Sunday, April 6, 2014

Well, He Has a Sense of Humor

Have any of you seen this?

Because G has.  About 40 times.  And I'm actually not exaggerating.

It all started when Joe and I were watching it real quick one night and G walked by.  He started laughing hysterically.  At the time, we thought it was just a courtesy laugh, trying to join in with the audience and Mom and Dad.  We didn't think anything about it.


The next morning G comes up to me, obviously tickled about something.  He then says, "Mommy, remember that funny video last night where one man was talking in English and one was talking in French?"

This question immediately brought more questions to my mind:

1. If he thinks Putin, speaking in a Russian accent, is speaking French, what does that say about Joe and my language skills?

2. While "cleaner" than most, is Jimmy Fallon appropriate for a 5 year old?

3. Is our 5 year old destined for comedic genius?

After he begged, I let him watch the video a few more times.  And then IT began:

-Running around the neighborhood singing/shouting "McCain in the Ukraine!"

-Telling the line behind us at the dry cleaners that "Barack says "Let it go, just let it go!"

-Explaining to the cashier at Target that "I take the candy and I crush it!"

-Singing, "Let go, let go, turn away and slam door!" (All in a Russian accent) to our small group the other night.

-Asking everyone he sees if they've seen the video.  And if not, he will want to show you:

Thanks for being good sports Chris and JJ!
(I should note that he thinks they are drinking juice in the video)

But perhaps it's all well and good, as we have seen some positive outcomes from this.  During church this past Sunday our pastor was praying for the situation in Ukraine.  Upon hearing "Ukraine," G's eyes popped open in excitement.

So Jimmy, we thank you for encouraging not only our son's sense of humor, but his spiritual growth as well.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

When You're the Third Child....

A List of Pros and Cons

Pro: Mommy and Daddy are desperate for rest from chasing my brothers all day and me being up all night, SO I'm the first child that gets in their bed.

Con: By now they are immune to the sound of crying.  So THIS happens.

Pro: One of my brothers is old enough to appreciate my awesome-ness, so I get LOTS of attention.



Con: Instead of looking at and holding me all through paternity leave, Daddy uses the time to build a shed.


Pro: Mommy is so excited to have a little girl that I get to stay up late and watch Downton Abbey after my brothers are in bed.


Con: I get dressed in blue boy clothes left over from my brothers.

Pro: Since it's been 3 years since the last baby, I am a novelty and everyone wants to hang out with me.
Even on Skype!

Con: I am not quite special enough to have my own boppy cover.

And finally,

Pro: I get to have lunch out with the ladies!

Con:  Mommy gets this text from Daddy an HOUR after we leave:

"Is A with you...because I can't find her anywhere."

Well, that makes us all feel really secure.