Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Be careful what you ask for

The other day, my three year old was enjoying a sucker, given to him by my friend.

She asked him, "May I have a lick?"

He looked at her, thought for a moment, then stuck his tongue out and aimed for her cheek.

Everything is literal to a three year old.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Maybe we're turning the corner

Last night, I got the kids to bed (even sweet baby K), wrapped some presents and did a load of laundry.

Then I looked at the clock. It was only 9:00.

I stood there at the kitchen counter for a moment, unsure of what to do. I had done everything that needed to be done for tomorrow, and even a bit of extra work.

What does one do when all one's children are in bed and one's chores are finished for the night? It seemed so decadent to just sit down and watch TV.

But that, my friend, is what I did. And it was heavenly. Maybe life is slowly getting back to normal (whatever that means!).

Sunday, December 6, 2009

All I want for Christmas. . .

I took the kids to see Santa yesterday (on Saturday - I realize I am insane). When we finally got up to him, my 3 year old wanted to go first.

"Hello there!" said Santa. "What would you like me to bring you for Christmas?"

Without missing a beat, A said, "A pencil sharpener!!"

Santa paused for a moment, and said that in all his years, he didn't think he had ever heard that Christmas wish. Leave it to one of my kids!

When he was done talking to A, he turned to I and said, "And what would you like, young man? An ink pen?"

Who knew Santa had such a sense of humor!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Is there anything a doughnut can't do?

We decided to take the kids to the grocery store this morning to get doughnuts. They LOVE to go there for doughnuts. I started telling everyone our plan and began hearing cheers from most all the kids.

Except for one.

In all seriousness, one said, "But I was looking forward to having toast like we do every morning."

You can't win for losing.

When we got there, the kids were picking out their doughnuts. Our three year old pointed at one and said, "I want that one - a Long John Silver's!"