Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mantis & Wade.

These things are so stinkin' awesome. and a little creepy.

Malakai went out the other morning to watch the trash truck and play for a bit. After only a few minutes, he was back inside telling me about the "green monster." The conversation went something like this...

"Mommy! There's a green monster outside!"
"Oh, really? That's nice."
(perplexed) "Why is there?"
"I don't know."
"Will it go away?"
"I'm sure if you tell it to."
"Come see, Mommy!"
"Not right now, Malakai."

With that, he pretty much dropped it and I forgot about it.

Later in the morning, I was opening the shades and Malakai immediately leaned over the couch to have look outside.

"AHH! The green monster! Why didn't it leave, Mommy?"
"What are you talking about? There isn't a monster."

Then for some reason, I cannot remember, I looked out the window.
Holy Moly! There IS a green monster!

I couldn't stop laughing.

So then, of course, we all went to meet her & take her photograph.
Thanks for being such a great model, Mantis :)

Poor guy, his mama is so unbelieving.

Admiring her but not getting too close.

The girls could not have cared any less. 
They were too busy eating dirty grill tongs.

and throwing dirt.

On a completely unrelated note... 
wanna hear a couple of funny stories?

This happened while he was peeing with the door open in the bathroom that is right off of our living room.

*standing at the potty*
"Mommy, what's in there?"
(he was referring to his testicles)
**awkward silence.**
(in my head- WHERE IS YOUR FATHER?!!)
(in reality) "ummm."
"I know! It's eye balls rolling around in there!!!"

this was followed by extreme laughter & no answers.
Yep, kid, you sure do have eye balls rolling around in there.
Sorry, not ready to have my son saying "testicles" in public.


So, the other night Malakai & I had a pretty... interesting? conversation while I was putting him to bed

"Mommy, does my bear have a pee-pee?"
"No, Malakai, it doesn't. It is a toy."
"But it DOES pee!"
*laughing* "Okay. Well, do you know what your 'pee-pee' is called?"
*really thinking here* 

I died.
That was all I could take.

On  related note to the unrelated note:
Malakai also is perplexed by how his sisters can possibly pee since,
 "they don't have a pee-pee"

We have some splanin' to do...



  1. This is the start of your book about conversations you have with your children!!! :0)
    I laughed so much it brought tears to my eyes!! <3
    Love and hugs from Grammy!!!

    1. :) haha... glad I could be such wonderful entertainment :)

  2. Oh my gosh, I will never be able to hear the name Wade without laughing again...

  3. How did I miss this? I think is time you start keeping up with the blog again.


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