Friday, April 15, 2011

Some almost forgotten gems...

B asked me recently if I would buy her a pink "loolyhoop". I wish that is what hula hoops were really called! I have a tendency to dance around the house if there is music on. We have a backyardigans CD that we got for Miss B, and it was playing. I danced into the kitchen where our 12 year old son S was sweeping. He was staring at the floor looking upset so I asked him what was wrong, and he said he was embarrassed at the way I danced. I had a momentary feeling of triumph at being able to embarrass my kid from the safety of my own home. Then, a few days later, the same CD was playing and I walked by the kitchen to see that same 12 year old dancing his way across the kitchen. He didn't even realize he was doing it until I pointed it out to him.
We bought a new computer chair a few months ago, and the boys took the box it came in and made it into their own amusement park ride. One would get inside and the others would roll or spin the box around and give him a ride. I got a little nervous when they took it upstairs though. I can just see them pushing it down the stairs with someone inside...
I was playing hangman with K (he is 9) and I was the one guessing the letters. He often chooses video game titles for his hangman words and phrases. I figured out that he was writing Luigi's Mansion, but he had not written a letter s in mansion. I pointed it out and he proceeded to write it out as manchun...at least it had the write number of blanks!
Heard at our house a couple of days after Christmas, "I'm going to take those guns away if you don't stop shooting things with them!" and then, "MOM! That's what you're supposed to do with them!" They got nerf guns for Christmas. Miss B lines up her M&Ms in color order, just like me!
Miss B calls ponytails "Tonytails."
Miss B sometimes asks for treats in threes. For instance, with donut holes, she needs to have a Mommy, a Daddy and a Baby donut hole.
#1 told #4 that he had Tapioca for brains. #4 looked very offended and said, "I have a brain! I just don't use it very much!"

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