Sunday, February 24, 2008

This may be a you had to be there moment but...
We were trying to deliver Girl Scout cookies and there were a couple we just kept missing. I asked Dakota to call one of her ladies and ask her when a good time would be to deliver her cookies. At the end of the phone conversation Dakota said, "Ok.. love you, bye." This was the funniest moment of the day. My husband and I laughed so hard. Fortunately for Dakota the lady apparently didn't hear her or just didn't comment when we delivered the cookies.

The second funniest moment of the day was also provided by Dakota. After attempting to deliver cookies to a man who wasn't home, I asked Dakota to call and leave a message. When she called the man answered the phone. Poor man. The conversation started like this...
Man, "Hello?"
Dakota, "Are you home?"
Man, "Excuse me?"
Dakota, "Are you home now?"
Somewhere during this I was desperately trying to get her to tell the man who she was and why she was calling. Again it was probably a you have to be there moment but I laughed like crazy.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I had to be at my oldest daughter's school this morning at 7:45 to help with the PTO fundraiser. That meant that my son had to be up and ready to go with us. On the way home I said, "Well, you already got up, already got dressed, and already ate breakfast. You have 3 hours before school -- what are you going to do?" His answer... "Spend time with you." AWWWW!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

So, we were in the car the other evening and my oldest daughter was shaking her head in the "head banging" kind of way. Deklan says, "Kodi is going to bang her brains out. Oh wait, it's too late... she doesn't have any brains." This is my 5-year old slamming my 11-year old!

I was trying to be serious and tell my son to quit doing whatever it was he was doing at the time. So here I am being the Mom and saying now look you have to knock that off. Well, my son being the comedian that he is starts moving his mouth and pretend mimicking me. It looked like he was saying the same thing I was about a split second before I actually said it. So either he's heard the speech before (go figure!) or else he's just really good at pretending. I was trying very hard not to laugh but my husband was sitting behind me laughing his head off. Needless to say I just let Deklan go back to playing and never did finish what I was trying to say.

Sunday evening my family was preparing to watch a movie. Being a mom, I multi-task quite often. That includes carrying on conversations with everyone at once - of course that confuses everyone but me. Anyway, I answered three questions and my husband wanted to know who I was talking to. I said I can multi-task and can hear and answer more than one person at a time. Deklan pipes up and says, "Yeah, I can hear 99 people at one time." Teasing him I said, "Of course half of them are in your head right?" He says, "Well I can hear 99 in my head... but what's one more or two? I guess I can hear 101 people at one time."

Friday, February 15, 2008

My son tells me quite often how much he loves me...
"Mother, I love you so much I'll never give you away!" Thank goodness because I think people were beginning to line up around the block waiting for me to be available!
"I love you so much... when you die I'll visit your grave everyday." Oh boy - I can't wait. Maybe he knows something I don't.

He also has his own ideas of punishment for his sisters...
"Mother, the next time Kodi (Dakota) is mean to you, you should throw her in the trash." Well, that is an idea. But she is too big for the trash can and I don't think I can lift her into the dumpster, so I guess we'll have to keep her - at least for now.
"Mother, when the girls fight I think you should just ground them." Who can argue with that logic?

He started basketball practice last week. He went to the car and said, "I was bored. I didn't like it and don't want to do it again." I said, "O.K. So are you coming back next week?" His answer, "Well, yeah!"

Saturday, February 9, 2008

My son told me this morning that he loves me - even if I do look like a bowling ball!

The kids were arguing this morning and I told them to just go ahead and smack each other around and get it over with. I was joking of course. Dakota pretended to smack Deklan and said, "Ok Deklan now you smack me." He said, "No, I wouldn't smack you even if you didn't have bad breath."

We were watching Hayleigh play Playstation 2 Looney Tunes racing game. Unfortunately she's not that good at it and kept running into the wall. Deklan said, "You know I remember things and they play in my head like a record player. Right now the record is saying, 'Hayleigh is not a good driver'."

Daddy and Deklan were having a debate about the amount of seeds in an orange; Deklan was convinced there were only 2 seeds in every orange. He finally looked at daddy and said, "What do you have to do with the price of tea in China?"

Deklan and daddy (Chuck) were involved in playful banter about what we were having for dinner. After being unsuccessful in changing daddy's mind, Deklan said, "I would like a word with Charles please."

Several months ago I was looking at a picture of a dog someone had emailed me. We had just finished dinner and, since I'm one of the most disorganized mothers ever, we were eating in the living room. Deklan got up and went to the other room. Believing him to be finished, I asked Hayleigh to please take Deklan's plate to the kitchen with hers. When Deklan came back - apparently just being in the bathroom and not finished with his dinner - he asked where his plate was. My mind being on the dog, I told him the dog took it. Without missing a beat he yells, "Hayleigh!".

Friday, February 8, 2008

You can see by my bio that I have three children.

My oldest is Dakota. She is 11, going on 25. (Although some days I have to wonder if she isn't regressing back to toddlerhood.) She is a prissy, wanna be rock star who has a mind of her own. She's always right and rarely admits she's wrong. She is sensitive and will cry at the drop of a hat. She likes people to think that she is more mature than she actually is. She is also, I believe, her Aunt and Uncle's favorite neice.

My second daughter is Hayleigh. She is 9. She is the mother hen of the family. She really likes to be in the middle of things. I believe it's just so that she can be the first to see what's going on. She can be very helpful when she's in a sweet mood. Unfortunately, she's extremely jealous. Hopefully she'll grow out of that jealousy. Hayleigh is such a tomboy. Just don't tell her that. She tries to be a girly-girl like her sister but really she's not. She loves to be outside, rough house, run around like a crazy person (no offense to the crazy people out there - life would be so boring without them); and she likes to bug her siblings so much.

My son, and the baby of the family, is Deklan. He is 5. Deklan is high-functioning autistic. He is such a boy. (Yes, a Mama's boy too.) He loves to rough house and run around like another crazy person. Deklan's alter ego is Barky the dog. Barky likes to run around on all four "paws" and eat out of his plate like a real dog. He also likes to sniff (and, unfortunately, lick) your face and hair. He can have a meltdown at the drop of a hat, too. And, for some reason, he believes that Mommy is the only one that understands him or can listen to him (he whispers in my ear). He's also pretty intelligent for a little guy. He can navigate the computer pretty well, too.

I also believe that God gave us children so that we have something to laugh about every day. Feel free to post any cute or amusing stories that you have about your children - or your friends' children.