No matter what else happens, every day these kids do something hilarious!
Emily on death
The other day, the little guys were somewhere – upstairs playing, in the other room, I don’t remember exactly, but Emily and I were alone at the kitchen table. Emily said to me, let’s have a conversation about our favorite dinosaurs. So we started talking about dinosaurs. Then I said to her, let’s go see a dinosaur one day.
Emily: No, we can’t mommy, they are extinct
Me: Extinct? Oh no, what does that me?
Emily: They are all gone mommy, they died.
Me (petrified out of my mind at where this is going): Died? What does that mean?
Emily: It means they are all gone. We can’t see them anymore.
Me: oh wow, all the dinosaurs died? Do people die?
Emily: No mommy, only dinosaurs. (pause) and sometimes fish.
and suddenly I can breath again.
Spencer goes French
Yesterday evening, the kids ate and then we all went upstairs early for baths/showers. We put on pajamas and came down to eat some more. And then Spencer’s pants literally fell down around his ankles. I took them off him, went to my fabulous new sewing area complete with sewing machine that is always out and accessible and put in a few tuck pleats in no time flat. Then I put them back on Spencer and he said they felt great and ran off.
Me: ah, ah, ah, Mr. Man, come back here. Kiss?
And that boy put a hand on each of my shoulders and kisses me first on the left cheek and then on the right cheek.
Oh my goodness I love this boy so much!
Sidney goes British
One morning the gang was eating and I started to brew a pot of tea. I make enough tea for a day – in our house that means about 10 tea bags, brewed over ice and the kids can drink it really quick. I opened the tea cabinet and asked then what kind of tea, regular (black), green or peach.
Sidney: Tea! Earl Grey mama. Earl Grey.
And then they work in tandem…
On the way to day care this morning the little guys and I were talking about the school’s “end of summer ice cream party” this afternoon. I told them I was going to get Emily from her school and then we would come to the ice cream party together. Then we started talking about ice cream flavors.
Spencer: Door Ice Cream!
Sidney: Diapy Ice Cream!
And then the kids started laughing so hard that I thought they would literally fall out of their car seats! Diapy (diaper) ice cream! We talked through all the possible options – tree ice cream, shoes ice cream… Sidney is sticking with Diapy ice cream and Spencer’s new favorite is waffle ice cream. These kids are hilarious on their own, but as a team, even more so!