Monday, March 26, 2012

Kiddos funnies

Overheard from the front seat of the van.
Evelyn "Why can't we walk to school to pick Liam up?"
MyraJean "Because SOMEONE walked into the street the last time we picked Liam up.... Adele!" (She looked at Adele with a very accusing face) She is right too, the last time we tried to pick him up Adele ran into the street while I was talking to a friend. That was the last time we tried that.

Evelyn burst into the bathroom while I was taking a bath and said "Mom, I like cars and Star wars and poly pockets. That means I am cool." Then she left.
Adele came in the same way right after and said "Mom, I like Star Wars and kitty cats and that means I am a big boy." We haven't convinced her that she is a big girl, she keeps correcting us and says No girl, Me big BOY!"

Liam is very interested in the mechanics of how the seat belt works. The plastic vs. the metal confuses him since he doesn't realise how the two works together. I was in the middle of trying to explain it to him and he interrupted me "Mom, excuse me, I don't mean to interrupt but; your gas light is on. I already knew it but it obviously bothered Liam that I hadn't gotten gas.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Oh my heck, Liam is in so much trouble

Liam brought home a darn Leprechaun. The leprechauns showed up into Liams class and one must have hitchhiked home in his backpack. I didn't even see it when I emptied his folder out.
The sneaky wee booger turned the pancakes green and the dish water green. I told the kids that if they caught the Leprechaun that I would punish it for peeing in my food to make it green. Liam is our resident Leprechaun expert and informed me that it wasn't pee, it was special Leprechaun magic. We had a fun filled green day though.
We had shepherd pie, steamed cabbage, and Irish soda bread for dinner. I thought it tasted wonderful and very Irish indeed. I love the small things that make everyday special.
I thought we had scared the pesky Leprechaun home. I was mistaken. Clif made brownies and the little green devil stole into the fridge and used it's magic to turn the frosting green too. I have lectured Liam extensively about how we don't invite strangers home and what the consequences are if we let strangers into the house uninvited. Hopefully he has learned his lesson.Can I just say, my family is so funny!!!

Clif parks like a girl

We were coming home from taking Liam to school on Thursday. Evelyn must have seen a truck on the way home and this was the ensuing conversation.
Evelyn "Mom, all grandpas drive trucks." (My dad is Pop and they are excluded from this rule)
Mom "They do, I didn't know that."
Evelyn "Yep and Dad is almost a grandpa and needs to drive a truck. Then he can park like a boy.

I didn't know that Clif did anything like a girl but I guess he parks like a girl. Liam thinks if Clif gets his truck from his parents he will be able to park like a man.... Poor Clif, he drives like a grandpa but parks like a girl. Funny what you can read into that statement.Then to drive the point in farther. Liam told Clif "Don't shave off all the whiskers. They make you look like a real man." He was definitely implying that on a normal occasion Clif wasn't a real man.