Rambling #1-a good evening spent: taking the time to teach your children how to do a proper fishy face.
Rambling #2-Having a child in school has taught me that I am not as smart as I once was. Or at least thought I was.
"Mom how does an octupus eat?"
"umm, I dunno. Through their mouth, I guess."
"Well what about starfish? What does a starfish eat?"
"I'm not sure."
"I think they eat plants."
"Oh. I don't think they eat plants."
"Well then what DO they eat?"
"I told you, I have no idea."
*insert rolled eyes from child. I am obviously a moron because I do not know the dietary requirements of sealife.*
"I think starfish eat plants."
*Child then looks out the window. His last statement was just that. A definitive statement, and this conversation is over. He ignores his mother, who has the IQ of a grapefruit, to do quantum physics problems in his head.*
Rambling #3-For future reference, a 2 year old left alone for 10 seconds so you can pee, with a bottle of maple syrup on the table, is a BAD idea.