1. Winston and I had to go to Lowe’s this weekend for a plug that converts a two-prong outlet into a three-prong outlet. On our way there, we flipped through the radio stations and landed on 94.1 (WYSP – Rock Station) and Alice In Chains’ “Rooster” came on. The song begins with scary vibe to it and then ultimately culminates in a hard rocking jam. As the song began, I said to Winston, “Uh oh…here comes the rooster!” and Winston replied “Ooooh, a scary rooster!”. Anyways, we were really jamming along to the song and I’m singing along “Yeah, here comes the rooster, you know he aint gonna die!” and about three-quarters of the way through the song, Winston asks “Why is the rooster so scary?” I sat back and replied, “I have no idea what this song is about, except there’s a rooster and he’s really mad”.
I have now looked into it and the song is about the singer’s father who faught in Vietnam. His father’s nickname was Rooster and was an M60 machine gunner. Now that I know that about the song, it is really bad ass!
2. For Jaclyn’s birthday on Monday, we bought a tiny little cake and each attendee got a single candle to put in the cake. The stipulation is that you had to make a wish for Jaclyn before you put it into the cake. Winston wished that someone would play trains with him, Dalia wished her mom a happy birthday, and the rest of us all had heart felt wishes of happiness for Jacalope. Once the candles were inserted, we all sang happy birthday and it was time to blow out the candles. It was the kids first exposure to trick candles and good lord did they find them funny. Winston laughed to the point he was out of breath, a total belly laugh. Dalia was blowing so hard that spit was flying all over the cake. The adults were laughing at the kids laughing, it was a really wonderful moment.
3. Dalia is sort of going down the path of potty training, she understands that she needs to take off her diaper to go potty, but she forgets to get to the toilet. Strongly encouraging her to remember that second step.
4. Dalia often falls asleep with her feet above her head, she is incredibly amusing.