I have enjoyed each age, but honestly, the older my children get the more fun we are having. We spent about an hour Saturday morning watching old videos of their antics between the age of 3-5. I miss the chubby legs and the toddler pronunciations...but there is so much to be entertained by these days.A lot of quality time at home with my people this weekend gave me plenty of blogging material.
Making up jokes is a non-stop activity around here, and sometimes they are pretty good. When the attempts at humor are less than stellar, my kiddos' standard response to each other is hilarious: "That was a stretch..." Such a funny thing to hear coming from a 1st grader.This morning on the way to church my inquisitive little ones were asking me about things that I haven't really studied about angels. When I had the chance to look it up one of my explanations included reference to "the end of the world."
Incredulous, one of them said, "What? The world is not gonna END!"
Of course this led to a gentle explanation of the fact that eventually God would decide the game was over here on Earth. I was so nervous about how to keep this age-appropriate, afraid I was going to somehow traumatize them with frightening information. Then R provided the perfect comic relief.
"Oh wait, I remember this part! If you drive a Chevy you will be just fine."
(It was a Super Bowl commercial.)
Good thing I love Jesus AND I drive a Suburban. :-)
My P is a sweet dreamer. He spends a great deal of time in his head as opposed to in the present. As a result I spend too much time reminding him simple things like going to the bathroom and eating his meals.
Today over lunch after 20+ minutes of badgering him, to please eat something and a great deal of redirecting him to pay attention to his food not his siblings, I asked what he planned to do when he was a grown up and I was not around to remind him to eat.
Without missing beat he replied, "Well, I think you should record a ring tone for me with your voice reminding me."
Oh my, these little people keep me on my toes!