With my youngest child having recently moved away from home I find myself with a newly emptied nest and a mind that is wandering back rather than forward.
One of the memories that popped up in the theatre (Canadian spelling)of my mind this morning is one particular time when we were watching television as a family - it was an American channel. An ad came on and the word Honor flashed on the screen. My son comment, "I didn't know that the American's spelled honour differently." "Yes, my seven year old daughter proclaimed, you are right, they spell it with an 'H'."
If that brought you a little smile, please share a smile with one of your smiley memories. We can smile across the miles.
The ones that truly stick out in my mind, may because of the lack of sleep. Losing 2 daughters. At 2, one disappears, and is found asleep in a drawer. The other at 11, in her damn toybox. Funny as could be that they could fit, depressing as hell, they could sleep anywhere.
made me laugh too, empty nest syndrome, i hated that, took a long time to adjust, but i think i have managed it now.
What I enjoy now, is hearing from the girls about their own kids doing the same to them. Odd, those threats of sending them to me are picking up.
My 7 year old daughter recently asked me for some old credit cards to put in her new wallet, so I had some old Macy's gift cards and gave them to her. She imediately asked me if there was any money on it and I said No. She said "I'll be back. She came back in about seven minutes with two pennys on top of the Macy's Credit Card and said, "Here now there is money on it, go get me a dress from Macy's."
When my daughter lost her first tooth (she's 25 now) she was holding it in a paperbag while riding home on the school bus. A "not so nice" little boy ripped the bag out of her hands and threw it out the bus window.
She was almost inconsolable when she got home. After a bit, I was able to calm her down enough by explaining that we could simply put a penny under her pillow (for the Tooth Fairy) instead of her actual tooth. I convinced her that the "Tooth Fairy" wouldn't mind.
After tucking her into the bed that night I heard some movement and a lot of jingling coming from the back of the house...only to find my crafty daughter dumping the entire contents of her piggy bank under her pillow.
Gotta love em!!!
I recently switched cars with my husband and he gave me his, a Mazda 6, and the car payment along with it. I've been proud as punch over the car, acting just like a teenager. I picked up my grandson this evening to come for his "weekend with Nonny". He climbed in his car seat and was reaching for the headliner on the interior of the back seat, pulling on it, where it's coming loose. I looked into the rear view mirrow, saw what he was doing and said,
"Kason! Don't pull on that! You'll tear up Nonny's new car...!"
He calmly replied,"Nonny, this is not your car....it's Mike's. You're going to jail!"
Wonder if there's a moral to this story. Hope it makes you smile.
I have one of those lawyer types too! Very funny!
Kids are piceless!
That was funny, it reminded me of my niece. My brother's home is on the side of a hill. Upon arriving home from work one day He parked his car in the driveway, putting on the emergency brake as he always did and went inside for dinner. He looked up from his meal and out of the kitchen window and saw that his car was planted into a neighbor's motor home part way down the hill. He rushed outside to handle the matter, exchanging information with the neighbor for insurance, taking pictures - yes his emergency brake was on and removing his vehicle from the side of the motor home. He barely made it through the front door when my then three year old niece grabbed him around the wrist and said "Daddy, you are under a dress!
At the front door.3 year old twin number 2 "Hello granpa what are YOU doing here AGAIN?" (exasperated look)
me "I came here to see you Asha and Angus" (aka superspiderman)
"Well granpa Asha and I are big girls now, and we don't need a granpa so you can go home!"
"Hey Nonny, this isn't your car, it's Mike's.....now you're goin' to jail!!"
Kason, tonight.....(Hey Earnest, youlike my new hat I'm wearing on a cattle drive next week? Does it look like a bush hat?
Very cute little guy! Yes, the hat's close to a modern bush hat!
such a cutie... and that look says it all (smiling)
A few years back my niece wanted to know if she could barrow one of my dresses for the oldies day at her high school dance. I said sure come over and look see what you can find. After she went through about 2 boxes of old dresses she looked at me and said, "Auntie, I need old dresses not ones that have been mummfied from the tumb of king david! lmao
That's love for ya! Of course you are proud! He is a great looking boy.
under a dress! I love those little language slips. So funny!
My youngest came home from school one day in Grade Two and announced, "I learned a new word in school today." I asked her what word she had learned. "Titseye" she replied. "Titseye?" I asked. "Yes" she said with a titch of disdain, "you know, titseye, the littlest billy goat Gruff. I was loath to correct but I did. It is amazing how many people don't get that one - but I know a writer will!
I wish I'd written them all down when they were small because some of them have faded from memory but the one's I do remember are precious!
My eldest thought there were two stages to life - one was either a child or a dult (some dults I've met I find the word to be rather fitting )
My daughter at age one and a half (now 20 and in college) made her first potty and we clapped and I said yeaah! She clapped and got excited and said Yeaah too. then I flushed the toilet and she started crying and I said, "Baby what's wrong?" and she said, "You flushed My Yeaah!" Needless to say I never flushed the toilet while she was in hearing distance again.
I recently overheard a male co-worker telling someone a cute story about his 3 year old. He and his wife were expecting their second child and had arranged for grandma to keep the 3 yr old while the mom was delivering the baby, just until she got out of the hospital. As they approached delivery day, the dad excitedly told the 3 yr old it was time to pack her suitcase and go stay with grandma because the baby was coming. With big tears in her eyes, she looks up to him and says "but I want to live with ya'll too". Awwwwwwwwwwww
I have a hub called "Split Second" that is a tribute to my son and it has 4-5 of the cute things he said. I'll share one of them here....
When he was around 4-5 yrs old I had asked him to take some clothes hangers to the utility room and put them on the dryer. When he came back by me I asked him if he had put them on the dryer like I told him to. He replied, "yes, well, almost. I put them on the wetter". He could see my puzzled look. "You know, the wetter....the one next to the dryer that wets the clothes".
KCC Big country. I enjoyed that! I can't stop smiling to myself.
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