Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Happiness is listening to Bennett show Caden all around the house like he has never been here before.
Happiness is listening to Miles say "I DID IT!"
Happiness is cuddling with Harrison in the middle of the night and singing him back to sleep.
Happiness is looking up to see that your 2 year old has dropped trou and is happily peeing in the front yard for everyone to see.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
My kids better step it up or Miles is going to beat them to the top of the love chain!!! :) Well, maybe not, but he is pretty darn adorable!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Harrison: age 5 years 4 months - 38 lbs
Caden: age 2 years 9 months - 29.5 lbs
Miles: age 2 years 2 months - 29 lbs
Bennett: age 2 years 11 months - 26 lbs
As you can see, my little man is just that, little! Anyway, Harrison proceeded to tell me that he was going to the fridge. He wanted an apple. He was going to get bigger and stronger. So off he went... and then... he came back. With one or two bites of the apple he jumped back on the scale. Still 38 lbs. "MOM! Why aren't I any bigger?!?!" Ummmm... I explained that you didn't get mearsurably bigger just by eating one thing. You needed to eat the food, digest the food and then your body would get bigger over time. This seemed acceptable. But, the damage of the conversation was done and soon I had three 2 year olds with apple pieces jumping on and off the scale asking "How much now?" over and over again! Oh the joys...
Fast forward 2 hours and I am making Harrison's lunch for school. "Mom, only put healthy thinkgs in my lunch. I want to get bigger and stronger and I am only going to get that way by eating healthy foods." He gets these ideas from that cult they call preschool. I am thinking of pulling him out.
So I pack his lunch and there is a healthy sandwich, a healthy banana, healthy carrot sticks and a mildly healthy rice krispie treat. When he gets home from school he gives me a lecture on healthy food that included "Mom. It is called a rice krispie treat. Treat! Treats are not healthy, Mom. I am only eating healthy foods! Please take that out of my lunch box." Sure enough everything was eaten out of his lunch exect for the rice krispie treat.
Tomorrow he is getting rice cakes, celery and water. We will see how long this health kick lasts!
"Pet her." - Bennett
"She's not a dog or a cat. Geesh! What do you want to do with Annabelle?" - Harrison
"Pet her." - Bennett
"Bennett! She is not a dog or a cat!" - Harrison
"Give her a toy?" (he holds out a truck) - Bennett
"That toy has wheels that could fall off and choke her so she can't play with that. Do you understand? We need to be careful." - Harrison
"Oh." - Bennett
It is good to know that they both listen. Sometimes...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Me: "Because. Lyndsey doesn't have any toys?"
Boys: "Why?" Is this the worst word in the English language?
Me: "Because they do not have any children?"
Me: "They just don't."
Me: "JUST GET IN THE CAR!"
Harrison: "We have a van." At this point I had my reaccuring day dream. Me with my hands around his neck.
We get loaded in the van and the conversation begins again.
Harrison: "Mom, I just don't understand why they don't have kids."
Me: "Honey, not everyone has kids?"
Harrison: "But, why?" I don't know what to say. There are a million reasons I am thinking about and none of them are on the top of my "Things I want to discuss with Harrison when he is 5" list.
Me: "Honey, Marc and Emily don't have kids. Sometimes people just haven't had kids yet. Dan and Maegan don't have kids." Well, this was the wrong thing to say. Bennett has an obsession with Meggan and Johnny (my friend and her son that pick Harrison up for school). So when I said Maegan, he thought Meggan. The conversation turned...
Bennett: "Meggan has kids."
Me: "Yes, Bennett, Meggan and Ryan have Johnny. But Dan and Maegen don't have kids."
Bennett: "Johnny has kids." I have NO idea where this came from.
Harrison: "Johnny doesn't have kids!"
Bennett: "Why?" Ugggggggg.
Harrison: "I don't know. Mom?"
Me: "Johnny is too young to have kids." I WANT THEM TO STOP TALKING NOW!!!!!!
Harrison: "Am I too young to have kids."
Harrison: "Are you sure? When can I have kids?" OMG!
Me: "When you are as old as me."
Harrison: "So... like in 60 years or something?" I am day dreaming again...
Me: "Something like that. Who wants to watch Curious George?"
Bennett: "ME! ME!"
Thank goodness for a van with a dvd player. Until...
Harrison: "Mom, I just don't understand. I mean, they are two mommmies. Why don't they have kids?"
I love Harrison. He is going to make a wonderful human being. I LOVE how I have never told him that boys love girls or girls love girls or boys love boys or girls love boys he just knows that people love people and that is all we need. Love. I finally said that daddy and I didn't have kids until he was born and that everybody has kids when they are ready and able. I really really wanted to say that not everyone had kids for this reason or that, but I was too exhausted to continue. Another day...