Friday, September 24, 2010

Naughty Mom

Have you ever done something that you have told your kids not to do?  Like eating in your bed.  I did that today for lunch.  It didn't turn out so well.  I was having left over chicken and rice casserole on a paper plate.  I was going to eat while I watched a show on my laptop.  Well, two-day-old chicken isn't very easy to cut into bites, especially trying to cut it against a paper plate, on my lap.  I pushed so hard with my fork that there was an explosion.  There was rice EVERYWHERE!  If only I would have obeyed my own rules and eaten my lunch in the kitchen...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Church Lessons

I asked the kids what they learned about in church yesterday.  They said that they learned about talents.  I asked, "What are some of the talents each person has in our family?" 

Here are some of the responses.

For Preston:
Carter said, "He's good at being mean."  (I said that doesn't count.)  "Well then, he's good at fighting with people and pretending that his dogs are real."
Avery said, "He's good at reading and riding his bike."

For Avery:
Carter said, "She's good at disobeying you."  (Doesn't count.)  "Well then, she's good at acting silly and climbing all over people."
Preston said, "She's good at playing toys."

For Carter:
Preston said, "He's good at playing legos."
Avery said, "He's good at reading and riding bikes."

For Bill:
Carter said, "He's good at cleaning the whole house and working from home on his computer sometimes."
Avery said, "He's good at building things."
Preston said, "He's good at working on the computer and making muffins."

For Melissa:
Carter said, "You're good at cleaning some of the house and doing some of the laundry and taking naps."
Avery said, "You're good at sewing things."
Preston said, "No, Avery, she's not good at sewing.  That's Grandma."
Avery said, "Oh yeah, you're not good at sewing.  Well, you're good at tickling me."

To be fair, I was trying to take my monthly nap, so....

Monday, September 13, 2010

Freaking Out

The other day, Avery had a friend over.  They were getting some barbie dolls out to play.  Preston told the little girl, "You HAVE to make sure all the barbies have clothes on.  If my mom sees a naked barbie, she will FUH-REAK out.  She HATES naked barbies!"

It's true that I hate naked barbies everywhere, but I don't think I have freaked out about them.  Apparently, Preston thinks I have.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Carter's Spelling Homework

I was glancing over Carter's spelling homework.  He had to write each word on the list in a sentence.  One of the words was "wag".  His sentence said,

Wait for it.

Wait for it.

Here it comes.

 "I can wag my booty."