ricky : “No…”
Me : “I guess you aren’t buying it then…”

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “I don’t get this… Why are these babies such bright colors?? Why aren’t they baby colored?? This is not natural..”

Stormville Flea Market

Ricky : “Look shiny baubles for our yard!! Mom, remember that time you were playing World of Warcraft and you saw a shiny bauble and you went to grab it and you pulled the monster and everyone died??!!”
Me : “yes… shh..”

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Ricky : “I would like to wish my Dad a Happy Father’s Day because he’s the best dad out of all the dads. All the other dads would say you don’t wear wooden clogs with goggles, but NOT my Dad! He says they match great!”
Me : “So you’re wishing him a Happy Father’s Day because he says what you want to hear??”
Ricky : “No. I’m saying he’s the best Dad because he lets me, be me! He also lets you drag him around the world because you like to take pictures of dolls!”
Me : “Ahhhh, very true! Happy Father’s Day, Ricky Sr!!”

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Anniversary Dinner

Ricky : “Today it’s my parents’ 27th wedding anniversary! They’ve been together FOREVER and we’re going to eat at McKinney & Doyle’s to celebrate!! WOO HOO! I’m getting the lobster risotto!!”
Me : “Me and dad are going out to eat…. You’re staying home and watching Dallas..”
Ricky : “No risotto??!!”
Me : “Nope.”
Ricky : “Can you slip a piece of bread into your purse then?? I don’t wanna starve to death!”
Me : “I’ll see what I can do.”

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The Country Living Fair

Visiting the Country Living Fair

Ricky : “HOT OFF THE PRESSES! COME GET A BLYTHE BOOK THAT’LL MAKE YOU LAUGH SO HARD YOU’LL PEE YOUR PANTS AND SOMETIMES BRING A TEAR TO YOUR EYEBALL!!”
Me : “Eyeball?? Just the one??”
Ricky : “Mom… What if the person reading it has only one eyeball??!! I don’t want to say ‘eyeballs’ and have them feel left out!!”
Me : “omg.”

Group Photo!

Ricky : “Pssst, Mom? What’s that song by that guy??”
Me : “I have no clue what you’re talking about..”

It Always Feels Like...

Ricky : “You know the song, Mom!! I think his name was Rockwell.. Michael Jackson sang it with him!”
Me : “Hmmm… It’s an old song, then??”
Ricky : “GAH! MOM! THINK!”

Starstruck.. Lol

Me : “Ricky what song is it you’re trying to make me guess?? Can you sing a few lines??”
Ricky : **whispers** “goodness, mom… I am trying to tell you in a roundabout way that this girl is staring at me….”
Me : “OHHH! THAT Rockwell song! ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’ I remember that one!!”
Ricky : “Is she still looking at me??!”
Me : “YUP!”

New Outfit!

Ricky : “I just changed my clothes out in public here at The Country Living Fair! One of my superfans, Susan from SkippyDoodleDesigns, made me this outfit! It has my book cover on the front and a long scarf I can twirl around! She totally gets me, huh Mom?!!”
Me : “Yes she does! Did you tell her thank you??”
Ricky : “I let her take my picture.. That’s how I say thank you..”
Me : “Uhhh… Next time say ‘thank you’ by actually saying the words, okay?”
Ricky “If you insist.”
Me : “I do.”

We had a great day!

Ricky : “Thank you, Jen, for inviting us to be a part of The Country Living Fair again this year! I loved meeting everyone! Hey, green haired girl?? What’s going on to your left there?? Is that someone’s feet buried under your hair there??! Is she okay??!! I hope she’s okay..”
Me : “It was a long day.. She’s just resting..”
Ricky :“Okayyyyy… If you say so.”