I don’t have anything profound to share today. It’s okay if you want to go read something else now.
I do want to share some funny things my kids – my three-year-old in particular – have done or said in the past few days. It’s time for a little comic relief around here. I always try to write the particularly humorous or cute moments in my journal to get me through those other moments. You know the ones I’m talking about.
- “Mommy, I peed in my underpants.” “Harry, why did you do that?” “Because I was wearing my underpants when I peed.”
- “Mommy, will you please call Evan and ask him over for a playdate?” “Honey, I can’t call him, I don’t have his number.” “I think his number is six.”
- After being especially fresh: “Harry, is that how we should talk to Mommy?” After a thoughtful moment or two: “Yes. Yes, it is.”
- Bess carrying in the ice cream from the car like she is part of a transplant team bringing in a heart to the OR
- After leaving a friend’s house to head home: “Mommy, turn around!!!” I turn around: “Yes, Harry?” Bess: “No Mommy, he wants you to turn the car around and go back to Abba and Maddie’s house!”
- Reading Hat Tricks Count: A Hockey Numbers Book by Matt Napier, on the page about “Mr. Hockey”, Gordie Howe, who wore #9: “No Mommy, that’s not right! 9 is Isaac!” (That’s Harry’s favorite player on John’s team of 8-year-olds.)
- “Mommy, can I have dessert?” “Harry, you have to eat your dinner first so you can grow big and strong. Then you can have dessert.” “No Mommy, I think we should fwip.” “What?” “Fwip.” “Harry, I still can’t understand what you’re saying.” “Fwip! Fwip! You know, fwip them so dessert is fiwst and dinnew is wast.” (Accompanied by wild gesticulations to emphasize the point)
- I pour Harry a glass of juice, and he swirls it around and sniffs like he’s some sort of sommelier
What funny moments did you have with your kids this week? You know, the ones that make the other ones worthwhile?