Friday, March 13, 2009

On The Lighter Side

I always loved those emails that went around listing out a bunch of kids answers to a question. I would read and re-read them, laughing every time. Now that I have kids, life is just a barrel of laughs.

Well, at the very least, there are many laughable moments through out the day. And just for you, I have written some of these things down as I have heard them. Otherwise, as you all know, these comments are pushed out of my head. Those last few brain-cells are overworked, people. Seriously overworked.

Sarah Grace has been singing Christmas carols this week. Why, you ask? I haven't the foggiest. But O Christmas Tree, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas are a few current favorites. So is Wonderful Christmastime. Except her version goes something like this.....

'Mean old Abby, Wonderful Christmas now. Mean old Abby, Wonderful Christmas now.'

Who is Abby? I dunno. But I do know she's mean!

Yesterday as I was driving, a car ran a STOP sign, causing me to hit the brakes pretty hard to avoid hitting the car. Thomas let out a squeal that let me know he had been some how hurt in the slamming on of brakes. Once the blood stopped rushing through my ears so that I could hear him, I waited until he took a moment to breath and asked him what was wrong.

'You hit me in my head with the van when you shook it stopped like that.'

I am still working on the actual translation of that one, but I did manage to get that he smacked his head on something.

And Elizabeth, well, she is just incredibly verbal for a not-quite-two year old. I can hold conversations with her, and understand what she is saying! She has an amazing grasp on the English language and an insatiable appetite for learning more words. I probably hear it a hundred times a day.

'Mamma, what dat? What da-a-a-at, Mamma?'

Her chubby little finger will point to something and her bright blue eyes will zone in on it until you figure out what 'dat' is and enlighten her.

Good times, people. Good times.


Deeapaulitan said...

I haven't been over to visit quite as often lately - this whole moving thing is a tad bit consuming. I sat down with my coffee this morning and HAD to pop over and catch up. I prayed for each of you as I read.
I just love you Aubrey. I'm so thankful God has allowed me to be a part of your life in this small way! (((HUGS)))

Bobbie said...

I can only imagine the laughs you're getting with 4 little ones! I don't understand the Christmas carols in March either, but Ethan was singing Jingle Bells mixed with Jesus Loves Me through target last week!