The kids were not cooperating at bedtime so Dean and I told them they were on their own. I gave them a few minutes and when I didn’t hear anyone brushing their teeth I asked why not. Charlotte told me that Peter needed help so I asked her to help him. “But he doesn’t listen to me!” she yelled. “I DONT LISTEN TO ANYONE!” Peter yelled back.
This afternoon Grandpa let Peter drive the boat by himself. Later while I was having a rest, I said “Peter, I’m pretty tired. You might have to drive home.”
“I only have my motorboat liscence” he replied.
So we’re having breakfast today and I see Peter looking at his legs under the table and he says :\P: Hey – my broken leg is better! (but still sounding a bit forlorn)
M: You had a broken leg?
M: How did you break your leg?
P: Jumping on the trampoline L It cracked.
At that point I burst out laughing because it reminded me of one of my favorite “Kid Snippets”
Peter: i’m not going on the boat. I don’t want to be on the water.
Me: So are we leaving you behind?
Me: Who will take care of you?
Peter: Um…the fishies at the dock.
We’re driving to the lake and there was lots of smoke from the wild fires. Charlotte asked if the smoke was bad for you and I said if there was lots of it. In a very over the top dramatic voice she said “Noooo! I’m too young to die!” And then in a normal voice “mom- you’re sort of too young to die”
Once when I was a baby I had a baby car and I was driving it all around in your tummy and I drove it to a hotel with a car cave and it was called the car cave hotel and that’s where I went when I was a baby. And the hotel was full of babies.