(Brotherly Love - at least half of the time anyway!)
A few weeks back the 4 year old threw our 9 year old's hand held video game device (i.e. Nintendo DS) and unfortunately it broke. This was just torture to my 9 year old because he likes to spend as much time on it as possible. My husband claims he can fix it.
So in the car the other day my 9 year old says to me "I wish Dad would hurry up and fix my DS!"
..and I say "no, I like you much better without it!"
To which the 4 year old pipes up in the backseat just seconds later "well, it's a good thing I broke it then!"
(Our youngest when he was about 2 putting a bandaid on his "boo-bie")
When my 9 year old son was much younger, around 4 he was fighting something awful with his older sister who was about 6. So I turn to my son and say "Now you apologize to your sister and say you're sorry!"
And I turn again to him and say "oh no, you say it with feeling!"
(Is it obvious he did NOT want to pose for this picture?)
(about the time frame that my daughter wanted to return her brother)
My daughter was 2 years old when my second child was born. After about a week of us being home with the new baby and the changes that come with a sibling, my daughter turns to my husband and innocently asks "When do you take IT back to the hospital?" :)
(My first two - posing with "Belle")
Another time that stands out in my mind was when my middle child was about 4. He came running into the room urgently trying to explain something to his Grandma and I, but wasn't getting to the point. You know alot of "ums..."
So I turn to him "What is it Gabe? Come on, Spit it out!" Do you know that my son took me literally and turned and spit on the floor?! Oh we laughed for he was only doing what his Mama told him to do!
(Our youngest and what 3 tiny M&M's can do on a long car ride.)
Just this morning my four year old and I were talking about Christmas and he told me that it came after Thanksgiving and after Grandma's birthday. He then said "I am going to get Grandma something breakable for her birthday!" For my son knows that pretty things are often "breakable"!Those are just a few of the stories that make Motherhood memorable!