Conversations with Kids

Remember the Good

IMG_5538I’d like to think that when my kids are grown and gone I will remember the good times, and not the bad.

I’d like to think that I’ll remember our family vacations, holidays, and reading stories to them at bedtime, instead of the near constant fighting that can be life with littles.  (more…)

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Splish Splash I was takin’ a bath… in the toilet

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All three kids were playing upstairs while I made dinner tonight.

The boys were loud, but the Princess was quiet.

Ever since she learned to climb up and down the stairs unassisted she’s been unstoppable. She insists on following her brothers everywhere… whether that be upstairs, at the park, up in the treehouse, or to the bus stop, she’s no longer content to sit with mom.

So the kids were playing upstairs, but after a few minutes of not hearing the Princess I started to worry. Silence from a kid is rarely a good thing… unless they’re sleeping. (more…)

Finding a “Housekeeper”

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A few months before the Princess was born we decided to put the boys in the same room. Harry Potter has some major sleep issues and we thought the combination of getting his tonsils out and getting a roommate would improve life for everyone.

Plus with a new baby on the way it seemed like a great opportunity to consolidate and save space (but let’s be real we don’t need a guest room so that was pointless). Harry Potter had a huge room so we figured two kids and all their stuff would fit nicely.

All the stuff fit great, AsthmaMan was a little bit sad to leave his room across the hall, but he’s pretty relaxed so he did great.

They started sharing a room and things went… ok. (more…)

“Mom you KILL fun!”

Can I just say that I wish I was constantly recording all the conversations I have with my kids, they are just so funny. I have a hard time not laughing sometimes, their logic is spot on!

Harry Potter and I had this conversation as I was making lunch today.

HP: Mom can I have a donut?

A: No, you had a donut at the park. You need to eat real food now.

HP: YOU JUST WANT ME TO BE UNHAPPY! YOU KILL FUN!

A: I’m sorry that you feel that way, I’m ok being the fun killer.

HP: Grammy and Poppy must have been the worst, you learned to kill fun from them!!

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