Willow actually DOES choose the winner of last week's caption contest, as you can see for yourself ...

And our definitive image of Thanksgiving this year is also brought to us by our dear daughter. Caption this one and Willow will choose the winner by next Monday -- who will receive a brand-new DVD of the movie "Elf" with Will Ferrell. You're really going to have to work hard to outdo your efforts of last week, but I know you can do it!


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"I've always been a 'glass half-full' kind of guy."

Hey, No Fair!

I saw mine go flying across the room! There was no way it could get selected!

LOL--that was pretty funny actually! Good job Willow!

Not enough coffee to be funny but that's never stopped me from trying...

"After half a glass, Jack decided to abandon his beanstalk pursuits and set up camp near the merlot."

PS, your clean house in the background all decorated for Christmas makes me want to grab a glass myself! I need a fire lit under me. Or I need to just step away from the computer. Or both. Anyway, yours looks great!

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Ok, I'm taking care of pukey kids today, so I leave you with the photo below. Give me your best caption ideas, and the winner (chosen by Willow) will win a brand-new (I promise, it hasn't been watched even once by my kids) special edition of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the cartoon, not the one with Jim Carey) still in its shrink wrap.

This is a shot of me and Willow from Billy's Thanksgiving lunch at school. And yes, that is a giant trash can right next to our table.


Just post your caption ideas below, and Willow will choose the winner by Monday. (Disclaimer: Baby cannot read and may be assisted by mother.)

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Think she spotted the trashcan and had a vision of the days ahead? Your poor family. I hope you are all back to healthy and felt great for Thanksgiving!

"We already did the smiling shot - now's the silly face one. Right?"

The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club.

The second rule of Fight Club is, you DO NOT talk about Fight Club.


Willow the vampire, as she moves in on your neck.................

I need to driiiiiiiink!

Don't enter me in the comp, I couldn't view the DVD anyway as different regions so am just joining in for fun:) Jen

Remove this silly hat and nobody gets hurt.

Or -
"So .... hungry.... Must ... eat .... mommy's ... hand."
"You won't be smiling after I swallow your pinkie."
"Vertigo. All those colors in your blouse are giving me vertigo. Gonna hurl. Where's the trash can?"

(Sorry about that last one. It really is a pretty blouse. I swear.)

This One Has a Snowball's Chance in ......

Really, mommy! I DO NOT need the Heimlich maneuver!

Turkey? Where's the Beef?!


(prepare for a lion-from-Wizard-of-Oz reference:) "If I...were king...of the forrrrrrrrrrrrrrrest!"

Sorry your kids are illin'. It's tough to watch little ones fight the yuckies--especially when you're not feeling so great yourself. I hope you're all on the mend so you can enjoy a happy and turkey-filled Thanksgiving!

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Last week, I posted a photo of a scene I found in my 18-month-old's play kitchen. And while I didn't think she could still surprise me, today I found the scene below. Clearly, she has been rummaging around in the bathroom vanity drawers. And clearly I need to pay better attention.

I'm not sure whether this shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the concept of cooking or of jack-o-lanterns ... or cosmetics. So give me your best shot: Caption, anyone?


That face! That face! That CoverGirl face!T

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Love it

It totally looks like something I would find at my house. My three year old (the princess) loves to get into random stuff and paint with it. Bourdeaux butt paste is a very nice medium to paint your brothers bedroom with

Cooking with Willow

@Cheryl: I think so ... She absolutely friggin' LOVES brushing teeth -- her teeth, my teeth, doll teeth. Just goes to show, even "normal" kids can like some weird stuff.

@Jessica: Thanks SO much for stopping by! So glad we connected :-)

@JD: You absolutely win the caption contest. HILARIOUS.

@K Floortime Lite Mama: So glad you stopped by. I love your blog and I encourage anyone with a child on the spectrum to stop by there for an uplift and inspiration.

OMG how adorable is that
I love the title of your blog very much
Thank you for your lovely comment

Our Interior Designer, Willow

Now, free with purchase of a pumpkin, free tube of Estee Lauder lipstick in our latest fall color AND a free tube of Nivea Bronzing Cream! (toothbrush sold separately).


How funny, looks just like something I would find in my house. Don't you just wonder what is going on in their little heads? Glad I found your blog through the SITS group and looking forward to getting to know you better!

Too Funny!

That is too funny! Was she trying to brush the Jack O'Lantern's teeth?

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This is what I discovered in Willow's play kitchen after giving her (oh, the thrills!) a REAL pan from the cabinet with which to play house:


A pony in every pot?

I'm not sure if this indicates an imaginative brain or a sociopathic one. So in honor of Wordless Wednesday, give me your words: What's going on here?

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Our new band name

Dave and I are putting a band together again with some other friends, and we've been thinking about band names. I think both Unicorn Stew and Pan-Fried Star Catcher sound like viable options.

@Mary: LOVE the story of little you "cooking" the family poodle! Our long-suffering kitty cat (god rest her soul) endured many an imaginative role before she went on to the Playskool kitchen in the sky :-)

People people people...everyone knows that is NOT a unicorn but Star Catcher. And everyone knows that Star Catcher is delicious when lightly pan fried.


That looks like Sunday night dinner at my house!

Bob and the Unicorn

Is that the chick from Bob the Builder in that pot with the unicorn? I'm not sure what's happening, but I think that would be an excellent Bob episode. Would beat the crap out of what passes for a plot in Bob the Builder episodes.

Not a caption, but related: my mother loves regaling boyfriends with stories of how at the age of 3, I stuffed the family poodle in the Playskool kitchenette oven. And how I failed to remove the shelf within the oven, which would have provided more comfort for said pooch.
At least Willow had enough sense to cook with inanimate animals.

Unicorn Stew

This is one of my favorite dishes although I have hard time finding a place that makes traditional Unicorn Stew like my Grandma did. The key is cooking the hind quarters first and adding a dash of fairy dust at the very end. As a serving suggestion, try it poured over susquatch corn bread with a side of loch ness monster liver pate. My mouth is watering already.

Tastes like chicken!

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