Punt, Pass and Whoops

Milk spilled on carpet. Spilled milk.

Thankfully, there was no crying over THIS spilled milk!

Mom has told us a million times “No playing football in the house,”—which is fine. But she never said anything about PAPER football… until last night. Dad and I were watching the game, and I got inspired. We were sitting on the couch, holding our arms up as goalposts and flicking the paper football back and forth. Everything was cool, until my Dad decided to take this epic shot… off the wall AND through the goalposts (my arms). I couldn’t BELIEVE it when he made the shot, and MOM couldn’t believe it when she heard me shouting, followed by a clanking noise… the sound of my elbow hitting my milk glass, and the milk glass hitting the floor.


Surprisingly she didn’t get too upset—cause even I can’t stain Downs. Not with milk or anything. But she made Dad and me clean up the mess, AND she outlawed paper football in the house, too. I’m gonna try to talk her out of that one later…

Stevie Robot Malfunction

So today I had to bring something to school that “represents me” and like, the things I like and stuff. AND, worse than usual—we had to MAKE something so I couldn’t just bring in a toy or something cool to play with. Anyway, I thought I’d try to make a toy of sorts—a SWEET robot. You know, ’cause I’m really tough and cool. Like robots, duh! I got a couple cardboard boxes, some paper towel rolls, and I was all set to make my robot, but I realized it was just going to be brown and boring unless I colored it in. Since we didn’t have any shiny paint, I grabbed a couple of paint pens and went to work. I used silver and blue and green, and I was making a lot of progress on the green—the LAST color, when Mom came in and started yelling about the paint pen. I had NO idea what she was talking about til I looked down and saw that the blue pen was broken and leaking all over the carpet. Whoops. Mom got the carpet all cleaned up and it wasn’t stained or anything, because it’s Downs carpet. But I got a big long lecture and  totally missed my favorite show because of it. I don’t even know why! Downs never gets stained! I guess that’s what you get for doing your homework…


Two adult men; one wearing cardboard robot arms is chasing the other.

The inspiration for my robot!