Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Lighter Side of Life

Ready for more laughable moments from the past couple of weeks?

Mom reminded me of this story after my last "The Lighter Side of Life" post . . . Remember when we went to meet author Jodi Johnson a few weeks ago?  Well, she gave each child a goodie bag with treasures like a cookie, a bookmark, a pencil, etc., and she specifically pointed out that their bags contained a JoJo & Duddi Fantastical, Magical, Test-Taking #2 Pencil.  Millie doesn't understand what a test is, let alone a #2 pencil, but she's heard enough fairy tales that the "magical" part of that comment caught her attention. 

That night we were driving to a restaurant, and out of the blue Millie said, "It's broken."  I said, "What's broken, Millie?"  And she replied, "Well, I'm waving my pencil around like this [picture a magic wand] and asking it for a kitten, but it's not giving me anything!"


The Halloween candy saga continues . . . Remember last time I told you how Hannah embraced the "trick" part of trick-or-treating by asking our neighbor for candy nearly two weeks early?  Well, we were at that very neighbor's house the evening before Halloween, and Greg said, "I heard Hannah came trick-or-treating to your house a little early this year!"  Mr. Taggart chuckled and said, "Yeah.  And from what I gather, she's been knocking on everyone's door and telling them what kind of candy she wants." 

Sure enough . . . she had been telling the neighbors that she would be trick-or-treating this year and what her favorite kinds of candy were.  Granted, we live in what could basically be described as a retirement community (except for my cousin across the street and some new neighbors next door to him) and we haven't had any trick-or-treaters in the 11 years we've lived here, so Hannah just wanted to make sure she wasn't catching anyone off guard.  But seriously . . . candy requests?!!!


At dinner one night, we were talking about where our food comes from.  Millie was trying to take it all in, and she said, "So we get meat from dead cows and dead pigs?"  I nodded my head and added, "And chickens and turkeys."  She thought for a second and—completely serious—added, "And cats."



Greg walked through the door one night with a bouquet of flowers for me.  (If you're tempted to get jealous—please don't!  The following reaction will let you know how often that happens around here!)  Hannah got this worried look on her face and said, "What is it, Dad?  Is it Mom's birthday today?  Did we forget to get a card?"


And finally, Hannah went to choose a book from the book basket one day and found one entitled A More Perfect Union.  She picked it up, flipped through the pages, then said, "This one says it's about a perfect onion!"

Glad they keep me smilin'.  Some days, it's the only thing that keeps them alive!  ;)


mama said...

So stinkin cute!! I miss you and your kiddos! Katy is not to far for a weekend field trip ya know! Just sayin!!

Carrie said...

LOL! I love the candy requests story ... really, it's just as funny hearing it again!! ;)

I have the "perfect onion" book for next year ... I'll always think of Hannah when I see it now!

Kimberly said...

Made me smile, too!

Pauline said...

Too funny! Do you get the Lifeway 'HomeLife' magazine? If so, you should totally send these funny stories in :)

Mom said...

I love it when I can read your blog and laugh! Absolutely love you all.

Yvette said...

Ok.. so it has been a while since I have read any blogs.. but catching up has been so worth while.. I love the flower story..hehehe... Love you!!