Thursday, April 17, 2008

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!

Let me just begin by saying that I am usually a woman of my word (some people call it hard-headed or stubborn I like to call it determined). If I make up my mind to do something, it happens. And by the same token, if I make up my mind to NOT do something, I won’t! Period, end of discussion and don’t ask again.

Well about 6 years ago (during our dating years) Spencer came down with a bad bug. I insisted that he go to the doctor. He insisted that if he had to go I had to accompany him. So I did. I got his paper work filled out and off he went with the nurse for what we hoped would be a quick check-up.

In the meantime, I found myself nestled in a waiting room chair between two rowdy young boys watching an episode of Spongebob Squarepants. The first episode wasn’t too bad, although the little guys laugh did drive me nuts!! However, when one episode turned into six and then seven I was ready to scream. I found myself slouched down in my chair with both hands covering my ears, and my eyes watering at the sound of his annoying cackle. At that moment I vowed to NEVER EVER EVER watch another episode of Spongebob Squarepants!

Today when I was trying to make my way through the playroom picking up books, toys and crayon-scribbled computer paper, I picked up about the 13th Spongebob Squarepants Happy Meal Toy and had to pause for a second. I started feeling a little nauseous to my stomach when I came to the realization that I REALLY dropped the ball on that one.

Let me just say that Spencer loves Spongebob and, therefore, Brynlee loves Spongebob. She doesn’t really watch the show (it is a little to old for her), but she loves it because her daddy loves it. She points out everything Spongebob in the store and can call all the characters by name.

I am cheap (I refer to it as being frugal) when it comes to kids meals. When we get fast food I seldom buy Bryn a meal. I know she won’t eat it all and it helps cut down on my french fry intake if I just share a few with her. Plus, you can get the exact same chicken nuggets on the dollar menu. However, if the fast food adventure is ever at Burger King Spence insisted that we do the kids meal thing. Because you can NEVER have to many plastic Spongebob Squarepants kids meal toys, right!

Spencer doesn’t get to watch Spongebob all that often but every once in a while they will have a Saturday Spongebob Marathon. When that does happen you can rest assured that Spencer, Brynlee and I are snuggled on the couch watching an episode or two.

Everyday Brynlee climbs up on the kitchen counter to point out Spongebob, Patrick and Sandy on our calendar in the kitchen.

And to make it even worse here is Spencer and my Halloween costume from this year.

Before you point, laugh and call me weak let me just say that Spencer loves Spongebob Squarepants. I love Spencer. So vicariously I love Spongebob Squarepants. You can’t win every battle, what more can I say!

8 comments:

sarah louise said...

I laughed forever when I saw that picture. Too funny!

sarah louise said...

I just showed your post to Brett and he laughed his butt off too!

Our Bingham Family Blog said...

For some reason I am having a brain fart (the first in my life)...did you buy or make those??? I don't remember??? THey are cute costumes regardless....

Jessica said...

Where the heck did you get those . . . and did you wear them outside of your living room?

tracifree said...

Matt loves Spongebob too! I will NOT show him this photo, because then we would have to be Spongebob and Patrick for Halloween too, and frankly I don't think I'm prepared for all that.

spencer & kimberlee said...

Jami, I made the costumes! And yes Jessica, we did where them outside the living room to the Halloween party! We were a huge hit with the kids! Traci the costumes are up for grab if you and Matt want to borrow them next year. :)

sarah louise said...

What were you saying about seeing the Halloween costumes I make for my kids? Those are better then anything I have ever attempted!

spencer & kimberlee said...

Sarah- I think your Incredible costumes could put up a pretty good fight against Spongebob and Patrick! Those were a-freakin-dorable!

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