My life isn't always grey...I don't want people to get the wrong impression. While life is crazy (who's isn't!) it can be so funny, too. One thing my children aren't is boring. They keep us hopping and laughing.
Sitting in the car waiting on Gavin in jujitsu
Me: Gunner, go sit in your seat.
Me: Hunter what?
Gunnison: No. I'm Hunter.
Me: No, your name is Gunnison. Daddy and I named you Gunnison Michael.
Gunnison: But Hunter is a better name. (sigh) You should have named me Hunter (shaking head sadly).
Emme loves flowers. She runs to the flower beds out front and will plop down in the middle. Sometimes (gasp) she will even pick them. This is a little bit of a problem...you see, the flower bed is Gunner's property. It is our Zombie Protection Garden. Gunner has named each flower as an equivalent plant from Plants vs. Zombies. One day he came barging into the house. "Mom!! Come get Emme, NOW! She has been picking our sunflowers! Do you want to not have enough sun?!!"
Last night was a bit of a battle getting little miss to bed. She fell asleep on the drive back from jujitsu, so she was wide awake at 10:00 at night. At about 10:30 I was sitting with her in her room; she was kicking her bed angrily. She stopped, sat up, and called out, "Dora, help!! Throw me a rope, Dora! Ayuda me, ayuda me!! ("help me" in spanish) Throw me a rope!"
Our beasties are so clever they can be so funny if we just take a step back from the moment and look. It might not seem funny in their tantrum, but hilarious if you listen to what they say, how they prove their arguments. I love my beasties so much and I am thankful for the laughter they bring to our home.