So, while I don't expect it to gain in popularity enough to be a stand alone meme, I am starting something on Fridays that I am going to call Friday Funnies. If other people want to participate great! But for now, my goal is to start jotting down everything funny or quirky that my kids say through the course of the week. Sometimes I am home and on the computer and can type it quickly before my memory fades (after 5 seconds); other times I am grabbing my phone and making a note so that I can add it to this post. Granted, my kids may only be amusing to me or to those that know them, but I love hearing the things that kids say. So if you want to join in, feel free! If enough people are interested in participating, we'll make it official and turn it into a Friday meme. If not, well, at least I will be able to document all the cute things they say!
Abbey (age 7) was telling us about a dental floss show they saw at school on Monday and she suddenly (quite excited and proud) exclaimed:
"I got to get all of the bacteria off of the tongue. The tooth wizard didn't get anything off the tongue!"
Abbey also asked me on Monday night:
"Mommy when I grow up to be a Godly singer are you going to come to my concerts?"
Of course I told her I wouldn't miss it!
Speaking of singing, Abbey told me not too long ago that I sing so good (her words) that I should:
"...take a singing class. A Spanish singing class!"
So funny! I know all of three songs in Spanish and taught them to the kids--in case you're wondering where that came from.
Upon seeing the full moon on Tuesday evening, Olivia (age 4) declared:
"Mommy we get a whole moon today!"
I feel as if I should preface this one. Years ago, Kris and I stayed the night at a Days Inn near where we actually live now. It was a horrible experience. The hotel was filthy and there were questionable disgusting things in the whirlpool tub. After only being there an hour, complaining to the man on duty and getting nowhere, we left and stayed somewhere else. We had to fight them to even get HALF of our money back. We got stuck paying half of the bill even though we didn't stay so Days Inn worldwide are dead to us. It was so gross! Last week sometime Livvy told us she wanted to stay at that hotel. So we had explained to her that the hotel was gross and we would never, EVER stay there again.
So, randomly on the way home the other night Olivia said:
"We're almost home."
I asked: "How do you know?"
"Because I see the dirty hotel!"
Seeing these and listening to my youngest ones, I wish that I had written more of this stuff down when my oldest two were younger. I missed so much when they were little! It doesn't help that when they were little I had a total of three infants/toddlers to care for all at once...
They do say funny things now from time to time, but it's just not the same. Now we get into more serious conversations, which I actually love, but documenting cute, off-the-wall things is a lot different than recounting a conversation I was forced to have with my 9 year old about sex and pregnancy, you know?
SPECIAL THANKS TO HB OVER AT MY MARRIAGE IS MY JOB FOR HELPING ME GET THE LINKY TOOLS "THING" RUNNING!! Feel free to now add your Friday Funnies post and link up here!