Final Debate Thing

Even though the children are home on Spring Break this week, Merlin had a debate championship this morning.  Ty encouraged me to go and see what Merlin does, but it sounds pretty boring and I had an important Pilates class this morning.  I’ll take Merlin at his word that he is really good at it so there is no point in me going at all.

Last time he went I know he felt underdressed so I borrowed a suit for him from Karen.  It belonged to one of her boys when he was Merlin’s age and Merlin looked so grown up in it.

It was nice to have him gone for the day.  He is so chatty and energetic that it exhausts me to be around him.

It was nice to have him gone for the day. He is so chatty and energetic that it exhausts me to be around him.

Starling was happily playing secret agent up in her room with the binoculars and Robert’s camera and telephoto lens all afternoon, so after we got home from the gym it was just me and Hummus.  I put him down for a nice long nap and I took a rare moment to myself and watched a few television shows that somehow got recorded by mistake.  I don’t even know how to use the DVR.   Finally, when I just couldn’t ignore Hummus’s screams anymore I brought him downstairs with me and decided to take a few laps around the backyard.  I had totally forgotten that Ty would be dropping Merlin off and so I was wearing kind of a skimpy workout gear, but I am sure he didn’t even notice, we are just such close friends.

It was a tiny bit chilly out, but this is my favorite gym outfit, perfect for an impromptu run around the yard.

It was a tiny bit chilly out, but this is my favorite gym outfit, perfect for an impromptu run around the yard.

Great news!  Merlin won again and he is very young to be a state champion or something.  Anywhoo, I wonder if Ty would like to stop by for dinner sometime?  I will have to ask him.

12 thoughts on “Final Debate Thing

  1. PSL Mama

    Merlin looks quite handsome. Good looking and smart. What a GREAT kid you have there. And he bathes Hummus too! You are doing SUCH a good job raising him. He will be a fabulous husband one day. Speaking of husbands… you should take a look at the photos on Robert’s camera that Sterling was playing around with. You never know what you might find?! I am sure it is just boring photos of his nature stuff but you never know.

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    1. Jacqueline V

      Hahaha!!! So precious when kids get hold of cameras! PSL Mama’s on to something there. I bet Starling takes pictures just like Ansel Adams. Or maybe Robert does. You could download all Robert’s nature pics and turn them into a book for him! I think there’s another blogger who does that for her kids.

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  2. Cindy McCain

    Merlin looks SUPER HOT in that suit, how old is he again? I am looking for a summer intern. He would have to be at least 14 here in Texas, I mean Arizona, I think.

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    1. mythreeangles Post author

      Really? Would you pay him? I mean I would miss him like the dickens, but a lil’ hard labor in the desert sun might remind him of how good he’s got it here.

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      1. Cindy McCain

        No, hahah, interns don’t get paid, silly! The pleasure and honor of working for me and learning all about how difficult my life is when I am not even sure which of our houses John is at and did I pack him enough condoms and massage oil and is our brown kid acting up again, UGH! is the only reward your handsome little son needs.

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  3. Pearshaped

    Starling has such interesting hobbies! With her intellectual curiosity, you should have no trouble getting her into an Ivy with great med, law and business programs. She will be able to choose from an amazing range of loaded future husbands. Wonderful!

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    1. mythreeangles Post author

      I am not sure if i have mentioned it here before but Starling is very bright. The school wanted her to be in the gifted class but she felt like she wouldn’t be able to help challenge her dumber classmates if she was in there all day. Last year she got a B- in math and science, which is very unusual for a girl. Most girls are terrible at those subjects. At mid-year her grades had gone down a little, but she had a hard first semester with all of the bullying about her being a bully.

      I think I’d be okay with Harvard or Yale, but I am thinking Oxford for her so she can find a nice son in law for me with an accent and a title.

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      1. Pearshaped

        I think you should find out whether any European royals have sons who could be a match for Starling and which universities these families traditionally send their boys to. It worked for that plain Middleton girl.

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  4. Cindy McCain

    I forgot to mention how TAN you look in your picture! Your body is much more sun-kissed than your face, you must spend so much time running around your yard with a sunhat on! Good for you for taking care of your skin.

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    1. Yummy Mommy Pregnant Tummy

      Yes, it’s very important to protect your face; you don’t want to end up looking like an old leather satchel, with or without detailing. Can you believe some people don’t believe in sunscreen! I think they’re worried it will dry out their skin or something.

      I love how you’ve managed to make the tan fade gradually as it reaches your face, so that it blends seamlessly. It is sad looking at those women who have their face one color and body the other, whether it’s from a real tan, fake tan or applying foundation the wrong colour. It looks like someone’s cut off their head and placed it on someone else’s body!

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