Monday, September 29, 2008
me: "colby, what did you learn in sunday school today?"
colby: "we learned about the man that couldn't hear or talk."
me: "oh, you did? what happened to him?"
colby: "his ears didn't work and when he moved his mouth he just (moves his mouth like he's talking, but no sound comes out), and the people said 'Jesus! Jesus!' and Jesus came and touched his tongue and his ears and said, 'BE ALIVE!!!' (and thats how he said it--very loudly).
me: "wow, did he say it that loud?"
colby: "yeah. Jesus said, 'BE ALIVE!!!' oh no. wait, he said 'BE WELL!!!' not 'BE ALIVE!!!'
me: "then what happened?"
colby: "then he was all better. but he got sick again. then he died."
i'm guessing perhaps it came up in conversation that even though Jesus healed the man, he didn't live forever. he still died one day, like we all do.....maybe thats what happened?? or maybe colby just in his own thought process, figured that must be how it ended. eventually.
now we get to the poop thing (see title).
this afternoon i was in the kitchen starting the process of getting dinner ready, and colby was playing in the living room. i could hear him, but i wasn't really listening. you probably have done the same. although maybe not with your kids. :)
anyway, he comes into the kitchen with one of molly's dolls in one hand and the now naked doll's clothes in the other hand.
colby: "mommy, can you put these back on her?"
me: "why did you take them off of her?" (i'm expecting something to the effect of 'i wanted to see what she looked like under her clothes,' or 'i wanted to see if she was a girl.' we're easing our way into that stage).
colby: "so she could poop on mr. freeze."
me: (of course. duh.) "why would she do that?"
colby: "to melt the ice."
me: "but doesn't he shoot ice at people?"
colby: "yeah, but she pooped on it before he could shoot it at her."
me: "because poop melts ice?"
colby: "yes, it does."
good to know.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
allen and i celebrated 7 years of wedded bliss on monday. actually, we celebrated on saturday, but our anniversary was monday. the years go so quickly!!
colby informed me yesterday morning that i needed to get the fur off my legs.
they weren't that bad, really. my husband doesn't mind stubbley legs, but my almost 4 year old son does. go figure.
he also decided that he wants an imaginary friend, but expects me to get him one. i think he saw it on little bill, maybe, and said
colby: "mommy i want an imaginary friend."
me: "ok, thats fine. you can have one."
colby: "can you get me one?"
me: "colby, its not something i get for you. you just have to pretend you have one-its imaginary." colby: "but i don't know how."
me: " yes you do. its like when you pretend your trains talk to each other. or you pretend you're spiderman. pretend you have a friend with you but no one else can see him."
colby: "but i can't see him."
me: (i'm really at a loss here. not sure what to say.)"i don't think you quite understand what an imaginary friend is, bud."
colby: "what is it?"
me: "i told you what it is. its a friend you pretend you have, and no one can see him but you. you use your imagination."
colby: "i don't want to use my imagination."
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
allen took colby to school this morning and i went out on my deck with my cup of tea and my bible study and sat with the Lord for about 30 minutes before i had to get molly taken care of.
it was so great to sit out there without sweating! i was almost cold.
colby has show and tell on wednesdays and his class is currently learning about creation. so for show and tell today he was supposed to take a stuffed animal and this would tie into God creating the animals (i'm assuming).
he narrowed it down to ogo pogo, which is basically the candian version of the loch ness monster (allen bought it for me when he and i first started dating and he went to canada to see his brother; colby inherited it at some point), and horton, as in horton hears a who.
now i'm not sure wither one of these is what ms. brandy had in mind. ogo pogo is for all due purposes a fictional mystical creature of the deep, and horton is kind of an elephant-in a very seussical way. he settled on horton.
i started having flashbacks to my experience as a 4 year old in sunday school; the class was told by our teacher to bring our favorite song the following sunday to share with the class. i guess they assumed, like most sunday school teachers of small children would i suppose, that we would tell our parents and then bring bible verses put to music (think salty songs) or twinkle twinkle little star, something of that nature.
not me. i was, even at 4, and still am, a big elvis fan. i had my own tape player and my own cassette tapes. so i made my selection on my very own and brought my favorite song-hunka hunka burnin love. it was confiscated (which i didnt understand. i followed directions!) and given to by only slightly embaressed mother, who later explained why elvis, particularly hunka hunka burnin love, is not appropriate for sunday school and why in the future i really should let her know about the assignments i'm given. lesson learned.
back to horton. i'm imagining colby taking one of these 'animals' to school and finding out thats not really what they had in mind. but, its his choice, and i figure if nothing else, God created dr seuss, right?
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tide Simple Pleasures- this laundry detergent is some of the best stuff i've ever smelled. ever. you know those cheesy febreeze commercials where people lay on the floor, or can't stop smelling their pillows because the febreeze smells so good? well thats what i've been doing with my laundry. there are a few different scents. i have lavender vanilla and i wish i could wash my whole house in it!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
lots of church going on.
thursday morning was the start up of the fall bible study (we take a break for summer).
we're getting ready to leave...
colby: "where are we going?"
me: "we're going to church."
colby: "i don't want to go to church!!" (this is followed by tears and a dramatic collapse to the floor)
i have to admit i felt sorry for him. 5 times a week at church is alot for a 3 year old. especially when its really all happened at once. up until last week we had only been going twice.
me: "why dont you want to go to church?"
colby: "i just want to be a lion."
....give me a second....processing....a lion?......what's he talking about?.........ooohhhh! got it........
me: "colby you're a lion on sundays. at school you're a fish, and on wednesday nights you're a cubbie; thats a baby bear."
colby: "oh, i like baby bears. what am i today?"
me: "well, today, you're a 3 year old."
colby: "what about the penguin?"
me: "you were a penguin. now you're a lion. you got promoted."
thats quite a step up the food chain if you ask me. penguin to lion? then he goes from lion to lamb. wouldnt you think they'd end with the lion? he is after all the king of the jungle. but no one asked me. i'm just the youth pastors wife. if we ever "name" the youth sunday school classes, i'm all over that. 7th graders can be wal-mart and seniors can be....louis vuitton, or maybe gucci. i'll have to do some research on that one....i digress...
he's having an identity crisis!! he can't remember which loveable forest/jungle creature he is from day to day. no wonder he had a melt down. penguin to lion, then a fish then a cubbie, back to lion. i thought i had a lot of "hats" to wear. poor kid. i don't know what i'm going to do when molly starts getting 'animaled'. then i'll have 6 to remember. she's already a firefly. now, thats a good place to start. you don't get much lower than that. except maybe an ant or a roach, but i dont imagine those are very good names for small groups of adorable children.
so my precious children, for today, are just colby and molly.
tomorrow they will be the lion and the firefly.
...and i will be the mother trying to keep it all straight.