Tuesday, October 7, 2014

And Two

If you were to stand outside my house and listen closely, you might hear me singing at the top of my lungs, per Heather's constant request:

"Everybody wants to be naked and two! Everybody wants to be just like Heather, she's naked! and two..."

This song would probably make a lot more sense if you had an older brother that listened to the music my older brother listened to, and if you knew that Heather was deep in the throes of trying to decide whether or not she wants to be potty trained. Some days she is, some days she isn't.  Diaper? Panties? We are having a hard time making up our mind here.

Other fun stories from around here lately include:

Heather came up to me and said, with a solemn face, "When I grow up, I want to be a... a... a... trash can."
Then, there was a sudden wild dancing with a lot of hip action and, "No! I when I am big, I will be a cookie jar."

Hanna sat in the car, pensively looking out the window.  Then she said to me, "Mom, I guess I know why it's called barefoot.  Because when we go outside without our shoes on, we are being like the bears.  So they call it 'bearfoot'.  Do you think that's right, Mom?"
Of course I think that's right. Who messed up the spelling there, Mr. Webster, or Mr. Miriam?

Hanna came running to me, in desperate panic, "Mom! There's a mosquito bite on my brain! It's on my brain!"  Sometimes I just don't know how to solve their problems.  I have no idea how to scratch that itch, kid.

Hallie came into my bedroom when I was folding laundry.  It had been a long day full of many activities and chores.  She dramatically threw herself onto the ground near me.  "There's nothing  to do! I'm so bored! And I don't want to color, and I don't want to go outside and I don't want to help you fold those clothes and there's nothing to do.  I'm so thirsty and there's no water and I looked and we have no water and I am so thirsty and so bored and when will I get to wear high heels?"

I'm not even sure which was the biggest issue there for her, the boredom, or the thirst, or the lack of high heels in her life.

Life is so hard, but at least sometimes it's funny too.


  1. Awesomeness.

    Jill has high heels. Not like stilettos, but definitely pumps. She actually has had three pairs, all purchased by grandmothers. Ha. She loves them. Actually, if you count dress up shoes, too, then she has five pairs. Wow. Anyway, maybe she should share her wealth with Hanna?

    I totally know the song. Was it by the Presidents? Now I've got "millions of peaches" stuck in my head. What weird brothers we had. :)

    Jill still wants to be a scientist when she grows up. Daniel seemed a little confused by my question when I asked him.

    I can't wait to visit! These snippets of your home make me want to be there!!

  2. I laughed so hard I read these to Jeff. Also, Minnie is convinced it is 'bearfeet' also. :)

  3. Haha. Got on here to comment on a classmate's post for my class, and I ended up reading this instead. Think it counts if I comment here? Loved this, made me laugh and I had to share with peter.