Me: "Andrew, how was your day at school?"
Andrew: "We read a silly book."
Me: "What was it about?"
Andrew: "A lady that choked on all the animals. She was eating a frog." (laughs hysterically)
Andrew still needs help in the restroom after he goes #2. One day after he used the restroom I went to help him and he said, "Mom, girls don't watch boys."
There's a song we sing in church called "One Bread, One Body". The other morning Andrew was walking around singing "One bread, one pancake..."
One morning on the way to school we drove past Niki on her way to work:
Madeline: "Mom, what's your job?"
Me: "My job is to take care of you, Andrew and Preston."
Madeline: "No, like what's your REAL job, like a scientist like Aunt Niki or something?"
Me: "Before you were born I worked with numbers on a computer."
Madeline: "When you were like 18 or 19 or something?
Me: "Yup..." (leaning toward the something of that question)
Madeline: "When I'm like 18 or 19 I want to be like a scientist or cheerleader or something."
Madeline: "Mom, I'm sad because Megan (a girl in her class) went to visit the Philippino." (She meant to say the Philippines)
Jon's truck is almost 10 years old, and I've been on his case for awhile to get a new one before his current truck needs lots of work. Maybe we've been discussing it too much...
Madeline: "Andrew, maybe if we're good for Christmas daddy will get a new truck."
Madeline: "Mom, tonight I'm going to pray that daddy gets a new truck."
Madeline: "Is Aimee a grown up or a kid?"
Me: "A grown up"
Madeline: "Well, she kind of like a grown up kid."
So now my kids like to say Aimee is a "grown up kid."
When Madeline or Andrew say something that I know did not come from this house, they like to blame it on Aimee. Sometimes it's true, like when we were in the car and Madeline said, "Hey Mom, turn up the jams!" I asked her where she learned that from, and she said, "Aimee says it."
Another time, I heard the kids saying "Duh" in a sarcastic tone. I told them it wasn't a word I wanted them to use, so Andrew says, "Aimee is a grown up kid so she can say "duh."
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