Memories…

…for Mother’s Day…

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I’ve been reminiscing this morning…looking through some old blog posts from 1-2 yrs. back. I found a few quotes from my kids that I thought I’d share again. I’m glad I posted these, ’cause they sure do bring back memories…

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–My son has really been acting out the last couple of days. (I think Kerry assumes he can get away with more, and he’s mad that Daddy is not here.) Anyway, I’ve had to “crack down” on him. Sunday night, the kids and I had the following dialogue :

“You’re S-O-O-O mean!” exclaimed Kerry.

Apparently, I’m not mean enough!” I maturely quipped back. ;-)

Sarah suddenly exclaimed, “No Mommy, please don’t get any meaner!!” -D

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**From my Sarah Beth, over a yr. ago:

–Sarah had gotten upset about something and wanted me to hold her. So, I sat down with her in the old recliner. After a few minutes, I told Sarah I had to get up, because I had a lot of things to do.

Just a few more seconds,pleaded Sarah. Oh, Mommy, sometimes I miss the ‘baby days.” -D

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**Some of Kerry’s one-liners from about 2 yrs. ago:

–”Don’t give me a bath, Mommy!” protests Kerry. “I don’t need one. I don’t stink bad, I stink good!”

–”Do you want to wear your rain boots today, Kerry?” I ask. “NO!” he says. “I want to wear my sunny boots!”

–At dinner one night, Kerry says, “I love your hamburgers, Mommy…even the black part!”

–”I’m mad at you, Mommy!” Kerry exclaims. “And you’re getting fired!”

–(One) morning, little Kerry says to me, “Good Morning, My Happiness!”

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–Last night, when I was putting Kerry to bed, his words brought tears to my eyes. …And no, surprisingly this time, the tears weren’t from hilarious laughter. You see, Kerry has more than one way of “getting to” Mommy…

Kerry looked up at me so sweetly and said, “You’re the mommy I should have.”

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**********Happy Mother’s Day!!************

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What’s He Saying Now?

What can I say? My 4 yr. old son just has a way with words. I haven’t shared any of his humorous comments lately, so here’s a few:

Kerry asks me, “Mommy, why do you have white hairs?”

I say, “I’ve told you, it’s because I’m getting older.”

“How old are you anyway?” Kerry implores.

“36,” I simply reply.

Kerry sadly shakes his head, gives me a sympathetic look, and says: “Mmmm…too bad.”

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One night little Kerry was telling me about one of his bad dreams which involved bears…

“You don’t have to worry about bears,” I simply said. “Anyway, they don’t live right around here.” I continued.

“But don’t they live in N.C.?” asked Kerry.

“Yeah, but they live more in the mountains,” I said (not totally knowing this to be true, but not knowing it not to be true, and of course hoping for it to be true!! -D )

Kerry studied me for a moment and sat still while contemplating the matter. Seeming quite concerned, he suddenly responded, “But…what if they run away from home?!

“Hmmm,” I thought to myself…”Yep, once again, I don’t have an answer for that one!” (This happens to me a lot when trying to respond to little Kerry’s interesting questions and comments!)

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Once again, Kerry was discussing my “white hairs” with me. {Yes, having children has definitely helped me with putting aside vanity and obsession with appearance! Especially, when it comes to cute little Kerry and his mostly innocent yet blatant comments and questions! When he’s not imploring about my white hair or age, he likes to comment on my fat and flab or do “connect-the-dots” with my newest break-out of zits. (Yes, I didn’t know white hair, wrinkles, and zits had any relation either…it’s like my body is in a state of confusion about being young or getting older…but, that’s a whole other topic! ;-) ) }

Annnnyway…..so Kerry was still asking about my white hair and sounding a little concerned…

“What about when I’m totally white-headed?” I asked.

N-o-o-o, I like you like you are now MORE!” Kerry cried. “I don’t want that to happen to you, Mommy!” he exclaimed (as if that was the worse thing that could ever happen to me!).

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One day, my mom was keeping the kids while I went to the dentist. Mom noticed Kerry squirming and dancing around like he needed to use the restroom…

“Kerry, do you need to go to the bathroom?” Mom asked.

Without missing a beat, my “little charmer” quickly replied, “No, Grandma…when you come over, I just do a little dance, ’cause I’m so happy to see you!!”

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One afternoon, Kerry was with Daddy, coming out of the store. He saw a police car and waved…

With a little frown, he turned and said to Daddy, “Too bad that wasn’t a police WOMAN.” ;-)

Kid’s Stuff–(Smile-makers)

–My son has really been acting out the last couple of days. (I think Kerry assumes he can get away with more, and he’s mad that Daddy is not here.) Anyway, I’ve had to “crack down” on him. Sunday night, the kids and I had the following dialogue :

“You’re S-O-O-O mean!” exclaimed Kerry.

Apparently, I’m not mean enough!” I maturely quipped back. ;-)

Sarah suddenly exclaimed, “No Mommy, please don’t get any meaner!!” -D

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–Yesterday morning, Sarah had gotten upset about something and wanted me to hold her. So, I sat down with her in the old recliner. After a few minutes, I told Sarah I had to get up, because I had a lot of things to do.

Just a few more seconds…,” pleaded Sarah, “…Oh, Mommy, sometimes I miss the ‘baby days.” -D

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–Sarah sent the following sweet email message to her Daddy yesterday (her own message with her own spelling and grammar) :

Dear Daddy, Kerry is having a bad week. But I still don’t know what the rest of the week is going to be. God only knows. Did you know, that the Stegosaurus had a brain the size of a walnut? The fish are doing o.k.. Is Norman small or big? (Norman is the place her Daddy is staying.) Man, do I love it when I send you e-mail’s!
Love,
Sarah

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–Finally, the following is a post written by Sarah (6.5 yo) that she wanted to share with all of you (once again–her own spelling and grammar) :

God Love’s Me

God is very, very, very, nice to you and me. I love God. God is good. I love reading the Bible, and praying to Him.

After we go to Church, we go to Grandma’s and Granddaddy’s house, and when it is time to eat, me and Rachel (my cousin) and Kerry (my brother) say the prayer. By the way, my name is Sarah (Janet’s little girl). I can’t wait to be with God. My mother (Janet) has a good, good, good, website about God. (No, I didn’t ask for this plug! -D ) Soon, maybe I can have one, but I think I need to get older, because I am jest 6 year’s old. God love’s you a lot, lot, lot. You know what, some day, I will see you!

Love, Sarah

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**Note: Aren’t kids precious?! Whenever I start to wonder why I’m here at home with them, it sure doesn’t take long for me to be reminded! -)

Cute Kid’s Comments (About and From)

This post is dedicated to my kids and all kids. Check out the following comments about children:

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher

Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said. ~Author Unknown

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. ~Phyllis Diller

The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child. ~Joe Houldsworth

**Note: I found the above quotes at the following sites:

Quote Garden.com

Basic Jokes.com

Parenting/Families.com

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Here are some cute and funny quotes from my kids:

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–About a week ago, Sarah and I had a rough morning. When I suggested we pray, my little boy said a prayer for us. He started off with, “Dear Lord, please help Mommy and Sarah to quit crying…” (I remember thinking, “Oh, how sweet.”) Kerry continued with, “…(Please help Mommy and Sarah to quit crying), because I want them to hush!

–One evening, the radio was playing, while I had just started on dinner. The country song, “Lucky Man” started playing. After the line “I got supper in the oven,” Sarah exclaimed with enthusiasm, “He has supper in the oven?! He is a lucky man!!

–Yesterday afternoon, the kids and I were out in the front yard, trimming bushes. Sarah asked, “Hey, did you hear that knocking sound? Kerry confidently replied, “Yeah. That’s a ‘knocking bird’.”

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**Kids truly are a blessing from the Lord.  Hope you enjoyed this post, and have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

Cute Comments From Kerry

Yesterday, I read some to Kerry from his Kindergarten Abeka Science book, called “God’s World.” I soon discovered that he knew more than I had realized…

I read from p.1 which stated: “God made the world.” Then I pointed to the picture of earth, and I said, “See, there’s Earth. We live on Earth.”

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Kerry says, “Yes, Mommy–we don’t live on Jupiter or Mars. We live on EarthI know that.”

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Page 8 was entitled, “God Gave Me My Nose.” I read to Kerry from this page about how our noses can keep us safe. There were four examples, and the first was: “I can smell smoke.”smoke001.jpg

I then tried to explain about how when you smell smoke there may be fire, and… Then Kerry suddenly interrupted me to say:

“Mommy, there’s this game on the computer called ‘Stay Low and Gowith Elmo! You just stay low and go, until you get out of the house.”

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O.k., moving on, then. The third example on p. 8 was a picture of a skunk.

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Before I could say anything else, Kerry excitedly said:

“Mommy, if you see a skunk, you should hurry up and run away…before it sees you, gets scared, and sprays you!

It will not smell pretty!!”

Alright Kid–“Crack Me Up…”

…Here’s more comments from my son Kerry, and he’s still “cracking me up!” O.k., but I guess the laughing really is a lot better than the crying! Yep, I have done a little crying too, believe me!

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–The other morning, I woke up quite early and would have gone straight back to sleep… However, little Kerry is a morning person, and he was already awake and quite determined that I would stay that way too! I was telling Kerry that he should go back to bed because it was still dark. Unfortunately for me, though, Kerry was not deterred in the least.

“It’s almost morning,” Kerry replied with confidence.

“How do you know?” I asked. (It was about 5:00 am, and still completely dark).

With more confidence than ever, Kerry quickly and simply replied, “I just know. I know lots of things.”

–The other day, Kerry and I had the following dialogue:

“Do you remember when you used to go stay with Aunt Lisa some–before she started working more?” I asked.

Sounding more like a 4o year old, than a 4 year old, Kerry replied, “Oh, yes, good times, Mommy…those were good times.”

–I thought little Kerry and I were sharing a special, tender moment the other morning. Then, while I was hugging him, Kerry suddenly looked at me and said:

“Mommy, your head looks like a watermelon!”

–During the family prayer tonight, when it was little Kerry’s turn, he finished up with:

“…and thank you Lord for sleep…to help make our heads grow bigger!

A Few Of My Son’s Latest…

…meaning here’s a few of Kerry’s recent, funny comments (he’s 4, by the way):

Kerry: “Mommy, what’s wrong?”

Me: “I’m just getting tired.”

Kerry: “Well, you’re getting pretty cranky too, aren’t you?!”

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Sarah (my 6 yo): “What does ‘brainwash’ mean?”

Kerry: “I think it means your head has been washed.”

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Me: “I told you both to put those poles away or someone is going to get hurt! (I meant that someone might be accidentally impaled with the tent poles).

Kerry: Please…Let it be Sarah!!