For all those who thought my father-in-law Zaydie was um… well, I guess I’ll let you say it.
“Zaydie is hot!” (Portia)
“Zaydie is cute! Single? :-)” (Becky)
“And Zaydie…not only is he a brave chaperone, but a quite handsome one too.” (Auds at Barking Mad)
“Handsome Zadie” (Chris)
I’m sure you’ll completely understand if I don’t weigh in on my father-in-law’s hotness. Oh my gosh. That was embarrassing to just write. And I don’t want to disappoint any ladies out there but yes, there is a grandmother (Bubbie). And yes, she’s adorable too. Look at them.
Meanwhile, after Zaydie chaperoned Dylan’s class trip to the aquarium, Marinka had the audacity to suggest that maybe they never went to the aquarium at all.
“How come there are no pictures of the fish? This sounds like a huge scam to me. I think he just took the girls to Central Park. Or to a bar.”
Oh Marinka, here’s your proof. In your face.
Ok, well these pictures MIGHT have been taken at the window display at the Ralph Lauren store in the West Village.
But whatever. Fish are fish. I’m sure the aquarium was totally the same.
When not at the aquarium or the Ralph Lauren store, Dylan pretty much spends her time at the playgrounds now that it’s finally warm.
We often bring toys for the sandbox and they end up scattered around and we go on a search and rescue mission before we go home.
But the other day, we could not find our plastic, green crab.
We looked everywhere. We were about to abandon our crab toy when Dylan finally found it under one of the jungle gyms. She started loudly shouting…
“I have the crab! I have the crab!”
which unfortunately sounded very much like “I have crabs! I have crabs!”
Which seemed so enormously inappropriate for a 4 1/2 year-old to be screaming. Or anyone for that matter.
Poor green plastic crab. Never meant to cause so much trouble.
Maybe we should find him a nice home at the aquarium. Or the Ralph Lauren store. Crustacean choice.
mama bird notes:
I’m running an awesome giveaway in the month of June from Blue Bunny® ice cream! Each week, one totally lucky mama bird reader will win a carton of ice cream (plus one pack of novelties from the Blue Bunny®menu) delivered to their door every month for a year! Yes, that’s right. Ice cream for a whole year. And the winner can mix it up or get the same kind every month.
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To enter this week, just leave a comment and tell me your favorite or funniest memory of ice cream as a kid. Or you know, for the very lazy, just write, “I scream for ice cream.”