Danny was coloring a picture of a pumpkin for a school project. I told him he was doing a good job, but he insisted his homework was very hard. He (randomly!) explained, “This is way harder. Harder than cleaning up a garden.”
Danny had me write a to-do list for him. Here is his list verbatim:
1) Make a big toot
2) Ride motorcycles
3) Clean the basement
4) Poop in the toilet
5) Ride motorcycles again
Susie was happily performing her chore for the day – dusting – when she announced, “Hey! This is fun AND work! It’s ‘fork’!”
Danny was relating a story to his siblings, but Jimmy was concerned that he was going to ruin the punchline before Jimmy could say it. He interjected: “Don’t spoil the beans!”
Danny: “If I see a mosquito, I’m gonna make a sign that says, ‘No Mosquitos.’”
Me: “Can mosquitos read?”
Danny: “No, I’m gonna hit the mosquito with it.”
Q: What do you get when you cross a four-year-old, a preschool friend, and a bouncy bed?
A: A head injury!
Fortunately, despite its bulbous appearance, the injury was minor, so Danny recovered very quickly and hopefully (finally) learned his lesson not to jump on beds!
I’m here! I’m just trying to manage unpacking from a wonderful week-long trip to visit family in Arizona, having a beloved guest for the weekend, putting up Christmas decorations, and chasing after a newly-mobile Baby T! She’s army-crawling all over the house, which means I have to be extra careful about having the kids pick up their little toys. It’s been so long since I’ve baby-proofed stuff, it’s hard to get back into the habit! Thanks for bearing with me as I sort through vacation pictures, catch up on laundry and grocery shopping and get ready for three parent-teacher conferences this week (how do I have THREE school-age kids?!?). I’ll be back blogging soon! :)
One of my favorite fall activities is pumpkin carving (I have so many fond memories of doing it when I was a child!). But I’m usually hesitant to carve with the kids because I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to manage all the knives, mess, and general craziness that accompanies carving. Fortunately, my father-in-law came to my rescue this year and did all the hard work for me! Hooray for Pappy!
I had mentioned to my own dad how much fun I had carving with him when I was a kid, and he told me to make sure I documented if my kids stuck their hands in the pumpkin goo. Well, two out of four ain’t bad – here’s the proof!
Jimmy took it upon himself to independently carve his own pumpkin. Here’s his awesome creation – a three-eyed alien, complete with an eyebrow over each eye!
Baby T and Danny, nose-to-nose!
I always find it bittersweet putting the kids on the bus in the morning…I’m glad they enjoy school so much, but I’m sad to see them leave the house. It always lifts my spirits to see the sun in the sky when I’m walking back up to the house after the buses pull away, especially when it’s a gorgeous fall morning like this one!