"What lies behind us and lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
This Is Where It All Begins
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
entertainment from the sky
I love snow. We all do in this family. It is pretty, fluffy, fun, brings in the holiday spirit, and in my motherly opinion, it is God's gift of pure entertainment for my children dropped straight from the sky. It is Him letting me know that He's got my back. :)
Combine the snow with a husband who absolutely loves it and turns into a child in it, and the kids get hours of fun and get to to build things like this.
Me: William, Netflix isn't working, the internet keeps freezing. William: Why mom, is it on ice?
Me, talking to Mary's friend Ella.
Me: So Ella, what is it like having twin brothers?
Ella: It is fun, and I laugh when my mom feeds them.
Me: Why do you laugh?
Ella: Because she feeds them at the same time and it is funny.
Mary: She can't feed them at the same time.
Me and Ella: Why not Mary?
Mary: Because she only has one bellybutton.
Ben: Does anyone know why William's mouth is bleeding?
Sam: Maybe someone put a fingernail in it.
Ben: Sam..did you put a fingernail in William's mouth?
Sam: No, the prophet did.
Becky: "Hey Mary, what do you think of Uncle Tyler's new mustache?"
Mary: "Well, it does look better than yours."
Grandma JoJo in the McDonalds Drive through, after the guy gave her the food..
JoJo: "Thanks a million."
Mary: "Was his name amillion?"
Mary: "Hey mom..I know what time it is.
Becky: "Oh really, well, what time is it?"
Mary: "It is 3 PMS"
After an entier day of Sam bawling his eyes out from getting his two year molars.
Mary: "Dad, I am sick of babies crying all day. I just need to go somewhere where I can be a kid...like Chucky Cheeses."
(the commercial for the place says "where a kid can be a kid." She has never been there, and neither have I, but obviously, we will go soon.
This is a conversation Mary had on the phone with grandma.
"I have too many necklaces, so my mom bought some hookers. We put the hookers in my room and I put all of my necklaces and bracelets on them. Now my necklaces aren't all over anymore. I like my hookers."
(she is talking about the hooks I hung on her wall in her "Diva Corner.")
Mom: Hey Mary guess what! I have a baby in my tummy. You will get a new baby brother or sister soon.
Mary: Looking at my tummy..."Well, where is it?"
Mom: It is so small that you can't tell it is there yet. In a while the baby will get bigger and so will mommy's tummy. Then you will be able to see it all better.
Mary: Oh yeah! And then you POP!!!!
Mom: No, I don't exactly "pop" Mary.
Mary: Of course you do, just like a balloon. They get bigger and bigger and then they just pop! Don't be scared mom, it will be o.k. , I really like balloons.
Mary: (holding up a dollar she found). "Hey mom, I have some cash!"
Mom: "Sam, you need to behave a little better please."
Sam:"But mom, I am being have.
Sam: "how can I be have if I don't even know who have is?"
Mom: Mary's lets get in the car. Mary: Are we taking the "stick?" (she meant stick shift, cracks me up)
Dad:"Sam, have fun at preschool and remember what we talked about ok."
Sam:"I know,I know, be nice to the humans."
Mary: Why do you not say anything when you read your scriptures? Ben: Because I read them in my head, kind of like when Jesus speaks to us, he speaks to us in our minds.
Mary: Well, how does Jesus fit in there?
Mary: Pointing to a complete stranger sitting on the sidewalk smoking.. "See mom, there is the man ( it was actually a woman) that smokes. He is going to DIE!!!"
Luckily the woman just laughed and said, "she is probably right."
Mary: "I saw Jesus' foot today, he almost stepped on our house."
Mary.."So mom, is Jesus' middle name Christ?" Is His name Jesus Christ Maynard?"
Mary: "Grandma came here and told me to do it, then she left really fast."
Mary: when she is in trouble (yelling) "mom...here's the deal, lets just talk about it, you are my very best friend!"
Mary: "I have a baby in my tummy. His name is Choko, he is 36months old."