The squidgy factor

Have you got it: the X factor? That little something that wibbles and wobbles and follows behind you?


stpaulsjelly_main2By the way, if you were in London this summer, then you would have had a chance to see a replica of St. Paul’s Cathedral made out of jelly (as depicted in the photo above)! That – and a thousand other jellies – were a part of the Architectural Jelly Competition. Yet another sign – if you needed one – of just how eccentric we Brits can be…

Anyway, after that tasty digression, back to the subject in hand (as it were). According to my anklebiters, all adults have … well … big bottoms that wobble when they run. In fact, this is a constant topic of conversation between the two kids as they speculate on the sheer jelly-like tremblings of the human adult backside.

Their conclusion? Kids don’t have jelly bottoms because they are always running, skipping, jumping and otherwise frolicking outside or inside like speeded kanagaroos. Adults, on the other hand, sit around in front of computers and TVs all day and evening – hence, the jiggly buttocks.

fat-lady-sculpture-boteroPhoto: Proggie [Flickr]

When my little boy goes to bed at night, he usually pats my bottom and says affectionately, “My squidgy!”

Mmm… Do you think he’s trying to tell me something?

9 responses

  1. I am the poster child for squidgy. And i think it’s nice your kids say that you’re “Their squidgy” person. 🙂 As my husband says, i may be an itch, but i’m HIS itch. *love*


    November 15, 2008 at 15:17

  2. “Architectural Jelly Competition”?? Good grief!

    And thanks for nothing – now when I go running today, all I will be able to think about is whether my big bottom is wobbling along behind me.


    November 15, 2008 at 15:22

  3. Too Cute! And, your kiddos might just have a point! Although, I see just as many kids lounging in front of television’s & computers as adults. It’s kind of an epidemic.


    November 15, 2008 at 16:51

  4. haha good grief, he would give me complex.

    from the standpoint of living in central Pennsylvania, a jelly sculpture is VERY normal, we hicks make sculptures out of our first and only love…butter. Ugh. Yes, butter. Butter sculptures for the fair, for the farm show, for the gun show for any event involving people. it even occupies at least two nights of the evening news. I personally would prefer the jelly I believe


    November 15, 2008 at 17:52


    I wouldnt lie to you! I too hate butter. i refuse to cook with it unless i am baking…it grosses me out, but this? this is bad. and yeah…i may have been then, but you can bet i avoided that little section.


    November 15, 2008 at 18:08

  6. Beautiful photo. Creative to put the jelly with those beautiful architectural designs buildings in the background. Happy Sunday.


    November 16, 2008 at 03:54

  7. awesome work of art! Eccentric is good sometimes 🙂 But I dunno abt u being squidgy! but whatever makes him happy eh? lol!


    November 16, 2008 at 07:22

  8. Your photos are great! I lose my keys everywhere, all the time. I think it’s because I’m always in a hurry, and do so many things at once, that I’m on auto-pilot and my actions aren’t registering with my brain. It just happens so fast! 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my blog yeserday. Have a great sunday!


    November 16, 2008 at 18:04

  9. The jelly sculptures look pretty amazing and interesting! But then I have a great appreciation of butter sculpture too!
    Do you suppose the anklebiters notice all the bottoms because they are short? 🙂


    November 17, 2008 at 08:31

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