Tuesday, May 30, 2006

B*oobs, Backyards and Buddies

Most of our back yard is consumed by a giant screened in porch - it's a Florida thing. Actually, it would be even more of a Florida thing if there was a swimming pool but we can't put one in because of a giant grandfather oak with b*oobs. A view from the porch. Make that a grandmother oak. She's at least an E cup. Beside the porch where the tree resides, there is a sizeable yard but you never would have known it when we moved in. It was completely overgrown with a hedge and razor-like palm trees that sawed at your knees. We took all that out and for awhile, I pretended that I was going to grow a flower garden. (insert my Hubby laughing hysterically.) Finally, we did what any self-respecting parents would do and put in grass. Today. We put in grass. (Cue the violins - my back is killing me.) Bella LOVES the new grass. Before we could even lay down the sod, my stellar Hubby had to repair the sprinkler system. This required him to replace some bits and bobs. So when he was done, Girlie came racing into the house: "MOMMY! MOMMY! Look what Daddy gave me!" Was it a new video game? A diamond brooch? Yearly passes to the Magic Kingdom? No. Meet Pipe Buddy. This is proof that the toddler-age preference for the box the toy came in never goes away, it just morphs into a love of trash. While I'm hoping that she'll always appreciate the small stuff -- I'm also hoping that she'll demand a little more than pipe cuttings from the men in her future.

17 comments:

Melissa said...

That is the coolest tree.

And yes, some day pipes will not be enough. She will want prettier things. I was so sad when the box and bow phase went away.

Suburban Turmoil said...

I LOVE the tree pic! And I know the pipe buddy phenomenon well- My toddler has appropriated all of her older sister's iPod covers and makes them talk, go down "slides", and sleep with her during naptime and at night. It's truly bizarre! :)

Blog-o-licious said...

Yes, but loving the pipe cutter is a fine place to start. Go a mate that can fix things...that's my motto.
LOVE the tree, Do you dress this tree up for various holidays? Great hula girl for Halloween. Yeah, I know, I'm odd.

Antique Mommy said...

The tree is hysterical! I wonder if I had one of those if my husband would do more yard work?

Mommy off the Record said...

OMG, you have GOT to submit a picture of that tree to National Geographic or America's Funniest Home Videos or Ripleys Believe It or Not. I know one of those shows would feature it!

ninepounddictator said...

Hey, I'm a writer two, with a couple books coming out next year (it's a very long process, isn't it?) What's yours about? The one coming out, and the other two that have been published. Interested to know!

sweatpantsmom said...

Hey - I think I saw that in the new Toys R Us catalog.

It's called Baby's First Pipe.

sunshine scribe said...

How funny is that tree!?

My son was very into measuring spoons for a while and sugar packs from restaurants would light up his life. Pipes. That's a new one :)

Nap Queen said...

Congrats on the grass! I've watched my husband lay sod and boy it looks tiring :) And oh my, that tree...um, nature has a funny sense of humor, huh? Cute pup, too!

Harmonica Man said...

Not too shabby for a tree, but I'm more of a butt guy myself.

Jess Riley said...

That is hilarious. You should hang a bra on it. :)

You reminded me of how my little brother would play with a stick instead of his action figures when he was a kid. Hours of fun.

zilla said...

Priceless, Wendy. I agree with blog-o-licious -- she'd be smaching in a hula skirt. As for me, hmmm. Not to be off-color, but Hubby's been gone two and a half weeks and that pipe's looking mighty handsome.

I was attempting a landscape post today, too, but blogger's being glitchy with the photo upload so I can't get it up.

Grrr.

Wendy Boucher said...

Thanks for all your comments, gals and guys. I'm sure we'll be seeing the booby tree again at Halloween, as has been suggested.

I'm just chiming in to tell Zilla that I will be laughing for a week about her affinity for Pipe Buddy. I hope your hubby gets home soon.

Izzy said...

Ah yes...the love of trash. Today it was a little printed ziploc bag that contained iron-on name labels for my daughter's clothes (camp requires them). You'd think her little bag was some treasure from American Girl or perhaps a coveted piece of Laffy Taffy.

It gets better (or worse) The baby has figured out that under the lid of the kitchen trash can many a "treasure" can also be found.

liberalbanana said...

You know, that pipe looks a lot like a....dwarf changer. Don't you think? (Except that it might hurt a lot more if you got bopped on the head with this one.)

That tree is SO HILARIOUS! Can you send me a cutting from it? I want to grow one over at Boyfriend's house so that I can point him that way next time he's yearning to feel up some decent sized knockers.

LawNut said...

Bella is SO CUTE!!!!!! What kind of dog is she??

slapchips said...

On the subject of odd breasts. Go to The Dirt Field and look at one of the photo's in the Insomnia blog to see breasts of a disturbingly erotic geographical nature.