Thursday, January 31, 2008

Morning carpool talk -- now with bonus material!!

Carpool Girl: Why does it smell like garlic toast in here?

The Roo-girl and Evil Mother: *in unison* Garlic toast?

CPG: Yeah, it smells like garlic toast in this car.

EM: *knows her car is messy, but really now -- GARLIC TOAST??*

TRG: *sticks her arm in the back seat so CPG can sniff her* Maybe it's my lotion.

CPG: Oh, yeah. That's it.

TRG: It's jasmine and roses.

EM: Jasmine and roses smell like garlic toast?

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TRG: EVERYONE is reading those books now.

CPG: I think my sister is reading it.

TRG: You should really read it. And they're making a movie, but seriously, though, I saw the guy they cast as Edward. EW. He's ugly. And the whole Jacob-Edward thing ...

Evil Mother: Oh, I feel so WITH IT because I read the first book and I know who you are talking about and everything. I'm hip and happenin'!!

TRG and CPG: *synchronized eyeroll*

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My friend ~JJ at Dirty Laundry found this What Care Bear Are You thingy. Her daughter is obsessed with Care Bears, and I remember long, long ago -- back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and my big boys were small -- that my Drama King was, as well.

He had stuffed ones AND the plastic kind (you know -- like the Mickey D's Happy Meal versions) and the movies (which made me want to go screaming from the room) ... and all the rest. This was, of course, before he became obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but I digress.

I have a vivid memory of him pushing two bears around in a plastic car at 22 months, looking up at me and saying this: "I go for a ride with Grumpy Bear and Cheer Bear!"

At that moment, I remember dissecting his vocabulary and sentence structure and marveling at his utter under-brilliance. Now ... I wish he'd shut up!!

So back to my point. After I found this Care Bear whoosiwhat on ~JJ's site, I of course had to do it. I'm not really sure what to make of this:

Your Not So Care Bear Name is

Couch Potato Bear

Get your Not So Care Bear Name at

Couch Potato Bear? Just because I spend my nights curled up in my bed with a laptop and the remote control?

Hmmmph. I'm offended!


Carolie said...

Coming out of lurkdom briefly to let you know I've tagged you for a meme (I know, I know, please forgive me!) Please visit to participate.

Keep the Roo Girl stories coming...can't wait for photos of the cheer competition!

Huckdoll said...

Ah, gotta love 'em. Seriously now, garlic toast? Hmmm...

Anyway, my girls are two and are obssessed with the Carebears. Also, I totally remember the McDonald's dinos, totally. My brother and I had the whole collection two times over. I found them a long time ago, along with all the other crap they used to give away and had a good laugh. Come to think of it, the crap back then was way better. My girls are getting those slutty Bratz dolls now in their Happy Meals. So not cool.

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

My daughter was all into the CareBear thing years ago, too. Nice to know you got your own personalized one. I'll have to go and find out what mine would be. It'll probably be the same as yours. (laptop, recliner, remote and a bottle of water... minimum of 2 hours in this position every night... sad, huh?)

suchsimplepleasures said...

mine is irs bear!!! seriously...what the heck is that about?
anyway...hilarious conversations in your carpool! does garlic toast and jasmine smell alike?!!

nikki said...

I'm Traffic Cop Bear. WTF?!?! At least I don't smell like garlic toast.

nikki said...

But wait! If I change Nikki to Nicole, I become Bus Driver Bear! I can't decide which one is better.

lisa's chaos said...

What would we do if it wasn't for kids? Garlic toast huh? Later Couch Potato Bear!


I am "Swears A Lot" bear...Bwuhahaha!

~JJ! said...

Hey, it's better than Drunkard Bear!!!

Hee hee....

Burfica said...

Mine was a dirty ol bear. I'm not sure if I like that or not. heheheh

Hey Garlic toast aint so bad. My son once said my perfume smelled like wet dog. Now there is a scent I want to go around with.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I was drinks a lot bear. That is WAY worse. Esp. as I barely if ever drink. With my maiden name, I was procrastinator bear...and that is SOO true.

Junebug said...

The Care Bear phenomonen happened at our house for a short while. I just wanted to say from your comment about Lucy. I can totally understand how you feel. But mine is super nostalgic and good memories associated with this show.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I'm going to have to go find something jasmine and rose scented just to see if it reminds me of garlic toast. Cuz', you know, when I smell flowers, I always think of Italian food.

Cathy said...

Hmm....I was the Unlucky Bear. Nice.


Couch potato bear!!! That would be me for sure!

Pamela said...

I finally did the bear thing (after reading it at dirty laundry too)

Procrastinator Bear.

How did it know that I put off doing it. Wha....?

Tink said...

My Care Bear name is:

Angry Boss Bear

*Snort* Which is probably what my boss will be if he ever catches me checking blogs at work. Ah well. ;)

dawn224 said...

Care Bears are back eh?

our morning commute was always in silence... we are so not morning people

(hehe, I typed that 'mourning' the first time)

Canadian flake said...

Ok I am catching up on what I have missed...but I have to stop for a bit because I am laughing so hard I actually hurt myself..lmaooooooo.

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