I was solving a word from Mike on Hanging With Friends, which was "nadir." Eliana asked me what the word was and I told her, pronouncing it "nay-der." She said,"What's that?" I told her I didn't know, and then she said,"Oh! I know...like in Phineas and Ferb. A 'nator'." As in -inator, the suffix that Dr. Doofenshmirtz adds to everything. I laughed at that one.
Can I quote you on that?
Tonight Michaela and I were talking about marriage, and I can't quite remember how it came up (maybe a commercial that used some hyperbole about a 24-hour marriage), but I said,"I mean, who can take the sanctity of marriage seriously when people get married and then divorced 72 hours later [I referenced a certain celebrity "marriage" at that point]. 'Till death do us part...or until Wednesday.'" Michaela burst out laughing at that. I like it that she still laughs at my jokes.
(Please note that I do not, in fact, think that the sanctity of marriage is a joke, and I am very sad that the state of marriage as it is in our country is what it is.)
As we were driving home from the church, Christian asked me about something. We were about a 1/4 mile away from our house, and I said,"Remind me to look that up when we get there. I'll forget." He said,"Seriously?" I said,"Yes!" He said,"Seriously?" I said,"Yes!" He said,"What are we talking about again?" I said,"I don't remember." We both started laughing hysterically. He's a funny kid.
Eliana just asked me,"Is it still, what's that thing?" as she looked outside. I said,"Daylight Savings? Yes." She groaned and said,"How long?" I told her all the way until October. She asked how long that was, so I listed the months from now until then. I asked her why she didn't like it. She said, as she held her head in her hands,"It makes my head feel all messed up. It makes dinner feel like lunch."
Exactly. She's my kid.
Michaela looked up rhyming words for napkin and came across a lot of approximate rhymes. She read quite a few of them and I told her they didn't exactly rhyme but they were close, and that many words are like that. After she read a list of words that almost rhyme with napkin, Christian said,"What about quadricep?" Michaela and I looked at each other like,"Well, that's not even approximate!"
He meant what about rhyming words with that word though...funny moment.
I started Christian's shower tonight and then he got in. He almost immediately yelled out (practically screamed) and I was afraid the water was too hot. I said,"What?!" He started laughing and said,"I still have my socks on! C'mon!"
I read Christian a short story tonight from a book of devotional stories. It was about a man who did not hear a Bible read until he was about 70 years old, but when he did hear it, he took it in as fast as he could, and it changed his life for the four years that he lived after that.
When I finished the story, I said,"He had the greatest joy even though it was just those few years."
Christian replied,"The Bible can change you so much in a short time."
Amen, and if only we let it...
Eliana was trying to sing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" but she said the word "hoke". I told her it was "Hark the herald angels sing," and then sang some of the song for her. She listened and then said,"So when does it say "hoke"?"
I yelled at Michaela today,"I'm WAITING!" and asked her what movie that was from. She looked at me and, without skipping a beat, said,"Dumb and Dumber."
Good guess, when it comes to me and movie quotes.
(It's "The Princess Bride", though.)
After Eliana got out of the shower and was wrapped up in her towel drying, I went to get out her jammies. When I came back into the bathroom, I found her standing on the stool in front of the sink. I said,"What are you doing up there?"
She looked at me and squeezed her arms around herself and said,"I'm freezing!"
I said,"Well, okay...get your jammies on and come downstairs."
She replied,"Heat rises."
Aahh! Too funny...
Today I was at the gas station and while I was waiting for the gas to finish pumping, I looked in the window of the car at the girls. I could also see my reflection. What I noticed was a giant volcano of a zit just under my nose, as well as the flyaway baby hairs that grow like horns out of the sides of my hairline just at my temples/forehead area. Michaela was looking at me through the window and I pointed to my zit and said,"This," then I made a plus sign with my fingers and said,"Plus this," and pointed to the crazy hair, and then I made an equals sign with my fingers and then said,"Pretty!" She laughed and so did I. Then she kind of rolled her eyes.
I opened the car door and said, jokingly,"Did you roll your eyes at your momma?!" She said,"I rolled my eyes because you think you're ugly!"
I thought that was sweet. I told her that I knew I wasn't ugly, but that I had certainly had better days. :)
We made our way to gate C18 for a connecting flight today, and Michaela looked at the number and said,"We need to go over there," pointing to C16. I told her that we were at the correct gate and she insisted that I had told her it was C16 before. I told her again it was C18 and pointed out the flight info on the board at our gate.
A few minutes later the attendant at the counter made an announcement regarding our flight; there was a problem and we were now waiting for a new plane to take the place of the plane at our gate. After waiting a little bit, the man took up the microphone again and announced that we were actually moving to another gate, which was open and available. Michaela was delighted to hear that it was C16. She was right after all. We got a laugh out of that.
Just before our final flight landed, I noticed that Christian had his seat belt undone. I told him to buckle it quickly or he was going to get in trouble. Five seconds later, the flight attendant tapped me on the shoulder and asked me very kindly to buckle my seat belt, please. I looked down, and sure enough, it was undone. I had forgotten to put it back together after I had unhooked it to let Christian out to use the restroom. Christian thought that was pretty funny...I was the one who "got in trouble."
Tonight, as the kids were still acting a little wild and excited about being at my parents' house, I looked at my mom and said,"No one's ready for bed!" She looked at me with a tired expression and said,"Oh, really?" She makes me laugh. It's good to be here.