Monday, February 23, 2009

Cheap chuckles

So this past week has been a really hard one for our family. We started off with Liam getting sick, then Adele and I getting it, and then, low and behold, the twins got it as well. It has been pretty rough since we couldn't figure out if Adele was truly sick or just had a really bad case of acid reflux. Basically, it didn't matter since we were being covered with baby vomit constintly.
Well to lighten the week here is my family funny.

Story #1
We were all at my Mom's this week and talking about a friends dad who died of cancer. Liam is pretty good at listening to all conversations and here is how the conversation went.

Liam "What happened to ------'- dad?
Bree- He died and went to heaven with Heavenly Father.
Liam"why"?
Bree "Because he had cancer"
Liam "What's cancer?"
Bree "It is when you get really, really sick and you don't get better very easily, people die sometimes from cancer"
Liam "Why"
Bree "Because you get too sick"
Liam "Where do you get cancer from- Church?"

This may not be funny to you, but I have 4 very small kids and so we go to the store, we get sick. We go to the library, we get sick. We go to Church and we all get sick. So the usual conversation is as follows: "Yep the kids are sick, probably got it from church again. We always get sick from church and my kids pass it around".

Makes me wonder what else Liam picks up on and I don't catch on.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Who taught him that?


This morning Liam woke me up with a cute smile and said "The babies (twins) are awake, Mom, I am going to go play with them. I replied "Sure, just give me a couple of minutes OK?" He then ran out of the room to play with the babies. He threw the door open, said super loud "Hi Babies, time to wake up", and proceeded to throw all the toys in their room on the floor. I groaned and rolled over to look at the clock... 7 a.m. on the dot. I really thought it was much later since it was light outside.

Liam came back into my room and said "Babies are awake, Mom, you need to get out of bed and come get them out of their beds". I replied that I would get out of bed in about 5 minutes, just so he would leave me in peace. I heard him go back into the babies room and play some more and I must have dozed off since the next thing I remember is his face in my face. This time he was much more forceful "Mom, the babies are awake right now, you need to get out of bed. No more 5 minutes or 10 minutes, get out of bed NOW." What else was I supposed to do, I got out of bed and got on with the day.


Then later that morning, Liam was all too quiet for me. I went looking for him and I found him in my room hiding behind my bed near my sewing machine. I asked him what he was doing, he was cutting paper with my sewing scissors, but I asked him to see what he would say. He told me that he was cutting paper. I asked him what happened when he got into the scissors without me, and he said "You spank my bum". I told him to turn around so I could spank him and he said "Not too hard Mom, just a little spank". I needed it to make an impression on him so I spanked him enough to hurt but not enough to cause pain. He looked up at me afterwards (he was crying) and said "I TOLD YOU not a big spanking, just a little spanking". Seriously.... who taught him that?


So next time you use the classic phrases like "I told you...", "What did I say?", "No Liam, like this..." or the classic "Hold on a minute, PLEASE" remember that it will come back to bite you when they repeat not just the words but the meaning behind the words.


And I swore I would never tell my kids "Because I said so". What maturity teaches us, humph!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cheap entertainment

This week at Liam's speech therapy appointment, I took all of the kiddos. I thought of everything that the kids would need like snacks, and shoes and socks, and books to eat, oh I mean read, and many other things. I dropped Liam off at his classroom and took the rest of the 3 kids to the office to sit for a half an hour. My goal was to not have any baby crying loud enough to be asked to leave by the office staff. So I spent the half hour reading the same 4 books over and over again, singing the Hokie Pokie, Once there was A Snowman, Old McDonald, ABC's and many other songs, and handing out gold fish crackers.

We had the office staff laughing at the girls doing the Hokie Pokie. They thought the girls were so cute but were very confused as to why we were hanging out in the office. I explained that my 3 year old had speech therapy with their therapist and I didn't want to go home just to turn around in 10 minutes to come back. Shock and astonishment registered on all of their faces when they found out that my oldest was 3 and I was able to get them all out of the house. One of them even called me a saint! Ha! Little did they know that I used my "sweet and soft" voice so that they wouldn't get scared and call CPS on me.

I hope they know that we will be back right on time next Tuesday with our standing appointment of speech therapy.

Monday, February 2, 2009

My kids make me laugh

So the other day I was in the store with all 4 of the kids. There was a really old man behind me and said "Are they all yours" to which I replied "yep" and turned around. Liam then walked up to the man and gave him a love. To which the man was a pretty uncomfortable. I laughed and told him that he didn't need to love that man, that Pop and Grandpa was not this man. He said "I know, he just needed a love". How do you argue with that?

And now it is 2 am....whats on tv?

This week Adele has had a horrible cold that my family seems to have passed around. Clif and Liam got it first and had it pretty badly and then graciously passed it to the twins. I was crossing my fingers that I would not get it at all and wham! I got it on Friday which would not be too bad except that Clif wasn't home on Saturday, I had tomatoes to can, and Adele got the cold too. Yuck!
The first couple of days I was ok and so were the others in my family, in fact, Clif seemed to get it the worst. Then last night? Adele couldn't sleep and so neither did Clif and I although I feel like I took the brunt of it. I now know how my good friend feels like....

Can I cry now? Seriously, babies should come with an off button for those late nights where you are still watching tv becuase it is all you can do to not come unglued from exhaustion.