April 9, 2018 at 7:15 am #4891
I know! You guys are definitely in a less earthquaky area than many Californians. Thank goodness! When my half-sister was little, she was afraid of avalanches. She lives in Florida! haha!October 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm #5346
Rhett has been asking one too many questions lately about where babies come from, pregnancy, body parts, all that jazz. Sigh! I’m pretty straight forward, but dang, he always lays it on me all at once. Last week it was “why do ladies have big boobies and men don’t?” LOL!October 11, 2018 at 1:14 pm #5347
Something is definitely in the air because Malia keeps asking me how she got in my belly when she was a baby. Geez. So not ready for those conversations yet! I’m the same too because I try to be as honest and upfront about it….but I’m trying to be careful with this because she does have a boyfriend. Her definition of boyfriend is innocent and all that. I don’t want to start putting ideas in her head and have her applying them to her and Gage. lolOctober 11, 2018 at 5:49 pm #5351
LOL! She is too cute!! It amazes me how inquisitive children are, and what they want to know. Lately, I have also been getting a lot of “why do you have to sit down to pee, and I don’t?”
In the beginning of school, and neighbor girl & another girl in Rhett’s class told me at lunch that a third girl has a crush on Rhett. Rhett was like “what’s a crush?” He has no clue. Even though I explained it to him, he still has no clue haha!
He keeps saying I’m his girlfriend and he wants to marry me. So cute! The other night, I told him that one day he will like other girls more than me, and he won’t want to marry me anymore. And he adamantly refused that idea. Then he said “Daddy, do you like Nana like I like Mom?” OMG, we were laughing so hard, because that is a loaded question for Scott (who doesn’t have the best relationship with his mom).October 12, 2018 at 10:35 am #5354
When I first asked Malia what boyfriends & girlfriends do, she said “He eats lunch with me, duh!” Gage tells me all the time after gymnastics that he’s “going to marry Malia!” So sweet. They are really the best of friends. Of course Malia responds with “Well, I have to marry Max because then he’d be left all alone!”
We’ve had a lot of death conversations the last couple of years. When her first little boyfriend’s mom passed away she really zoned in on his feelings and what he was going through. The movie Coco came out a short while after and she connected it quickly to Karen’s passing, as well as the dogs dying and such. This last camping trip, she asked Luke if he had a new mom (since the dad starting dating someone). So that was a whole other conversation she had to try and understand. The girl is just amazingly inquisitive and so intelligent. She’ll make a good lawyer one day because her negotiation and rationale are top notch. lol She’s not just a “why?” kid – she will tell you why and believe it. lolOctober 19, 2018 at 5:56 am #5388
“He eats lunch with me” is the best ever! Love that!
Oh boy, yes, death convos are also tough. Also, convos about kids with no parents or whose parents don’t take care of them, don’t have a home, etc. Rhett gets upset in a little way when he hears about things like that, and I talk to him about that stuff.December 9, 2018 at 3:21 pm #5508
“Sleep is for old people and babies!” What Rhett said to me when he woke up at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and I asked him “why do you always wake up so early??” He stole his saying from a show, but still, it has become his tagline. I swear, one day, I will pay this kid back. I can not wait for the day when he wants to sleep in and I get to rouse his butt out of bed!! 🙂December 14, 2018 at 6:35 am #5533
Rhett is always hungry, and he is developing a fascination with the human body & how it works. So yesterday, he says “My brain isn’t in my head. My brain is in my stomach.” Loved that one! It pretty much sums him up right now 🙂March 11, 2019 at 2:06 pm #5809
We seem to be going through a transition right now….or maybe it’s just the change in our circumstances. Max has switched his allegiance to his momma. har har har!
It’s been great with me being able to manage my time with the kids better – I now have more quality time with Max versus just getting him from one chore to the next. But he and Malia have been battling it out for my affections. ha ha. The changes at work have made a huge difference. The tough part is, now that I have that time, I want more. Eeeek!
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