Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Little Spitball

Don has learned to stick out his tongue and spit. How he learned this (ahem) I will never know?! ;)

Anyway, he uses this new trick whenever he is playing chase or at just the right exact moment in any given conversation.

For this next story, you also need to know that he is an excellent scavenger.  If anybody (especially one of his siblings) leaves a piece of food laying on the table, he will grab it as he is passing by.

So, this morning he was doing just that and I said, "Don, stop and leave it there!"

He looked straight at me, stuck his tongue out, and spit!

(I did not laugh, but it is difficult because he is so dang cute when he does it, however, I also know it will not be in just a few years ;)

I looked at him and said, "Should we roll you up into a ball and call you a 'Spitball'?"

He looked right at me, wrinkled his little nose, smiled, and said "YA!"

Oh, dear Lord have mercy on us for this child may have inherited my sense of humor! :)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Things I Will Never Understand. ..


*You say "No!"  They automatically say "Yes!"

*"Ok."  This is the answer to anything until they realize that it is also actually not ok...

*Then meltdown/tantrum begins.

*Highly skilled at knowing exactly which buttons to push for each member of the family, especially when older siblings are in the picture!

*Always innocent even when proven guilty!

*Almost always guilty.

*Also highly skilled at teaching younger siblings things.  (Have I mentioned almost always guilty.)

*Learn how to say "Sorry" quickly and sweetly.

*Also learn how to retaliate while saying "Sorry" sweetly.

*Fantastic ignorers of whatever you have asked them to do.

*Type A personalitied which triggers meltdowns over important things like getting your drink in a green cup instead of a blue cup!

*Full of sooo much sass and sweetness all at the same time!


Experts say it's the child learning to assert their independence.  I say it is the child's own personal game of "Survivor".  We parents are the contestants and the child gets to be Jeff Probst throwing challenge after challenge at us!

Having another three year old in the house also reminds me everyday of how very blessed I am to have had my prayers answered from all those years ago.  It is a privilege to get to raise all of these children even when one of them is three years old and trying to make us insane ;)