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Della was a cat, and Aroo was a mouse named Squeaks.


George was a Spiderman among Spidermen.


Linda was (and still is) The Best Grandma Ever.

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She and Conn dressed up like World Professional Ballroom Dancing Champions.

Last days of nice weather before winter cometh.

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When it was all over, Della wrote a letter to grandma. “The G is for Grandma and the P is for Problems.” The problems are that she has a cold and she misses grandma.



Success and Bribery

George has had a major behavioral turnaround, becoming mostly pleasant and fit-less after about four months of [expletive] [expletive] [expletive]. I hesitate to give all the credit to my dad, but it is true that he offered to buy George new cowboy boots if George didn’t have a fit for a week, and it is also true that George did not have a fit for a week and got his boots.

I received this pic while the two were out shopping, leading me to believe George had selected a standard, brownish-black style.


Imagine my surprise when he came home with these: 


It’s like having a full-sleeve tattoo. Extreme, but he can still get a job. In the meantime, though, he is wearing shorts everyday. This is a true story about success, bribery, and America.

War on Drugs

In what I can only imagine will be an entirely successful effort to “black out” drugs, Della wore this mostly black outfit (feat. Justin Bieber) to school on the second day of Red Ribbon Week. I asked Della, so what are drugs? She said, “Drugs are something you eat and they make you die or they make you very, very sick. So you should never, ever, EVER eat drugs.” 

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Della: Which is healthier, bubble gum or apples?

George: Apples.

Della: Correct. Which is sharper, swords or lasers?

George: Lasers.

Della: Correct. Which one is nicer, Nanny Rosie or big cats?

George: Nanny Rosie.

Della: Correct. But I also would have said correct to big cats because big cats are my favorite animals.