Tuesday, November 6, 2007

"Oh God!"

I've blogged a lot lately, but not many funny stories about the kids. Probably because my pregnant brain doesn't retain the stories for very long.

Anyhow, since the sonogram incident, Charlie has not brought up the subject of the baby much. No more "my baby." When people would say, "Are you glad you're having a baby brother?" he'd respond, "But I already have a brother!" That was the extent of his communication about this great disappointment in his life.

Until yesterday.

Out of the blue, as we were sitting together on the couch he asked me, "Mommy, why are we having another boy?"

"Because that's what God knew we needed. Maybe it's because you're such a great big brother to boys that God thought you needed another little brother."

With accusation and realization he said "God!!!"

Then he changed his tone to more of a lament, "Oooh God! I wanted a GIRL." ...like maybe God misunderstood.

Today we were in Target and noticed that all their halloween costumes are on sale 75% off, so I asked Charlie what he thinks his baby brother would like to be next year. He said a pirate (oh yeah, like they make pirate costumes in baby size!). And he (Charlie) would be a ninja, and they could fight. And now he calls him, "my other brother." At least he's getting it...it's amusing to watch him work thru this. I know he'll be great friends with this little one, it's just fun seeing the transformation. I keep telling Chuck I want to name this one's middle name "Jonathon" since Charlie's middle name is "David." (David and Jonathon were best friends in the Bible.) We'll see...

Chuck left Monday morning for his week long trip to New Hampshire for his new job. Monday night Charlie was talking to him on the phone, and he exclaimed, "Mommy, Daddy got me a new hampster!!" So I got the phone back from Charlie and inquired of Chuck, the hater of all pets, especially indoors. He said he didn't know what Charlie was talking about. Quite a mystery...

On Tuesday, Charlie said something about Daddy and I said, "Daddy's far away in New Hampshire, remember?" He said, "He's getting me a new hampster?!" Ahh, I get it... ;)


Angie said...

Comment from Melony:

That's too funny!!! A new hampster!! ;) I am gonna tell Ben that one! :) Those little ones are too much! God really has a sense of humor and it shows with our kiddos! :) Have a great week! Are youdoing okay with Chuck being gone? Let me know if you need anything! :)

Angie said...

Comment from Angie:

Hey Melony,

We're surviving pretty well so far. Missing Chuck is not fun, but it's countered with the fact that I'm finally home for a few days and can just enjoy things slowing down a bit! And I'm taking the boys up to Austin (surprised?!) Thurs-Sat, so we'll make it thru. Thanks for the offer! You're a great friend!