Saturday, November 22, 2008

funny stories

Lately Charlie has made a habit of waiting until we get in the car, with all the boys in their seats, to tell me he needs to go pee. One particular day, I had just walked the boys out of church, and Chandler was fussy because he was ready for a nap. So when Charlie informs me he "needs to go" I'm faced with a dilemma: Walk a fussy Chandler back into church, or tell Charlie to hold it 10 minutes until we get home. Neither option is optimal. So I did what any creative mother would do: I handed him an empty styrofoam cup and told him to hide himself in the back of the van and relieve his bladder! I think for the future, I'm going to get one of those containers that hospitals use, just for moments like this, ha!


As I've mentioned before, Chance really wants to go to school, and watching Charlie go 2 days a week makes it difficult on him. So this Friday, as he woke up at 10 am(!), his first words were "Charlie at his school, Mommy?" Then he said "I want Daddy (to) take me (to) my school." So I held him and tried to explain that he's almost 3, and when he's 4, he'll get to go to school. He just has to be bigger.

What I didn't expect was how many times that day he'd ask me "Am I bigger yet, Mommy?"


Lately, Charlie has been telling me "Wherever you go, I will go." And then he clings to me, cuddles with me, tells me that I can't go to the store without him, etc. I'm not complaining, it's nice. Anyhow, this week Nana was here and he kept telling her the same thing. So sweet. I kept wondering where this came from though, since it was definitely something new for him. Then we were looking at his Bible basecards (he gets at church, so cool!!), and I noticed under the story of Ruth, it had printed the verse "But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. " (Ruth 1:16) So I asked Charlie if that's where he gets it from and he said yes. And I think that maybe that's why he does it to me and Nana - because we're mothers, like Naomi was to Ruth. Precious!


Remember how I said in my last post that Chandler's tongue got snipped and now he's doing better? Well, the grandmothers all had voiced that he didn't want them - because he didn't want to take a bottle from them, and preferred his momma. Until now. This week Nana gave him a bottle and he liked it so much, he took 2 bottles! "Little goat" is how Nana referred to it! She said she feels like she's bonded with him now, and I think his newfound desire for a bottle helped!

He also kept making his flirty face at her

Such a ham

While we rarely rent movies, and prefer to borrow free ones from the library, 2 new kids movies have been released that we've rented and enjoyed: Kung Fu Panda and Wall-E. I was surprised that I approve of both of them, I didn't expect them to be that good. Anyhow, the funny thing is, we watched Kung Fu Panda and talked about how it'd be worth buying. The next day, Granny calls and says, "Could I buy Charlie Kung Fu Panda for Christmas?" Uh, sure! One week later we rent Wall-E and once again have the conversation that this one is worth buying. The next guessed it. Granny calls again and says, "Could I buy Chance Wall-E for Christmas?" Ha! The boys are going to love their Christmas presents this year!


I have many more to share, but that's about all I can recall at the moment. So stay tuned. The big boys are with Nana and Big Daddy this weekend, which means I have a chance to get a few blog posts out of my head.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

So cute Angie! That little man is adorable...and getting so big.

Thanks for the scoop on the movies. I mean ::cough::: if we ::cough::: ::cough::: ever watched any around here. :)

The boys liked Wall-e too, we'll have to check out Kung Fu Panda. (We are all about movies at the library too)

Have a great holiday my friend! Blessings!