Tuesday, August 31, 2004

I have fifty dollars!

Téodor left the sprinklers on too long last night so today there were some frogs in the yard! I called Ray and asked if he wanted to come over and see them and he said OK. He looked at this one big frog and said "Philippe, I bet that frog can jump the furthest of any of them." I looked for the smallest frog to bet on, because smaller frogs can jump way longer than big frogs. Next we set the frogs up behind a twig and my frog jumped way longer than his! Then Ray shook my hand, except instead of a normal handshake this handshake had a fifty dollar bill in it! He chuckled and patted me on the head and said he had to do some things at home, but that he had had a good time. I have fifty dollars!

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Boy, is it hard to be good!

I thought I had gotten rid of all the Judas Priest CDs, but then Todd found them in the trash and sold them back to Chris! Jeez! Now if I throw them away again Chris will lose even MORE money, and he will be MORE mad! Maybe I should never have thrown the CDs away in the first place. Sometimes it is hard to know what is a Sin and what is a Good Deed. I wish I could have a little chart.

Maybe I will make one! Here is what I know I can start with:

Throw away Chris's CDs: a SIN
Throw away garbage: a GOOD DEED
Eat Chex Mix: (is this a GOOD DEED, or is it NEUTRAL?)
Smoking: a SIN

Friday, August 27, 2004

Good news!

Today Liz yelled at Chris for liking Judas Priest! They had a private talk and then Chris watered the front yard for an hour and a half, except when he came in he was really clumsy and he went to bed. I did him a favor and put all his Judas Priest CDs in the kitchen garbage bag. I am glad that I could help with their marriage.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Judas Priest.

Chris played me some Judas Priest songs and they are really not anything like Priests on Tape. They are "heavy metal," like motorcycle people listen to, and mostly their songs are about demons and breaking the law. I am not OK with that kind of music, so I asked him not to play it when I am around. I am OK about most things but sometimes I need to let him know that I am just a kid. He was OK about not playing Judas Priest when I am around. I will pray for Chris to stop liking Judas Priest tonight when I go to bed.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Good morning!

It's Sunday! On Sunday I like to wake up a little bit early and pray and do some good deeds. After I prayed today (I prayed that my dad could still be alive, and also that there would be no more poor people) I dusted all the book shelves and Chris's stereo stuff, which always gets so dusty. I accidentally pressed down on the "play" button on the CD player though, and the little screen said JUDAS PRIEST in calculator letters. Then a few seconds later heavy rock music started to play real loud and Chris came out and yelled at me! He said he was glad that I wanted to hear Judas Priest but could I please do it in about ten more hours. Maybe we are going to listen to it together, since it is Sunday? I guess it is like Priests on Tape like my mom sends me once in a while. Cool! I am excited!

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

I have Olympic Fever!

We don't have any gymnastics stuff or running hurdles around the house so I made up some new events I could do! First, I put a couch cushion on the floor and I jump as high as I can off the couch and onto it. Second, I run in place for five minutes. Third, I do a summersalt in one direction then I turn around and do one back and try to finish in the exact same place. Fourth, I play the "C" scale on my piano, then stand up and knock the bench over like Ray showed me how to do. That is the last event. I call it the Boy's Medley!


Monday, August 16, 2004

President stuff.

Téodor and me did some President stuff today. We thought of a new slogan! He said it was important to use words like "Future" and "Today" so I said how about, "Hooray! It's TODAY!" Isn't that a perfect slogan? It shows that I have a good attitude and that Today is always a great time to be excited about. He is having some posters made by a printer now.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

New trash can!

Chris came back from the store today and he got me a new trash can! He took it out to his shop and attached some nice cloth straps to it (I think he used some cut-apart dish towels) so I can wear it as a backpack! He said I can keep it by my bed or wear it around with me, and whenever I have a piece of trash, I can just toss it over my back! At the end of the day I am to empty it into the big trash can under the sink. Hooray!

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

No one should have guns!

Guns are a pretty bad problem in the USA. They are usually pretty small and can be hidden in places like behind a license plate or under a book. I want you to know that if I am President, I will not have a gun. I will also not have throwing stars or num chucks. That sets a bad example.

Okay, now it's breakfast-time! Téodor is making me Mickey Mouse pancakes. He is using a half pineapple slice for the smile, blueberries for the eyes, and a blueberry for the nose. He is even making Redi-Whip eyebrows! Since Chris is asleep he said I can have a big glass of Strawberry Rite.

Friday, August 06, 2004


Last week I found some cut in half pipes and made a mini waterslide park around the roots of the old dead oak tree! I connected them with duck tape and made supports out of mud (I mixed the mud so that it would dry like cement). Today I went and looked at it and some cool weeds grew out of the mud. It looks really peaceful so I said it was Gandhi's waterslide! I set up the hose and pretended he was going down the waterslide sitting Indian-style. Chris let me have some of his Chow Fun for dinner.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Watching TV with Chris!

Chris was watching TV in the living room, so I sat by him! Usually he is not in the living room so it was neat to see him there. I talked to him for a little bit but he said to stop because he was focusing on his show. It was the Emeril show! Emeril cooked a duck and a pig.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Téodor made me dinner!

He is such a good cook! He went grocery shopping at the fancy butcher shop and brought home all kinds of fun meats, like steaks and little chickens called "pull-its" (or something). He made me a crispy pull-it chicken with cherry sauce! It was delicious. I didn't think you could use dessert ingredients in dinner food, but I guess if you are Téodor you can do anything you want with food! And that is OK with me!

Oh, maybe I shouldn't tell you this, but when he was cooking the pull-it his pants fell down and I saw his butt! Well, not his butt, but his underwear. It was the fancy kind of underwear like black people wear.