Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Funny Things

We went out for lunch on Sunday after church, as usual. An elderly gentleman stopped at our table and asked us about Jadyn. He said, "Where'd you get that little cutie?" We told him that she was adopted in China. He said that a couple of his grandkids are from S. Korea, which I thought was pretty cool. After he left, Alan was wondering why he didn't ask us where we got Bryan. Yeah, why not??

On Sunday night at dinner, Jadyn wanted to know if she could have some of the croutons from my salad. She said, "Mom, can I have your raccoons?" LOL! I'll miss these times, when she is older.


Yesterday morning, Jadyn found a roly poly bug in the house and she put it in an empty plastic cinnamon bottle. She was so happy with him, saying how cute he was, and how fun he was to pet. She wanted me to pet him too, but I declined.

I went to take my shower, and when I returned I noticed the open jar, lying on the couch. I asked her where the roly poly was. She said, "He's on the coaster." I asked her to repeat that, because I was wondering how on earth she expected him to stay put there. I took a look, and sure enough he was on the coaster, on his back with his little legs in the air. Dead.

I said, "Honey, I think he's dead." She asked me how I knew. ☻ I said, "Umm, well I don't think he's asleep."
A little bit later, she said, "If you pet a roly poly too much and shake it too much, it will die."
Alan said maybe it was cinnamoned to death. Ha.


Last night, I was doing the dishes and my back was to the area in our living room. We have a couple of rocker-recliners in there. I heard a little boom. I turned around, and one of the chairs had fallen over on it's back! Jadyn was there and she said, "Hey, how'd that chair fall down?" I said I thought she did it and she said she didn't. I told her she needed to tell me the truth. She admitted that she sat on the back of it and it fell over. Dear heavens, I'm glad she wasn't hurt.
Alan and Bryan came in, after they heard all of the commotion. I tried to tell them what happened, but could not stifle my laughter. (I occasionally have inappropriate laughter syndrome.) The whole situation and "Hey, how'd that chair fall down?" was just so comical to me. Jadyn started crying because I laughed about it. She's going to be warped now, I'm sure of it.

I said, "I'm pretty sure she's our only child who has ever made one of those chairs fall down." Bryan said, "Uh mom, I'm pretty sure she's not the only one. I mastered everything in the house as a child." Oh.my.goodness. Sometimes he scares me.


a Tonggu Momma said...

The Tongginator loves raccoons. We can get her to eat three bites of salad for every raccoon that we dole out. Heh. I love those years. I miss those years.

Jboo said...

So fun to hear the things they come up with isn't it! And that boy of yours is funny too! :)

Hope you're having a great week!


sunshine said...

I love it when kids say things wrong too. I used to get so mad at my Mother in Law when she would correct them. I've learned to "chill" about it because I know she thinks she's "helping" but still... I miss it when they stop making those mistakes.

Those were great stories. Very funny. You're kids are so cute! :)


Gail said...

Great post and stories Laura! hmmm...I thought I was the only one with inappropriate laughter syndrome....;)

Hope your week is going well!

hollym. said...

Fun to listen to Jadyn's antics and probably more scarey, too! At least I find that it is for me with Anna!:)
I think when I was younger I was more nieve(sp?), now I imagine everything is going to happen!

hollym. said...

Well, I looked up the word and slaughtered it! Nieve means clenched fist! he! he!
Oh, well, hopefully you get what I mean!

Nancy said...

Your posts and photos always make me smile!

Jean said...

I love it when they make those cute little mistakes!! I should write it all down and keep reliving it BUT it just doesn't happen that way- I tend to count on my memory which is a huge mistake- I forget everything!

So sorry about Roly Poly!

Anita said...

LOVE all the antecdotes and fun with Jadyn!!