Monday, February 28, 2011

We have a Way with Words

I was always proud of the fact that my kids can use large words correctly, at such a young age. One of my favorites is when a three year old says, "MOM, he/she is aggravating me!" I think all my kids managed to use that same phrase, all at about the same age. Here are some things my kids have said recently, although not all are so correctly used.

"You know, eyes that stare into your soul." (wow, that one is deep)

"Remember the time when we ate bells?" (Ding Dongs)

Fast-forward it back (rewind)

blow it back down (deflate, as in a balloon or Christmas yard ornament)

"I always wondered how Superman could be in space if he doesn't have a space suit." (I know, not really a play on words, but still thought provoking!)

hyperventing (hyperventilating)

Micks-donalds instead of McDonalds (what? are we from Australia?)

Gi-normous (not enormous) "I was writing a story and made a gi-normous story, it had about 15 words."

evaporate instead of evacuate "We evaporated the room during the fire drill." (I wish I could have seen the teacher's face after that!)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Old Fashioned Things, Part I

Went grocery shopping today in the big town and picked up some microwave popcorn. We had been out of it for a while. We commented on how we thought the bags had gotten smaller, but the price had stayed the same. FL reminded us that at least we didn't have to make popcorn the old fashioned way anymore. FL thinks the old fashioned way is to use the air popper. I guess we should be grateful!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Daisy Scouts

FL has joined Girl Scouts. She loves it, of course. So far, I think, she has earned every badge possible at this point in the year. She has even sold the cookies, although the goal she set for herself of 2,011 boxes was not reached. (ha! 2,011 is the year you know, she thinks it's a cool number.) She came home from a meeting and was chatting with me on the couch (I should say, chatting AT me) and suddenly she screamed,"Hey, that's the lady who started Girl Scouts!" as she pointed at the tv. We rewind the live TV (I love saying that) to the lady she pointed at. I was pretty sure, but googled it anyways, just in case FL was right, but Jennifer Love Hewitt did not start Girl Scouts.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Top Ten Things I Said This Week

  1. no, your not hungry

  2. of course you are

  3. does anyone need anything washed?

  4. stop

  5. no

  6. watch for the bus

  7. take the trash out

  8. Jake stop that

  9. stop jumping

  10. go to bed

  11. go to bed now

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sweet Little Sisters

FL and CGP don't often get along. I am pretty sure it's because she overthrew him as the youngest child after he held that position for almost 8 years. But I can see his point sometimes, she can be, well, bothersome at times. FL made this cute hand print thing in kindergarten and sometime after hanging it on the frig, I found it had been slightly altered:

I didn't even have to ask who did it. Moms know everything you know. It just takes us a while to notice. Sometimes.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

MOM! I'm Hungry!!

Just in case you don't personally know FL, this is her "catch phrase." Yes, she told me she knows what a catch phrase is, it's something that you say all the time. FL and her best friend have a catch phrase. I guess they drive the bus driver crazy by saying "It's Dynomite" all the way home from school. FL changes her catch phrase as soon as she sees me, she starts yelling "MOOOMMMMMM, I'm HUNGRYYYYYY!!!!!" Over and over and over and over. You get what I'm saying. She has been this way her whole life. Well, except for the 4 months somewhere between the ages of 2 1/2 and 3. I ascertain that since I nursed her, she sees me and still thinks "food." (I don't care what anyone says, I am a firm believer that nursing after the age of 1 is wrong. Unfortunately, FL didn't believe in the same thing, she wouldn't quit nursing until she was 3 1/2. Yes, 3 1/2.)

Anyways, this picture is what I woke up to this morning. I guess she got tired of yelling for food, so she just wrote it down. Complete with a snowman, snowflakes and some addition thrown in for good measure. Oh, and the heart. I think the heart is not for her love for me, but her love for food.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Half Anniversary Date Day

D and I went to the outdoor show today, it was our semi-annual date day. We get to see alot of hunting paraphernalia and sometimes celebrities from tv.(I don't know why, but I am fascinated by real reality show celebrities, real reality shows as in Hunting/Fishing shows. These are reality shows that don't involve any "Big Brother" or "Survivor" backbiting tactics.) I finally got to meet Ralph and Vicki from Archers Choice on the Outdoor Channel. If you ever get to watch it or meet them, do it! They were so funny. And truly nice.
D and I had a good time, no kids yelling, no one screaming, "I'm HUNGRY!!" We even got to go out to eat. Out of all the places we could go, we went to Subway. We do love Subway. Now that I think of it, I don't think I even saw more than 6 kids all day. Weird. Then my own reality show started playing and I walked into my living room to a huge paper shredding mess, courtesy of Jake the dog, a raunchy tv show, courtesy of teenagers, and then a dumping of a backpack of homework, courtesy of FL.
D decided he just had to go to the club and check on "things." I just sighed and went out to feed the critters.

p.s. I think this is the first time I've posted a pic of me on here. And I'm not going to tell you who is who in the pic. I'll just let you guess.

Missing Gloves

Me: where are you're gloves? It's cold out.

FL: don't know. (meaning "don't care")

Me: what are you going to do if the bus breaks down and it's cold outside and you have to walk to school?

FL: I'll just call a taxi.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Here We Go Super Bowl, Here We Go!

We are not really football fans. We would rather watch Nascar. But we do watch the Super Bowl for the funny commercials. (Which were scarce this year.)

FL- are we rooting for the Steelers or the G's?

Us- The "G's?"

FL- you know, the ones with the G's on their shirts. I can't read yet you know.

A Winter's Brunch

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Sometimes we parents get to be funny. Tonight D found that his run-around-the-house pants had gotten an enormous hole in them. In the wrong spot too. The kids asked him if he was really going to wear them, and he said, "But they're my Spongebob Split-pants!" The kids couldn't believe he remembered that episode. I couldn' believe he even had watched Spongebob. p.s. no, he did not wear them. p.s.s. we found out much later that the split-pants episode is actually the very first episode of Spongebob ever, just in case you felt the need to know that, I'd thought I'd share it with you.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What You Learn From Your Brothers

FL wanted to go to bed. No one would leave her alone. So she did what any little girl who has older brothers would do. She stood really close to those bothering her. . . . and let it rip. And kept it up until she had cleared the room. And she was asleep about 10 minutes later.
I might have to serve beans for supper more often. Mmmmm. . . .