Friday, June 11, 2010

Adding Up

I have quite a few Julie sayings and stories adding up, and a silly Andy one, so here they go!

We were riding in John's truck where the kids sit side by side (they are a seat a part in my car...thank goodness!) and Andy was not listening to Julie when she was telling him to give her his drink. She kept saying "Let me have a drink brother! Share with me, cooperate." Finally, fed up, she shouted to the front seat "Andy is not cooperating!!"

A few weeks ago she was sitting on the potty and she noticed a few of the light bulbs in the light fixture were burnt out. There are 8 total, so we don't really miss them, or replace them, til the last one goes out. She looked at me and asked, "Mommy, how long have the filaments been broken in those light bulbs?" I gave her a blank stare and asked her who taught her that word. She said, "Daddy said that the electricity comes through the two prongs that make a V and then lights up the filament. When the filament breaks, the light bulb doesn't work any more......I'm done going potty." Yeah, my mouth was on the floor. Thanks Daddy for making out 3 year old smarter than me.

We are having a new friend come over this weekend and I told Julie she was coming for dinner. After the usual questions of "Does she have a brother for Andy?" and "What is her daddy's name?" I informed her that this girl was a big kid like our buddy Dawson. She said, "Oh, she is 5 and goes to kindergarten (pronounced kind garden)?" Yup, she sure is.

On the way home just now, Julie noticed a cloud in the distance. She asked how the cloud got there. I told her that when the ocean got warm, the water evaperated and went into the sky and when there was enough of it, it formed a cloud.
She pondered a moment and said, "Then when the clouds get to heavy from all the water the rain comes down."
Me: "Yup"
Julie: "Then the rain goes back into the ocean."
Me: "yup"
Julie: "Then it starts all over again and the water gets warm and goes into the sky to make the cloud and the rain........"
Can't blame dad for opening that can of worms!

We went to the beach the other day and Julie told me she had to go potty. So we went up the beach and to the very crowded, loud bathroom. After sitting on the potty for a moment, Julie shouts to me "This is NOT going to work!"

OK, this one is my favorite.

Two nights ago I was having a hard time getting Julie to bed. She kept getting up, asking for water, a hug, etc. So finally I shut her door and it got pretty quiet in there. Then I noticed the light was on. I went in and she was in her ladybug outfit playing and dancing in the mirror. I turned off the light and told her it was bed time, no more playing. She replied, "Mom, this is my sad face, but you can't see it because YOU turned off the light!" (this is where Mom had to walk away)

Now Andy.

While Julie was at school the other day John and Andy came by my work to bring me lunch. Andy was enjoying all the attention he was getting from my doting coworkers. We went from office to office and he said "HI" and told everyone his name was "Andy" and gave hugs. Someone asked "Where is your sister?" He stopped and instantly looked concerned. He looked around and yelled, "Sis?! Sis?!" then shrugged and continued walking! Funny little man!!


Grandma & Poppop said...


Grandma & Poppop said...

oops, that first comment was supposed to say "PRICELESS"

Beth McDermott said...

OHmygoodness, they are KILLING me! And Julie... wow. Thats kind of frightening. I think she may be some stroke of brilliant. Um. I don't even know why light bulbs stop working, and I vaguely recall learning about rain cycles in about 4th grade... which I haven't thought of since...

HalnArlene said...

I love reading this blog. These children are gifts from God and so precious! Can't wait to see them and look at them in action :-)
Auntie Arlene

Christina said...

your kids are geniuses!!