Friday, August 28, 2015

Random Acts of Shifeness

--> We survived the first week of school. The first two days of 1st grade were a little rough for Kyle because he now goes full time so adjusting to that extra 4 hours had him struggling with his emotions but we pulled through.

Kyle and Hayden along with their buddies on the first day of school 2015.

--> I shared this on Facebook so if we are friends on there you get to read it again. Sorry.

I was more nervous than Kyle was today.
First grade was just way more emotional for me than kindergarten. 
I was ready to share Kyle's first day of school picture but then I saw this when I went back to his room to turn off his light. 
Sweet dreams my little 1st grader. 
You did great today. 
I just imagine him thinking,"I got this, Pops. No worries."

--> Hayden starts pre-school on Tuesday so she's super excited because she gets to go to school just like her big brother. I don't know if the pre-school is ready for Hayden but it's happening and it should be fun. 

--> Speaking of Hayden, Mrs. Shife got home from work and asked Hayden if she had a good day.
Hayden responded with a sad voice saying "I got locked in the dojo." 
Mrs. Shife said that's no fun but why don't you tell me what your favorite part of the day was.
Hayden then got a big grin on her face and said, "I locked Kyle in the dojo."
Just in case you weren't aware we converted our garage into a playroom for the kids and we call it "The Dojo." 

--> Have you ever had a cortisone shot? I got one Tuesday afternoon and it went fine until I tried to go to sleep. I slept like shit for 2 days. I woke up at 3:30 in the AM both days and could not go back to sleep. It was not fun. Fortunately, I was back to normal this morning and actually got some rest. Thank the fat bassets.

--> Does anyone else think this Jon Hamm meme is funny? I sure do. Maybe it's because I used the "Fell from Heaven" pick-up line back in the day and maybe because I'm more jaded than I was back in the day but it really made me LOL. 

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Where's the Beef?

Right here.
Yes, I finally have received Kyle's beef commercial and I'm glad to share it with you.
What do you think?
I don't think the acting bug has hit Kyle because he hasn't expressed any interest in it since the commercial wrapped, which is fine by me.
I think we will just focus on making it through 1st grade, which starts on Monday.
For the love of fat bassets, where did our summer go?
Enjoy your weekend.


I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Gone to the Beach

Be back soon.
The kids might be having a good time.
Take care.
Thanks for stopping by.
Talk to you soon.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream. 

Friday, August 07, 2015

Kyle & The Commercial

Kyle's first - and most likely last - commercial is in the books.
Let's just say a star wasn't born.
He did fine but found the process a little boring as there's a lot of waiting for the next scene to happen as the production crew sets up for the next shot.
It took about 5 hours to film a 30-second commercial, which requires a lot of patience, and 6-year-old boys are known for many things but the capacity to accept or tolerate delays is not one of them.
All in all, a good experience for him.
But it almost didn't happen.
First, as soon as we arrived, I hear from the backseat, "I gotta poop!"
And when Kyle tells me he has to poop ... well you better drop everything because the countdown clock has started and we have about two minutes seconds before we have a real mess on our hands.
I didn't want to get too graphic so I'll just let your imagination paint that picture.
A little bit of anxiety washes over me as I imagine having this conversation with the director:
"Umm, yeah, hi there. Bad news. My son shit his pants. Just shit them. Yep. All over them. It was bad. Well, I don't think he can be in the commercial today. Okay? Thanks. Sorry. Have a nice day."
I rushed on to the set to find the bathroom and made sure it wasn't occupied.
Then I went back to see where Kyle was and here comes my little man walking as stiff as a board trying to make sure that the poop stayed where it belonged until he could find sweet, sweet relief in the bathroom.
He made it in time and crisis #1 was averted.
We were about 2 hours into the commercial shoot when crisis #2 happened.
Kyle got a bloody nose.
He let me know right away when he got one so I rushed over to help but remember what I said about patience and 6-year-old boys.
Kyle's didn't want to wait for me and wanted to take care care of his bloody nose by himself.
He tried to do what most little dudes would do in that situation and wiped his nose with his shirt.
Too late.
He got blood on his shirt.
But just a little, and we were able to hide it with his collar.
If the blood wasn't hidden then the production crew would've had to shoot everything again because Kyle didn't have a back-up shirt of the same color.
Thank the fat bassets.
Crisis #2 averted.
They are editing the video right now and hopefully I can share it with you next week or the week after.
Thanks for stopping by.
Talk to you later.

Getting chased by Herbie the Hamburger.

 Hayden trying to eat Herbie the Hamburger.

 Hayden enjoying an apple on the set.

Kyle getting into character with his pretend older sisters.  

Kyle looking thrilled waiting for the next scene.

I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.