Oh the things they say…

Some recent random conversations in our house…

Upon me commenting on our bathroom “why does it smell like pee?”  Sue responded “because I pee in it!”

Playing at one of our area parks on 9/13/10

Sue coming out of nap one day “I eat fish at my church.”  (Umm, no we don’t…guess she means goldfish crackers.) Why that thought came up as she walked out of her room after nap, no idea!

Caitlyn was asking me a million questions the other night, as 4 year olds do, and I was a bit tired of it.  So I said, “Caitlyn, why are you asking so many questions?”  She paused, looked at me and said, “well why not?”  I laughed, agreed she was right, why not ask questions, and answered what she wanted to know!

Neither of the older girls like potato salad.  They’ve tried it.  They don’t like it.  So this week decided at lunch they wanted some.  They had changed their minds several times on what they did or did not want.  I reminded them they didn’t like potato salad.  They insisted they did, so I got it out of the fridge.  They took one look and both said, “you’re right, I don’t like potato salad.”

Waiting to ride the pony at Aunt Susan’s house

I realized this week I chipped a tooth while giving birth to Patrice.  During my other two labors, I remember saying to myself, “don’t grit your teeth while pushing, you’ll chip a tooth.”  Well if you’ve read Patrice’s birth story, you might remember that she was pushed out kind of in a hurry.  It was a bit intense and I didn’t have time to think about my teeth.  Guess I’ll be paying for that oversight at the dentist.  A facebook friend suggested Patrice needed a nickname…and that “chipper” might be appropriate.  I am still laughing about that.
Also this week, Caitlyn got sent to her room for going outside with out asking mommy first.  She got really mad when sent to her room and started crying.  A bit later she was allowed to come out.  She showed up in this princess dress. 
I said, “let me take your picture.  Brush the hair out of your eyes please.” 
“Okay,” she said, “let me wipe the water out of my eyes too.”
 “Why do you have water in your eyes?”
“Because I was crying when I got sent to my room.” 
Silly mama.

Sue wanted some attention the other day.  Patrice was crying.  Sue told me, “I don’t want a baby anymore.”  “Well, she’s here, ” I said.  To which Sue replied, “put her back in your belly.”  (Uhhh, there is no return route or policy, she is here to stay.)
My three girls, 9/13/10

Sue came up to my belly the other day, patted it like she did most of my pregnancy and said, “I like your baby.”  I told her, “the baby isn’t in my belly anymore, she is in the swing.”  Not to be deterred, Sue said, “I like the next baby that will be in your belly.”

Along the same lines, Caitlyn told me the other day, “next time you can have two babies.”  Personally, I’m not so sure about that, I hear twins are a lot of work…

Recently, my hubby took the older girls to the park.  An older gentleman there asked Caitlyn what she wanted to be when she grew up.  Typical to her, she told him, “a Barbie and a rock star.”  Apparently he did not appreciate the fantasy of a 4 year old.  He told her she couldn’t be those, she should want to be a doctor.  About a week later she was talking to me while I changed Patrice.  She told me, “I still don’t want to be a doctor.”  I guess she’ll show him…it will be all his fault if she grows up to be a rock star!

And before I forget to share it, by the week Patrice was due, I was getting anxious for her to come.  I may have mentioned that here at home…one of the Sunday School teachers asked Caitlyn when the baby was supposed to come to which she responded, “I don’t know, but mommy just wants it to get out!”  Okay, maybe I mentioned it here at home, a lot!!!!!

Thank you Lord for these beautiful children who bring us so many joys and smiles!

Survive til you Thrive!

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