Friday, August 29, 2008

Mommy and Rojo Plus 8

Quick! Take a look at this picture:

Now, take a look at THIS:

You can't tell them apart, right? It's like seeing double?? Yea. Thought so. And after three straight days and nights of playing "Jon & Kate Plus 8" with Rojo, I'm seeing all kinds of things that aren't really there.

He's Jon, I'm Kate, and together we have eight kids. I am supposed to say, every five minutes, "Today I may very well lose my mind." Real Kate says this in the show's opening, and he listens for it each time we watch, always turning to me after she says it, big dimpled grin, saying, "I love it when she says that."

We kept mixing up the names of all our kids, so Rojo suggested name tags. He brought me a red Sharpie, a roll of tape, and said, "Here, Kate, I can't keep track of all these damn kids, put their names on them, would ya?"

Alexis (see below) is his favorite girl, and Aaden is his favorite boy (one with the glasses). He makes mention of their favorite status at every possible turn.

"Where is my favorite, Aaden? He was just here! Where the hell did my favorite, Aaden, go?"

"Kate - bring me my favorite daughter, Alexis. Her father, Jon, wants to see her right now."

"Jon!" I scolded, in Real Kate character, "That hurts the other kids' feelings when you say that!"

"Kate," he counters, two arms in the "Yelling Game" position, "the kids know I love them all, I'm just saying favorite, it's betend!"

"Kate! Put the kids in my bed, I'm going to go brush my teeth," he said at bedtime. I, being the dutiful wife that I am, obliged. He came scampering down the hall, flew open the door where I was baby sitting for him until he finished with the teeth, and said, "Now, where is that Alexis? Where is my favorite? She gets to come watch me brush my teeth."

He returned with Alexis, put her down with the other seven, and said, "Kate? Where the hell is that camera? I need to take a picture of my 'swish.'"

Today I may very well lose my mind.


Suzy said...

Lovely family....
I see the resemblence also.
I think some pets need to be added.
Then the family would be complete.
Reminds me of the Von Trapp family.

Special Needs Mama said...

That is hilarious. I want to play.

Kathryn said...

Oh to be a fly on the funny, Carrie. I love Rojo.

drama mama said...

If he isn't the cutest thing EVER!

WHY is he not in an acting class, hmmmm?

By the way, you look gorgeous.

Nancy said...

"Here, Kate, I can't keep track of all these damn kids, put their names on them, would ya?"

OMG I LOVE that kid. I love your Rojo stories!

kario said...

How soon does school start?

Do you have some sort of preschool lined up for the little ones when Jon goes back? It's going to be expensive, but worth every dime...

Michelle O'Neil said...

Oh My God! You two are delightful. I mean you ten, are delightful.

Lola said...

YOu may lose your mind but you will look beautiful doing so!
Lo xo

pixiemama said...

Hey -
I've been lurking for too long. This post brought me out of hiding. My husband and I really do have the names of the parental characters in the show you're discussing. We have four kids, ages 18 mos. to 7 years. No multiples. And everytime someone asks me if we're going to have four more so we can be J&K+8, I could very well lose my mind. Oh yeah, and my MIL always tells me how much I remind her of K. And while I love K, I think that might be an unkind remark from my MIL, who has already driven me to insanity.

Jenny said...

Ha, ha, ha, ha. Carrie, I love your blog. You are so funny. And I'm glad you decided to quote Rojo's full sentences, swears and all b/c it cracks me up.

Terry Whitaker said...

I just love these posts!

Jerri said...

Oh my hell of God this is funny!

LOVE the Rojo stories, and this one is particularly great.

Amber said...

You just gave me my bedtime laugh. Thanks. ;)


Angie Ledbetter said...

I taught elementary SPED for 3 years and loved every moment of it. Parents like you, who are capabale of tuning in to and inspiring the sort of interaction you have with "Jon" are awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

That was fabulous and very funny!

Anonymous said...

Rojo always makes me smile :)
His imagination is what the special things in life are made of.
Thanks for sharing these gems.

riversgrace said...

This is so damn funny. I've come back three times just to be close to the brilliant wit. LOVE your boy....and you for being on the ride wholeheartedly!

riversgrace said...

Please continue to document, word for word, every scenario like this that you can. It may well save the world. It's saving me!

She said...

You may very well lose your mind, but you are saving ours with the beauty and humor and love that exists between you and Rojo!

And, damn, you're beautiful!

shauna said...

You're an awesome mom.

Plus, you look smokin' hot in your black tank. I'm just sayin.

Sarah and Jack said...

This cracks me up.

Jack is oddly fascinated by that show too.

Kapuananiokalaniakea said...

OMG!!! F-in identical!!!