Friday, November 17, 2006

Click on over...

Seeing as how I dragged my 38-week pregnant self, my still-healing fractured ankle, and two sugar-laden kids (Lucky Charms for lunch?  What a great idea!)  through both the Navy Exchange AND Commissary this morning, I am beat and can think of nothing to say.  However, this post by Antique Mommy cracked me up today.  I want to have the patience and creativity of her mom!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Conversations with Chloe- Birthday Edition

Since my birthday is in a few days, and we just celebrated Luke and Chloe's birthdays, Chloe is big into surprises...

C: Mommy, I helped Daddy wrap your birthday present! I put the tape on!

Me: That's great! Thanks for helping him.

C: But I can't tell you what it is, because it's a surprise!

Me: Oh, that's ok, I don't want to ruin the surprise.

C: Ok. But I think it's a bracelet! But I won't tell you!

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Before and After

Things I did before I had kids...

  • Brush my hair more than once a day
  • Check my appearance (instead of the diaper bag) before leaving the house
  • Shave my legs more than once a month
  • Use lotion (on myself) every day
  • Take long relaxing baths (without a toddler in the tub with me)
  • Scrapbook daily
  • Choose restaurants based on things other than their kids' menu
  • Listen to music that didn't come from a cartoon character

Things I never did before I had kids...

  • Pick cheerios out of my hair
  • Pick cheerios off the floor
  • Pick cheerios off my socks
  • Eat cheerios

Things I would have missed if I never had kids...

  • Spontaneous hugs
  • "Wuvoo Mommee"
  • Sibling love...

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Conversations with Chloe

C: Mommy, why is Luke wearing a band aid?
Me: Because he hurt his chin and it was bleeding.
C: Why did Luke hurt his chin and it was bleeding so he needed a band aid?
Me: Because he fell.
C: Why did Luke fall and hurt his chin and it was bleeding so he needed a band aid?
Me: Because he was running and he fell.
C: Why was he running and he fell and hurt his chin and it was bleeding so he needed a band aid?
Me: He was just playing. And he fell. It just happened. It was an accident.
C: Why was it an accident?

Do you feel like banging your head against a very hard object? I sure did!


C: Mommy, why is there traffic and there are a lot of cars on the road so we can't go fast or else we would bump into them?
Me: Um, yeah. What you said.


C: Dear Jesus, I hope you don't die. But if you do, it's ok, because you'll come back to life. Thank you for Mommy and Daddy and Lukie. Amen.

That just makes all those questions worth it :)