Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Just kiddin' ya

The other day Jackson came to me looking for his "blue guy gameboy game."
"You mean Sonic?"
"Yeah, that one. Where is it?"
"Well, I'm not sure so you'll have to look for it."

A few minutes later he came back and said "Mooooooo-ooooom, Olivia put it in the air conditioner in the playroom (The dreaded vent hole)." I went to investigate and after questioning Olivia, who nodded her head vehemently in confession, I reached my hand into the abyss to find....crayons, paper bits, lots of random game.

So Sam jumped in on the action and with his finger to his chin in an obvious sign of thinking and remembering said "Oh, RIIIIIGHT. I saw Olivia with it in her hand and she dropped it in THIS vent," pointing to the one in the foyer. I questioned Olivia who once again, confessed with an emphatic nod. I reached in to that vent and found more game.
Sam to the rescue again! "OH, RIIIIIIIIGHT. Cause she had it in her hand when she went back THAT way and put it under the ottoman."
Grinning to the side as he watched Jack scramble to the ottoman and frantically search underneath it and come up empty handed, I was suspicious.
"Sam," I asked, "do you REALLY know where it is?"
He grinned sheepishly as he said "Nah, I don't. I'm just kiddin you guys!"
Jack of course went into orbit, reaching new octaves with his cries of injustice and frustration. I went back to the laundry, chuckling to myself at how my three year old was "punking" us all out, until I heard bins in the playroom being emptied.
"Come on Olivia, it's in the BOTTOM!" I heard Jack yell as the two of them worked together to dump out a box of blocks.
"SAM! It's not in here EITHER," Jack yelled.
"OH, RIIIIIGHT because then I saw her...."

He successfully had those two following his every move. His OLDER brother was duped, and the younger sister he was pinning it on was also believing she had done what he had said. YIKES!
I found the my purse...a week later!

Funnyisms from the boys

Sam, while staring at me as I sat on the couch over the weekend...
"Oh, so when your belly gets bigger, your boobies get bigger too, huh?!"
I swear that kid is gonna be a "boob man" and by the way, thanks for noticing! KIDS!

Our nightly ritual lately has been a family round or two of uno, then a coupla stories, then tucked in and each choose a song for mom to sing (Almost ALWAYS "Somewhere Over the Rainbow") and then off to sleep. But each night as I leave the room Jackson says "Mom, will you check on us?" and his favored response is for me to say "I always do." Any variation results in some kind of comment on his part and a general unsettling until I say "I always do."
Tonight as I left the room we proceeded with our new ritual, and when I responded correctly Jackson smiled and said, "That's my girl!" Cutie!

Perhaps this one is TMI, but it's for posterity (no pun intended!) so whatever. The other day as i was peeing, with Sam looking on as usual, he said, "You have to wipe your heinie after you pee, right Mom?" I gave an absentminded "mmmhmmm." Then he said, despite our MANY discussions about this, "Yeah, because you pee out of your heinie."
"Oh, yeah right, you pee out of your 'gina....(then chuckling and shaking his head a little) 'Gina sure is a funny word for penis."