This one's been a long time in coming. Some of these things were said well over a month ago. Sorry, friends. I've not been the best at the blogging, have I? But I'm back! I'm trying again!
A few days ago, the boys were playing and Micah was pretending to be a pregnant dog. Grey brought "her" whimpering over to Travis.
"Now don't be afraid, even though he's a human. He's going to be very gentle when he takes your babies out. You are very brave- Go ahead Dad."
Travis picked up a big toy hammer.
"First, I smash your puppy in the belly, right?" he asked. Grey nodded solemnly.
"Yes, doctor, if you think so."
Micah just lay there calmly.
"And then I have to cut the puppy open with a saw, right? said Travis.
The boys both nodded. "Yes, I think so."
They obviously have no idea how babies get out! Maybe we need to visit a farm in the spring...
Grey: What is Kelsee's full name?
Me: Kelsee Sorenson
Grey: What was her name before she got married?
Me: Kelsee Clark
Grey: Clark!? Clark is a boys' name!
Me: That's true. How did you know that? Do you know someone named Clark?
Grey: Clark Kent!
Grey: "A glower" means, a light.
Micah: I prayed to Jesus instead, because it's so late that I think Heavenly Father is asleep.
Grey: Dear Heavenly Father, please help us to be reverent, gentle, peaceful beasts. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
Micah: Always be kind and never be mean, that's my rule.
Grey: My main rule is, don't eat bugs!
Grey: I only share my water with you, Daddy, and August.
Me: What about Micah?
Grey: Yes, and Micah.
Me: What about Grandma Polly?
Grey: Yes, I'll share with Grandma.
Me: What about Uncle Tate?
Grey: No. I won't share with him. Uncle Tate is weird. He doesn't like sharing water.
Micah: When Luke has his lightsaver, he is Luke Skywalker! But when he doesn't have his lightsaver, he is just Luke.
Me: You can't bring your necklace, you'll be asleep when we leave and I don't want to forget it there.
Grey: Don't worry, I'll just set that dream aside.
Me: I don't know what that means. You really can't bring it.
Grey: Mom, I can remember it in my sleep. I'll just set that dream aside.
Elanor: I'm drawing a picture for you of Batman hugging his bat.
Elanor: How big is Batman's bat? Is it as big as him?
Elanor: Does Batman have hair?
Micah: What? No!
Grey: Well wait. Bruce Wayne DOES have hair.
Micah: So Batman has hair but it's covered up by his mask.
Elanor: I'll just draw hair.
Micah: Mom, I don't have a sister and I WANT a sister! Or a pet!
Grey: Everybody in the whole world is the same, they just make different choices and think different things, but that's okay!
Micah: I'm the smartest boy in the whole world.
Me: No, you're not. You ARE very smart, but there are still lots of things for you to learn and many people can teach you.
Micah: What do I still have to learn?
Me: How to read, how to drive, how to do calculus. There are lots of things to learn.
Micah: What's calculus?
Me: It's a kind of math. I don't even know how to do it, uncle Jack does.
Even grownups don't know everything, everyone has different skills and knowledge, so everyone can teach us different things.
Micah: I do know how to do math! You just go home and get out your math and take the rubber bands off and unroll it and do it.
Micah: And then you can see where everyone lives.
Me: Are you thinking of a map?
Micah: Yeah, Maths!
Grey: My friend Eggwish always cracks eggs on the floor and makes a mess and I have to clean it up and get Eggwish out of trouble.
Micah: Where did Dad go?
Micah: Dad. Travis.
Me: I don't know who you're talking about! Maybe describe him to me so I know who you mean.
Micah: Um. He's tall. Handsome.
Grey: SUPER handsome.
Micah: What is that on the sheep?
Me: Those are his testicles. That's how you can tell the boy and girl sheep apart, only the boys have testicles.
Micah: Hmm... That one doesn't have chestnuts, I think it must be a girl!
Me: Does anyone have to go to the bathroom before we leave?
Grey: I don't. I don't feel anything filled up in me.
Me: I spy something gray.
Grey: My name!
Grey: My daddy's hair!
Me: What should we have for dinner?
Micah: How about Corn Dinner Pie?
Me: Come into the kitchen.
Me: I didn't say chicken, I said kitchen.
August: Chicken! Duck!
Grey (to his new teacher): My dad will come and pick him up. You'll see, he's the handsome one.
Me: What do you guys like about the new house?
Micah: I like Uncle Rowan the best!
Me: Wait, who's Uncle Rowan?
Micah: Just one of my new friends. He lives downstairs.
Grey: Father in Heaven (that's what Grandma Pitcher says), thank you for my dinner. The missionaries are here and I like them, and so is Katie and Grandpa. I thought I didn't know what Katie looked like, but when she got here, I DID know.
Micah: Psst, say "thank you for my hands, your hands help you do things."
Grey: Thank you for my hands and arms and all my parts. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.