Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hot Date

A hot date can do a world of good for a frumpy hausfrau. I should know, I've been on a few in recent weeks.

This handsome fellow accompanied me last week for a much-anticipated Mommy Date.

First, we hit up TJ Maxx for a new backpack. (By the by, this pose was entirely his idea, which cracked me up.) He had planned on a Thomas the Train or Lightening McQueen model. Being on the cutting edge of current trends as he is, they had both. And yet - as soon as he noticed a powder blue Nike backpack, his internal compass shifted back to his one true love - sports.

A little more searching yielded this Colts backpack.

A bit of background: Neither Cory, nor myself enjoy sports of any kind. We do not follow them, we do not care about them. I know, this must be ridiculously painful for some of you to hear, but I don't know who else to be, other than boring, sports-dunce me. I blame my distaste for sports (especially football) on the fact that my High School was not large enough for a football team. I do have a mild interest in tennis, but that's a whole 'nother story. Cory, on the other hand, played 4 years of HS football, so we're not exactly sure what happened there.

Suffice it to say, we are boggled by Calvin's fascination. We hear the clock ticking in our ear - we have approximately one year to curb this nonsense before we find ourselves sitting frozen along the sidelines of a soccer field. {Shudder} Pray for us.

For the love of Pete, where was I?

Ah yes, the date:

Calvin wavered in the preceding days as to his restaurant of choice. Pizza Hut was in consideration, but in the end, we ended up exactly where I knew we would: the Chinese buffet.

Homes loves himself some lo mein.

I have to say, even though he didn't offer to pick up the tab, he was a most charming and entertaining date. I'll definitely see him again.

He said he would call me on his pretend Blackberry...


  1. Isn't it great to date your kids? Glad you had a wonderful time.

    God bless...

  2. Ohmygoodnessgosh. This little Calvin is a scene stealer. How could you ever have a bad day with THATt face about the house?

    My husband and I don't follow any sports at all. When people are talking about sports, I just hear the adult voices from the 'Peanuts' .....waaa wwaaa waaa....

    You better squash this now. Nip it in the bud. I shudder to think of sitting on sports sidelines too!

  3. Sitting on the sidelines isn't so bad. Especially since you don't really sit, not when you have other kids to chase around. Trust me on this!

  4. He looks like 100% sports, sporting the jersey too! I am not sporty either, I was dancy. Tried to get my girls into dance. To no avail... they are sporty. It was a foreign world for me; but i am surviving and enjoying it at the same time. Love your date with your little dude! Sweet...

  5. yikes, keep him away from soccer but the boy needs to play football. it's God's game. if you refuse him football his only hope is boxing, but most parents aren't comfortable letting their kids step in the ring. also, remove that IU jersey before it burns his flesh! although the colts bag may counter-act the evil of the IU. yin and yang.

  6. What a cute date you got there!! I don't watch sports, unless you count my Big Chick in basketball and soccer. Honey loves football and basketball. The Colts are one of his favorite he picked a good one.

    Your lucky he likes chinese food. Our youngest won't touch the stuff and it really is a pain since we love it:)

  7. Way to go Girl! There is nothing better than time spent with these precious little ones. I wish that we would have done it more - and continue to want to do it, so keep it goin!

    Andrew loves the Colts - he and Calvin can watch together anytime! I too have never cared for sports, but have learned to enjoy with my boys!


    By the way, who's Pete?

  8. I completely relate to the wide-eyed, glazed over, "How Did This Happen?" look you must have in your eyes. My 4 year old daughter is obsessed...and when I say obsessed, I mean, in need of an intervention and a reality check obsessed...with princesses!!! I have never in my life advocated this mentality. I'm stumped!

    Kid dates are the best.


  9. If he dumps you give him my number!!

  10. LOL...sounds like a most wonderful date!

    :) T

  11. I think it's pretty clear that my status as "best overall athlete" or however Calvin put it, has had a very positive affect on my little nephew.


  12. You two really made some sweet memories. Kid dates are the best!

  13. Super cute! And mum's the word here on the impetus of your mild interest in tennis. I ain't telling!

  14. well if he ever "breaks up" with you, i'm available...i would love to go out with that cutie :)

  15. He is so super cute! I love that shot of him at TJ Maxx!!