Well we’ve made it! I can’t believe another year has gone past. What a year it’s been. Beth starting at the new school, us moving to a new house. Me starting at the gym. (Incidentally, I’ve started a blog about that, if you want to check it out its www.gymjunkieyeahright.com )
We had a good Christmas. We had my family over for Christmas Eve and went to Paul’s nephews house for Christmas Day. It was busy and expensive but lovely to catch up with everybody. As usual we ate too much but that’s par for the course really. Beth’s enjoyed her holidays so far, mainly sleeping in, watching tely and playing on her ipad, normal teenage things.
We went to visit our friends Catriona and Jose yesterday with Bec, Will and Kasey. We always have fun, all the boys hang together, Bridie and Kasey go off and play, Beth watches Grandpa in my Pocket dvds (that’s what you do when you go to Joses) and the mums talk and eat as usual. Jose turns 15 today and Beth has always fancied him a bit. He has aspergers and is oblivious to this so I’ve let Beth say what she wants, there’s nobody for him to be embarassed in front of and he doesn’t seem to care. Yesterday though Beth informed me that she had in fact dumped Jose for a new love, Ethan. She has told me about Ethan before. He’s a mammoth! He’s the cute teenage mammoth in the Ice Age 4 movie and she’s decided that she’s in love with him. OK…. Hope she gets over that one before she gets back to school. Mind you they know what she’s like so they probably wouldn’t blink an eye.
I thought I’d share with you a few more of Beth’s funnies. We had a great night last night her and I. Hairspray was on and we watched it together. Beth got Pepe the King Prawn from the Muppets for Christmas, it’s a soft toy and she loves it. He watched the movie with us. He did the dances, always facingÂ us so it looked like he was in the movie. It reminded me of the old days of Hi 5 and The Tweenies. Beth used to study what they did when they sung, then when they were on she’d be facing away from the television doing the singing and dancing part, as if she was actually part of the dvd and we were the audience.
Beth is full of facts, mainly about different characters and actors in movies. She studies them constantly, even to how people die and what year. Not in a gruesome way, just so that if somebody was in a movie who was no longer alive she could tell me who they were, what they died of and when. She decided to tell me about Pepe, telling me he is in love with Rachel Bitterman – a sexy banker lady and vilain of the third Muppet Christmas movie which came out in 2002.
Beth was very chatty throughout Hairspray, talking about John Travolta and Christopher Walken, telling me all the actors names, even the ones who didn’t have big roles. All the time withÂ Pepe dancing. When Queen Latifah was singing Beth told me that it was like Ellen Kennedy. She then tells me to google people such as Ellen Kennedy telling me that she sings songs from the 40s and does voice over work. Indeed she does. I had the ipad at the time so as Beth gave me information she kept telling me to google it. I didn’t have to in the end, she’s always spot on.
The black fellow who the white girl falls in love with (forgive me if I sound racist but I’m just using them as descriptive words) is named Seaweed. Beth was asking me my favourite character and I described who he was and what his name was. She decided to combine it with her favourite black character and called him Cleaweed (Cleaveland and Seeweed!)
Beth also loves using unusual words, especially accented ones. She constantly refers to herself as moi. (Pronounced mwah). Like how some wanky people refer to themselves in the third person such as ‘Beth would like this’ she will answer by saying things like ‘yes, moi would like some icecream.’ She told me about something called putine last night. When I asked her what that was she told me it was potato covered in cheese curd. I didn’t know this.
She also rolled her tounge in a U shape, telling me that people who do this have a very special power. Well I must be magic then coz I am one of those people!
Beth did notice me writing things down so I explained to her about the blog. She loved this and if she said something she found particularly witty she’d tell me to write it down. I told her that I’d sit down with her today to get some insights into what she wants people to know about herself. Stay tuned folks, get ready to be dazzled!