Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Castle Toys

I can't believe how quickly I have forgotten what four-year-old kids are like. Four-year-old BOYS....

A few of the things said to me today while I was watching my friend's kids:

I have castle toys at my house.
(After I told him how big he was getting.) I'm not a big kid yet. I'm just a little kid.
Hey! You have castle toys! Do you have little kids, too?
Hey! I can see your undies! (When I bent to change Sadie's diaper.)
I can't see your undies anymore. Did you pull them up?
Let's make these cows fly!
I'm a burping monster. (Then he proves it.)
You're a toilet.
Where did you put my castle guy?
You're a poo-poo.
I'm not a burping monster. YOU'RE a burping monster. (I did not do anything to deserve the name.)
Poo. Poo is funny.
Ghost Baby is taking a nap, so you can't keep screaming. (He kept starting the swing with nothing in it except for "Ghost Baby". Also, I had just told him that Sadie was sleeping and that he couldn't scream.)
Watch me make these cows fly! (He threw them for half an hour without getting bored of his invented cow flying game. And he wanted me to watch every single time.)
Whose toy is that? (About every single toy we have... And we have four kids, and they all have lots of toys....)
Your baby doesn't know how to do anything. MY baby can walk and eat things.
Hey! Your baby said "mama". That's what my baby says, too!
Can I stay at your house and play with your castle toys?
Can I have some of your snacks?
(And when it was time to go.) Mom, can I come back to Melissa's house next week?

Well, at least I have some dealing-with-little-kid skills left...

Or castle toys...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lady of Quality

Preston: Mommy, what was your favorite song when you were little? Was it Mary Had a Little Lamb?
Me: No.
Preston: Oh, because it wasn't invented yet when you were little?
Avery: (laughing at the ridiculousness of what he just said) Of course it was invented! It was invented as soon as lambs were born!

As I was reading the book Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer last night, I realized that I was at that moment a lady of quality. Because the box for my fries that Bill got me from Wendy's said they were quality fries for quality people.

My cute mom: (seeing a listless guy sitting on the side of the road) Do you think that guy needs help, or do you think he's faking?
My observant sister: Well, he has no feet....

I don't think the conjugation is correct, but my nine-year-old son keeps saying, "Scusi, natiche emettere gas." You can look it up on google translator.

I can't decide if he is annoying or funny. Maybe both.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Avery Yesterday

Me: Avery, what did you learn in your class at church today?
Avery: I don't have to tell you.
Me: Can you please tell me what your lesson was about?
Avery: I'm not going to tell you. I don't want to listen to you about that.

Her lesson was about obedience.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sadie's Firsts

Yesterday was a day of firsts for Sadie.

First time eating chocolate.
First time eating macaroni and cheese.
First time eating cheerios.

Obviously, I need to keep up with my older kids' spills better. And I haven't taught them as well as I thought I had because there was perfectly good chocolate that had been wasted on the floor. If you're going to follow the five second rule, follow it by saving chocolate.

She also had her first blood. She cut her finger on my friend's vent, and I didn't notice it until it had been bleeding a minute or two. There was blood everywhere! She did not like her band-aid and kept trying to take it off. Then she kept trying to eat it.

Also, a good way to get free daycare for seven hours: Have your four-year-old child tell your neighbor that you went to a town two hours away and that the seven-year-old brother is in charge. It worked for my neighbor, and it can work for you, too! (I have had kids here all day, and they have eaten all my food and made a huge mess, but at least they were safe...)