Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tidbits

This was given to me by Professor while I was on the phone a few days ago. He filled the boxes himself after I gave him my answer. It's kind of hard to see--


It says: Mango? Later? = Later
Yes? = Now
No?= Not Today

He did get his mango. The boy is a fruit fiend.

On Sunday, we went back to church. We had been staying away from all the viruses, since I had gotten sick so much. I (being a counselor) sat with a class in Primary who needed the extra adult.

Princess was very attentive. The child giving the talk wasn't there, so the other counselor asked the children to tell of a time when they obeyed their parents and were blessed because of it. Princess' arm shot straight up into the air. I was quite concerned as she purposefully strode to the podium, certain the she was going to use the opportunity to yell "Poopy!" or something into the microphone. (My kids have done that while waiting for Daddy after church on more than one occasion.) She stood there for a moment, when I decided to help her.

"She's been picking up her toys," I called quietly. Princess didn't hear (or just ignored) me. She stood up straight, looked directly into the microphone and spoke clearly:

"Get dressed, brush teeth, say prayers and go to bed."

Nearly weak from relief, I said "We've been working on that a lot at our house". She was proud of herself, and everyone thought she was cute.

Later that afternoon I was talking to my mother, relating the story. Princess was there with me.

After hearing me tell Mom about it, Princess commented "Yeah, they loved me." I was worried for a moment that I was raising a little prima donna, but after the shock wore away I realized that in her frank, childish way she was just recalling the facts. Princess is very blunt and to the point.

Lion has been having a bit of a rough week since I am on "Barely There Mommy Mode". They've been eating bagels for breakfast nearly every day. Allergies + Rapidly Growing Baby = Super Tired Mom. He's been threatening to run away every day. He runs to the front door, flings it open and yells "I'm running away!" while Princess freaks out--well, she did at first. Now hardly anyone pays attention. I just call out, "Have fun! We'll miss you!"

Within five seconds he shuts it and says, "I'm back!"

That pretty much sums up what's gone on at our house this week.

12 comments:

Heidi Ashworth said...

Oh, man, I have so been there! Of course my Big Guy is utterly unique but he threw about 11 temper tantrums a day when I was most heavily pregnant with my second. I actually had to call my husband at work and tell him he had to come home or I was going to kill the kid. He would run out of the house and down the street and I was always worried he would get hit by a car backing out (he could run fast and didn't pay attention). Being pregnant is so darn hard! Good for princess! And bagels won't kill them. (My kids eat sugary cold cereal for breakfast. It kills me.)

Heidi Ashworth said...

Oh, man, I have so been there! Of course my Big Guy is utterly unique but he threw about 11 temper tantrums a day when I was most heavily pregnant with my second. I actually had to call my husband at work and tell him he had to come home or I was going to kill the kid. He would run out of the house and down the street and I was always worried he would get hit by a car backing out (he could run fast and didn't pay attention). Being pregnant is so darn hard! Good for princess! And bagels won't kill them. (My kids eat sugary cold cereal for breakfast. It kills me.)

Abra said...

Yeah... now's not the time to tell you my kids ate oatmeal and grits for breakfast... I was tired too, they made it themselves while I slept...
See! I'm not as good as you might think at this whole parenting thing sometimes ;)
I hope you stay healthy :)

Kimberly said...

Every morning when Becca wakes up she calls for me to come get her. The last few days I've been sending Emma to let her out of her room.

This morning? She called for Emma.

Sigh.

This mommy gig is a tough one. Good thing we love them so much, eh? Rest up and let the guilt go. Your kids are loved, and that alone makes them lucky!

LexiconLuvr said...

How darling are those kids?! Mangoes...gotta love a kid that loves his fruits. =]

I don't think it sounded prima-donnish at all! You're right! She's just stating the facts!

I used to run away. I actually followed through with it and when I came back, my mom had no idea I was even gone. =[

Annette Lyon said...

I love that note! I'm kinda stuck on the whole kid asking for a mango thing. Not candy? Wow!

An Ordinary Mom said...

My four year old told me he was going to run away today while I was trying to coax him into the car after picking him up from preschool. He ran away 3 houses and then came back.

Sigh.

Mothering sure is difficult.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I should know this, but how old is Lion?

Rebecca said...

He was seven in January, but in some ways he's younger than that because of the delays he's had. At least he doesn't run away and not come back anymore! He did that until he was at least five. Scary, that was.

Nancy Face said...

Mango...yum! He has good taste!

When my kids used to threaten to run away, I'd offer to help them pack. They thought I was so weird, pretty soon they'd get over being mad! ;)

Michal said...

i am so with you on the exhausted mommy thing. i am trying so hard to feed my family healthy dinners, but they had pizza one night this week, chicken nuggets one night, and hot dogs with mac & cheese (a low point). that's three out of six, and i'm really thinking about pizza again tonight, as jared & i are going to some friends' for dinner! sometimes it just takes so much more energy than i have to be the mom i want to be.

Jen said...

Sundays wear me out!

Have you seen overheardintheward.com?

Its a conglomeration of all sorts of funny things that happen at church.