Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gideon is my New Favourite

Me: "Can you guys please stop screaming? It really hurts my ear." (Note - I was dealing with an ear infection that made my ear ring really loudly and resonate really awfully with the sound of children's voices, not fun.)

Gideon: "Aw, Mommy, does your ears hurt?"

Me: "Yeah."

Gideon: (runs over and hugs my legs) "Poor Mommy!"

Judith: "Oh Mom, just get better soon. I don't think I can go very long without screaming!!!"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Photo That Changed Everything

Judith was being all pouty one morning as I had the camera out taking photos of Ruthie in her boots (see a previous post for that photo). I turned around and took a picture of Judith, who was not impressed.

That is, until I showed her the photo. Suddenly her eyes lit up and she shouted "I'm a cyclops!!!!" Then her mood completely turned around and she was back to her usual self for the rest of the day.

Whatever works, I guess.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Judith told me the other day that she thought I needed flowers (I wasn't feeling well). She went outside, and I suppose she couldn't find any flowers for me under all the snow.

So I got this instead. I call it "Canadian Spring Flowers".

I thought it was super sweet.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Judith Isn't the Only Future Actress...

Ruthie has a new game that she loves to play with me.

Any time I am sitting down, especially on the floor, she comes running up to me and whacks me on the chest and says "Mum mum!" Mum mum being her word for "nurse". And she scowls at me impatiently.

So I undo my nursing tank and prepare to nurse her, and then she laughs and runs away. She thinks she's SO funny!

It was cute the first couple times...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

It Was Almost Convincing...

With so many colds going around, I have been giving the kids lots of vitamin C lately. Normally I just give them one or two of the chew-able tablets (which to the kids taste like candy), but recently when the sniffles went through our family they got 4 or 5 at a time.

So the other day, once we were all back to normal, I was handing out the usual vitamins, and Judith started sniffling. It was very obviously fake. I handed her one tablet and moved on to the other kids. She kept her hand out and sniffled a few more times, much louder than before. Then she even gave me the "Can't you see that I'm dying? Are you really going to deprive me of this life saving medicine?" look as I was putting the bottle away.

I'm such a mean Mama for not giving in. But some day, with the money I save in vitamins, I will be able to send her to theater school. It's important to always keep the big picture in mind, you know.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's Better to be Prepared!

Yesterday morning Ruthie was up when Dave was leaving for work, so he brought her to the bed for me (she won't sleep in our bed if both of us are there, but she will if there's only one of us). I nursed her and we both drifted off again.

Then later I woke up to her standing beside the bed, with her boots in hand, and the biggest smile ever on her face. I was hardly awake but she insisted I put her boots on her (over her pj's). She LOVES her boots! I guess she wanted to be ready in case the kids decided to go play outside, or if we were going anywhere that day.

I guess that isn't as funny as it is cute. It just seemed like a random thing to wake up to!

Friday, March 25, 2011

His Ambitions are Overwhelming

This morning as I was getting up, Gideon suddenly started screaming. This isn't unusual. Sometimes he just can't find his water bottle, or he dropped a toy off the bed or something. So I made my way into his room, and he was lying there just fine, as I had suspected.

Me: "What's wrong?"

Gideon: "Mom, I want to go to outer space!!!"

I suppose being stuck on Earth IS quite torturous when you're almost 3...

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Judith (As I was scooping out some home made ice cream for her): "You know, I really love the movie Ice Age. We should make a movie, and call it Ice CREAM Age!"

She is a genius.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Reality Check

Me: (To Dave, after I complained about something and he balked at it) "Oh, I'm just being irrational."

Dave: (jokingly) "You mean... you're being a woman?"


Judith: "Hey, you guys sound like a REAL family!"

Me & Dave: ???

Apparently pretending to bicker makes us real. Who knew!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Simple Compliment Would Have Been Nice...

Last night I tidied up and vacuumed the living room after the kids went to bed.

This morning Judith slept in a bit, and when she came down the stairs she stopped at the landing, and the proceeded to collapse and have a fake heart attack.

Me: "What are you doing?"

Judith: "I just can't believe it! I always wanted you to vacuum, and you did it!"

Way to rub it in, thanks.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Her Poor Children...

Judith: "When I have a baby from my belly, I am going to name her Ruthie."

Me: "But your sister's name is Ruthie..."

Judith: "Well, I think I need 2 Ruthies."

Me: "Ok, if you're the mom you can name your baby whatever you want."

Judith: "Really? Then I'm going to name my baby WATERMELON!"

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Maybe it's a Boy Thing?

I took Gideon out to look at a parking lot full of school buses (we have been watching lots of episodes of The Magic School Bus lately, he loves buses now). First thing he did was run up to one and touch it, and he exclaimed "Nice paint job!"

Friday, March 18, 2011

This is What Happens When You Live Up North

After suffering through months and months of -30C (-22F) temperatures, it finally warmed up to +4C (39F). And you know what that means in Canada!


Thursday, March 17, 2011


Judith and I are both big fans of googly eyes. Judith likes them for crafts like puppets, I just think that adding googly eyes to anything automatically makes it cute. But little did I know that my googly-eye permissiveness would backfire on me some day!

I came upon this the other day, just as I was needing to use the facilities. It's funny how a little eye can change things. Suddenly, this toilet was alive, and I wasn't about to do my business in his mouth. I had to run to the bathroom upstairs.

The eye has since gone missing, so the toilet has gone back to its inanimate, useful status.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Just Think of the Possibilities!

This morning, Judith came into my room to wake me up, and the first thing she said was:

"Mom, I wish I had a pet robot. He could bake me cookies right now.... and clean my room for me!"

Then she went downstairs.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Good Boy

This morning, as I was nursing Ruthie and Gideon woke up, he sat up and asked me "Mommy, what's your name?"

I replied "Kelly. What's your name?"

He said, very proudly and pointing to his chest "my name is GOOD BOY."

(This is after he was up from 4-5am and wanted me to just stand there and watch him. He wouldn't tell me what was wrong, and didn't want me to do anything other than stand there. Eventually I got fed up and left despite him protesting. He seems good and happy today, I wish I could say the same for myself...)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Future Aspirations

This morning as I was having my morning cuppa, Judith came up to me and said "Oh my goodness! Looking at that coffee makes me want to grow up really fast!" Oh dear.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Greetings Earthlings

Well, I suppose non-Earthlings are welcome too, but please at least comment so I can brag about my wide-range of readership.

This is intended to be a place where I can share and save all of those hilarious moments that make parenting worthwhile.

Let me introduce you to the cast:

- Wild, energetic lover of life and cupcakes. Enjoys horses, cats, youtube, pink, purple, random acts of dancing, seaweed, and babies. Is known to wear a dress over her clothing in case the need to spin arises. Maker of forts. Keeper of Lambie. Needs constant adventure in her life or she will emit a high-pitched frequency that renders her hermit-mother powerless to resist the child's desire to leave the house. Has a pretend fear of ducks.

Gideon - Sweet, sensitive, solitary boy. Enjoys trains, cars, monster trucks, giving his Blankie stroller rides, animals, robots, hugs, and singing to himself. Don't let his quiet nature fool you, one twist of the sock or misplaced toy and cracks start forming in the universe visible only to him that threaten the existence of us all. Has a knack for music and computers. Loves his big sister but is starting to resist her need to dictate his life. Firmly believes that pet fish need to be cuddled.

Ruthie - Cheeks that beg to be eaten. Enjoys cuddles, her two Blankies, doing face-plants on pillows, dragging laundry all over the house, and peeling garlic. Daddy's girl. Insists that she is a big kid. Shakes her little booty to any and all music, even mama's singing. Lover of ice cream. Hater of socks. Wrecker of train tracks. Wants to be doing whatever her big sister is doing. Believes all things need to be tasted. Forever pointing and asking "Wha sa?" Adorable beyond reason.

I will add content as my kids continue to fulfill my need to be entertained by them. I will also post past moments of hilarity here and there, just to have everything saved in one place, and of course for the enjoyment of random strangers who stop by this blog.