Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Postcard from an Old Dog

Dear Mari,

Do you remember the "To Do List" I had for this time while you're gone? (get carpets cleaned, scrub tile on hands and knees, power wash the house, organize baby clothes, re-landscape the front yard, etc.) Well, I haven't done any of it. But I know I work better under pressure so I will do it all the day before I leave. With all this time on my hands not doing what I'm supposed to, I've been doing a lot of thinking.

I was hanging with Jaz and remembered how she won that award at obedience school (cupcakes anyone?). I thought it was time to teach her something new...

And they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks!

Then I thought, "if Jaz can learn to push the stroller, surely I can learn some new skate tricks." But,

I'm not 12 years old anymore!


The skatepark is nice at 6:30am before all the good skaters get there. Earlier, I tried to catch backside air but ended up creating backside air when I ate it, as you can see from the hole in my jeans. Then I decided I should stop doing that since I now I have 4 kids and need all my limbs - and to avoid another angry comment from you:)

Wish you were here, or that I was there!

Love, 
Chris

13 comments:

Barbara Manatee said...

My dogs hate it when I leave to take the kids for a walk and leave them behind...but maybe I can teach them to push and save me some work!

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

Hey Babe! That is so sweet! Jazzy looks so grown up. :) I hope you're working some OT hours this week to help pay for the increase in our insurance premiums. You are going to give ME heart failure over your shenanigans. We miss you, sweetheart! Love, Mari

The Murray Crew said...

I'm seriously gonna pee myself.

This is so embarrassing.

It's comforting to know that there's someone out there with whom I can share a twisted fun sense of humor. =)

Love you guys! Chris, stay alive for just a little while longer, k?

Andria said...

Nice air there on the board Chris! OMG, you are too funny (and oh so creative!)

Way to go Jaz! I bet she's getting some much-deserved time with her Dad...probably too much!

Michelle said...

OH MY GOSH! Y'all are hilarious!
SO ENTERTAINING!
Michelle, from Houston

Ansley said...

WOW Chris!!! We are so imprerssed! Love you, Jenn & Ans

Ansley said...

or impressed :)

The Gerwer Babies said...

You guys are SO FUNNY!!!!! And awesome at video stuff!

Alaine said...

So, Chris, who gets to repair you when you break something?
Good job Jaz! Maybe next you can help with the yardwork. Fun as usual.

Collegegirl said...

Jaz pushing the baby stroller, too cute! Love your humor Chris!
~Elyse~

McNulty Quads said...

Holy Crap Chris. I wet my pants.

You are AWESOME!

xoxo
Gen

Shannon Stilwell said...

Is Jaz available for hire? I live right down the road from y'all and have two babies that would love an evening walk! :)

Kelly said...

That was GREAT!!!