The Realm of the Verbal Processor

Jarvis's Ramblings

Quote that describes me

This weekend I was flipping through channels and came across the last five minutes of the movie “Anne of Green Gables”…the quintessential chick flick. My seven year old daughter is beside me on the couch asking questions about what just happened. I explain it to her, then I asked her if she would like to watch it because my wife owns it. She was thrilled. I actually like the movie and figured it would give me some good “daddy-daughter” time with her.

So the last few days we have been watching a bit here and there and last night came to a scene in which Anne is talking a lot (which if you have seen the movie, you know is common…she talks a lot). Anne goes on to make the following statement, “I know I say far too much, but if you only knew how many things I want to say and don’t, you’d give me some credit for it.”

I cracked up laughing because that quote fits me pretty well. There’s a reason that this blog is titled what it is!

March 21, 2007 Posted by | kids | | Leave a comment


One of the seemingly constant frustrations that Julie and I have had is the amazing amount of stuff that our daughters drop on the floor while eating. Cereal, crumbs, cheese…you name it. It looks terrible and gets tracked all over the house.

Well…I finally had enough this week. I started the battle to eliminate floor crud…eventually shortened to simply “flud“.

We are working with our daughters to get them to first of all eat like ladies. “Ladies don’t have flud under their seats.” They are also required to clean up their own flud. To give extra incentive…they don’t get any dessert until all the flud is gone.

So far it has worked well. They are dropping less on the floor. They are cheerfully cleaning up what they do drop. And Julie and I don’t have to deal with the unsightly mess!!!

It also seems to help to have a bit of “silliness factor” thrown in…”flud“…where the heck did that come from?

January 28, 2007 Posted by | kids | | Leave a comment

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