Tuesday, June 19, 2007

And I quote...

also titled: Heard around the Laundry Pile

Today was a day full of things said and done. I guess it was a talkative Tuesday.

Swim lessons happened this morning. We went. Some how I got my times mixed up and we were 20 minutes early. So I drove through the Sonic Drive-thru and ordered a Diet Coke. I told the kids, "You know what's funny? I don't really WANT a Diet Coke."

"Then don't get one!" came the cry from the back.

Now that's Logic for you.

It tasted good - the Diet Coke, not the logic - but I didn't NEED it. I'm still amazed at that. It's been a comfort food for a while now.

Swim lessons are GREAT!! Unless you are the one on the outside of the fence sweltering and you can just smell the water. I almost asked permission to jump in just before we left the park. J-man, Mini-E and I had wandered over to the slides and play ground equipment. While it was not strenuous or a very long walk, by the time we got back to the van - we were dripping. It was that humid.

Mini-E fell asleep in the car. My mom met us in our driveway so that she could watch the kids while I took J-man to speech therapy. A cheer rose from the seats when we saw Grammas' car. And then Mini-Me said, rather incredulously, "What in THE WORLD does she have in her hands?"

My mom was crocheting.
My daughter's reaction gave me quite the chuckle.

J-man went to Speech Therapy and had a great time and a great evaluation.
I wish I could tell you all the silly things this boy does with his face at speech therapy, but he's a mimic and a hoot on top of it. He even signed "Cracker"!! Yippee!!

We got home and mom and I talked and I fixed lunch - and then Mini-E woke up. I turned to look at her as she walked in the room. I almost didn't recognize her. She looked so different than when I carried her into her bed. how is that possible??

I even wondered about this out loud. I wondered if she grew in her sleep... just how could she change in just that tiny bit of time.

G's answer: "Maybe she grew at the park."

Might be.

We're also, on top of everything else, working on potty training J-man. It's quite funny. He's trying, he really is. He can use the sign for potty, I just wish he's use it a little sooner than he has been. All in all, he's making good progress.

Today I remembered a story my grandmother had told me about her sons and nephews. So I asked G to take J-man with him next time he had to go. G came running back into the kitchen, "MOM! MOM!! HE DID IT!! HE POTTIED IN THE POTTY!!"


They all settled back in around the computer table to watch Mini-Me play her game. J-man was playing with his prize, a Tootsie-roll mini. He had it all balled up in his hand and he dropped it. G picked it up for him and told J-man that he was a silly baby. (not in an unkind way, I should add.) J-man said, "Not silly baby. I Big boy. G told me so."

HA!! Not only did he talk and convey a complete thought (we'll add pronouns later) he used his brother's words against him!! HA! HA!

Those were just a few things I heard today around the laundry pile. We were a talkative bunch today.


Halfmoon Girl said...

see, i don't remember all the things my kids say- you have a better memory than I!

Halfmoon Girl said...

me again- you asked how we celebrate Canada Day. Usually with a parade in town (those this year I think it will conflict with church), then everyone goes to the town park for music, entertainment such as logger sports, etc.

TobyBo said...

ahhh... glad to hear speech is coming along so well. My crew all does sign in a group and has fun with it but I am ashamed to say I don't know "cracker."

and I cannot tell you how hard I am laughing over "they spelled donkey wrong." I think DD will quit wearing it if I say that. :)

and, truly, I dunno what it stands for, I think Diana K-something (Karan?), New York. Don't Know Nothin' Yet is more fun. :)

Anonymous said...

ah.. out of the mouth of babes...

i love talkative days...

and hooray for jman! every little step..

thank you.. thank you so much for your prayers.. the sink is my meeting place with God.. and it was so confirming to hear you pray that...

Melanie said...

I love it! Kids say such funny things. It's great that you are documenting the cute things they say. Someday they will really enjoy being able to hear the funny stuff they did!

Henny Penny said...

Phew! I'm sweating just reading about the humidity... How pitiful am I? LOL

If sunshine really makes kids grow, I'm keeping The Kid in the house from now on! At 11, she already nearly 5'8" tall! She's passing me up!

Speech therapy sounds like it's going great! Hurray!

jugglingpaynes said...

Yay for J-man!
Before you know it he'll be a master at the art of debate!
Sounds like you had Mini-E take a nap on a rack. ;o)

Peace and Laughter,

Anonymous said...

About your daughter changing, kids really do change that fast. Some mornings, I get my 18 month old up and he has a completely different face!

jugglingpaynes said...

Thanks for your kind words!
Let's hope and pray my little prodigal is squeezing her teen years out now!

Peace and Laughter,

Peculiar Blogs said...

LOL! Glad you had a talkative Tuesday, are you going to have a wordless Wednesday. LOL! ;-)