Dad trying to get me to touch poison.
"Just knock me out until you get back." - Auggie, one hour before I left
"You can't convince me you have to go." - Auggie, night before I left
"Nice job trying to make me think four days isn't that long." - Auggie, on drive to airport
It's my fifth BlogHer conference, and it's also the fifth year of "Auggie's Laments." These posts have worked out to be my best posts of the year and my most highly visited.
Auggie is my youngest son, he keeps a "journal" [never say diary] of the day by day accounts of what happens while I am gone to the BlogHer conference. Does he exaggerate? Maybe. But I'll tell you this, he makes me laugh.
It's time to open the journal, and present to you, the fifth annual edition of Auggie's Laments: What Goes Down While Mom is at BlogHer.
-Dad tried to feed us a made up breakfast. He tried to. It was awful on both accounts.
-Later we played basketball and he actually tried to play me like it was a real game. Every time he made a basket he'd say SLAAAAAAAAAAM. It was bad, mom.
-This sounds good but it wasn't: he didn't tell us when to go to bed. It's more fun when someone tells you and you don't do it then when they just let you.
-I slept in my clothes and he didn't care that they had pollen from the day on them.
-Dad offered to make me my toast but I declined because I know he would toast it brown and I just like it to be warm bread. He also goes crazy with the butter and brown sugar like he can't see or something and the toast quote quote becomes soggy French fry sticks instead.
-However, he did order our hamburgers the right way at McDonald's and did get me to my classes on time.
-Oh! We had a soccer meeting with my coach and he is Brazilian and so Dad!! DAD! pulled out his "amazing" Portuguese and kept saying "obrigado" to him and I was mortified. I almost crapped my pants.
-He burped without saying excuse me and ate without a shirt on and those are all things I can't eat around. You know that.
-Dad used pesticide, got it on his fingers, then he licked them and ate a KitKat!
-Manana, mama, I miss you.
-One more day, mama! I love you.
-Woof. What a day! I got slammed when we played basketball outside (again, mama, again) because I told Dad that basketball is a recreational sport and not a competitive sport and he ran past me and said, "recreational this!" and kept shoving the ball in the basket.
-We went to the mall for something to do and hung around Barnes and Noble but it's not like with you who buys me stuff.
-Dad made me play basketball again at night. Every time he'd go by me he'd say, "Smell that? I smell like a winner!"
-I am surviving but I love you and I miss you.
-We are picking you up today!
-Quite possibly the longest day of my life.
-Not much to write about unless you want to know how Dad made us go for a walk in A TORNADO. I said, "Dad, the sky is yellow like a magic marker," and he said, "Who cares LET'S GO FOR A WALK EVERYBODY."
-I almost got ketchup poisoning from ketchup left out because no one cares about putting stuff back in the fridge when you're gone.
-Also, we have had NO SHOWERS.
-I thought my face was getting all zitty all of a sudden but it's probably a staph infection from bacteria because Absolutely no showers!
-This is day three of me not changing clothes because no one tells us to.
P.S. I'm hurrying with this, now Dad's rushing around to clean up the house before you come home and he's trying to teach us how to use the washer!
I miss you, mama, going to get you soon!
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Past Auggie BlogHer laments can be found here: