Do you see why we call him “Monkey in the Middle?” …in a tree….covered in dirt…..no shoes….and as happy as can be…..
My men…in their element….
Mr. Cool Guy needs you to see this picture as it perfectly displays his awesomeness….balancing on a limb over a large drop……he gets that from his dad!
“A boy is trust with dirt on it’s face, beauty with a cut on it’s finger, wisdom with bubble gum in it’s hair, and the hope of the future with a frog in it’s pocket. wonder. dream. play. explore. find. discover.”
4 year old: Mom, you smell atrocious.
Me: Really? Do you know what atrocious means?
4 year old: Really awesome.
Me: Not exactly. It means really bad. Do I smell really bad?
4 year old: No. You are not atrocious. How do I say really awesome?
Me: How about phenomenal? Phenomenal means really awesome.
4 year old: Okay. Mom, you smell nefomenamal.
Me: (smiling) Thanks, buddy.
The discussion of honeymoons came up over breakfast. The boys began brainstorming where they would take their future wives.
10 year old: take her to the mall and ride the escalator up and down and up and down.
8 year old: take her to the woods and teach her to kill animals and dress them.
4 year old: take her on an airplane and shoot bullets at other airplanes
My 10 year old found a clever way to use one of his vocabulary words. My husband and I were ”disagreeing” about something. He heard us “problem-solving” and said, “Mom, is this (pointing to my husband and me) a good way to define animosity?
I poked my head into the backyard to check on my boys. I hear my 4yo say “We’re going to build a launcher!” I contemplated whether a good mom would care to investigate. First thought was…. “My house is quiet……I don’t think I care……” But, after a few guilty moments, I asked my oldest, “What kind of launcher are you building?” He replied, “An awesome one….that’s what kind….” Losing my resolve, I asked, “Well, just don’t kill or destroy anything as you launch it.” I better hide the dog…..