Still no home computer. I am getting a little frustrated with the whole thing. I have been using my work laptop to stay online, but I can't do any posts with pictures until I get our computer back. I am going to be soooo behind!
Here is an oldie that I had saved. I type these in when they happen so I won't forget. These span over the course of months.
I am thankful to share a little sunshine on this rainy day.
At dinner one night, A was asking about getting married and wondering who her husband would be. I commented that God was already working on the right one just for her. I think we discussed it a bit more and she kept mentioning that she really wondered who it would be. L piped in and said, "Just pray about it". Well said!
L likes to ponder what he might be when he grows up. One day, he said that he would get a job at the power plant where Daddy worked so he could get some money. He casually concluded that he would still live with me. I said that his wife might not like that. He decided that he would live next door to me after he was married.
Does your child have one of those looks? L has this look that cracks me up. I usually get it when he is telling me something and I ask him some questions. I am usually only asking questions to get him to think or to expand his story, but he does this eyes to Heaven look like I should so already know what he is talking about!
I was clearing my nasal passages one morning with the neti pot when L walks in. He watches me for a minute and says, "Cool trick. You could that in the circus.".
While watching TV one day, that Swiffer commerical comes on. You know the "Love stinks" one. L turned to me and said, "Hey, that is not very nice because God made your heart.".
I think there had been several discussions centering around how unfair it was that they didn't get to do something or go somewhere. L exclaimed that when he was a Daddy, he would let his family live in a hotel and go to Chuck E Cheese all the time. See why I am documenting this stuff?!! I need proof in a few years!
L was playing with B and said that he was cute. I told L that he was cute too. He must not have liked that because he said, "No, I am not a baby anymore." I told him that he was still cute. He was quiet for a minute then said, "Well, sometimes when you are cute girls like you.". I asked him, "So, do you want to be cute?". He replied, "No."
I asked L to do something and he told me no. (Yes, I understand what you are thinking right now. We do work on respect. He likes to test the waters sometimes and then tell us later that he was just joking. Parenting is not easy!) I asked him to try again. He said, "No, Ma'me". I asked him to try again. He said, "Kinda, Ma'me?".
L wanted to play with my label maker and I had told him not right then. He responded, "When you get old and can't remember anymore, can I have this?". Sure, son!! You can use it to label everything that I can't remember!!
Taking the kids to school one morning, we saw a group of men picking up trash on the side of the road. I thought I might try to have a life lesson before 8 AM! I asked the kids if they knew who those men were picking up trash. They didn't. So, I explained that those men were from the local prison and part of their job was to clean the streets. We went on to have a discussion about that, but also about why they weren't wearing stripes. They were wearing orange suits that day. Later that afternoon, L found his Daddy's old driver's license that he had just replaced. He looked at it and said, "Hey, Daddy was in prison??!!". Wanna guess what color shirt Daddy had on in the picture?!! :)
This past Saturday, I took A and B to the big town next door for pictures (9 months and 8 years old). L stayed home and spent the day with Daddy. We had a fun day of pictures, getting her hair cut, eating out for lunch, and taking our time at a few stores. It was sweet to enjoy conversation with my daughter while we ate. I let her have a special drink at lunch and after taking a sip, she exclaimed, "Tasty!". Doesn't seem like much, but it was just cute coming from her with the perfect facial expression and new sassy haircut to match!