- Isaac to me: “Mom, I can’t talk”. I don’t think he saw the irony in this as I screamed in laughter.
- I love sprinkling everyday conversation with movie quotes. Here are 2 that Jason and I love. If you guess the movies, you get a prize….not really, but I will be impressed with your cinematic prowess. If we see a plastic grocery bag blowing around outside, we whisper solemnly to each other, “It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen…….” OR if we get a package in the mail, we scream in anguish, “WHAT’S IN THE BOX? WHAT’S IN THE BOOOOOOOOX????”. I have found it is best to wait until the FedEx guy is gone to scream this.
- Speaking of movies, have you ever seen Ladder 49? Jason and I went to see it in the theater back when it came out. I remember it being pretty good–I think someone died in the end though. Either way, it was about firefighters, heroism, yada, yada, yada. At the end of the movie, someone in the theater started doing the 80’s slow clap. It got awkward. Quick. Would we join in? Lots of people did, but we showed ourselves out while trying not to laugh. From then on, if we ever see anything about Ladder 49, for instance–if it is in a discount bin at Wal Mart–one of us will slow clap until the other spots it.
- Last Thursday, Jason was home with the boys while I was teaching. The doorbell rang, but it was just a pizza delivery guy at the wrong house. As Jason walked back inside, Isaac asked if I had come home. Jason said no, and Isaac said, “well who rang the dingbell, then?”.
- Do you ever find yourself saying something really silly to your kids and it turns into an everyday phrase at home? Then you think, whoa, if they say this at school, their teachers must think we are all lunatics. One day, Isaac was running around on the hardwoods and he slipped and fell. To get him to stop crying, I looked down and told him I found the problem–he was wearing his butter socks and they were slippery. So now I say that every time he falls and it makes him laugh. The other day, he slid into the dining room and said, “WHOA–look like I got my butter socks on!”. And then there’s Manger Ears. I was cleaning out Isaac’s very yellow and icky ears around Christmas and told him he looked like he had been sleeping in a manger because his ears were so dirty. The day the fire alarm was going off in the grocery store, he asked me if I heard it and I jokingly said no. He grabbed my head and looked me in the eye and said, “You must got manger ears!”.
- Matthew and Isaac slept in the bed together a few nights ago. Right after we tucked them in, Matthew asked Isaac if he would tell him a story. Isaac said, “Sure honey! What kind of story do you want to hear?”. We eavesdropped and I heard him telling the story of how we decided to adopt Matthew (a story my aunt tells Isaac a lot). Later, my mom heard him saying, “Once upon a time, I was a baby and I slept in a crib….and a manger…..and that’s why I got manger ears.”
- We were discussing Disney World with the boys and I told them there would be roller coasters there. Isaac asked what else and I asked him what he wanted to do there. He said he hoped there would be a big slide and pogo sticks. I somehow think his expectations will be exceeded.
- Saturday night, Matthew sang the blessing at dinner. Isaac announced that he wanted to pray as well. Here’s how it went: Dear God, thank you for our food. Thank you for our love. Amen. I think he summed it up perfectly.