January 22, 2006

The Speaks That We Speak

I always have to laugh when I hear the boys talking because they sound like me. That's not always a good thing, but, it is what it is.

This morning on the way to church, the boys were telling Kevin about a show we watched last night on the Discovery Channel about a guy who jumped out of one airplane and into another. After the boys explained to Kevin the how's and why's of the man's jump. (How? Very carefully. Why? I have no idea!) Actually, the science of what he was trying to accomplish was interesting, he wasn't just a Donkey wannabe.

There was another stunt, that I missed, where a guy jumped out of a plane while sitting on a quad. Now, I ask you, Don't you have anything better to do? You can't think of one other thing, that doesn't defy gravity, to entertain you? But I digress.

John was explaining the guy's stunt and when he came to the part of the landing, John said, "Daddy, he was just inches away from disaster. I cracked up!

The other day, the boys were watching something on television and I walked past the room in time to hear Jeremy say, "John, this is not appropriate for you."

Then today on the way home from church, Kevin was trying to make it through a traffic light before it turned red. This traffic light stays red for a really long time. He began to tell me about how he took the kids to Wendy's for Frosties after Boy Scouts a couple of weeks ago and they got stuck at the light for 5 minutes. I asked him why he went to the light. He explained that turning left out of the Wendy's parking lot, onto a major intersection is too difficult for him and that is why he went to the traffic light. I told him that it wasn't difficult for me. He said, I'm not like you. I said, Well, maybe you should be more like me.

Jeremy piped up from the backseat and said, Moms and dads should not fight. Kevin told him that we were not fighting but if we were, mommy would lose. We started to laugh. We weren't yelling, but I guess he thought we were upset.

Today, my friend Jen (of gingerbread house fame) and I are taking our boys to see The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. We are very excited!

Look to the finish!


Jersey Girl said...

I think the posts when you talk about things the boys have said or done are my favorite. I am really missing them and reading about them makes me feel just a wee bit closer.
Today after church, Dad and I went to the beach. A while after we arrived, I heard young voices saying things like this:
"Grandma,Grandma, just wait till I show you what I can do in the waves.
and "Grandma, can we go closer?"
I looked and there was a woman with three children setting up their "spot" on the sand.
Thinking out loud I said, "What a lucky lady. How I wish it was me."
How will I make it to the end of February? Only by God's grace.
I am looking forward to the report about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Sorry we didn't get to see it when I was up. We do have priorities- we saw King Kong, didn't we?
Love to all.

melissa in VA said...

Enjoy The Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe! Hope that the shoulder is feeling better. The boys sound so adorable!

Jess said...

LOL this post reminded me of the time Geo and I were arguing in the van and Ryan piped in from the back "God said don't let the sun go down on your anger!" (it was sunset)

Kids are so fun!

Lynette said...

It's strange that our little ones are little sponges when it comes to the general and obscure, but can't hear when we say "clean up your room." :)

How was the movie? My 5 yr old wants to see it, but I'm wondering if it is over his head.

Dy said...

Children make me smile so often. I love it.


Jules said...

I'm surprised too, when hubby and I are merely "discussing" and the kids think we are fighting. Derick will usually reply to them with something similar to what Kevin said.

It is so great to hear how their little minds work! That's one of the best parts of raising kids.

Christie said...

Came by to visit. Momybloger told me I might like it. I did! Hope you are feeling better soon. Don't worry about the Advil, you would have to take more than the recommended dosage daily for two years to do much damage! Go to the Doctor!