Thursday, October 27, 2011

Things Overheard in My House, Part 8

"This is my favorite game because the Chiefs are wearing red, and I like red." - Joshua, while watching the Chiefs game with his father.

"JOSHUA!  That is a BAD CHOICE,  and it is NOT A RACE!" - Anna, when Joshua beat him to the bathroom.  (Gee, think she's heard that at all?)

"Joshua, did you hit Anna?"
"Well, she was spitting at me!"
"Anna, were you spitting at Joshua?"
"Well…he threw a crayon box at my head!"
- Conversation among Daddy, Joshua and Anna

"MATTHEW!  You took off your jammy pants, AND your diaper!  NOW what am I supposed to do?" - Daddy while doing the bedtime routine

"He was SACKED!"
"Oh no, he's sick!"
"No, sacked, Anna."
"I thought he was sick."
"No, SACKED, Anna."
"He's sick?"
-  Anna and Daddy while watching a football game


"And if our God is for us, then anybody can stand against us..." Anna singing "Our God" with poor theology and her father's gift for hearing lyrics (see next entry)

"Rhythm is a dancer, it's a soul romancer..." Sean attempting, and failing, to sing the song by Snap!

Sean: "Guys, get back in your beds!" Anna (sounding indignant): "I am IN my bed! JOSHUA got out of HIS bed and SLAPPED ME WITH HIS PILLOW!"

"Matthew, what does a cow say?

"Thank you Jesus for Matthew's bottom.  Thank you Jesus, Amen." - Anna praying for the diaper rash on Matthew's bum

"HEY!  They have PIZZA in there!" - Joshua while driving past a pizza restaurant 

And finally...a glimpse into Anna's world...

"We need to decorate for the party!"
"Ummmm...what party, Anna?"
"The PRETEND party!"
"We're having a pretend party?"
"YES!  Do we have any balloons?"
"Well, if it's a pretend party, can't you have pretend balloons?"
"I don't know where the pretend balloons ARE!"

Saturday, October 22, 2011

What Happens When Daddy's in Charge

Let me be abundantly clear here: I love that my husband is such a partner when it comes to raising the children.  Not every wife has a husband that would be cool with watching the kiddos while she ran around town going to meetings and judging at a high school debate tournament all day on a Saturday.  My husband is just such a father, and I am so blessed to have him!

Having said that...some funny things can happen when Daddy is in charge all day.

Case in point:

When I left the house at 7:45 this morning, the kids were at various stages of dress.  Joshua, who woke up at 5:30 am (as usual...sigh...) was in the process of picking out clothes from his dresser.  Anna was in the bathtub.  And Matthew was in the plain white onesie we had used as jammies the night before.

I didn't get home till 3:00 in the afternoon, and when I arrived at the house I discovered everyone was playing in the backyard.  There was Joshua in his David Wright Mets shirt and athletic pants, his standard weekend wear. There was Anna in a blue T-shirt and jeans - if Daddy is in charge, there will be no pink involved.  Neither were wearing shoes, but it was a warm day, so that was not surprising.

And...there was Matthew.

Running around barefoot in the backyard.

Still in the the jammies onesie. 


I said, "Hey honey - why is Matthew still in the clothes he slept in?"

Sean looked at me, perplexed, looked at Matthew, looked back at me and said "I don't know - didn't seem to need anything different."

And thus is the difference in perspective between Mommy and Daddy!