Me: "Madeline, do you know how proud of you Mommy is for picking up your toys on the first time?"
Madeline: "Thanks Mom. Do you know how much I'm proud of myself?"
Random things from Madeline related to the baby:
"Does the baby cry in your tummy?"
"Does the baby sleep in your tummy when it's raining?"
"I think your tummy is empty."
While patting my tummy: "Good boy." "HELLO! Anyone in there?"
While putting her head on my tummy: "He talked to me! He said, "weeeee!"
Andrew pointed to me and said, "Giant baby in mommy's tummy."
Madeline: "Are babies born with a diaper?"
Me: "No, they are born naked." (immediately regretting the choice to say naked to a 4 year old)
Madeline: (while laughing hysterically) "Naked! I was born naked, you were born naked, Daddy was born naked, Andrew was born naked...."(and she names 40848 other people)
Just go ahead and sit down for this one....
We were in the car, and out of the blue Madeline tells me, "If I was God I'd make better decisions for our family." Um, WHAT? This was obviously in reference to the new baby being a boy, and us telling her that God gets to decide because he knows what's best for us. We happened to be on the way to a gathering where two Priests were there. I told them the story, looking for advice. Both of them just started laughing. She truly left us all speechless.
Madeline: "Andrew, do you want a baby brother or baby sister?"
Andrew: "Baby brother."
Madeline: "Andrew, say you want a baby sister."
Andrew: "No, baby brother."
Madeline: "ANDREW, say you want a sister!"
Andrew: "NO, Madeline, BROTHER!"
While at my parents house my mom asked the kids, "Where's daddy?" Andrew said "At work." For kicks, I asked, "What does Daddy do at work?" Andrew says, "Make money." Madeline says, "NO, ANDREW, Daddy puts logs on trucks!" (explanation: One Saturday Jon had to pick up a roll of roofing material from Home Depot and bring it to work to put on a delivery truck for a customer. Madeline went with him, so now Jon's job is putting logs on trucks. Aim high, kids!)
When Andrew gets mad at me he crosses his arms, sticks out his bottom lip and says, "Hm. I've got attitude."
One afternoon Madeline was doing yoga poses. I asked what she was doing and she said, "I need to do my stretches because my throat hurts a little bit."
My plan for no spend July: Get 'er done!
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