Monday, November 17, 2008

Funny things heard around our house lately.

My kids are SO funny...well, at least to me they are...

We've been talking a lot about the baby and the kids wanted to know how she can eat in mommy's tummy, so I explained to them all about the umbilical cord. Well, at my next appointment, Elijah walked up to a poster on the wall and wanted me to point out the "PELICAN cord"...hahaha...comedy gold!

We were driving by a small field of sheep who were in desperate need of a shearing and the kids were wondering what we do with wool. We talked about how you use wool to make clothing and how clothes can be made out of different materials. "My shirt is made out of cotton" I said. And then Brooklyn chimed in, " I have a candy shirt on!" "A candy shirt???" I asked. "Yes, because cotton comes from candy"...get it? Cotton candy?!?! ok, ok, so I mentioned that at least it's funny to me.

As we were driving, Eli and Brooklyn were getting into a little scuffle in the van. Eli did do something to hurt her, but the way she cried was COMPLETELY over dramatic. I had had it, at this point and was not in the mood for drama. After scolding Elijah, I turned to Brooklyn. "I know he hurt you, but it wasn't bad enough for you to cry like that. Sometimes when it's a small hurt, you just need to say ouch instead of letting out such a loud cry!" And then Eli pipes in "Yeah mom, that's what I was doing. I'm training her not to cry!" I swear, that kid's mind is way too quick for a 4 year old...and yes, he was still in trouble.

It's odd how most of the funny things my kids say happen in the car...Again, on another drive (it's probably because we live an hour away from anything and have to drive forever just to get to wal mart) Brooklyn announced that she wished she was rich so that she could help all the poor people. "Where did they get the cups?" Reed asked. "what?" "you know, the cups...if they are homeless, where do they get the cups to collect the money?" So apparently to Reed, if you can afford a cup, you're not THAT poor!

you never know what is going on in their heads....

7 comments:

Naihe Family said...

I love it!! I miss your kids and all their witty comments!! I am getting ready to post things my kids say too. I love the one...I am just teaching her not to cry. In your dreams that works. So funny!! Love you guys!!!!!

Jamie J Stansfield said...

LOVE IT! okay and seriously...why did i not know you had a blog? I mean seriously I am feeling a little left out here...Mom told me today and then I see Lindsay has a link to yours from hers and you have had it since august?! Anyway so thrilled to know of it either way! I have TONS of clothes for little Cha Cha!!! You will get them when ma and pa get home from AZ! So wish you guys could come!

Abby Hanson said...

So funny! I loved Brooklyn's comment about her candy shirt. :)

snbjork said...

Okay, these stories were definitely funny to me! Who needs movies when you've got kids, right?! They do say the darndest things!

iMaLLheaRt said...

I think they're funny too! Your kids are great! I especially loved them at the ward Trunk or Treat! adorable!!

Keli'i and Megan said...

So, so funny! Gotta lova kiddos and their crazy comments!

TanuvasaCasa said...

jamie...I posted on your blog a while ago! It was my way of saying "hey, i found your blog, now come check out mine" but apparently you didn't get the memo!