Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Back in the Day - Nostalgic Memories

All Hail Keely!  All Hail The UnMom!
Without her, we'd have to be coherent and deliver up a REAL blog post.
Instead, we get to serve up bits and pieces of RaNDoMNeSS!
Who doesn't love RaNDoM THouGHT TueSDaY?

* It's lacrosse season!
The REAL craziness begins.
But I realized that my craziness has been cut significantly. 
Three years ago, I had three players and approximately 7 games a week. 
Last year I had two players and went to 5 games a week. 
Now, I can just lounge around.  Parker only has 2-3 games a week. 
What will I do with ALL of that free time?

*We had a special church meeting this weekend.
Parker and I drove to the church building where we attended when the kids were little.
It was like a TRIP down memory lane.

Parker: "Remember how the minute we would get in the car after church, we would start undressing?"
Me: "You did?"
Parker: "Yeah.  We'd undo our ties and start unbuttoning our shirts.  By the time we got home, we'd just be sitting in the back seat in our t-shirts and boxers."
Me: "I don't remember that.  How old were you?"
Parker: "You don't remember?  I was 4. EVERY week you would say, 'Now hang your church clothes up!  Don't just throw them on your floor in a ball.' "

For the record, I don't think they EVER hung the church clothes up.

*I remember that I would always ask the kids what they learned in church that day.
Garrett always had gems.
Me: "Garrett, what did you learn in church today?"
Garrett: "I learned..........what I learned."

*Me: "Garrett, what did you learn in church today?"
Garrett: "About Jesus."
It took me about six weeks to figure out that he was playing me and always answered "about Jesus."
Finally I asked, "What ABOUT Jesus?"

*Me: "Garrett, what did you learn about in church today?"
Garrett: "Oh we learned about the Holy Ghost and how he has a still small voice and can comfort you and help you make decisions."
WOW!  Pretty good for a 5 year old.

A couple of hours later, I thought we would have a review at the dinner table....you know, to cement those concepts in.
Me: "Garrett:,what did you learn about in church today?"
Garrett: "About the Holy Ghost.  He has a cape and flies around."
Forget cementing anything in.

Those were the days!

* Yesterday was Pi day.
In celebration, we had homemade pizza.
Mine had pesto, fresh mozzarella, pepperoni and sauteed mushrooms and onions.

* Do you think I'm a girly girl?
My dishwashing gloves
NO ONE is allowed to use that spatula but me.
Would anyone else REALLY want to?

For the record, *I* didn't buy that stuff!  The boys gave them to me! REALLY!

* Another conversation -
Parker: "I can't wait until Easter."
Me: "Why?"
Parker: "I'm really looking forward to doing the Easter egg hunt all by myself."
Me: "Easter is late this year.  Garrett will be home from college."
Parker: "What?  I wanted to get everything.  I wanted to have it all to myself without the competition!"
Me: "You get the same amount. What do you care?"
Parker: "No.  I was planning on me being the only one hunting but you still hiding TWO chocolate bunnies, TWO Chipotle cards, TWO eggs with money in them....."
Me: "Why would I hide two if you were the only one there?"
Parker: "I don't know.  That's just what I was planning on."

Is he 16 or 3?

Well, I'm off to the lacrosse store to get a pecan bar from the Corner Bakery the team shorts.
Have a great TueSDaY!


Canadian Blend said...

During the first dinner I had with my wife and her kids I asked, "What did you guys learn in school today." And each child told me something they'd learned.

"That's great," I said. "When I ask my boys what they learned they all say 'nothing'."

The 6-year-old then looked at me and asked, sincerely, "Are they home schooled?"

Kristine said...

I learned ...what I learned. Classic. ROFL!!

Happy RTT!

VandyJ said...

I think the plan to get double would occur to my oldest if he was in a position to have such bounty fall on him, but since he's the oldest I don't have to worry about that. Now the youngest--at two he's not really savvy to that sort of thing yet, but I'm sure it's coming.

Paula said...

My own child, about five days into kindergarten, when asked how school went, said, "Don't tell me you're going to ask this every day?!" Yep - it was a long twelve years!

Raven said...

Your boys crack me up!

I ask my daughter how her day was and I get "It was school. It sucked." Every day. I used to ask her what she learned but I'd get "Nothing." or "I don't know." so I gave up asking.

You are such a girly girl. I love that spatula though!

allstarme said...

That pizza sounds good! I have been craving pizza daily lately, whereas I probably eat it once every 3 or 4 weeks. Happy Tuesday!

AZ Harveys said...

I cannot tell you how much I want that spatula!

And agree about all hail Keely, don't know what I would do on Tuesday without Randomness!

Julianna said...

The Holy ghost with a cape? I want to come to your church. :)

My son had an assignment in Science today. I asked him what a "fossil" was. He answered in full paragraph form correctly. Then I asked him, "Then why on your assignment did you write 'a fossil is a fossil'?"

Boys. Can't live with them... unless they buy you girly kitchen stuff. ;)

Danelle said...

Why do those after church conversations sound so familiar? One time, during church, I told the middle child to be quite and think about Jesus and he yelled out, "I hate Jesus!" Last time I ever used that reverence promoting strategy.