Sunday, September 27, 2009

They hear everything

Last week was Stake Conference. I like Stake Conference, I must admit, because it starts at 10 am and we are done in 2 hours. Our regular block time starts at 1:00 pm. This is my nap time.

So anyway, last week was Stake Conference. The music was beautiful, the talks were great. We managed to get through the whole meeting without having to take anyone out or having the three year old stand up and ask (in her outside voice) if it was time to go to nursery. And yes, she has done that before.

NO - this time mom (me) was prepared with church related quiet activities for all four kidlets to do. And the Bishop sat in front of us, so I thought for sure that meant we would have great behavior from our children trying to impress the Bishop. And they were!! Very quiet and listening to the talks. We even know Kelsey was listening while she was coloring. How do we know this? The first speaker was a newly ordained Elder with his call to Madagascar. Yes, he said Madagascar, which caused Kelsey to stand up and say "Madagascar, I saw that movie!"

They are always listening and hear everything.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Conversation with a 3 year old

Mom: "Kelsey - why do you have the loaf of bread?"

Kelsey: "Because I am hungry. I need a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but I can't open the bread. You have to do it."

Mom: "Why didn't you ask me for help?"

Kelsey: "Because I got a chair."

Mom hands Kelsey two pieces of bread and the closed loaf of bread back. Kelsey starts to walk away. She then turns to Mom and says...

Kelsey: "I can do it, I know the ingredients."

Friday, September 4, 2009

Flushing the van and eating the paper

Today Kelsey and I took the van in to have the transmission flushed and serviced. This is not a quick process. Lucky for us there was a McDonald's within walking distance, and it had a play place.

After playing for a while, we got baby ice cream cones. Kelsey thought these were so cool. As we were sitting there enjoying our tasty treat - I bit into the cone. She was shocked and quickly asked, "Mommm, why are you eating the paper?" I told her it was the cone and that you are supposed to eat it. She gave me a funny look and kept licking hers.

Then, when there was only ice cream in the cone, she looked a little disappointed. I told her to bite it and that it was like a cookie. So she did. She thought that was so fun.

I guess I have not done a good job of exposing my children to the finer things in life.