Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Few Funny Stories, and a Plug

The plug is for my friend Erik. Not my son, my son's namesake. He got a new blog! We are totally taking over the world people, get on the bandwagon quick! Here's the address if y'all want to take a looky-loo:
http://ldsiberophonicninjagamernerd.blogspot.com/
Jonni's been in school for a week and a half now. She comes home everyday with something, and sometimes several somethings, new she's learned. A few days ago, or maybe it was yesterday, I can't remember, we were driving around town. We do this frequently, trying to get to know our new hometown, and find important stuff, like the post office. Jonni started counting, and she got to 115. I thought this was very impressive. She needed very little help to get that far, and we never flat out told her what the next number was, just helped her figure it out on her own. Later, I asked her if she learned that at school, since she's been learning so much. "No," she replies, "I just wanted to see how high I could count." That's m'girl.
We are having a smallish problem with Jonni going to school, in that Erik is very disappointed that he isn't. Almost everyday he comes up with a new tactic; at first it was tears and fits. Then he asked and asked and asked, and I just patiently (and then less patiently as time wore on) explained that he was too little. The next day he spent a significant amount of time trying to convince me he was six. Today he just boldly announced that he was going, end of story. I again explained that no, he couldn't go yet, he wasn't old enough. Jonni piped up that yeah, he was too little, and she gets to go because she's firstborn. With no thought at all, Erik shot back "Oh yeah? Well I get to go grocery shopping!!"
Man I love my kids.
The Almighty Liz

17 comments:

kellyfamily4 said...

Hey Liz, This is Nikki(Perkins) Kelly. I found your blog through Andrea! I can't believe your little one is in kindergarten. We have a little girl that's 4 and in Pre-k, and a little boy that just turned one. Your blg's a great read, how have you been?

Everyone Admires Mary said...

::LOL:: I get to go grocery shopping! You didn't tell me THAT one! He's 2! How does he come up with stuff like that so quickly! (Ok, he needs to be in preschool too when he's old enough. I don't think he'll be happy until he gets to go to school.) What a stinker.

Renae said...

glad kg is working out! Enjoy the quiet

timpani76 said...

Quisqueya always seems happy when Vance is not here all day. She gets all the toys to herself, and mommy too! Ah, gotta love a momma's girl ;)

Erik got to take Vance to his first day of school today (2nd year of preschool) since my back is not letting me move much (couch to bathroom, that kind of thing). Erik seemed to enjoy it, as well as Vance.

lizS said...

welcome nikki! nikki's a great girl all, go visit her blog, she's a hoot. and HECK ya i'm enjoying the quiet. i can get so much done!! it's awesome. even working at super slow snail speed i can still get things done. wonderful! and yeah, erik loooooves not having to fight for toys and attention. he worships his sister, and when she gets home, he drives her crazy, but during the day, he's all about diggin' the alone time, lol! it's great fun for both of us.

Everyone Admires Mary said...

Renae, you changed your profile pic! I like this one a LOT! You're always so pretty...

Everyone Admires Mary said...

That link didn't go to Erik's site, but I'm trying to figure out the name let's see...

Latter-Day Saints (iberophonics, haven't figured that one out yet, and that may be 2 separate distinctions)Nine Inch Nails, Gamer Nerd...

Wow, descriptive! Does this mean Timpani is allowed to start HER own blog? ::blink.....blink::

Dana Cheryl said...

I love that he spent the day trying to convince you that he's six. lol! What an inventive mind. Life's gonna be a trip w/ him. You're going to have some fun times.

lizS said...

that link should work now mary. i got one letter wrong, lol!

Andrea said...

She's firstborn...that's hilarious. I love it!!

Bruce said...

yes but erik is the first born son. and as we all learned in history class, thats who gets all the really good stuff.

timpani76 said...

For Mary--"iberophonic"= Spanish speaker. Probably from the Iberian peninsula that Spain & Portugal share.

Dana Cheryl said...

Oh come on Bruce... You have only one beautiful daughter and four boys. Who's gettin' the really good stuff in your family?

There's something pretty dang awesome about being daddy's little girl!

Bruce said...

she gets all the good stuff from my mom. she is the only grandaughter that shares a birthstone with a woman that loves jewelry. and i was only remarking on historical presidince.

Everyone Admires Mary said...

Thank you Timpani - Latter-Day Saint, Spanish-Speaking, Nine Inch Nails loving, Gamer Nerd. Awesome. What more does he need to say?

Everyone Admires Mary said...

Oops, I missed the "ninja" part. Sorry Erik.

timpani76 said...

Ha ha, yeah Ninja, not NIN Mary.