CB- Mesa kims......Messa sims.......Meca sins......oh nevermind.....
A- Well what about it, forget that word...what was your story about?
CB- (aggravated with his fist balled up) ABOOOUUUT TACOS AND CHIM CHANGS..... THAT SKY EATS!!!
A - OOOOH "MEX I CANS" ?!
CB- YES! (instant relief comes across his face) They have lots of chiwabas(chihuahuas) there, cause on TV they always speak Spanish......(turns and leaves the room)
CB is finally starting to use his phonics a little more in curiosity. This signals to me his reading skills are about to take flight. He will tell people he can't read. His siblings tell him he can't read yet....but he can. CB thinks if he isn't reading from his reading book...then...he can't read. Right before all of my other children started to read well, they became curious on their own....trying to figure out what things say before asking me. When I see this I know it's all good. When Cole learns to read well....it's all cake!
This brings me to the laundry room where we all have our own hooks to hang our coats, purses, hats, etc...
Each hook has the first initial of the person it belongs too and they are arranged so as to be in the proper "pecking order."
CB on the top rung of a step stool in his underwear at 6 pm on a Saturday - MOM! What do these letters spell?
A- Nothing (cause I know kids...and I have had this conversation before with new readers and teens....and it's always the same...)
CB - Then why are they here?
A- So we all know what hook is our own hook and no one fights over whose is whose....
CB - well which one is Liam's? (his neighbor friend)
A - None CB... they are our family's hooks not the dang neighbors coat hooks, why would they have to hang their coats at our house?
....silence for juuuust a bit....
CB- .............MOM?!(hollering to me in the kitchen) Are we the DAM family?
M with me in the kitchen and D in the living room start laughing immediately.
A- No Cole bear! we are the "Williams Family," those are our first name initials... D - DDDDerrick, A - AAAAmy, M- MMMMaysie and so on
CB - Well it says DAMZSC
M & D still haven't stopped snickering
A - Cole it sounds like your are saying "damn" and that is a cuss word, we are not the "Damn Family," we are the "Williams Family." Now don't say that... even if that is the way the letters appear to read.
CB - Ok, Mom. Well can I have a cookie?
Cole is at a friends house down the street. The mother calls and tells D that Cole has pee'd in his pants. That he is wearing a pair of her sons shorts but has on the same underwear, he doesn't want to go commando (which is odd frankly). D is all... well send him home, he can't wear wet underwear he'll get a rash. So CB comes home.
D - What happened buddy?
CB - Liam told a funny joke and it was so funny I pee'd in my pants...
D- You must have held it too long, you gotta go to the bathroom son before that happens.
....D is cleaning CB up with a warm rag.....
CB - Daddy....don't tell Mom...ok?
D - Why?
CB - I don't know just don't
D - Well it'll cost ya, how much money do you have?
CB - I don't have any money........
D - Well I guess yer up the creek then....
CB - I have the dollar the tooth fairy gave me
D - Ok... well then I will take that.
CB - GOSH DAD! The whole dollar?? Can't you just take a quarter?
D pretends to think on it as he finishes getting Cole together.....
D - Ok.... I will take the quarter.
CB- (happy) Ok, now this is just between me and you right?
D - Yep ....me and you....
This blog is dedicated to Amanda Wester
who constantly "cheered" me on
until life permitted me a single moment :o)