The other day my kids and I were out in the backyard like so many other afternoons. They were playing on their playset and I was sitting on the back deck rocking in my rocking chair and enjoying the breeze from my NewAir Misting Fan. When suddenly the kids come running and screaming up to me yelling as if the world were coming to an end. Continue reading Thunder, Lightning and Your Wedding Day
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
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.
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.”
Heading home the other night we stopped at a red light and our 3 year old pipes up from the back seat:
“Is that our lollipop getting place?”
My wife and I looked over to see a bank drive though lit up and we just started laughing.
As far as he is concerned, a bank is nothing more than a place where a tube sends you free lollipops. 🙂