Friday, August 26, 2011

Kids say the darndest things.

I love my babies!  They crack me up constantly.  I never know what is going to come out of their mouths. 

Our youngest is 6.  She is a bean pole, with absolutely no hips, so her pants are constantly slipping down.  I think that poor kid hears "pull up your drawers" about a thousand times a day!  The problem is that is she kind of tall and long legged so to get  pants to fit the length they tend to be too big around.  Luckily we often find the kind with an adjustable waist but even that doesn't seem to help much.  Every movement seems to drag them down her little body. 

A few days ago we had the following conversation - to set the tone you should know that she is very, very dramatic and a bit flamboyant. 

Isabel -  "Mom!  I just figured out why we wear pants."
Me - "What do you mean you just figured out why we wear pants.  We wear pants to cover our bodies."
Isabel - "I know!  Isn't that CARAAZZZY!"

I'm not sure if I should be worried or if she just realized that is why she is constantly told to pull up her drawers. Stupid pants!

My husband has been in and out of the hospital the last few weeks (that's a whole nother blog post that I haven't had the courage to write yet) and it has been kind of hard on the kids.  But true to Zachary's nature, he's 14, he doesn't let things get too serious. 

As an example... a few years ago my two oldest and I were going to a church youth activity.  We started talking about the gospel and our Savior.  I was answering their questions and it was a pretty good, but serious conversation.  Alexa started to say something, paused, then said, "Oh, I don't remember what I was going to say."  Zachary, just as quick as a hiccup, said, "Photosynthesis?" 

I nearly wrecked my car and Alexa was furious.  She started ranting that we were talking about the Lord, what did that have to do with Photosynthesis.  He just laughed and said, things were getting too serious and besides, the Lord invented photosynthesis.

He loves video games and is constantly asking his dad to take him to Game Stop (a video game store).  Seriously, this happens at least once a day if not more.  Craig was transferred to a new hospital this week and we weren't able to go see him the first few days (school started and it's an hour away so it got a little tricky).  However, we call Craig several times each day.  The first thing Zachary always says to him... "Hey dad!  How you feelin'?  Can we go to Game Stop."  It makes us all smile.

Today Craig is starting Electroconvulsion Treatments.  This will cause hi to have some short term memory loss.  This is causing our 10 year old a lot of stress.  He is afraid that daddy will forget him and that Craig will wake up in the hospital and be scared because he can't remember where he is.  CJ is our sensitive child!
We visited the hospital last night.  Craig was trying to explain things to the kids.
C - "I promise you I will never, ever forget you or how much I love you.  I might just not remember that you came to visit me tonight."
Z - "So, I can tell you you promised to buy me an new X-Box 360 and you'll believe me?"
I'm tellin' you that kid is quick.  Needless to say we were all laughing and it took CJ's mind off his worries.

I love my kids.  They keep me on my toes and they make me laugh.

Have a great day everyone!


Roe said...

Thanks for sharing. You are such a strong and wonderful woman.

Robin said...

Absolutely LOVE your family! Hope all works well for Craig.