Thursday, August 03, 2006

da sudz...

It seems only appropriate that i dedicate a full post on PottyParty to the Sudz. They are, after all, part of the family.

They come with us on errands, usually riding in the back of the station wagon. But unlike Jasmin (our trusty white Shepherd) they do not whine, and are quite behaved. They even lay down! Sometimes Raelin needs to give them a shout, "Sudz! LAY DOWN!" and from what i can tell (which isnt very much) they usually obey.

The Sudz sometimes hang out in the basement, and when they are especially naughty, they hang out in the bedroom when Liam is napping. But no worries- when I tell Raelin not to open the door to let them out (or check in on Liam to make sure he's still asleep) they quickly scamper out the crack between the door and the floor.

The Sudz like to eat crumbs off the floor, small bits of chips, O's and the like. Seems they must steal water from the dogs' bowl, either that or drink from the toilets, because i can't remember the last time a bowl of water was put down especially for them.

And apparently the Sudz are rather hairy, as i learned from eavesdropping on this conversation Raelin has just this morning:

ENTER RAELIN. SHE PICKS UP THE PHONE AND DIALS A NUMBER. GUESSING FROM THE NUMBER OF BUTTONS PUSHED, SHE HAS EVIDENTLY JUST CALLED MARS. THEY PICK UP.

yeah, hi, this is kellyraelinoceancallahan and i would like to know a question?

PAUSE

yeah, um, the sudz need a de-shed can you do that?... yeah... um, ok, grreeaaaaate.

PAUSE

ok, byeseeyoulateriloveyou!

CLICK



So you might be wondering who the hell the Sudz are... me too! But here's the best i can piece together...

In February, I took Raelin to kid's concert... a guy named Rick Charette who is a Maine native and has a gazillion albums out and has been singing since i was a kid. I have fond memories of such songs as, "I Love Mud" and "There's an Alligator in the Elevator" so i was pretty psyched to take her.

The first some Rick sings is called "Car Wash" and there are some groovy hand motions that go along with it. Since it was the first song of the show, Raelin actually watched and paid attention. She loved it. She more or less tuned out after that and preferred to run around and climb up and down the stairs, but when i asked her if she wanted a CD, she emphatically announced that she needed the "Car Wash" CD. So we got it, and for the next several months all we listed to were:

Splish, splosh squish
scrub scrub scrub

look at me, i'm covered with suds
Splish, splosh squish
splatter and spray
washing that dirt away...

etc...

(for the adult version, contact kevmo, his blog is now at www.kevcallahan.com...)

So, apparently that song made a big impression on her, and the Sudz have been with us ever since.

I can't complain, really. They eat fairly discreetly, now that i've insisted that they eat out of bowls and not off the floor, they seem to go to sleep on their own, and best of all, they are highly entertaining, via Raelin.

If they have sudzlettes... i'll let you know.

THIS JUST IN:

So Raelin's been asleep since 4:15 or so and it's now after 8:30 at night. We're sitting at the table talking when..."kerthunk" a door opens and closes and little feet start striding down the hall. Now typically when R wakes up there's some amount of grumpiness, or at least a "mommy/daddy can you come in here?" No such comment now, just the purposeful strides of a toddler on a mission. She got out to the living room and said in her groggy little voice "I just came out to get the sudz because they're climbing into here (as she peered into the carseat in out living room)."

Then she and Kevmo had some dinner and made ice cream...

1 Comments:

Blogger Megan said...

That is PRICELESS! So cute and funny. The phone conversation is cracking me up.

6:32 PM  

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