Sunday, June 26, 2011


Jack and Bianca are at such a fun age right now (I feel like I say that all the time).  Their little minds are constantly racing to put things together and figure things out.  Whenever I call and tell my mom about their latest hilarious moments, she always says "Did you write that down?" to which I reply "No, but I should"  

So here you go Mama...

These three instances happened all in the same day earlier this week...

Jack came into the bathroom fully dressed for the day, but his pants were on backwards. 

"Hey buddy, your pants are on backwards"

"I know, mom"

"how about you take them off and put them on the right way..."

"No fanks, I like them this way 'cause if they're backwards then I don't have a hole in my knee anymore.  And I don't like holes in my knees"

"Ok, can't argue with you there pal"

I learned two valuable lessons with that conversation.  1) For heaven sakes, buy the kid some new pants. 2) with Jack it's obvious that "out of sight, out of mind" I'm going to go ahead and use that to my advantage.


Lately, we have really been working with the kids on things like being kind, being grateful, being know, all the important things that kids need to learn so that people don't think they were raised in a barn.  Several times a day the kids will here me say "Are you being kind?", "Are you being obedient?", yada yada yada I'm a broken record. I know.

Anyway, the conversation went like this...

"Jack, did you clean your room up like I asked you?"

"Yeah, mom"

"Great!! Thanks so much, buddy!"

"Mom (as he rolls his eyes), don't worry...I'm BEING welcome"

That kid.


Most of you know how psychotic Bianca is about her wardrobe.  If you need a little refresher, you can re-watch this video (and just so you know, she hasn’t grown out of these tantrums…she’s only gotten bigger, stronger, and louder. We still have tears at least once a day over what she wears.)

Lately, I’ve been letting her pick her own clothes (for the most part), and with that has come MANY conversations about things that “match”. That’s kind of a tricky concept to a three year old. (Heck, sometimes I still don’t know what things match.)

A few days ago, Bianca put on this little number...

"Mom look, white and white (as she excitedly points to the little white spaces on her shirt and pants). They match!!"

Looks like we still have a long way to go with this girl.


Erica said...

Ha! Your kids are hilarious! Bianca's outfit seriously cracks me up. At least she is paying attention to what you are saying about matching. :) LOVE it!

Kim said...

Your kids crack me up!
Bianca is just setting new trends. Future stylist there.

Cindy said...

I think that white matches white!! Good job Bianca. I also like Jack's method of wearing jeans--you get double mileage out of your clothes. Can't wait to see the kids!

melody said...

Oh, these are hilarious. Sounds like your kids are pretty bright, I say! Can't wait to see you all very soon. Fun!

Ben and Kelli said...

Love your kids, they're hilarious! Jack is so smart, at least he figured out how to solve the hole in the pants problem on his own!!
Also, how does Wednesday the 13th work? or even Tuesday the 12th? Let me know. I really must see you! It's been too long.

Travis and Celena said...

That is so funny and so cute of your little ones. So an idea that I read about your kids wanting to make decisions, they said to ask them if they want this one or this one. Does that make sense? Then they pick between the two and they still feel like they have made the decision themselves. Just an idea? :0)

Jaimie said...

Haha, what a crack up!! I love the things kids say! Keep writing them down!

jessie said...

So funny Jill!!

I have a feeling that Sloan is going to be following in Bianca's footsteps. Sloan brings me different pairs of shoes through out the day and literally fusses at me until I put them on her! Is this a bad sign?!