March 14, 2011

They get it from their dad... well, mostly

I cringed as I watched Joseph lick his melted marshmallow from off the counter. Gross.

I told him to stop.

A moment later, I gagged when I saw him licking his hands like a puppy. Gross-er.

I told him to stop.

Hubby walked in and asked what was going on. I told him that Joseph had been licking his marshmallow from off the counter, then was lapping away at his hands.

Suddenly Savannah piped up, eyes round and large. "Yea! Then he licked his tongue!"

Says the girl who thought she was hysterical for putting a bobby pin on her nose.


In a moment of indignation, Joseph turned on me, pointing his finger and firmly declared, "Mommy, bathtubs are not people!"

Who knew?  


Jacob... well, Jacob handles things his own way.

What can I say. 


One of Alayna's favorite words is "someping" (aka something). 

Me: Alayna! What are you doing behind the counter?

A: Someping!

Me: Layna!
A: Ya mommeee!
Me: Are you in the fridge again?
A: Yaaaa!
M: What are you trying to get?
A: Someping!

Me: Alayna Grace! What do you have in your mouth young lady?
A: Someping!

Me: What the... what in the world? (secretly trying not to laugh) Eeewww! What do you have in your nose young lady?
A: Ha ha ha... someping!



I'm just going to lovingly blame it all on their father.

Well... okay fine. I guess I can't blame the crayon-in-the-nose thing on him.

I may, but I'm actually saying that I do, have a sister, but I'm not saying we're related, who likes to set the mood at the dinner table by inserting food items into her nose, not that I'm saying I've ever been privy to witnessing this.

Nor have I ever, ever, ever, on one or two occasions, given into peer pressure, and tried a straw or two on for size.

Nor do I have a father, who lovingly instilled all these traits in us.

12 super cool people speak:

f e l i c i t y ☂ said...

All I can say is . . . ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Your little ones are a.dor.a.ble, and you are just so creative, amusing, entertaining, sarcastic, and hilarious!

Love you, Serene! :)

f e l i c i t y ☂, at
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T said...

it's ALWAYS the father's fault - at least, as long as we mothers stick together :)

Saimi said...

It's good to know the family gene is strong and thriving!

Neisha said...

good to know that I'm not the only one who blames my kids' bad traits on dad :)

Sue said...


Ah well, it's all in the family, right?


Garden of Egan said...

The silence of children is the scariest thing out there!

Ben, Heather and kids said...

haha. oh hilarious post!
good to hear that our kids aren't the only ones that have A-LOT of daddy's gene's.

Jackie said...

Oh my. Do your kids just crack you up all day long?

Patty Ann said...

Oh Serene!! You are too funny. In our house, they are always HIS kids when they are doing things like this and my kids when they are quiet and wonderful. (Not that it happens often! Just sayin).

Stef said...

Ha! I love it. And that picture of you and your husband is great! And I was glad to hear/learn that people aren't bathtubs because I have often wondered....

Cheeseboy said...

He is an easy target because after all. he is wearing a BYU tee shirt.

The licking of the counter - - gross. Although, I am pretty sure my son licked pudding off the floor the other day. At least I hope it was pudding. And he doesn't get that from me because I wear Utah tee shirts.

Garvin Smith said...

Trying to blame it on me, huh? Well, there might have been this time . . . I mean I had a friend whose father might have done this sort of thing . . . Oh heck! Okay, OKAY!! I did it!! There, ya happy now?

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