Monday, June 28, 2010

Recently Heard in My House

Recently Heard in My House
Starring Lulu

Lulu:  Mom, I'm going in my room to get dressed now.

Mommy:  Ok, and make your bed?

Lulu:  Rolls eyes.  Of course.

Mommy:  What do you mean by 'of course'?  Why did you roll your eyes like that? 

Lulu:  As she walks down the hall away from me.  Because I'm a pre-teen and THAT's what pre-teens do.  Don't take it serious.  It's just what we do.

Mommy:  Ok.  Fine.  Well, I'm a mom and moms tell pre-teens to make their beds.

Lulu:  Fine.  Then that's what we do.  It's just what we do.

Mommy:  Sighs.

Recently Heard in My House
Starring Brody

We moved to a community with beach water river access.  All winter long Brody has been asking to go to the beach.  All winter long we have been telling him, "Not yet.  It's too cold outside.  We have to wait for summer."

This Spring you could randomly hear Brody explaining, "We can't go to beach.  Too cold to go to beach.  It's too cold."  And we would confirm that it was, indeed, too cold to go to the beach.

This weekend Brody said, "I want to go to beach tomorrow."  {{Although I am fairly sure that he has NO idea what 'tomorrow' means.}}  I replied, "Ok buddy - but you'll have to talk to Daddy first."  Then he said, "Aw cu on (come on) - it's a summer day!"

Recently Heard in My House
Starring Dear Husband

Remember my saga of the overdue library books which will cost me thousands of dollars over the course of the next 30 years?  Well, I paid the library fee.  {{Gosh.  Mommy in a library is like an alcoholic at a bar... I just cannot help myself folks.}} 

I paid the library fee because Dear Husband bought me a nook for my birthday in April and I sit and read books on my nook while I am breastfeeding... and... well... breastfeeding takes GOBS of time... so... I have purchased and read GOBS of e-books over the course of the past 8 weeks {{but who's counting}}.  In theory, I could borrow e-books from the library and read them on my nook.  But, I had to pay off the library fee before I can borrow the e-books.  Got it?

So I paid my library fee... and was back in the library within 48 hours borrowing books for the kids.

Here was Dear Husband's response: 

Mommy:  Hey Babe... I took the kids to the library today.  Brody got a boat book and Lulu ended up with the Rise and Fall of Ancient Greece... {{crazy, I know}}.

Dear Husband:  What?  You did what?  When are those books due?  You'd better write that date on the calendar.

Ah... here's hoping that you are enjoying your summer days. 
And I welcome ALL tween/teen advice.  Thanks!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Thanks, I needed a good laugh!!! Miss you guys