Sunday, May 2, 2010

They say...

Joseph says, "I am going to go boneless!" This is when he is tired of walking and just...can't....go...any....farther!

Rob tells me about all the people he knows in the 20 somethings that eat with their mouths open. We find a lot more people are doing it. Rob decided it must be because no one eats as a family anymore and so the children don't hear 10 times a day to "eat with your mouth closed!" Why is it that you have to say "eat with your mouth closed", "flush", "wash your hands", "hang up your towel", "take care of the clothes on your floor" every day, some of them 10 times a day! When do they finally get it without you saying it? And really, if this decline in social society and just plain grossness doesn't show exactly why Mom's need to be around a little more often, I don't know what does!

Max says, "that's our team, Mom" every time he sees the American Flag. He has done that ever since the Winter Olympics. Very cute! Speaking of flags, we went to see Alice in Wonderland at the base theater the other day. Growing up, I thought everyone stood up for the national anthem before a movie. Now that I have lived away from only having military bases to watch movies at I have gotten used to watching 40 minutes of commercials before a movie, instead. I loved going and seeing the National Anthem again and everyone standing up with their hand on their heart or standing at attention. It's the way it should be!

Emma says, "Lies!" all the time now. She used to say, "you have been shunned" a lot, now it is mostly, "I know, right?" and "Lies!"

Seneca said
- wait who is Seneca- Oh, some Roman dude who used to work for the Emperor Nero. Anyway, I loved this quote by him that I found in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society book. "Light griefs are loquacious, but the great are dumb." Isn't that so true. That's how you know you weren't affected for the rest of your life by that so and so who did such awful things to you- you talk about it way too much!

Sam says, "What I want for my birthday is... a cross bow and some arrows, a motorcycle, and a sword." He says this a lot, lately. I am afraid he is going to be rather disappointed on his birthday!

Mom says, "Yellow one!" *punch* Because Mom almost always wins at the punch buggy game!! They have now made the rule that Mom has to wait 2 whole seconds before she can yell this. I think it is rather unfair. Max and Joseph are horrible at this game and constantly scream and hit each other over and over when there is absolutely no punch buggy in sight. This leads to more screaming and more hitting until there are tears. They have been banned from the game!


Anonymous said...

grandma says Clever,wise and interesting sayings. Thank you for saving your family's wisdom with us.

Searls Stuff said...

I love this post! You are so witty. Ever considered being a columnist?

Holly said...

I'm not familiar with the punch buggy game - sounds therapeutic! Love all the quotes!

Anonymous said...

Rob says… this little room in Norfolk is awful quite without you and the little ones here. Tell Max that he and you can come back any weekend that you choose. Make some noise for me and see you this weekend.

Love, Rob