Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 12 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.
If you’re new here, this is who is featured in Fly on the Wall:
- Me, Mama O.
- Daddy O.
- Big Sister, age 6
- Little Brother, age 4
Daddy O. subscribes to some car enthusiast magazines.
He was reading it with the kids around, and I overheard:
Little Brother: Can we buy that (a Lotus Evora)? We have a lot of money.
Big Sister: I have a lot of money.
Little Brother: We could tape it together.
Big Sister: Wait, how many seats does it have?
Daddy O: Only two seats
I think that ended the conversation! We often tease them that two-seaters don’t have room for car seats, so they are a mom and dad ONLY car. Daddy O. is definitely DREAMING of the day he may get a fancy sports car.
Random Things we Hear in the Morning
While “helping” Daddy O. pick out clothes, my son was jumping on the bed, and asked, “Did it (the bed) shiver?” I understood what he meant!
Big sister, “I have a busy morning. Actually everyday I have a busy morning. I have to wake up, eat breakfast, make my bed, brush teeth, brush hair, pack my backpack…” She is too cute. We made her a chart for getting ready each day to check off her “jobs” to give me a break from saying, “Hurry up!” It’s been working well, but has apparently felt like a lot to her. Ah, the innocence of youth!
I gave my daughter hot chocolate, saying that it might be hot. She replied, “Burning hot!” (a big exaggerated) My son, agreeing said, “So hot you could boil an egg.”
Things We Thought We’d Never Say
At library craft time, I said to my kids, “You two are very good at crafts.” My daughter, ever so modest, replies, “Yeah, I’m really good,” and my son chimes in, “Better than the rest.”
I explained, “Well, everyone just has fun making their project.” To another mom I said, “My kids are so competitive!” She agreed, saying, “Yeah, mine are the same way. I never thought I’d have to say arts and crafts is not a competition!”
Fast forward a bit to my birthday, and Daddy O. found himself saying to our children, “You have to eat your food without being annoying if you want birthday cake.”
Best for Last
On my birthday big sister gave me a hug and said
I love you all around the universe.
She is the best! I wrote this post to her, asking her to stay little and sweet. Here’s a recent family picture:
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LOL @ “arts and crafts is not a competition.” I feel like I’ll have to go through this with my kids soon enough! I’m not a(n externally) competitive person, so I marvel at what appears to be their innate competitiveness.
My kids are 22 months apart…so maybe that’s why they are competitive? I don’t know…but it is pretty funny!
Hmmm, boil an egg in hot chocolate? He may be on to something!
LOVE that family picture.
Ha ha! Yeah, gotta love their sayings. Thanks – it IS a classic family pic.
That is so sweet—“I love you all around the universe.” Adorable family you have there.
what a sweet way to say I love you!!!
no arts and crafts competitions here, but we have to hear endless stories about his cartoons and future movie deals.
Love that she is very busy with her schedule!
Happy Birthday, Mama O! I love that your kids are confident crafters! That conversation made me smile.
Your sister’s comment was so sweet. I have a dear friend who tells me she loves me to the moon and back, and once around Target. ❤
Thanks Michele! Lol – love that “and once around Target” part!!
What a beautiful family — you have so many things to look forward to as they get older. When my daughter was 14 I held her close and said “You are the sweetest person I know – don’t ever change!” She is now the mother of 2 and she never has changed — just got sweeter as the years went by.
Thank you Carol! Wow, it sounds like you and your daughter are so close. That’s awesome!
Boiling an egg in hot chocolate? Man that must have been really hot.
Kids are so funny. I love the “around the universe” that was precious.
Your family is too cute! I miss toddler conversations.