Monday, March 09, 2009

Confessions of the young mind...

Cody
"Mom, I just love Daisy. She is pretty much really neat. I think she really loves me a lot"
"Mom Daisy loves the Jeep, but only when she is only Ali's lap."

I wonder what happened when she wasn't on Ali's lap while I was carting in the groceries....

Alex
Story preface...We came home today with some hand-me-downs from my friend Aislinn. Who doesn't love hand-me-downs? Alex and Cody promptly got them all out and tried them all on as soon as we stepped in the door. 10 minuits later Alex found me in th kitchen to declare....
"Aren't these shoes beautiful mom? Can I wear them when I get married with my spotted dress? I would look so pretty!"
Nevermind that they are 2 sizes too big, I guess. Her "spotted" dress she just got out of her hand-me-down stack from Olivia and it is blue with white polka dots. I guess she will be making a new fashion statement at her wedding.
Olivia
Story preface....So Olivia was obsessed at the beginning of the school year with playing on the monkey bars. She is pretty good at them but was always coming home with those sore hands and blisters on her palms. It looked like it hurt pretty bad, but she never really complained. On Friday we were getting ready for school and I saw her hands had those blisters on them again. I said, "Ouch honey, don't your hands hurt? Are you doing the monkey bars at school again?"
"My friend and I really like doing the monkey bars though mom. I told her it sometimes hurts my hands and she told me to just deal with it, so I just deal with it mom."
Huh? Just deal with it? This is not a phrase she has ever heard from me for sure. I am just picturing this drill sargent friend screaming at her, "Just deal with it you baby...get your butt on those monkey bars and like it. " Ha! I was rolling....just deal with it. I think I will try to tell her that next time she is whining about cleaning her room...we'll see how well she "deals with that."

I took the kids to this children's day they put on in downtown Loveland where they have special things going on at the liberary and museam and then had a street blocked off where they had fire trucks, buses, tractors and garbage trucks the kids could all crawl all over. In the middle of this street they had a face painter.....as in 1 face painter...1 lady.....100 kids wanting their faces painted. You do the math. The kids wanted to wait in that line to get painted and lost all interest in playing on the trucks. So we waited. and waited. more waiting. An hour and a half later we finally left with painted faces. Here was the spoils of our waiting. I couldn't believe how many kids were interested in this, and were also waiting so long for it. Which gives me a good idea. I think the ladies on my relay team need to take some face painting classes and put this to good work to make some moolah for relay. Whatcha say team?

2 comments:

Denver Sims said...

I love your puppy!!! (and hand-me-downs!) =] Your kids are so stinkin cute. I can't believe how fast they are growing...cliche, I know, but true!

The Bluths said...

Cute puppy, I've got the bigger version. She's almost 4 months now, but getting big. My Doberman will be around 70lbs. That's a little bigger than yours...just a little :)