Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
That set up the next two and a half hours. Ethan and Sean were great sports staying through the whole thing... I had forgotten how long Annie was... especially when your theatre companions want to go to the fish store to buy new fish! It was great fun anway! I love giving the boys these experiences!
Ethan came down and checked the tank. "Mom, the fish died."
I was expecting him to be all torn up. I answered, "Really?" I was ready to explain about how God took the fish to heaven and how he was in a better place... instead Ethan looked at Sean and said...
"Now we are going to get a new fish!"
Ethan then yelled to me, "I think we should get two fish in case one dies."
Ethan is so logical!
"I want to be on TV, but I'm too big!"
I tried explaining that the people are regular people that they filmed and that they are not actually in the TV.
"Yes they are Mommy!"
A little while later he said, "Last night when I was a little boy... I hurt myself on a rock in the water... I kissed it and it was all better."
Sean is my child with many random and often humorous thoughts!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I racked my brain to figure out how to handle the situation... Ethan was freaking out. I ran out to the truck to grab a pair of rounded tweezers and instead came back with a pair of needle nose pliers. I thought back to when a hook was caught in a fish we caught as a kid... my grandpa would always use needle nose pliers to get it out. I caught our shark and carefully tried grasping the rock with the pliers... no luck. This time I accidently pushed it in a little farther. I had no idea what to do... so I called my mom.
I told her I didn't know any 'fish people' and had no idea how to handle this... she suggested tipping him upside down and dunking him up and down in the water to try and dislodge the rock. I tried it... no luck. She suggested holding from his tail and dunking him up and down. I tried it... no luck. She suggested trying to squeeze his body gently starting from his tail and work up to the gills to try and push it out. I tried it... no luck.
At this point, I felt horrible that I had tried to help the poor guy. Ethan was so upset. I explained to him that there was a chance that God wants our fish for his fish pond in heaven... Ethan just sobbed. I told him that it would be a great place for our fish because the water is really blue and clear. It would be very nice. He calmed down a bit. I said a few prayers. Mr. Shark was a good fish!
Friday, July 24, 2009
I asked Sean what Mr. Bunny looked like?
I asked him what color was Mr. Bunny?
He said, "White."
I asked him how big was Mr. Bunny?
He motioned 'big' with his arms outstretched.
I asked him if Mr. Bunny had been driving a late model sedan through the neighborhood?
I asked him if Mr. Bunny had been handing out wiffle balls and candy to little boys?
I asked him if Mr. Bunny had offered him a dirty magazine?
I asked him if Mr. Bunny drives around his late model sedan and asks little boys to look him in his eye?
"Yes, he's nice."
I asked him when was the last time he saw Mr. Bunny?
"At the Easter Egg Hunt, Mom," a note of exasperation in his voice.
A sigh of relief... but still a question remains, did the Easter Egg Hunt Mr. Bunny ask Sean to look at him, look at his eye??? *Dum, Dum, Dummmmm*
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
He looked at me and held the ball up and said, "Mr. Bunny bought this for me."
"Yes, Mr. Bunny bought this for me."
"Do you mean the Easter Bunny?" I was trying to remember what we got him for Easter... it could have been wiffle balls in the Easter baskets... I don't remember. Actually, I was going to trust that Sean probably remembered better than I would...
"He's nice." Sean didn't answer me about whether or not Mr. Bunny and the Easter Bunny were one in the same... instead he went on to say...
"Mr. Bunny said to look at me."
What? That puzzles me... I didn't take them to see the Easter Bunny this year! What' 'Mr. Bunny' is saying to look at him? I continue with...
"Mr. Bunny says to look at my eye." Now this is sounding creepy. I didn't get anymore out of him and would like to think that this is his overactive imagination giving him this dialogue... not actually some creepy guy driving around in the neighborhood... pulling up to kids handing wiffle balls out the windows... asking if they want some candy little boy... or would you like to read a dirty magazine little boy... look at me, says Mr. Bunny... Look at my eye...
The whole thing is just wierd... I'm imagining an actual Easter Bunny looking thing driving around in a late model sedan... I need to quit this thread right about now!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I just looked at him wondering where this thought came from and where he was going with this...
"... but there are windows... I could climb in through the windows!"
I am so glad he figured out that problem. He wants to go in a satelite - easy. The problem is in the lack of doors not that they are in outer space! I'm so glad that he doesn't seem to have a timeline when it comes to requests like this... it's not like "I want to go in a satelite for Christmas." That would pose a problem. These open ended ideas allow me to say that he can do whatever he wants when he grows up... to include going into a satelite through the windows!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
They were quiet and there weren't any complaints. I ran down and checked on them a couple times and everything was fine. Amazing! I finished dinner and called them upstairs to eat. Ethan ran up right away. He said that they had even cleaned up all the legos and everything was put away. Wow! Had my little boys grown up? Sean came up a few minutes later.
I got them their drinks and started getting their plates ready. Ethan had to go to the bathroom. A couple minutes later, Ethan yelled up that we needed to come downstairs. Daddy went down ahead of me... I heard him yell up something about water. Ethan ran in and told me that there was a big water mess in the bathroom.
I headed downstairs and found an inch or two of water in the bathroom... Sean pulled the stopper in the sink and turned the water on. He apparently forgot and came upstairs. Needless to say, the downstairs sink doesn't have that hole that saves you from an overflow! As we mopped up the bathroom, we discovered that the bathroom actually overflowed into the bedroom next door!
Holy cripes! What a mess! After about an hour, all of the towels in the laundry room were soaked and the carpet cleaner was full, but the carpet was only 'wet' and not 'flooded'! I'd like to say that I learned from this experience as a parent... but it took him doing it one more time (not to this extreme) later in the evening to give me the sense to remove the stopper to the sink!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
No, this is not my new puppy... I love my boys' obsession with markers and pens!
They are absolutely so funny! Ethan drew this circle around his eye when we were driving to Target. He wore it for the rest of our errands. People just looked and smiled!
Daddy is amazing because he somehow gets all of these marks off of the boys at bath time!
Monday, July 13, 2009
I headed down to find him sitting on the potty. He was complaining about how Max had sniffed his butt. He said that Max sniffed his butt because he smelled poop in his butt.
He was upset because Max sniffed his butt and Ethan's butt and Mommy's butt and Daddy's butt and Max sniffs everyones butt!
I explained that that is what dog's do.
Reasoning enough. He accepted the answer and we were done talking about doggy butt sniffers.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
A little while later, in came Sean with the dog leash. Ethan was on all fours carrying something in his mouth. He was wearing a glow-in-the-dark bracelet and the dog leash was hooked to it... at the end of the dog leash was Sean. Ethan walked up to me and dropped what was in his mouth... 'Meow'.
'Mommy, I found my kitty!'
I see... I'm sure, at the very least, there will be therapy sessions in the future to discuss this very incident...
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Sean piped up and let us know that he wants to:
"Go in the ocean, wear a blue shirt and race a blue dolphin."
Okay, Sean. You can do whatever you put your mind to!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Ethan quipped that he would need bullets for the BB gun and Sean responded, "I'm going to get a BB gun and bullets and hold the gun all by myself... and shoot bears."
I interjected that bears would actually be scared of Sean and that all bears wouldn't bite him. I told him that they would probably just run away from him.
For which he immediately responded, "Then I'm going to get a BB gun and bullets and hold the gun all by myself... and chase the bears and then shoot them!"
Okay, sport... whatever you think you need to do! You crack me up! I've got one son who wants to shoot the animals and the other who wants to take care of them.