Monday, January 25, 2010

A career is born

Samuel's first tooth came loose last week. He has been playing with it of course, and it's just gotten looser. Tonight Benjamin was annoyed with Samuel's tooth, so he reached in and yanked it out! Dominic asked Benjamin if he would like to be a dentist one day. He said, "yes!" Now he's going around saying he will be a dentist when he grows up.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Forest is so Dark

I was pointing out a squirrel on a tree to one of my little clients, when he told me that he couldn't see the tree because all of the branches were in the way. I chuckled to myself and made a comment about not being able to see the forest for the trees. His ears perked up and he replied, "Oh, because it is dark in the forest, you can't see the trees or the sky or anything. You can't even see if there's a bear behind you." I talked to him a little more about this dark forest, though I didn't try to explain the quote to him. It was not quite the explanation I've come to believe for that quote, but amusing nonetheless, so you can't see the forest for the trees, because it's dark, and there're bears in it.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

hair care

Shortly after giving Elisa her first haircut, I styled and hairsprayed her hair. I think my hairspray smells good compared to others out there.

Her reaction? "Eww."

She doesn't mind it so much anymore.


Monday, January 18, 2010


When Samuel was a toddler and we still called him Sammy, he lost something important. Dominic started looking around the house, and Sammy wanted to help. He energetically ran from room to room, poking his head in to say, "In heyah? No heyah," all the way down the hall. (At 6 years old, he still can't say "r.")


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just a spoonful of sugar ...

"... helps medicine go up!" according to Lisy. We recently watched "Mary Poppins," and the boys are constantly singing "medicine go down" over and over and over. Lisy, on the other hand, happily insists on her own version.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Mexican Manicotti

Recently one of my lil Mexican clients said that he had "Italian Enchiladas" for dinner. He said that they were really good and asked if I had ever had them. I scrunched my eyebrows together, trying to figure out what he was talking about, and said "probably not." Then, with a burst of inspiration, I asked if "Italian Enchiladas" used tortilla or pasta. Pasta of course. Ahhh - so it was big pasta with cheese in it? Yes. That's called Manicotti. It's good, with all that white cheese in it. I smiled and said, Yes, Italian Enchiladas are good.


Saying it like it is

This afternoon the kids and I were frosting cookies. The kids didn't make a mess, though they did eat quite a bit of frosting. By the time we finished, the kids were bouncing off the walls and were very noisy. I thought out loud, "what is going on with you guys today?"

In a matter-of-fact tone, Samuel said, "It's because we're kids, and we just ate a lot of sugar, Mom."


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

best friends?

After school Samuel told me about the mean things his friend, Ryan, kept saying to him. "He doesn't sound much like a friend," I commented.

"Yeah," he sighed, "but he's a really good racer. Sometimes he beats me. Sometimes I beat him. And sometimes we tie." Hmm, so that's what makes a friend.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Eat my sock


"Eat. My. Sock," Lisy slowly repeated for me.

So I turned around in the car and saw that Lisy had taken off her shoes and had managed to get her foot up on Rachel's carseat, practically in her face. Rachel thought it was funny and tried to bite Lisy's foot - she couldn't quite reach it, and everyone laughed.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Et tu?

Lisy was growling loudly in church to make Samuel laugh. Dominic sternly whispered to her to stop, whereupon she giggled at him and kept growling.

He looked up at me and said, "Ever feel like your authority is slipping?" All the time, Dear.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Silly Luke

My son was twirling around, making explosion sounds. "Benjamin, you're silly!"

"No, I'm Luke Skywalker." and he then returned to his twirling and spitting.