The girls are home from school today. I’m not sure why, but I think it has something to do with either staff development or the birth of Matthew Sweet.
As I prepared my very large cup of coffee this morning, I glanced out into the back yard where I noticed a fairly large bird with a red spot on his head.
Me (still suffering from pregnancy brain, five years after the fact): Sssh! Girls! Come look at this! We have a red peckerhead in our back yard!
Harper (scrambling toward the window): What’s a peckerhead?
Me (still completely unaware of what I’m saying): A peckerhead is that bird with the red spot on his head! He takes his beak and he beats it against a tree so it goes knockknockknockknockknock!
Harper: Meredith! We’ve got a peckerhead in the yard!
Thank God for Meredith. She slowly wandered over, looked out into the back yard, and said, “Actually, Mommy, I think that’s a woodpecker.”
26 thoughts on “This is why I can’t chill with the bird watchers.”
Laughed so hard I cried.
love it–and I have a very bad case of pregnant brain today–someone commented “oh my birthday’s on Feb 9–what’s so special about that” and me, being very big and very pregnant, obviously not thinking, I said “it just means that your birthday is very soon [my brain telling me this month was February, not November] so Happy Birthday!”
Only a couple hours later, when typing something out for work and noticing the month, did it click in. I felt SO stupid! you can call it Momma brain, then it still applies.
I constantly tell the kids to eat their dinner at breakfast time . If that helps.
Fantastic! I just giggled out loud despite myself.
The way my day has been going, this would’ve just fit RIGHT in…
That is just Damn Funny.
This post made me cry from laughing so hard!
husband staring suspiciously at me while I laugh uncontrollably…..thanks for that.
You kill me.
Hey, I know, you need to make a password again, and, instead of buckethead….
That is hilarious. I love her nonchalance.
I just saw a peckerwood at the store! But he was buying a 40 and asked me, “How ya doin’ mama”? No and no.
I love to watch birds!
Heh heh – peckerwood. Everyone I see tomorrow gets that name.
Blackbird nailed it. This is the sign I am holding up if I ever have to meet you at the airport.
OMG *still* giggling.
I laughed out loud. Peckerhead. Hehe.
hahahahahahahahaa *gasp* hahahahahahahha (it was state teacher meetings)
Can’t wait till he finds out what peckerhead means. You are going to be in it so deep!!!
Oops. I meant ‘she’. I have no children and I have placenta brain. Wow.
Peckerhead, buckethead…the list goes on and on……
thank you I needed that laugh
I’ve often watched the red-faced peckerhead myself. But usually it’s when he’s playing the wii with his son.
Oh, I haven’t been in an LOL mood at all lately, and that made me LOL to tears.
Don’t feel bad. My baby is almost 16 and it took me until the 3rd peckerhead to realize what your concern was. LOL.
I’m making this weird squeaky sound while I laugh that laugh that is so hard that it’s nearly silent. You know where you fear that you may never be able to breathe again? So, should I worry about the squeaky sound?
Hilarious! I love it.
I hope your peckerheads don’t fly south for the winter. Please keep all peckerheads confined to your backyard. My life never needs another peckerhead ever again. Thanks.
Oh my God! I’m laughing so hard I think I might wet myself. Granted, I’ve got the child who told me she had “eeenew” (ennui).
I love posts that make me snort due to laughing. It is slightly embarassing, but somehow it is still good for the soul.
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