Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I need attention

Do you ever just wake up and think..."Dang. I need some attention." It would be the mature thing to just say so out loud, but no...I have other "ways". For instance, Nic's mom took him to a cool running store last night to buy him some new running shoes for his upcoming race in California. You need to know that Nic has some very specific pet peeves such as NEEDING to be the first one to put the spoon in a new jar of peanut butter or icecream. If you take a bite of his sandwich before he does...bad things follow. Nobody can touch his new thing before he does. So me putting on his size thirteen brand spanking new running shoes and wearing them around the house to make the beds while he was in the shower was the perfect way to get "attention". I made sure to wear no socks so the deflowering could be complete. I enjoyed the blood curdling "NOOOOO" I got when he came out of the bathroom and saw me tap dancing and doing the twist (as if that were part of my morning routine).

Another one of my "ways" stems from the mental torture his younger brother Sean used to inflict upon him. Sean was the king of being a bungholio without getting in trouble. So I employed one of his tactics while Nic was eating his cold pizza. I sat down next to him, extended my index finger and BARELY touched his bare arm. He shooed it away like a bug. Then I waited a few minutes and kept doing it again and again until I almost made him cry.

Then I followed him into the bedroom when he got dressed. I sat on the edge of the bed and waited for him to walk by me. When he did, I delicately extended my foot and totally tripped him. AT LAST! ATTENTION! If you've never seen an eight month pregnant woman get totally tackled...you should make a point to witness it. I got some hugs and squeezes and a few spanks and then Nic looked at me and said, "Do you just need some attention?"

16 comments:

Lil said...

you are so cute. I found you.

Kacey Nielsen said...

hahaha. I had the opposite day, I wanted everyone to pretend I wasn't there. Kids, husband, everyone, sorry mom is invisible today :)

Michelle said...

I TOTALLY understand the feeling. It seems like the reaction is never as good when you just say you need some attention though, so although it seems like the mature thing to do, I think I like your way better. Besides, it is far funnier! :) (is funnier even a word?)

thebealsfamily said...

This is the greatest story.

And I watched Baby Story religiously when I was pregnant, but for some reason, now that I'm not pregnant, I can't watch it for more than like 5 minutes and then I have to change the channel. Weird.

Grandpa and Grammy Hardy said...

Oh, Angie!!! Your blog is the funniest, I just spent a good 15 minutes laughing and laughing... it's so fun to know you and your family!!!!
Evan is 2 now!!! And sooo cute!
Afton is sooo cute and smart, too!
Fun to see you and Nick... and your Sis in your blog... you guys are just so fun. Love ya!!! Josie

Michelle said...

Thanks for the compliment! (on the blog) I love that quote by Eleanor Roosevelt too.
We should definately get together with Julie and visit! We should do it soon... (before you burst :)

i said...

if only i were so clever!? my whole "crying woman" thing just to get attention doesn't work any longer with patrick. i'm taking notes.

Michelle said...

Friday sounds perfect... just fill me in on the details! If it's easier, just give me a call: 445-0143.

Melissa, Ryan and Addy said...

I have been meaning to comment on this post ever since I read it a few days ago. Darn Google Reader, makes me forget such things! I love this post and Ryan seriously says the exact same thing to me sometimes when I'm pulling all kinds of crazy antics. "Do you need attention?" Who doesn't every once in awhile need some attention though?

Stacie said...

I lost it at "a few spanks!"

Mary said...

I can relate.

thebealsfamily said...

I know which American Idol singer you think reminds you of me (did i type that right?). Jackie Tone? The husky voiced one who wears some cuhrazy outfits? I can't pull off a gold fannie pack, but I think I see the resemblance...

Audrey Taylor said...

Hi Angie,
You make me laugh so hard. Ben walked into the computer room to see what all the "Ha Ha's" were about. It's so cute how playful you are. I will take note because knowing me, I would just let Ben go on with his busy day even if I was attention starved.
Can I come to your Valentine Party??

Catina said...

Remember when you used to eat paper to get mom's attention when she stayed on the phone too long? Try that one on Nic next time and see how he reacts...

Murray Clan said...

LOL- you are so funny! What a perfect day! xo

Audrey Taylor said...

Hi Angie,
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Julie called me early that morning and told me to go to the park on dorothy street. I went there but didn't see anyone outside. There wasn't any playground equipment so I figured I had the wrong park. I would love to get together with you guys often. I just watched the Twilight movie on a date with Ben and I really liked it a lot. It made me think I should have read the book and come to your party!!