Monday, November 8, 2010

Tidbits

The other day Reid saw garbage left in a parking lot. "Mom. Some one's been glittering!"

I was busy putting groceries away last week when I noticed the front door wide open and two kids were missing. Reid and Gray were out front with all their snow gear on...standing still, arms out stretched. I snapped at them to come in and never go out front without telling me. Gray replied..."We're being snowmen." Which also explains why every toy they own was dumped out so no floor was showing. Toys= snow. I'll give them one for creativity.

The Toys R' Us ultimate Christmas catalog recently came in the paper which really has the boys thinking about Christmas. It couldn't have come at a better time. I've had some real trouble trying to settle these crazies down since Halloween. But the thought of Santa's elves possibly watching their behavior and sending notes back to Santa has whipped them right into shape. I'll see if I can possibly use this to buy myself three months of good behavior. (It usually works for a little while after Christmas, too.)

And since Christmas is part of our daily conversation... I mentioned that Santa was fat. Parker was upset. "You really shouldn't call him fat. It might hurt his feelings."

10 comments:

jeanine said...

My boys are obsessed with looking at and circling all the things that they want in the toy catalogs. I have to remind William that he won't be getting everything he circled... and that we need to go through our toys and give some away.

Jen said...

Your kids make me laugh. I love it when you write about them.

Genn said...

Love those tidbits. Kids are so funny. Hannah calls it glittering too.
And the other day Jake came home from work and took the kids out to play... he came in a minute later and asked "Did you play the Santa card today?" I laughed and said yeah why? He said because Hannah said to him, "Dad, did you know that Santa can see me right now?" :)

Kris said...

Oh yes....we parents use it and abuse it...the Santa card!!

Kelly said...

Love that Santa thoughts whip them into shape! It doesn't hurt around here- but it is getting harder to convince that he is watching their every move!
My kids have circled nearly every item in the catalogs this year- no different than last year I must say, but it so keeps them occupied!!

Amanda B. said...

LOVE the snowmen!!! He he he! That is great!

Ya, my boys have been very busy marking up that ultimate toy catalog! :)

Autumn said...

I love the snowmen bit!! HAHA!! Too funny. And glittering!

The Patterson's said...

Your kids are awesome. I love how kids think thanks for sharing with all of us. I have been trying to use that Santa thing I am just not sure how well it is really working with a 2 1/2 year old yet.

Harmony said...

Cado said "glittering" for littering too the other day!

Harmony said...

Cado said "glittering" for littering too the other day!