While I laugh outloud with my kids dozens of times a day, I seem to sit down to blog about it and go completely blank. Every time.
So I’m setting an assignment for all of us.
My assignment: By dinnertime today, I am going to come back and update this post with a hilarious anecdote or quote. You are going to laugh so hard that you won’t be able to stop smiling for days! (No pressure, Jodi.)
Your assignment: You have until Saturday, because I’m that nice (And yes, for you really observant types who actually check back on my blog after you’ve read it once: that did used to say Wednesday. I’m even nicer than I thought!). In the comments or in an e-mail to me, tell me something hilarious (or even just slightly amusing) that your kids say or do in the next couple days. Something you wouldn’t mind me sharing. If you don’t have kids, hilarious anecdotes about pets, co-workers or life in general are also welcome, but let’s just make sure none of them are too embarrassing for anyone, okay?
My hope is that the very exercise of trying to notice and remember these happy moments will help us all to appreciate them more. And if nothing else it will get me some comment love. (Oops, did I just type that outloud?) More to follow!
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So, I discovered today that most of the things that make me laugh about my kids are unbloggable. Their crazy expressions and funny mannerisms and general silliness just don’t translate all that well to the written word. But I did get one or two quotables today.
On hearing about wild animals in one of Pippa’s read-alouds, Romilly asked: Mommy what does wild mean?
Me: Wild means, um… not tame. A tame animal is like a pet or a farm animal that you can pet and it’s safe and it won’t bite you and…
Ro: Mom, I asked you what wild means.
Right. So she did.
Then after dinner tonight I was getting ready to get ice cream for the deserving members of the family who had actually eaten more than one mouthful of dinner, when Beatrix piped up:
Mommy, Jupa ipes keam? (that is, Mommy, are you getting ice cream for Juniper?)
Followed swiftly by, “Nooo!!!” and a silly cheeky giggle.
So, who’s next?