Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 8 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.
Here’s who you’ll be hearing from in my house:
- Me, Mama O.
- Daddy O.
- Big Sister, age 8
- Little Brother, age 6
A Snuggly Keychain?
Little Brother has started collecting keychains and adding them to his backpack. With some birthday money, he purchased this fluffy keychain.
After attaching it to his backpack, he said, “Anyone want to snuggle my keychain?”
Me: No, thanks, I prefer to snuggle humans or stuffed animals – not keychains.
The crazy talk seems to come out most often at dinnertime in our house! Here’s a few things we have overheard:
Little Brother: I hate potato sauce (means tomato). YUCK! Mom, wipe it off the pasta!
Me: No, sorry!
Big Sister: I ate the chicken soup even though it looked like puke.
Daddy O: Let’s not talk about food like that when we’re eating.
I asked Big Sister what she had for hot lunch at school. Her reply, “I wanted to try the Asian Chicken, but my mouth said hot dog.” Cute, right?
Daddy O: “My wife said it couldn’t be done. So then I had to prove her wrong…some candles, the small marshmallows, Nutella on Graham crackers, and voila! indoor ‘smores!”
Maybe I’m a strict parent?
Nothing says good Monday morning like a little voice saying at 3am, “Mom, I puked in my bed.”
That’s what I wrote on my Facebook status prior to Thanksgiving. Poor, Little Brother.
While he was hanging his head over the toilet, he said to me, “I suppose you’re going to make me go to school.”
Wow! Am I that strict about school attendance?
“No way, buddy. You are staying home with me to make sure you’re okay before you go back to school.”
Little Brother Highlights
After pumpkin carving, he asked, “Does my pumpkin look greedy?”
Kid’s defense is farts and burps.
Gross – and you’re only six. I assume this will only continue for years to come.
Dad said my nails were so long that I was growing wolf claws!
I know that Christmas is not just about presents. It’s about family. (YES!!)
Can’t you Smile?
Big Sister received a collection of awesome Shel Silverstein books for her birthday. When they saw his picture on the back of one of the books, they kept saying, “He looks creepy!”
C’mon, Shel, can’t you give the camera a smile? For all the creativity and fun in his books, this headshot just doesn’t seem to fit!
Don’t Take me Literally!
Me: Okay kids, time to hop in the shower.
Big Sister: Mom, that’s dangerous. We can’t hop while we’re in the shower.
Tooth Fairy Troubles
Little Brother lost his first tooth and was super excited for the tooth fairy to come. Unfortunately, the Tooth Fairy didn’t come right away.
Me: Maybe the Tooth Fairy was on vacation?
Daddy O: No, the Tooth Fairy couldn’t come because we had a fire in the fireplace last night.
The next morning comes, and still, nothing has arrived from the Tooth Fairy. Daddy O. acted quickly while Little Brother was out of the room, and I said, “Oops, see if it fell out of the tooth pouch.”
Little Brother: Maybe I missed it the first time.
Big Sister added that morning at breakfast, “I think the tooth fairy makes a castle out of teeth.”
Our Cat, Sumo
Kids: She looks annoyed.
Me: Annoyed is her normal.
Tis the Season
During the first snowfall, Big Sister exclaimed, “It looks like we’re in a snowglobe!”
Enjoy the fun festivities of the season! Cheers!
Now go read those other fantastic blogs for a peek into some other homes:
Baking In A Tornado http://www.BakingInATornado.com
Menopausal Mother http://www.menopausalmom.com/
Searching for Sanity https://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com
Spatulas on Parade https://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
Never Ever Give Up Hope https://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Bookworm in the Kitchen http://www.bookwormkitchen.com/
The Blogging 911 http://theblogging911.com/blog
I adore your family picture! I think Big Sister wins this month, I’m still laughing at the “but my mouth said hot dog” comment and I’m still smiling at the snow globe observation!
Thanks, Karen! Yeah, they are at a very cute age. Both kids’ teachers commented on their sense of humor on their report cards!
Oh man I remember our best conversations were at the dinner table when the boys were growing up. I sure miss that.
Yeah, a lot of gems come out at meal time!
You have an adorable family, and the cat is cute, too!