The other day, I became disgusted while eating lunch with the 6-year-old. Like most kids his age, he still chews with his mouth open. Deciding it was a good moment to teach better table manners, I asked him to try chewing with his mouth closed.
He watched me demonstrate and then gave it a shot. After a couple of attempts, he sighed and rejected the new method.
“Nope. My teeth can’t open as much… it’s not very efficient.”
The kid is too smart for his own good!
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Since watching some Star Wars with the boys this weekend, there has been a lot of Yoda speak in the house. Tonight, after he was supposed to be asleep, we heard ET up out of bed. When we asked him why he was up, the 6-year-old said…
“Sense pee in the penis I do.”
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We woke up this morning at 5am. We flew all morning and then spent the afternoon at Epcot Center. It is now 8:30pm (9:30 our time) and we are all exhausted. But we promised the kids a swim so here we are. The kids have been troopers but they are now on the edge of insanity.
On the way to the pool, the husband said, “You guys need to calm down, you are too excited.”
The 8-year-old replied…
“What do you expect from kids on their first day at Disney!”
Gotta admit… he has a point.
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This is a picture of our local roundabout… with no traffic.
The boys and I now travel this route on Friday evenings, during the height of traffic, on the way to swimming lessons. Last week I found myself in the wrong lane and had to pull off an impressive feat of merging. It intrigued the kids and a slew of questions ensued.
For the rest of the drive, I explained why I had rolled the window down to make better eye contact. I described how I had mouthed, “Can I go?” and pointed in front of the neighbouring car. I recounted how my fellow driver had pointed back and given the thumbs up and that my over-the-shoulder wave had been in thanks… and yes, he had waved back.
After this long-winded (and slightly self-congratulatory) explanation, there was a pause. Then the 6-year-old asked…
“Is that how you and Daddy fell in love?”
Glad I wasn’t the only one who saw such beauty in the maneuver.
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In typical Nova Scotia fashion, our current winter weather is rain on the cusp of freezing and the children are housebound. We’ve invited BDN’s son over to play and he has just earned himself a guest appearance in Funny things my kids say…
While digging through our toy box, the eight-year-old exclaimed,
“Wow! It’s been years since I’ve seen a slinky!”
Isn’t it nice to reminisce about your earlier childhood?
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CJ’s letter to Santa had me shaking my head (no way will Santa be bringing him an iPad mini) and then roaring with laughter.
Remembering that he is in French immersion and his English spelling is atrocious, allow me to transcribe the 8 year-old’s wish list.
…iPad mini, magic 8 ball, Furby, Max Rebo minifigure,
“… a Mexican hat that goes down to your butt.”
I think he might be watching too much Bugs Bunny.
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(Apologies for my extended absence. I was waylaid by the flu last week and have just gotten back up to speed.)
On Friday morning I overheard the 6-year-old start this conversation with his brother,
ET – “On a date, do you think it is better to go to a movie or go to dinner and drink wine?”
CJ – “A movie.”
ET – “No, I mean if you are adults and in love.”
CJ – “Oh, then definitely dinner with wine.”
ET – “Yeah, I think so too.”
I’m not sure who my boys are planning on wooing… but at least they’ve got class!
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