Monday, January 19, 2009

Dalen CAN LIVE!!!

So, as my hubby and I were contemplating our next adventure into the wondrous world of dating bliss, it occurred to me to mention that our oldest child is now Exempt from all previous death threats. It's true! Seriously! As of October 2008, Dalen no longer has to worry or stress over his life with random sayings like, "Did you wanna die today?" Or "One less blonde in the world is only gonna hurt you." Or "I know, you're not stupid enough to say that in front of me, i know it--because I know you really didn't wanna die."

So, the reason for this wonderful release from the ominous cloud of death that previously hung over his head, you say? Well, the answer is simple. It's all a matter of math. He's finally old enough to babysit the other children. He's too valuable to Mark and I, see what I mean? We need escape. Dalen can live. I think that's a fair trade actually. Of course, he better watch it--once Bailey hits babysitting age--but until then... It's been too many years creating this instant babysitter, all death threats are currently on hold. Dalen CAN LIVE!!! Hmm.. now what movie did Mark and I want to see next? Muhahaha!


24 comments:

  1. LOL! I love the way you phrase things! I bet Dalen is happier now! Go out on that date!

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  2. Just wait. Now he can get into real trouble!

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  3. Never worked with my 3. Death threats still in place, especially since the dawn of Teenhood. Easier just to hire a sitter or swap off sitting with friends for peace of mind, so I didn't come home to one less kid for real. Kids! :)

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  4. Terri--LOL! This sort of blog could be soo touchy to some people! LOL! Glad you like it! And I'm glad you like my crazy side! LOL!

    Morgan--ACK! Don't remind me! I remember me as a teenager! grr. Karma is soo ready to smack me good! LOL

    Angie--LOL! You crack me up! LOL! Dalen is so loving his new status that he's terrified of messing up and slipping from death threat free! LOL!

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  5. Hahaha!! You are so funny Jenni! I love having a built in babysitter!! It's so nice and I don't even have to pay him!

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  6. That was one big advantage of my boys being 10 years apart! Free babysitting! Until they start driving. Then you never see them again. :(

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  7. Regina!--LOL! Everyone asks me what I pay him and I'm like Hello? His allowance is to live! LOL! as if he doesn't get a ton of priveleges as it is! LOL!

    Erica--Ack! Driving! Yikes! Ok gonna try breathing LOL! i can't even imagine!

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  8. ha! That's great. Can't wait for my little girl to be old enough to babysit. It will be a while though. :)

    btw, I loved your post about your first creative writing class. How fun!!!

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  9. Okay, so I've been totally out of touch for the past week and a half, but I'm home and so happy to be back, and I've been catching up on all of your posts. So here are my thought. ;)

    1. I can't wait to have a child old enough to babysit. At this point he'd only be babysitting himself, but that's hopefully going to change!

    2. Wow I can't believe you got to go to such an amazing school! I am green right now.LOL

    3. Hello, Howdy Taylor!!! Need I say more?!!!!

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  10. Renee--Yes, i know the feeling of waiting for a babysitter! LOL! And it was a LONG time! hahaha! Thanks abotu my class. It is super fun! I'm really excited!

    Candi-It'll change! it'll change! You'll get another one when the time is right! Yeah, I'm loving the school too! EEEEH! And yeah, isn't taylor like totally Taylor? I was freaking when I saw how perfect he was for TAYLOR! I've been looking everywhere for this guy! LOL!

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  11. HA! Man, I can't wait. I'm training up my oldest now. Me and my husband are constantly counting down the days until she can babysit. It will be the most awesome day ever!

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  13. Kasie--It is the most awesome day ever you have no idea! LOL! Keep training!!! LOL

    SHUT UP!!! Wahoo! I'm like cool enough to totally get spammed? Wow! When did this happen? She's woke up this morning and WHAM! I'm spammed. Oh yeah, that people, is cool! LOL!

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  14. I admit my thoughts exactly. Loved it when my daughter was old enough to babysit. However; I had to take the cell phone away from my hubby-then (aka...ex husband-now) because he checked up on them every 5 minutes...heehee.

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  15. Ang--! LOLOL! Okay, so I guess I shouldn't say that I'm a bit freaked out too and do call more than I should, but still on the flip side, It's soo cool to see them doing so well on their own and being so independent. LOL!

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  16. Wow! Your own private babysitter! I'm so jealous, I am a long way from that. Enjoy! I bet you have a lot of movies and dates to catch up on. :D

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  17. Jenn! WELCOME BACK! You better post about your crazy vegas weekend! I can't wait to read it! And Soon, you'll get your babysitter! LOL! Or wait! LOL We'll be there in a couple of months, we'll just share! LOL

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