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Monday, April 20, 2009

On Refriction


When my cousin Scott was about 4 years old, he got into trouble for crossing the street to visit the neighbor girl without permission. As punishment, his parents put him on restriction from playing with the neighbors for the rest of the day. A little while after the law was laid down, his neighborhood playmate came outside and yelled across the road for him to come over and play. He hollered back:

"I can't, I'm on refriction."

"I don't know what it is, but I'm on it!"

It's a classic story in our family, and it makes me laugh everytime I remember it. Scott was - and is - a funny guy. (Luckily, his fashion sense has improved since childhood):

What is my point? you ask.

Well, I am punishing myself with a temporary blog "refriction" for the next few days, so that I can get a handle on my real-life responsibilities. Oh, I'll still log on now and then to respond to your comments and visit my followers, but there will be no What the @%*#?! Wednesday or Photostory Friday this week.

While I'm away, feel free to browse my Best of Beauty and the little Beast collection, and of course, enter my A Work of Heart Giveaway for a chance - or five - to win a gorgeous piece of jewelry!

Take care and I'll see you around the blogosphere very soon!

42 comments:

Rachel said...

Enjoy your refriction... we'll miss you and hurry back!

Alexia said...

Enjoy your break - I'm due for another one seeing as how I did NOTHING during the last one LOL

Rob said...

Enjoy your refriction. Love when kids mess words up. We told my son Christmas is a time to celebrate Jesus birthday and he said "it is cheeses birthday, I didn;t know cheese had a birthday". LOL

Military Momz said...

We laugh at our boys misuse of words when they were little even to this day and they are now almost 22, 20 and 14. We had one who planted kern on the front perch and one who always yelled, there goes United Possum, LOL. Our youngest always talked pretty plain and precise. In fact, we were talking about that just the other day.

Wanted to let you know I gave you an Attitude of Gratitude award at my blog!

lmt1073 said...

those pics are too cute and priceless... i bet he was none to happy with you posting them though.

Brandi said...

Hope your "refriction" allows you to get everything accomplished so you can get back here quickly!

Mighty M said...

Enjoy your refriction! I've been taking it pretty easy on blogging over the weekend and this week and it is always a nice break (even if it was induced by the stomach flu!).

parentingBYdummies said...

I should probably put myself on refriction for a bit too, but I'm a selfish creep right now, so I'll wait a few weeks. That's a funny story, too. I'll share mine: my kids like to pretend they are going to the movie theater and #2 always class me the shepherd. He means usher, but he just can't get it right:) When they are not fighting, complaining, whining, or screaming, they are kinda cute!

tammy said...

I hope you get caught up on your real life stuff! I just came off refriction! ;) Cute story.

tammy said...

I hope you get caught up on your real life stuff! I just came off refriction! ;) Cute story.

Heather said...

I need to do this too.

Cher said...

Oh, I remember the Ninja Turtles! It has been so long since I've even thought about them! (this took me on a little trip back in time!) He looks so cute in that little outfit!

Cher said...

ooh..stopping in from SITS!

Susie said...

Cute story!!

Have fun on your bloggy break:-)

Kathy B! said...

Have an awesome break!! It's good for the soul :)

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I seriously love kids. The TMNT get-up is awesome - does he still have it? Bahaha!

Good luck with your refriction, it's tough to be responsible in real life.

Rocksee said...

Happy Refrictioning..

Bacardi Mama said...

Enjoy your refriction. We'll be here when you get back.

Holly said...

LOL what a funny story! Good luck with all the other stuff you have to do! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Hope you get out soon!

Sally's World said...

enjoy your refriction lol! see you soon...

Southern Rose said...

I find that I need to "refrict" myself sometimes - the computer can take over our real lives sometimes, huh? But, it's oh so fun.

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~Thought's By Dena~ said...

have a good refriction...we all need some of those now and then!!!

Kristen said...

Oh I love the TMNT pj's. You must show him this post...

Proof that you are the evil sister.

Jessica G. said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. Can't wait for the swap...I am completely addicted to these things. Enjoy your "refriction" and see ya later!

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

I know the feeling of self-refriction (especially in the blog world, 'cause this stuff can really eat into your real life duties, dang it!) Enjoy the break.

Chris said...

What the @%*#?! am I supposed to do for my "What the @%*#?!" fix?

It's good to take stock of "reality" once in a while.

This story was awesome! And what's wrong with his fashion sense?

Aunt Becky said...

When my parents would tell me that it was foggy outside, I used to think they were saying "froggy." It baffled me when there were no froggies.

Keri said...

Love it! Such a cute and fun story. Ah, blog breaks... I think they are necessary every once in a while. A good way to catch our breath so to speak. Enjoy your time away. Looking forward to your return.

Megan said...

LOL That's hilarious!

Have fun on your "refriction". ;0P

Jodi said...

haha...love it! Enjoy your "refriction"! :)

I never watched Sports Night but my boyfriend raves about that one too. I love 30 Rock, so I'll have to borrow his dvds :) Thanks for stopping by today!

Prpldy said...

What a cute story. Enjoy your time away... we all need that from time to time.

But when you come back, i have an award for you over at my blog:
http://prpldy15.blogspot.com/2009/04/chelsea-over-at-mama-makes-money-has.html

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Refriction just ought to be a blog name! And those two are 32 flavors of cute!

MaryAnne said...

I left you an award on my blog - no need to pass it on unless you want to but I think your blog is fantastic!

Dana Tate said...

i think we all need time for a refriction...here's to getting things in order.

lisalyn said...

Cute story!! Don't kids say the funniest things? :)

Enjoy your "time off' from blogging. We all need a break every once in a while.

Ms Cupcake said...

Happy Friday! Dropping by from sits. Have a great weekend.

Ms Cupcake
Zen Cupcake

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Come back soon!

Shangrila said...

LOL-hope that you accomplish much during your self-imposed "refriction"! "See" you soon!

drewmark19 said...

Congrats on winning the Aurora software. You'll have fun with it! :)

Puna said...

Congratulations on winning Aurora! I'm so excited!

Courtney and the Boys said...

That is one of the funniest stories I've ever heard. I love the way kids hear things. :) Enjoy your time "away" and thanks for the sweet award!