Friday, April 2, 2010

why the number 7 is dead to me

Recently, the Youngest Carrotstick's baseball team was charged with the arduous task of choosing their "number". The number 5 seemed to be a favorite.

As did the number 23.

Number 3 was a close third.

The Youngest Carrotstick got lucky and got 3.

But there was quite a lot of debate about what the cool numbers were and why this number was better than another. Number 5 was a family tradition in several families. Do you know why 23 is so hot?

Here's a hint, in case you, like me, are sports challenged:

I, myself, like odd numbers. Especially prime numbers. 'Cause I'm a nerd like that, I guess. Except that now the number 7 is dead to me.

Why? you ask.


Within 7 months -- from March to October -- my life will be completely changed.

No. I am not two months pregnant. But thanks for wondering.

It began in March with this:

(These are the baptism pictures that my sister asked for. You can skip them if you want. I know you needed my permission to do so, and now you have it. Skip away, guilt free.)

I was just informed that my 20 year High School reunion is scheduled to take place in July. Don't worry, I'm not going.

And then goes on to the advent of High School for the Oldest Carrotstick.

And ends with the Middle Carrotstick receiving the Priesthood.

I'm sorry.

I can't talk about this anymore.

Curse you, number 7.

I remember when 7 was a good number -- it comes before 8, and 8 is when you get baptized. Now it is just making me feel old. It might as well be 97.


Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

And here I thought 23 was famous because of Outpatient! lol-

I know all about number trauma- Middle has laid claim to 3 as well- she wants her own number which is just as well because Oldest wants 23- not because of his brother or that other obnoxious athlete- but because it is his birthday-

Hey- even I went to my 20th- I didn't go to any of the others, but I sucked it up and went to the 20th- If it makes you feel better- I am now up to the 25th. Sigh.

By the way- 8 kids is WAY more than enough- especially if they are all under 14.

Kate said...

oh my, 7 is a bad number. 2 is my lucky number, and in 2 weeks (tentatively) my life is changing
love the pictures!!

Farm Girl said...

Really, 20 year reunion? I was going to try and say something positive, but, wow :)

Farm Girl said...

I didn't mean it! Really, I didn't! Can I retract my comment? Will you still come out to see me this week? Can we still be sisters? Please?

bonnie jack said...

oh, i just love those kids.