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.” ;-)

Smile-Makers and Heart-Warmers

I’ve got a couple of things I want to share with you today. These will make you smile and warm your heart. I got an email yesterday from my friend Suzanne which included several “Dear God” letters from little kids. I just LOVED these. I’ve posted a few below. Check ’em out:

THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES

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I also want to share with you a very cute and sweet post by my little girl.  Sarah wrote a special post for her daddy, and she showed it to me this morning.  This message of hers brought the pictures below to mind:

When you visit Sarah’s blog and read her post, you’ll understand…  You may click here.



Kid’s Comments

My kids are constantly saying humorous things. I just realized today, that I haven’t posted any of their funny comments in a while. I don’t ever want to get too busy, bogged down, or too consumed in daily activities that I forget to take notice of the cute things they say. In the last couple of weeks or so, I think I’ve also started to get lost in the irritations of motherhood instead of gleaning the inexplicable joy.

You know, life is that way. Both are always there…the good and the bad. However, our experiences truly become more about where we choose to put our focus! Anyway, right now, at this moment, I wish to turn my attention toward some cute, funny moments and give you a glimpse of the good. Won’t you soak it up with me?!

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One day a couple of weeks ago, Kerry came up to me…asking for my help, while furiously rubbing his eye. Kerry exclaimed: “Mommy, my eye is hurting! I think I have an ‘eye-flash‘ in it!”

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Even though I only have two children (and a boy and girl at that), I still sometimes have a difficult time keeping their names straight. One morning, I continued to call Kerry by his sister’s name.

Finally, I said to Kerry, “S-a-r-a-h…I mean Kerry..Sorry, Mommy’s just getting old.”

Of course, like his daddy and his grand-daddy, little Kerry was very understanding and gracious about it.

“You’re getting OLD and WEIRD!” jokes little Kerry. “Hee, Hee, Hee!

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One day, a week or so back, the kids and I were at a local park. As usual, Sarah quickly made many new friends, but Kerry was a little apprehensive and tentative. Another little boy had been trying to play with him, when Kerry suddenly (and ever so “politely”) made the following proclamation:

I don’t know you, kid!! I don’t know you, and you don’t know me!”

The other friendly little boy reminded me of Sarah. He quickly responded, “Hi. My name is Ethan, and I am four.”

From that moment on, the two were instantly pals and got along great!

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!

 

 

Everybody’s A Comedian…

…Well, at least, the kids in this family would make good comedians! They can be hilarious without even trying or meaning to. In fact, I often feel like I’m in a comic strip or sitcom…Check out these comments:

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–On the following occasion, when the kids were about 2 and 4, and they were acting up…

My husband Scott says: “Alright, who wants a spanking?!”

Sarah quickly sidesteps to the right, points to her brother Kerry, and says: “He does!”

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–Years ago, when my niece was little, she had been told not to eat anything else…

Scott catches her in the act of trying to inhale half a banana. Scott promptly asks, “What’s in your mouth?”

With her mouth stuffed, my niece replies, “Nothin’!”

Scott says, “Don’t tell me ‘nothing!’ You tell me the truth. Now, what’s in your mouth?”

My niece, most innocently responds, “THE TRUTH?”

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–One day, a few months back, I noticed that our old recliner finally had a tear in it.

“Oh, no–looks like our recliner has finally ripped,” I said (while examining the torn place in the seat).

Kerry looks at the torn seat and then looks at and points out my expanding backside. Then he slyly and confidently exclaims, “I think I know how that happened!!” (I’ll spare you the rest of his words–they weren’t bad, but they weren’t exactly lovely either!)

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–Last night, when we were over at Scott’s parents, his mom was trying to kiss little Kerry on the cheek…

Grandma says, “Kerry, I’m going to get all your sugar!”

Sarah quickly replies, “Grandma, you’re not getting any sugar from him…’cause he’s a LEMON!”

 

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!!”