background: sitting at the table for lunch. we were having green apples.
me: Ty, these green apples are just a little bit sour. Do you know what sour means?
ty: yep! sour means when something makes your face wiggly!
me: (laughing) what do you mean?
ty: watch! (he takes a bite of green apple, puckers up his face, and wiggles it back and forth). See...my face wiggles!
background: i did my hair curly for church on sunday
ty: wow, mom! your hair is very shaggy. we should cut it!
background: driving to church, trying to remind the kids of how we behave during sacrament meeting
me: .....and we just sit quietly and can we can play with our toys if we play soooo calmly!
ty: yes, we need to be good because Santa is always watchin' us!
background: today, just chatting with the kids
me: Hey, Cam, do you love me?
ty: (laughing) cam, do you love me?
me: Cam, who do you love?
background: i was cleaning up the kitchen, clearing off the table after a snack
ty: (runs into the kitchen) mom, i am really proud of you for cleaning up. great work! (runs out of the kitchen to play)
background: yesterday, making bisquits in the morning for breakfast
me: hey ty, do you want to come help me mix?
ty: could you ask me the right way?
ty: sure...because you asked nice, I will help. i love it when you ask me nicely mom! great job!
(do you think we have over done it a bit??)
background: a few nights ago, in the middle of the night, scott rolled RIGHT next to me
me: (in an angry, tired, groggy, mean voice) Scott! Go far far away from me!!!
(in my defense, i don't want to be mean in the middle of the night. i just can't help it. i can't control it. it's like i am a completely different person)
background: scott just got home from work and ty ran and jumped in his arms. scott goes and sits on the couch next to me, still hugging tyler
ty: (suddenly pulls away from the huge hug he gave dad) hey dad? would you love a glass of water?
scott: sure buddy! thanks!
ty: (turns to me) umm, mom? could you get dad a glass of water?
(i guess i know where i stand, eh?)
background: changing a dirty diaper of cam's
ty: eww! it looks like guacamole
me: ty! that's not very polite.
ty: but mom! dad says it!!
(he threw you right under the bus, scott!)
I am sure that there are so many more. It is sure delightful living with these boys of mine!
3 months ago