Wednesday, October 31, 2012

September and Octoberness

The Boy (age 2) got mac n cheese out of the fridge for his breakfast this morning, and started eating it cold. I guess my work here is done. (status update Sept. 6)

OMgoodness, came home from a long day in the 1600s to find that the children got their own room! The girls were SO excited, they were hanging up all their underwear in the closet. Sparrow says it's going to be the most organized room in the house. (status update Sept. 14) 

(playing a game where they were to shout out the opposite of what I shouted)

me: "Colorful!"
G: "Pink!"
me: "I guess you'd say 'bland' or 'plain,' or better yet, 'monotone.' mono means one, tone means color. Monotone."
G: "MOM! In Arizona, in the night, we saw ONE TOAD." (monotoad! LOL!) -Sept. 11, 2012

 G, singing a made up song: "You can go to the far-est mountain, I don't care. I can go to the far-est mountain, I don't care..." -Sept. 14
me, telling G about school:
"Then, if you want, you can go to college!"
G: I wanna go to college right now."
me: "Well, you have a lot to learn before you can go to college."
G: "I know a LOT of things--I know how to read the 'I howl, I growl' book and the Maisy book..." -Sept. 17

(Learning history):
Sp: "Yeah, and then the people in the brown outfits won against the redcoats, and they had a party and called it the Fourth of July... it's a really famous party." -Sept. 18

Me: "Do you wanna learn about numbers? Like how to write 2012?"
Sp: "It's prob'ly 2, 1, 1, 0."
Me: "That's Two thousand one hundred and ten."
Sp: "Whoa... that's a long time. From now...I might be a teenager then." -Sept. 28

Golden praying: "...and that we would rent the house. Of the Spirit. And that we would not go into trouble. And not go into the devil's heart. Amen." -Oct. 14

G: "The devil is ridiculous bad." -Oct. 14

G, singing: "I love God, and his Holy Spirit, and I love his heart. He's good to us, and he loves our spirits..." -Oct. 14
Sp: "If a unicorn had two horns they would be a biacorn. If they were high they would be called a high-a-corn, or bite you, a bite-a-corn." - Oct 23

G: "Mom, how does our heart beat for a long time? Does it do it til we go up to heaven, mom?" -Oct. 17

When the children were trying to guess what their surprise was this morning, one of their eager ideas was "A new baby!" I love that! It was not, however, a new baby. It was the next best thing: a bunk bed. -Oct. 17

Dad, kidding around: "Mommy chastened you with grasshoppers. I'll chasten you with scorpions and porcupines."
Sp: "Yeah, I'll chase you with unicorns and beautiful eagles."
Dad: "Well I'll take your unicorn horn and give it to a donkey to chew on."
Sp: "Well my eagles can poke your eyeballs out with their claws. And I'll get a million billion bees to sting you!" -Oct. 2012

This went on and on. When I tuned back in, Sp was saying,  "Well my hot sauce is waterproof! And even with all the living and unliving things in the world, you can never fight me, cause I'm bigger than space!" -Oct. 22

Sp: "If a unicorn had two horns they would be a biacorn. If they were high they would be called a high-a-corn, or bite you, a bite-a-corn." - Oct 23

Golden said she had a dream that we found a house a long time ago that was all red, with a fluffy carpet that's red, and a red wall and red beds. I think she likes red! -Oct. 22

Sp: "If a unicorn had two horns they would be a biacorn. If they were high they would be called a high-a-corn, or bite you, a bite-a-corn." - Oct 23

Thomas: "What's in her mouth?"
Me: "A felt circle. Blegh!" taking out felt circle, then "...Pippa, don't climb up the stairs! Noooo, don't do it!"
Thomas, chuckling: "Just like the Garden of Eden."
Me: "Yeah... Adam and Eve... eatin' felt circles and climbing stairs." -Oct. 31