Wednesday, August 10, 2005

just a few quotes from our home

A.) Gracie yesterday. We passed by a construction site. She saw the port-a-potty. She asked me, "What is that blue thing?" I answered, "That's a potty." After thinking, she replied, "Where is the sink?" (Later Chris tells her that is why you have to have the gel stuff for your hands if you use that potty to which I replied sarcastically, "Yeah, and I'm sure all of the construction workers use it regularly!")

B.) Gracie yesterday. We were at a bookstore. She looks at the cover of a book and says, "Why does this say Paris?" I said, "How in the world did you know that said Paris?!?!" (She's only been in Kindergarten one day! What kind of advanced curriculum are they using anyway!?!? LOL) She said, "because of this," and points to the picture of the Eiffel Tower! WOW! I am impressed (and thankful for 'Madeline' to whom I should be grateful for teaching her about Paris, I'm sure!)

C.) My husband this afternoon home from lunch. I said, "I'm trying to clean up the house." He replied, "Thank you. It needed it." I gave him a "look" and said, "I didn't feel good yesterday." He said, "I know. That's why I didn't say anything." I gave him another "look." He said, "I know that's not one of your strong suits." At this, I threw myself on the couch and covered my face with a pillow (because the man did speak the truth unfortunately!) I asked him, "What is my strong suit?" He thought about it and said, "blogging." Thing is, for those of you who don't know my husband, he is one of the most wonderful husbands in the world who does more than his fair share of helping around the house with dishes, laundry, cleaning, and is the best daddy ever! So, it's not like he's some controlling, ogre of a husband. It just told me that I do need to try to do better. I just procrastinate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and spend too much time blogging!)

4 comments:

Kristen said...

Okay...I love #3 the best. That sounds just like what Kevin would say to me. On that note, I HAVE to go and clean house since we have small group here tonight. Yikes...I need to get busy!

Adam Cooper said...

I must admit, number three sounds like something I might say...ok, ok...something I have said to Alissa before. Maybe even word for word...

Alissa said...

Yeah! He has...and I have to try to make sure that I set limits for myself sometimes..."you can blog as soon as you put away the laundry!" LOL It's a good thing we have such sweet husbands!

TMK said...

I hate when they give it to us like it is! Hard medicine to swallow. My response to a messy house is: Sorry, we live here! Just move that hotwheel and have a seat. Want some Kool-Aid?