Well, we have had a good few days here. I have been working very hard to relax. A bit paradoxical, but there it is. It's so much easier to be a hormonal, quick-tempered, under-rested, stressed out Bad Mommy!! As I said, we have had a few great days here...because I have let go of my unrealistic expectations of myself, and just loved my family! And you know what? It worked!
Thursday we had a “Reading Day.” I realized that I hadn't read out loud to my children, something we all love very much, in a long, long time. So, I brewed some tea to soothe my scratchy throat, and I read and read and read. While I read the kids built with Legos, drew, or just lounged on the sofa with pillows and blankets. It was one of the best homeschooling days we've had in a long time! The Hoyers highly recommend it!
In the spirit of enjoying my children, I will share with all of you some of their “funnies”- those hysterical things that kids say:
Here's a great one from this summer:
Gabriel to Nicholas: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Nicholas: “I don't know.”
Gabriel: “Do you want to be me?”
During dress-up time:
Gretchen: “I'm going to be the queen of all cowboys!”
After 2 rounds of Boggle 2 years ago – Lillian (age 4) was on Daddy's “team”:
Lillian: “I see a big problem with this!”
Daddy: “Really? What's that?”
Lillian: “I can't read OR spell!!
Again, this summer in CO:
Nicholas: “I'm never gonna kiss a girl.”
Gretchen: “What about when you're a man? Daddy kisses Mommy.”
Nicholas: “I'm never gonna be a man.”
Gretchen: “What about when you grow up?”
Nicholas: “I'm just gonna be an elderly boy.”
My most recent favorite – a little background: We just recently got cable for the first time in our married lives. The kids watch a show every now and then and have been exposed to commercials for the first time.
Nicholas: (out of the blue, while I was making dinner) “Mom, we need to see if Geico and Progressive are really as good as they say they are.”
Later, Gustav asks him if he even knows what Geico sells. Nicholas replies:
“Sure. They can save us up to 50 percent on car insurance!”
Ahhh, kids are funny. I am thankful that God has given me the opportunity (5 times over) to enjoy it! Stay tuned to the blog... (I know you are all on the edge of your seats!) I will be spotlighting each of my children in the coming week. Don't miss it!!!