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.” ;-)

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Crazy Animal Humor (On Wordless Wednesday)

I’ve recently read a couple of different blog posts reminding us all to laugh. I wholeheartedly agree that “laughter is the best medicine.” Once we start to look for it, we may discover that humor can be found in various places all around us. As I stated in a couple of comments (on these different posts), I think that sometimes I begin to take life too seriously, and I forget to laugh!

So, anyway, today for Wordless Wednesday, I want to share some animal pictures with you that I think are funny and cute. I found these several months ago and saved them as a draft. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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Bird Watching…

…A bird flies by, as a keen bird watcher misses the point!

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Cat Cage…

…Oh the irony!

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Fish Bowl…

…Freddy the Fish suddenly feels vulnerable!

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Routine Check…

…Hee, Hee, Hee!

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**Found the above pics at oddanimals.com.

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TT (#5)–Thirteen Tidbits

It’s that time of the week again! Happy TT! Here’s my Thursday Thirteen for this week:

Thirteen Tidbits (Interesting, different, and quirky facts about the author):

1. A few years back, I changed the battery on our car. (My husband Scott was not thrilled or pleased to discover this! -D )

2. I’m scared of fire and of lighting the gas grill. (O.k., maybe not just scared, but more like petrified for some reason! Let’s just say, I’ve done it; praying the whole time! I really like grilled chicken and steak! ;-))

3. I’m not scared of spiders, bugs, and the like. (Of course, I don’t like them in the house, though).

4. I’ve never been on an airplane before, yet I’ve always wanted to travel the world. (Just one of those little ironies of life!)

5. I once pressure-washed the entire house and re-painted the porch by myself. (Apparently, I needed more to do?!)

6. In school, I was picked on for being too tall and skinny and a “late-bloomer.” (Kids really can find anything to tease one about, huh?!)

7. I gained 100 pounds when I was pregnant with my first child. (Sadly, this is not an exaggeration! I had uncontrolled Gestational Diabetes–obviously, I didn’t know how to deal with it!)

8. Thank the Lord, I lost ninety percent of that extra weight and have kept most of it off for 4 yrs. now!

9. I was born and raised in the south, yet I’ve never liked fried chicken or barbecue pork! (I know; just doesn’t seem right, huh?!)

10. I was quite hyper and rambunctious as a kid. (Mom wasn’t too sure what to do with me and/or what new adventurous thing I might try next!)

11. When I was in college, I tried sky-coasting, which is akin to bungee-jumping. (I LOVED it! Well, that is once I got over the initial, immediate feeling that I was surely going to die! ;-))

12. Nowadays, I get dizzy just watching my kids on the tire swing!! LOL!! -D

13. Each day, I’m becoming more and more interested in following my Lord and living a life of purpose, meaning, and fulfillment! (This is TRULY the greatest adventure of all!)

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Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

 

If Dogs Could Pray…

…what would they say?

I’ve seen the photo below ’round the Internet several times now, and I’ve always thought it was so precious! Tonight, I’ve finally found the perfect accompaniment for this adorable photo. Check out the humorous “Dear God” messages that follow:

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Dear God,
How come people love to smell flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one another? Where are their priorities?

Dear God,
If a dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is he still a bad dog?

Dear God,
Is it true that in Heaven, dining room tables have on-ramps?

Dear God,
When we get to Heaven, can we sit on your couch? Or is it the same old story?

Dear God,
When we get to the Pearly Gates, do we have to shake hands to get in?

Dear God,
Are there dogs on other planets or are we alone? I have been howling at the moon and stars for a long time, but all I ever hear back is the beagle across the street!

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**I found the photo here and the humorous lines over here.   I sure hope you enjoyed!  -D

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!

 

 

Thursday Thirteen #1

O.k., I am combining two things here:

–I’m adding a post to the recent “Questions about Homeschooling” series (see here). {This is just a brief, informal, (hopefully a bit lighter and funnier) post}

–For the first time, I’m contributing to the weekly “Thursday Thirteen.” (Many other bloggers participate in this regularly. The last one I’ve read is from Lori, here and the Thursday Thirteen site is here.).

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Thirteen Reasons For Homeschooling:

1. You can go to school in your pajamas. (Uh…hum, so I hear). -)

2. No more parent/teacher conferences, PTA meetings, or open houses! (Yay!)

3. When anyone’s acting like a bully, you get to handle the discipline! ;-)

4. Creativity is once again a good thing!! (“Thinking outside the box” and using one’s imagination are both encouraged and greatly appreciated!)

5. You get to dust off the Bible, bring out the 10 Commandments, and pray until your little heart’s content!

6. No more phone calls informing you of what your child has recently done. (No one knows better than you!)

7. You no longer have to worry about “who your kids’ friends are.” (You know all their friends and what your kids are doing).

8. You have more reason(s) than ever to live as closely to God as you can. (You will need God’s wisdom, discernment, and guidance every step of the way. Of course, you will also need His help to keep your sanity! -D )

9. You will tend to be more careful in your attitudes, words, and behaviors. Old, bad habits will be easier to discard. (Precious little eyes are always watching!)

10. No longer will you question whether or not you have hugged, kissed, held, or spoken to your child all day.

11. You’ll be shocked at the money you’ll save; when you can no longer spend any!! ;-)

12. You’ll be delighted at the things your kids don’t know and don’t need to. -)

13. You’ll be overjoyed at the things your kids do know as a result of homeschooling! (They will know things like problem-solving, critical thinking, character traits, values, morals, scripture, sharing, etc. They will also learn about the mutual love and respect of God, family, and others.)

Who Says God Doesn’t…

…have a sense of humor? …And who says Christians don’t laugh and enjoy themselves? Well, some of us certainly still have a sense of humor. Check out the following church signs:

**Note: Found the above pictures at Women’s Funny Videos, over here.