Like most people who have little kids will tell you, they can say the craziest things sometimes. My kids are no different. They are always making some off the wall and usually funny comment. It also seem that the crazy second child, Greyson, is the biggest culprit. I decided this past week I was going to immediately jot down in my phone anything good that they said so I wouldn’t forget it. I’m notoriously bad about thinking I will remember later what they said and then forgetting. But this week I was good and wrote them down in my phone right away. Here are the best quotes from the Smith household from last week. Continue reading Funny things my kids said this week
I can appreciate a great name. Parents spend hours and even years discussing what they want to name their children. There are even companies popping up that will help you pick out a unique name for your baby for the low, low price of $30K. I’m not even kidding, read about it here.
A name is such an important decision. Continue reading You Named Your Baby What?
There will come a day when I’ll have to have “The Talk” with my boys. The sex talk. The birds and the bees. The “Where do babies come from?” talk. I can’t say I’m necessarily looking forward to it but I’m not overly stressing out about it either. I’ve got a few years before I need to worry about that, it’s certainly not what I had on my mind during lunch today with my 3 and 2 year-olds.
My second son loves train tracks. Specifically, riding over them in the car. You cannot believe how excited he gets to go over a train track. Every single time we go over a railroad crossing he acts like it’s the greatest moment of his life. The bumpier the crossing is the more he gets excited. My parents live a few counties over and we must cross over 5 crossings to get to their house. He times out the drive by how far away we are from the next railroad crossing. Continue reading Stop Talking
Yesterday we had the pleasure of having my wife home for dinner. I was able to play outside with two of our kids and she was inside with the other two making dinner. It was a nice change of pace for me and I really enjoyed getting to play some soccer with our oldest. Once we finally came inside and washed up for dinner I overheard my second oldest son, who stayed inside to help with dinner, call out to my oldest.
“Hey guess what? When mommy told me not to touch the pot, guess what I did?”
Wednesdays are early release days from school. Often when my oldest is getting home from kindergarten on Wednesdays at least one of the other 3 kids is still napping. The bus stop is just far enough away I don’t feel comfortable letting him walk home by himself yet and I feel awkward leaving a sleeping kid alone in the house. Thankfully my next door neighbor has a 1st grader and she will often walk our two boys back from the bus stop to help me out. Continue reading Don’t make me take my pants off
Today I was letting my 3 year old watch some TV so I could pick up around the house a little without him getting in the way. I was suddenly overcome with the urge to let him know I loved him. So I walked over to where he was on the couch and said:
“Greyson, I love you.”