Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The kids were happily playing with play doh as I fixed dinner. We were discussing things that had gone on in the last couple of days and that it would soon be Christmas. Elizabeth called to me; "Mommy, look! I make Baby Jesus!"
Monday, November 9, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
As I walked into the boys' room to put laundry away I discovered my very quiet Ellie and Eli tucked between 2 beds. Ellie had a peanut butter jar and a butter knife and I observed her lick it, then dip it in, and then give a lick to her brother. When they noticed me Ellie happily said "hi Mom, the peanut butter's all gone, you needa go to the store and get more."
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
We had a slew of caseworkers visit the house yesterday. As Isaac answered the door for one of them he opened it and waved one arm in a flourish while saying "welcome to chaos!"
Admittedly I have said this on occasion, but apparently more than I thought!
Sunday, September 13, 2015
I've been more strict about "shoes off in the house" lately. I just reminded Isabelle to go put her shoes in her shoe box. As she walked away she asked "when did you turn Catholic?"
Shocked I asked "what?!"
"Well, Auntie Kari is Catholic and they take their shoes off in the house so you must be Catholic now"
Oh this kid!
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Tonight Isaac was sent to bed early because I caught him being mean to Elijah on three separate occasions. When I went in to pray with him, he said to me, "I sorry to Elijah".
I asked "why?"
"Cuz I be mean, and I didn't mean to."
I told him that I had seen him purposely hurt his brother and that it's his job to be the protector, and he agreed.
I explained, "Do you know what a protector does? A protector keeps others safe, so it's your job to help keep your sisters and your baby brother safe."
He quietly let that sink in and then turned to me and said solemnly "and when the dragon attacks the house, then I will protect them."
Then it was time for Elizabeth to go to bed. I told her to go to her bed and she detoured to the dresser and opened the drawer and said, "'nother cookie".
I looked into the dresser drawer and there was a package of Oreos sitting inside!
Through my investigative work I discovered that Isabelle felt that those were "her" cookies and in an effort to make them last longer she had hidden them!
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
While at church this morning Isaac leaned over and whispered "I need a drink." I whispered back "not right now"; he responded "I need a drink"; I whispered into his ear, "if you leave this row of chairs, you'll get a spanking"
He leaned over and whispered, "Mommy, I need a spanking, and a drink."
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Isaac asked for a spoonful of peanut butter. I told him to go sit at the table and I would get one for him. When I brought it to him he said "not that one, THIS one!" And produced a serving spoon from behind his back. I guess he really wanted peanut butter!