2004-08-12 03:16 am (UTC)
Your kids are funny bastards.
Bastards meant in a nice Australian way of course.
I ADORE your children. :) One of the kid stories I've never forgotten was your "Lock the door" "And hope they don't have blasters" from years and years ago. Glad to see they're still good little geek girls. *g*
2004-08-12 12:38 pm (UTC)
Erin reminded me of that just the other day. She was, what, 7 when she said that?
I love my kids.
Well, maybe you shouldn't, but I would have too... ;)
I wish I had that power. It would be handy at work.
LOL...I gotta meet this kid :)
We might try to come by Game Night on Friday for a while. She plays a mean Apples to Apples.
This is what I am missing by having had my kids seven years apart, huh?
Oh, well, I guess I'll just have to enjoy the tales told by others... Thanks for sharing! :)
2004-08-12 12:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, no. Mine are six years apart. You just have to wait until one is a teen and the other is on the cusp of it.
Erin always had a wicked sense of humor. Amy's was a little slower in developing, but she has really blossomed in the last couple years.
You know, after reading that, my brain said, "you knew that!" because I've read their ages, but it isn't until you see them together that you think about the actual difference. I was thinking of them as "two teenaged girls."
If all we need is the teen/verge-of-teen situation to arrive, we should see some action in about 3.5 years. Then things should get interesting around here, especially since one is a boy and one is a girl. Who knows, maybe that won't make a difference. We shall see, right?
2004-08-13 12:54 pm (UTC)
It will be different, because every kid is different. I'm looking forward to reading your adventures.
Thank you. :)
I'm looking forward to living them.
Oh, dear God, that's funny!!!!!!!!!
And what' wrong with laughing? Just make sure that it's where Amy won't hear or see it, that's all.
Our little one wound up cursing so adorably once that after we sent him to the corner for saying words he knew he shouldn't say, starbrow
and I shut my door and we had a gigglefit into the pillows.
I think he said, "This was a bad word: Ass!"
No, no. I did it right in front of her. No self-control.
It's easy for me to give advice and suggestions. In all honesty, I don't know that I could have kept from laughing, much less grinning like an idiot, if I'd been in your position.
I am so jealous...I wish I lived in your house.
Someone told me once that the toughest thing about being a parent was NOT laughing...
There have been more than a few times that that was true. And for more than a few reasons. Erin's vocabulary at three far outstripped expectations for children her age. (When Erin two, her auntie was pointing at a stained glass window and naming the colors. She pointed to one spot and said, "and that's yellow." Erin looked up at her with pity-filled eyes and gently responded, "Actually, it's amber.") It used to drive her crazy when she would make a statement and people would laugh in surprise at her word usage, but sometimes it was hard not to because she was so little and it seemed so incongruous.
I was exactly the same way as Erin. I don't know that it was really that I was so smart, but that I was smart at a very very young age. People ALWAYS laughed at me for talking like I was twenty years older than I was...and I hated it. I vowed that I would NEVER let anyone get away with laughing at my kids for that if I could help it...because not having grown up with forward thinking parents I think it taught me to hold in my intelligence for a long time. Being smart meant you got ridiculed...you know?
I explained to Erin that the people laughed because they were surprised at how smart she was, and I admonished people not to laugh at her. I remember going through the same thing when I was a kid, and I felt the way you do.
Knowing that this is a broken record to you...you sound like a fantastic mother. The more I hear, the more I am impressed. Good for you for standing up for her.
I have my failings, but I do try.
First of all, let me tell mention how much I enjoy reading about your kids. When my 7-year old son was younger, he was diagnosed and treated for speech delay. At the age of 4 he was evaluated by the school district to see if he needed further assistance. He was shown a series of pictures of increasing complexity and asked to name each. When shown a picture of a lamp, my son, who has been playing RPGs with us for more than a year, said "Lantern". The counselor was stunned - said no kid ever used that word. I guess that's what you get when your parents are geeks.
He's just skipped 2nd grade and starting 3rd - and much fun to be around.
Okay, that's amusing.
I'm actually pretty casual about these things.
Oh my goodness! That's too funny! :)
Did I mention lately that I love your kids?
*laughing out loud at that one*
I'm not a 12 year old stuck in a 31 year old body, not me! Oh, no! I didn't find that amusing in the least! *still snickering quietly*
Heeeeeeeeeheheheheh, now that is an awesome super power :)
I'm looking forward to you guys getting to spend more time with her.
Hehehehehe! I know, isn't it awful when you can't laugh & you have to be a good example even when it really is funny? I suppose it must be done though.
but thats just so funny!
i love your kids