Three funniest things my kids have said this week
Kids bring joy to our lives, and mine seem to have a knack for making me laugh, usually when they are not trying.
I will start with my younger daughter, who just turned 17 months old a few days ago. She has always been able to say my older daughter Aleah's name pretty well (it is spelled pretty much phonetically - Uh-LEE-Uh). With my son's name, which is Brandon, she has had a bit more difficult time. Until a couple of months ago, she would usually call him "Bobby", which irritated him to no end, as he is eight and simply failed to see the humor. It probably didn't help that my wife and I would encourage her and even join her: "Bobby, come over here. The baby wants to see you." "Bobby - where are you going, Bobby?" For whatever reason, she would desperately call out for the non-existent Bobby anytime we went to the community pool. "BOBBY!"
More recently, we have graduated as her pronunciation has improved, but it remains humorous as her version of his name comes out very close to two actual words that we use. "Where Bandit?" is something I have heard several times.
She also calls him something approximating "Band-Aid" (not bad for her age, actually, but funny nonetheless).
Last week, my wife was really tired and she went into Aleah's room to help her make the bed and to get her tucked in, and there was OVALTINE SPILLED ALL OVER EVERYTHING. It was on the rug, carpet, and some on the side of the bed and even on her pillow. My wife said, "What happened here?!" and my daughter calmly replied, "It was like, Ovaltine emergency."
Lastly, my kids were overly tired last night. It was past their bedtime (which is already pretty late, as we homeschool and we are not really "morning people"), and I wanted my son to go brush his teeth or at least go to the bathroom so that I could brush his teeth. He argued with me (remember the over-tired part) and I kind of gave up because I was exhausted and didn't feel like fighting. I tucked him in and told him to just go to sleep, and he said, "So that you can secretly brush my teeth? I don't think so." I told him that I had no intentions of secretly brushing his teeth, then he got up and did it anyway.
Is it challenging to have kids? Absolutely. Is it fun? Without a doubt.
If nothing else, they always make it interesting. I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. In fact, we are seriously considering trying to have another one.