Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back Tickles

Although this has been a difficult summer in many ways, the children have definitely lightened the mood with their funny antics. Here are a few moments I don't want to forget.

Ice Ice, Baby
Eight-year-old Christian burst into my bedroom recently to announce, "Guess what, Mom? I can sing the song 'Ice Ice Baby' in the new language Carson has been learning. Tkin, tkin, shu-shu. Tkin, tkin, shu-shu."

"Wow, Christian," I replied. "What language was that?"

"Mom," he replied with disdain, " 'Ice Ice Baby' is English."

King of the Castle
On our recent beach trip with Joe's family, Mary Ashley and Emma convinced a reluctant little boy cousin to play prince and princesses with them. At first, 5-year-old Reese grinned bashfully as the girls gushed over their handsome prince. But he grew tired of the game when Cinderemma demanded that he dance with her at the ball. "Can't we frow the Frisbee instead?" he offered weakly.

When Emma let him know this would not do, he capitulated and led her in a dance. But as he placed an arm on her shoulder, he put his foot down: "All right. But no tissing. I don't like tissing."

Fitting Room
Four-year-old Emma and I were shopping recently, and she encouraged me to buy a dress. I bought it without trying it on in the store and was disappointed to slip it on at home and discover it didn't fit.

"Oh, this is not going to work," I muttered under my breath. "It's too tight."

Little Emma, playing nearby, moaned dramatically, "Oh-h-h-h, no ... if it's too tight for you, that means it will be too tight for me, too."

Sugar Free
In a related story, I have made several attempts this summer at eliminating sugar from my diet. The children have taken notice, and yesterday when Emma joined me for a morning walk, she said, "Mommy, I have decided not to eat sugar anymore. I'm not going to have it for three whole days."

"Wow, Emma, that's great," I encouraged. "That's very healthy."

We walked a few more steps, and I thought I should explain, "You do know that this means no icy pops for a few days, right?"

"What?" she said, eyes wide with surprise.

We walked quietly for a bit until Emma broke the silence:

"I think I'll start that tomorrow."


Nelle said...

Haha! I'm so glad you took the time to write those down.

Anna said...

Children are so precious! What blessings you have.

Love Being a Nonny said...

Love all of these! You will be so glad you wrote them down! I especially like the last one!

Rach said...

LOL, the one about the icy pops is so funny!!

Vonda said...

Emma must have been channeling her inner Scarlett O'Hara! Oh, I'll think about that tomorrow. Love it!!

Nancy said...

Oh, the truth of our young :)

Glenda said...

Don't little children say the most wonderful things? I'm so glad to hear that you feel like taking walks with your children again. I'm still praying for you and your complete recovery. I heard that you met my son-in-law's relatives at the movie theater recently. :)...
Your "biggest fan" in Texas

Red said...

super cute. Thanks for sharing...I needed a good laugh!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

children are the best....loved reading this...and your blog warms my heart...everytime..

My Vintage Studio said...

I found your blog this afternoon. What a lovely place to visit!

Wishing you a wonderful week!'


Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Adorable! I wish I would have written more things down that my children did. I just said "I'll remember that forever" and I haven't :(

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Adorable...thanks for sharing!

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