Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Do you have an incantation for the sun?

Um, apparently summer was destined to last only three days. Yeah.

Our annual 4th of July bbq and fireworks got completely rained out. We moved the party inside and were forced to opt out of the fireworks till a future date. If it ever stops raining that is.

Here in Quebec they have many familiar sayings that the Seattle crowd throw around.

"Take a shower and you might miss summer"
"I went to the bathroom and when I came out, summer was over"

but this one they hadn't heard and I'm proud that it made them all laugh heartily:

"People in Seattle (insert Quebec) don't tan they rust!"

Speaking of wet things...
G (the twin boy now 4 years old) is still having difficulties with bed wetting. So, we went and got some environmentally friendly nighttime trainers which are washable. Nothing new here really, this will pass as his body matures. But the funny part is as follows:
He receives a treat for every dry night he has. One morning, wanting his treat he told me this "A monster came in the night and put water in my bed".

6 comments:

sputnitsa said...

Your son's hilarious :) And his wiles prove that storytelling IS hereditary :)

Daisy said...

I'm sorry to hear things are all wet there. Hang in there on the son thing -- mine refused to have anything to do with toilets until they were four. And even then, we did the "trainers" at night for quite awhile with the second child.

meno said...

We just tied a record here for the longest consecutive number of days with no measurable rain. Weird.

Pesky monsters.

SUEB0B said...

I remember wetting the bed when I was maybe 5 or so...it was so puzzling because I had just fallen asleep so hard that I didn't even notice.

Dick said...

Like Meno said, this year the Seattle area hasn't lived up to its continuously rusting reputation. Happily our high temps were usually only around 80 so it wasn't too bad but we have had overcast the last 3 days. But little or no rain. And all day on the 4th it was gloriously sunny and that 80 degrees held.

As for sayings, we often talk about our webbed feet.

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

My writing partner is in Quebec now. I wonder if he's bothered by the rain, too. Time to find out. Sorry I've been away so long. Hope you are well. Nice haircut!