Wednesday, May 30, 2007

When Life Gives You Lemons . . .

Here are the kids christening our new pool (aka their summertime babysitter . . . cheap!).

Look, from my vantage point, I can hardly see them in there (not sure that is a good thing), but they are loving it.

Which makes my new fashion accessory all the more bearable.

Yes, I'm serious.

I fractured my finger in the car door this morning.

Now, you can call me PointerGirl.

PointerGirl has superpowers, haven't you heard?

She commands 4-way stops with a swift wave of her bandaged appendage.

She evokes sympathy hugs and glasses of water from her children with a single point.

Everyone around her marvel at her dexterity and skills with her one good hand (only to be used for good people, come on).

She feeds her family an array of freezer food and feels absolutely no guilt about it whatsoever.

And best of all, she can get fancy wrap in a variety of fashion colors with which she can decorate her super powered finger-splint with (even ones to match the purple band-aid covering the site of her tetanus shot - good times).

Who needs re-runs of Desperate Housewives when you've got a real-life "Susan" in your presence?

Enjoying one of the perks of being PointerGirl's kids.


Pendullum said...

Hope your finger is on the mend soon...
Try explaining that tan line!!! SuperPointer could soon be changed to SuperPicker!!!
After those ice creams SuperPointer girl should take the kiddies and herself back to the pool for a wee dip!!!

Tabba said...

Sorry to hear about your finger.
The pics of the wee ones are too cute!

mom said...

So, too bad your hand brace (left over from Alaska, right?) is for your RIGHT hand.

Keep up your sense of humor..

Redneck Mommy said...


I fractured the tip of my thumb a few years back.

Boy, did that hurt!

Here's to a speedy recovery and children who will serve your every whim...

mk said...

Oh I love it! We have been enjoying he backyard pool too, but our is much smaller!

Ugh on the finger - did you slam it?

Rebecca Mercurio said...

Hey! I just came across your blog from the comment that you recently left on Lisa's blog (Midwestern Mommy). I've read through many of your posts, and I really enjoy. I've added your blog to my own-- hope that's ok! Have a great upcoming weekend!

Rebecca said...

I'm relatively new to the blogosphere and believed I messed up on my comment... hopefully now my name will appear in blue and be clickable :)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

We too are enjoying the pleasures of a summertime babysitter here at the Mayhem.....except that ours is that hard plastic one that you see on the outside of Wal-Mart. Yeah, we're high class like that!

Hope that finger feels better soon!

Mel said...

Okay, no, that was mean. What I meant was:
Since this mockery is coming from the woman who tried to slice her own thumb off while washing a water glass, I'm sure you will point (heh) and laugh at me for trying to point (hur hur) and laugh at you.

jen said...

ouch. ouch. ouch.

great pics. it's worth the accessory.

Christina_the_wench said...

I was gonna make a nasty comment, but I will be good for once. *ahem*

Have a great weekend!

Wes said...

Ouch. Well, PointerGirl, at least you still have the power to make the most healingest food in the world. MMMmmm Ice Cream.

Becky said...

that reminds me...i need to get hannahs pool in the backyard! love the pics!

Oh, The Joys said...

Dear Pointer,
Um... I like ice cream too. (((ice cream now)))

Left Coast Sister said...

Yow-ch. Good luck with that! I say milk the frozen entrees for as long as you can!

yerdoingitwrong said...


Hope you heal soon.

Darlin pics!!