Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sick of Girls

The other day Nathan informed me that I should be the one to work so that he wouldn't have to be with all girls.

Tonight as I was putting Nathan and Audrey to bed Audrey was praying and said she was grateful we could stay up and "play games." I had already told her several times that we were not going to stay up to play Go Fish. So I actually cut her off while praying and talked to her about prayers not being big wishes, especially when we have already been given instruction from parents.

Nathan then told me that he said a prayer by himself last night without anyone else. SMILE. I was so happy to hear that. I then told him that made me happy and I am glad he likes to pray by himself too. He got this huge smile on his face and then informed me that I am going to have another boy because he prayed to have a brother. (We are not having any more children and have taken measures to ensure that.) I then went on to explain that to him and said that as long as Mommy and Daddy are married we cannot have any more children. So naturally Nathan wondered what would happen if we were separate. I broke the poor kid's heart as I went on to tell him that we are staying married and he is not going to have a brother but encouraged him to have a lot of friends. He is just sick of being with all girls.

Figure of Speech

Audrey and Elysse have been sick this week. After 24+ hours of fevers for both girls and Audrey throwing up two nights in a row (because of fever) I decided I needed to take them in, even if I was just going to be told it is something viral. I want a doctor to tell me to to give the kids Tylenol beyond the 24 hour period.

Anyway, I was getting the kids in the car early in the morning trying to get Nathan to school and then drive to the open clinic time. I was having a hard time remembering everything I might need for the day. I stood outside the car, with all of the kids in it, trying to think if there was anything else I needed and said, "Oh, I think I lost my head."

Audrey immediately said, "No you didn't it is right there."

After we arrived to the office she brought it up again and asked if I was just kidding about losing my head. We had a little talk about "figures of speech." She said that she didn't understand and then went about her business.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


We have had some memorable prayers in our house lately. We go from the sweet and heart melting to the just plain silly to some that are really funny. Some examples:

Audrey: ..."and I am thankful for my parents that protect me."

Nathan: ..."And please bless that Audrey can make better choices tomorrow."

A little background - Audrey lost her nighttime reading book because she chose to not listen and play with the computer at Barnes and Noble. She was very upset that we weren't giving in and would not let her have a book before bed.
Audrey: ..."and please bless that I get a book tonight."