Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What the Kids Are Saying

I don't want to look in the mirror right now. My kids' cold has decided to visit me for a day or two. I'm sure that I look like a mess. Probably not the best time for that promised vlog. Gratefully, I have some good one liners from my kids to share with you.

The kids are on a roll this week:

  • "Mommy, if I grow up to be a giant, I won't fit in my pink car!" (I'm always telling Jillian to drink her milk so she can be a giant and pat Mama on the head. She also thinks that she can buy a Barbie pink car "for real" when she's big like me.)

  • "Mom, please don't try a new recipe tonight." (You think I was offering him some freaky Fear Factor dare meal. Ooh, I'm so dangerous when I play around with potatoes!!)

  • "Mom, why do teachers want you to think so much?" (My poor 5th grader. He is allergic to thinking.)

  • "Mom likes her kisses." (They are talking about Hershey kisses. I have a stash in the cupboard.)

  • "Mom, didn't you see that hair sticking up? Were you listening to me when I asked you? I won't ask you again. (that would be nice) " (My soon to be 14 year old and his morning hair assessment. It's always fun to have a side teen attitude with my English muffin.)

Hope to visit you all soon. I need to help my 5th grader with his book project tonight. He is the king of procrastination. I'll probably need a bag of Hershey kisses to get through our brainstorming session together.

Off to get more tissues. I'll make sure to hide from that bathroom mirror!

39 comments:

glnroz said...

"Kids Say the Darndest Things",,wasn't that an Art Linkletter TV show,,, now i am showing my age..:)

Vickie said...

I try not too look in the mirror period..sick or not. Things are falling apart when I am healthy;)

I get that too when I am trying a new recipe. I start hearing "Mom!! Do I have to, cook me Totino's Pizza." Like I am a restaurant.

Linda Myers said...

These are the good old days!

I have grandchildren now. One classic question from the oldest one, years ago: "Grandma, why are you fat?"

!!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Hope you get rid of the cold soon! I've just recovered from one and I also said I would do a vlog last week. Changed my mind after realising it wouldn't be a good idea to cough and splutter at my audience!!

CJ xx

the wild magnolia said...

Child humor and teen attitude, oh I remember them still.

Feel betters for the sniffles are sent your way via the cosmos.

Thanks for sharing the humor of your life! :)

Herb of Grace said...

Oh gosh. Fifth grade. *shudder* Sometimes it's hard to even think about NEXT year, I can't imagine life with a fifth-grader...

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Children have a way of speaking what they feel. loved your kid's sayings.

Have a good day.
Yvonne.

Sue said...

hope you get past the cold soon.

Beth Kephart said...

This is a terrible cold season and I'm so sorry one has set in for you. I looked at myself in the mirror yesterday morning and wondered why I looked so awful Then it occurred to me: Oh! You are sick!

I hope that's the reason, anyway. Or maybe I just do in fact look awful.

I send you love, chocolate, and wellness wishes.

b

Flory said...

We're all sick in my house too! Not fun, and I'm trying to make a different cookie dough every day. I'm taking a break for everyone's sake.

Lot's of luck with the report!

All the best,
Flory

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

The three of us just got over colds that have been passed back and forth since Thanksgiving. I wish you wellness and enjoy the laughs because it's the best medicine :-0

Jenners said...

Sorry to hear the cold is visiting you ... I prescribe lots and lots of chocolate and bed rest! Make sure you kids comply!

kisatrtle said...

here's hoping you are feeling better

Mari said...

Kids are so funny! Hope you feel better soon!

Caitlin said...

Ah, teenagers! Not looking forward to that age! Joseph doesn't really eat anything I make, if that makes you feel any better! Thank goodness for multivitamins...

The Write Girl said...

Funny stuff here and never a dull moment. I hope you feel better. Your followers would like to see a vlog though (just kidding):P

Take Care.

#1Nana said...

Yes, Jillian, you CAN buy a Barbie pink car. You can do anything! You go girl!

T Rex Mom said...

Mmmmm - kisses in the cupboard, I need to do that. I have been snacking on the M&Ms that are for T Rex Dad's stocking. Oh, well. Guess I can get more!

I always say it, your little peanut Jillian makes me smile. She is hysterical. Has she asked for a Barbie Luxury jet yet? I saw that the other day and was in awe.

Valerie said...

Honestly, your kids could do a comedy show all on their own. Wonderful. Hope you lose that cold very soon.

Dominic de Mattos said...

Hi Kelly

Popped by to say hi!
Kids! Don't you just love them?!

Life with Kaishon said...

My fifth grader is tired of thinking this year too : ) Too much thinking is never a good thing, right? : )

Paul C said...

Oh, what the kids are saying can make your day. One day when one of the daughters was small she was staring out the window. I asked, "What are you looking at?" She said, "I am waiting for the cow to jump over the moon." Entertaining post.

Kim said...

Oh I hope you feel better soon friend. I love those kids of yours even if I haven't met them in person. I especially love that they're asking you not to mess around in the kitchen. Can't wait till mine start to understand that mom can't cook.

H.K. said...

My son makes comments about my hair all the time. I usually brush my hair out when I am going to shampoo it and one day I had to run to the store with my curly hair all brushed out put into a pony tail - it was very bushy. My son refused to let me out of the door until I put my hair in a bun. He's 6'4 so it was hard to move him out of the door.

Susan Fobes said...

I'm sorry you don't feel well, but if you look on the positive (just bear with me here), by Christmas you should be as good as new!

I love when you post these-it helps me feel normal...

Michelle said...

Ugh I hate colds. Ok all illnesses really. Here's hoping you're totally better soon.

Love the one liners. And ummmm there actually IS a Barbie pink car. I think it's a collectible thing, but it does exist :)

Learn, Laugh, Cook said...

You could have your own sitcom Kelly! I love it! So many great conversations happen in your home!

Happy Holidays to you! Feel better soon.

Mandy

www.mandylifeafter30.com
www.learn-laugh-cook.blogspot.com

Becca said...

HAHA! TOO Funny! Every time I say something about a new recipe my own hubby goes running!!! So don't feel bad!

Ken Devine said...

It's nice to know that even when you are feeling under the weather, you can still appreciate the rich golden seams running through family life. I wish I had some of that time back with me.
Best do as you are told and stay away from the cooker, Kelly :)

Creativity!! said...

Woww!!!!!!!!!!!

I Really Enjoyed Reading This :) :) Had A Big Smile :) :)

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Kids seem to say the most cute things! I love, love these Q.
Your kids are adorable, Kelly.

Hope you get better really soon.

Big hugs to you!

B xx

Donna B said...

Absolutely LOVED the kiddo comments!

Jillien said...

I hope that you're feeling better by now.

Your kids always say the most amazing/funny/adorable things. I suppose all children have a way of cutting through the haze, and just delivering the most memorable of lines!

I am wishing you the merriest christmas and always keeping you and your beautiful family in my prayers. I always value your comments on my writing and you uplift me always. I'm grateful for having "met" you.

JM

bel said...

Giant Jillian in a Barbie car! :D

What's a recipe?

Judy Croome said...

Your kids are adorable! And I love potatoes, so lucky them!! :)

Judy (South Africa)

Gerri said...

"Allergic to thinking..." HILARIOUS!

Robyn Campbell said...

Stash of kisses. Oh man. Psst, I have one too. Bot don't tell anyone. Shhh. :)

Your kids are so much fun. I love them and feel like I know them. Loved the new recipe quote. :)

Monica said...

you're kids kill me!

Angela said...

You should compile all of their sayings into a book. It would make for lots of smiles I'm sure once they eventually leave home. :)