how I have missed these bons mots


Greetings from Aspen! After not seeing the boys for two weeks, I’m having a lot of fun hanging out with them and enjoying the great outdoors. Aspen is great in the fall- OK, there’s no snow, but that also means there’s no one here, and so we have the hotel and the restaurants, and the mountains, to ourselves.

So we’ve had lots of time to catch up, and oh how I have missed Cooper’s words of wisdom, like this morning:


“Mommy. You want to know what’s really weird? The Wonder Pets ARE animals. But they SAVE animals. And they can talk? But the other animals can’t. THAT’S what’s really weird.”


My God, he’s right. That always bothered me about Maisy, that she was a mouse who like went to petting zoos and milked cows, and rode horses, and held dominion over other animals, when she was a MOUSE. An overall-wearing mouse, but still.

But as I lie awake tonight, letting Maddie cry it out– oh yes, we’re STILL not there– I’m going to be puzzling out this Wonder Pets universe. That really is a trip.

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Mollie October 16, 2008 at 7:25 pm

I thought Mimi Smartypants was pretty hilarious on the topic of Maisy and its many puzzles.

I can’t wait till Cooper has a blog!

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Mike October 19, 2008 at 4:19 pm

1. I love Cooper’s face in that picture; he looks like “Come on Fergus, really?”
2. Did you ever notice how Franklin is the only animal on the show with a human name and the only character who dons articles of clothing? This was one of the many things that bothered me about that show.

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Mollie October 19, 2008 at 10:24 pm

The number one thing I hate about Franklin is that he can TAKE OFF HIS SHELL. My turtle (see picture) and I have made it our mission to educate the world that real turtles cannot do that. Preschoolers need to know.

He’s also the only one whose name isn’t just “Turtle” or whatever. So that’s weird. Gah, I hate “Franklin.”

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Mollie October 19, 2008 at 10:25 pm

Oh, duh, you said that about his name. So I agree with you, then. I also hate the constant giggling for NO REASON. Or is that “Little Bear”? I think it’s both.

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Juggling Act October 21, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Cute picture of you and your boys. Wishing you sleep success soon!

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