The World According to Joey

Joey has a knack for giving thought-provoking one liners so I figured I’d dedicate an entry for his quotes which I’ll update every time a new one comes up. 🙂
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Joey when he senses that you’re hiding something from him or won’t answer his questions: You know but you don’t know but you know!!!
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Siesta time…
Me: Joey, let’s go to sleep.
Joey: Mom, is it night time?
Me: No
Joey: Do we sleep at night time?
Me: Yes.
Joey: But it’s not night time, see?
Me:(speechless)

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Joey: Daddy, what’s that you’re drinking?
Daddy: Milk (holding up the carton of fresh milk)
Joey: But it’s mommy milk (he calls it that because that’s what I call it to distinguish between his formula).
Daddy: No, it’s also daddy milk.
Joey: But look. It has a picture of the mommy on the side. See? (Pointing to a woman drinking milk at the side of the carton)
Daddy: (speechless, can’t argue with the picture)
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Daddy, hiding a big bar of chocolate in the fridge, Joey sneaking up behind him.
Joey: Dad, what’s that?
Daddy: It’s nothing.
Joey: Is that food?
Daddy: Yes, it’s a special food for daddy.
Joey: Is the special food a chocolate?
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Me: Joey, go to sleep. No dede for you.
Joey (quiet for five minutes): Mom, am I a baby?
Me: Yes.
Joey: Do babies like milk?
Me: Yes.
Joey: Can I have my dede?
Me (gives up and prepares his milk)
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At the hospital last year where he was confined for a week.
Me: Joey, you’re so kulit and I don’t like you anymore.
Joey (looks at me with big puppy eyes): Mom, are you disappointed?
Me: (speechless, thinking how could Joey know that word – remember that Joey was only 2 years and 6 months old at this time).

On Dresses

A lot of people ask me why I always wear dresses or skirts. And even a lot more, have probably come to the conclusion that I do because I’m the girly-girly type – you know, the antithesis of the cowgirl. 

But you see, I’m not.

The actual reason I wear skirts and dresses is because I am a cowgirl at heart. And there are a lot of advantages the dress has over pants:
a) It’s easier to maintain – Think about it: dresses don’t get dirty hems, don’t drag, and when it rains, you don’t have to worry too much about splashes of mud on your legs. And if your legs do get wet, you only have to wash your own skin. Unlike with pants, you’ll have to drag that dripping wet piece of clothing around you until it dries up, by which time, you’ll then have to worry about the mud splatter.
b) It commands attention and respect – This one might not be in keeping with the cowgirl archetype, but wearing skirts gives you a certain power over other people, particularly men. It makes you look more put together, more composed and confident. Just think, how many powerful women have you seen photographed wearing pantsuits? Next to zero. But you see them everywhere in structured tops and skirts and fashionable dresses.
c) It sets you apart – In a sea of pants-wearing people, what better way to be noticed than to show a bit of leg? And look good while doing it. Plus point is, you instantly get branded a fashionista just by wearing flirty dresses.
d) It’s more comfortable – sounds weird, but it does. Your legs are not restricted, you don’t have to worry about seams tearing apart and you can hike up your legs under your desk when you feel like it.
e) It makes you feel pretty – now this last one will depend largely on your mindset. But generally, this holds true. 
Of course the pants has its own plus points – you can repeat wearing them without anyone noticing and you don’t have to shave as often. And while I am a dress girl – I probably own close to a hundred now while I have only three pairs of jeans and a couple of slacks, I wouldn’t mind wearing the pants every now and then.The trick is knowing when, where and how each will work for you.

Looking on the Bright Side

The entire family unit is down for the day – Ipe with gout, and Joey and myself with colds. Natch, I’m also doing nurse duty for all three of us.
What I love though is that we’re all stuck in the house at the same time so it’s like getting an extra day-off from work. At the end of the day, our family still stays together, albeit in sickness.