Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Before I forget...

Every single day, the kids do something that makes me laugh. Every day. And I always think that I should write them down somewhere. And I never do.
So I am going to write down the few that have happened today and yesterday....cause you gotta start somewhere!

This morning Ty and I had a conversation about switching over to closed-toed shoes instead of sandals. He has been so upset that he can't wear his sandals anymore and he insists that the other shoes are "squishy" even though they are actually one size too big for him. His biggest complaint was that he wouldn't be able to play soccer in his shoes. I told him that it would actually be better with the newer shoes because they cover his feet and no one could step on his toes and he wouldn't step on any rocks. At the mention that he wouldn't get hurt by rocks, he raised his eyebrows and said "No, mom. You don't understand. If I saw any rocks, I would just jump over them. Now can I wear my sandals?" Oh...I hadn't thought of that one. Thanks for clearing that up, Ty!

When Cam woke up from a nap the other day, he walked into Ty's room to play with him and Ty squealed "Check this out Cam! I made a bomb shelter!" I have NO idea how he learned what a bomb shelter is, but I think it might have something to do with Scott's video games.

I checked in on Ty during quiet time one day and found that he had moved the toy chest and a couple other things to make a fort in his room. I look suprised because I didn't realize he could move all that stuff himself and said "Wow. That stuff is heavy" to which he replied "Well, I am strong...like a big boy and like a jaguar!"

This one I am still laughing at as I type this....last night we had a lesson on the priesthood for Family Home Evening. We told the boys that if they are obedient and righteous that they will be able to hold the priesthood one day. So this morning, Cam and Ty were arguing over a toy and Ty had asked nicely for the toy but Cam wouldn't give it to him. I heard Ty yell "CAM!! If you don't be obedient, you will NEVER GET THE PRIESTHOOD!!!!" I am just happy that the lesson stuck!

At the park today, Cam was standing right next to me when a man running in black sweats and a black hoodie pulled up over his head was jogging right past us. It was obvious that he was running around the park and had been for a long time, so I wasn't nervous in the slightest (even though the above description sounds like it might have been scary). Cam on the other hand....he panicked and screamed "BAD GUY! BAD GUY!" Of course all the other kids and moms at the park looked over and started to get scared. The poor man that was running just put up his hands, like "I didn't do anything" and I tried to assure Cam that everything was okay. I am glad that Cam is scared of strangers, but I feel bad for the poor guys who are suddenly singled out by Cam. He did it in Costco on Saturday as well to a man who had a long beard. I am sure the man heard, although he didn't acknowledge it.

In other news...this isn't funny...mostly just frustrating....Cam and Ty both LOVE opening and closing the door. I think we need to put a chart right on the door showing who opened/closed it last so that we know whose turn it is next. Every time there is a knock on the door the boys both run to the door and whoever wins opens the door, while the other falls on the floor in a huge tantrum right in front of whoever is at the door. It makes for a great welcome for anyone who comes by. Because of the tantrums and problems, the boys lost the privilege of opening and closing the door for a whole day. That was pretty much the longest day of my life!! Now that it is over, they are doing better about at least not screaming and throwing tantrums right by the front door.

Also, Ty and Cam got to watch "The Princess and the Frog" for movie night on Friday night. They have been running around saying "Oh, Naveee-eeeen!" the way that Lotty did when she was running out to meet Prince Naveen at the parade. It is so funny to hear them say that to each other. Cam has called Ty that so much today that Ty actually answered to it one time. Ty laughed really hard when he realized what he had done. What a crack up.

That is all I can think of right now. I will try to post more because I know that I am missing some really funny ones. That's it for now!


  1. "Well, I am strong...like a big boy and like a jaguar!"

    Scott taught that one to me too ...

  2. Oh I love it! You have the cutest kids rach. I sure do miss them...hint hint...Christmas???

  3. FABULOUS! Wish I could just sit on your couch with a bowl of popcorn and enjoy the show!