Friday, January 4, 2013

Super Lucy and What I Know For Sure (This Week)

"Let the games begin!," Lucy declared boldly, as she placed the ski goggles over her eyes.  "Bam. Super Lucy made a move, your turn," she told her brothers.

The boys were laughing.  I was laughing.  We were playing our new favorite game, Rummikub (a Christmas gift from grandpa).

Sometimes it takes a lot to get attention around here.  People that have big families know how it goes.  We are a noisy bunch, a chaotic bunch.  Even though there's only six of us, it often feels like the house from the first Home Alone movie.  Sometimes a person can get lost in the shuffle.  Being the only girl and not being a super fan of wrestling or rough housing, Lucy could very easily be that person lost in the shuffle.  

But she finds fabulously creative, entertaining, interesting, thoughtful, witty, smart and funny ways to get everyone's attention.  She really is Super Lucy, that I know for sure.

Here's some other stuff I know for sure (this week):

  • My brother Jeff is one helluva guy.  He ALWAYS makes time for my kids when we visit and they all love him. He's the like the cool Uncle Jessie* of the new millennium except Uncle Jeff is way cooler and doesn't have a mullet. 
*My husband just read this and asked why I thought my brother was like the old man on The Dukes of Hazzard.  Not that Uncle Jessie! Geez.  My husband is the old man.  I'm talking Full House Uncle Jessie, John Stamos, duh.*

  • It's been a week since....The Kennedy Center Honors, and I can't stop talking about them.  You thought I was going to say Christmas?  That was good too.  But seriously, I love the KCH show every damn year no matter who they are honoring.  This year was particularly fun.  Here's one of my favorite performances--Lenny Kravitz tribute to Led Zeppelin. Amazing.

  • I might have found people that are more emotional than me.  Have you seen this video of the older couple crying after seeing Les Mis?  Too funny.

I haven't seen the movie yet (and let's face it I probably won't get to the theater) but here's a very touching review from Lisa Belkin on HuffingtonPost of Les Mis from a parent's perspective.  It reminds us of how musicals/plays/movies can be so personal and be so moving.  Click here to read more.
  • Coloring books aren't just for kids.  My brother (the super fun Uncle Jeff) gave this to my husband for Christmas and it had us all laughing.  Nothing too racy, just really funny.

  • I still like Instagram (even with all the changes w/the settings).  Come on over an check me out.

  • Everybody should have a montage.  In case you missed it, here's my family's year in review montage.

2012 Montage from Jumping With My Fingers Crossed on Vimeo.

What do you know for sure (this week)? C'mon, we're friends, share what you know.  Leave a comment here or on the Facebook page.

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