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Out of the Mouths of Babes

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at 2:56 PM

Once again I've left my blogging post for a while. I'm still working at getting into the routine of school and preschool drop-offs and pick-ups and football practices and writers meetings and work...oh my! It seems in my down time, all I can manage is to marvel out how much fun my kids are these days.

Monday, I was innocently reading a book when my three year-old approached me with his pointing finger and said, "Time to die." I'm not sure what I did to deserve that, but I think it means I need to more closely examine what video games my eight year-old is playing in front of his little brothers. I thought I had thrown out all but the Lego Star Wars video games, but who knows what other prizes my oldest had hidden in the cushions of the basement couch? I may need to add a few more ratings blocks to our satellite while I'm at it.

Why is it that no matter how careful we are about what our children watch, they still manage to pick up clever phrases that make you think, "Gee, I hope he doesn't repeat that in front of his pre-school teacher." I could write a whole book on some other great lines from my three boys. Anyone else care to share? Misery and shocked parental ears love company.


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I love those lego starwars games! Those are so funny and you have to figure out the puzzels they make you go through. The characters in the video parts are funny to. Like when Luke get his hand replaced and C3P0 pops of his hand and looks at it like it's really no big deal. Perhaps a bit much for 3 years but I'd play these years from now if my play station 2 lives that long.

-- Posted by amystrauch on Wed, Oct 3, 2007, at 7:09 PM

Lori - I know how busy life can get, but I'm selfishly glad you're back. I enjoy hearing stories about your young family. Your boys are so lucky that they have you to document their preschool antics. My children are teenagers now, and for the life of me, I can't remember many of those "I can't believe he/she just said that" moments. Let that be a warning to mothers everywhere, take the time to enjoy 'em when you still have a little bit of control!

-- Posted by mccook mom on Fri, Oct 5, 2007, at 10:15 AM

Speaking of "out of the mouths of babes" I think you should tell the story about how your mother buttered the floor.

-- Posted by teachermom on Fri, Oct 5, 2007, at 3:12 PM

Well, thank you, mccook mom! It's nice to be missed.

teachermom, that's your story to tell. Feel free to post it here.

My other "I can't believe he said that" moment would be the time my oldest was three and his grandpa told him that a sign downtown said, "Don't @*#! in your pants." Whenever we passed that sign he'd look at me and say, "Mommy do you know what that sign says? It says, 'Don't @*#! in your pants.'" Ahhh. Good times. Yes, Grandpa got a phone call from me about that.

-- Posted by saveryhinze on Fri, Oct 5, 2007, at 4:31 PM


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