Apr 7, 2005

Is this a good activity?

4/07/2005 — cori

This post would be even funnier if you understood our family's type of humor. I don't know any other way to describe it other than: crazy. Our favorite comedian is www.brianregan.com and we find ourselves repeating his musings quite often around here. His type of humor depicts our life perfectly. In one of his skits he talks about how he and his 5 brothers were sent outside to do an "activity" because his mom didn't want them in the house anymore. So, they find themselves making mud pies and asking their mom "is this a good activity?" Of course the humor is all in the way he says it, but I'm sure you get the gist of it. So, that leads me to the "activity" my boys were doing yesterday....

We were on our way to the library. They were in the back of the van just giggling away and I was on the cell phone talking. When I hung up, I asked what they were doing? They responded, "We're taking turns sucking each other's earlobes". The first thought that popped into my head was "is this a good activity?". I immediately text messaged the incident to my husband who was sitting in a boring, all day meeting at work. He said he almost laughed out loud.

Not that we encourage or inspire this behavior in our children through our actions as parents. Gavin has had a fettish with earlobes ever since he was born. At any point in any given day you can find him rubbing his earlobe between his fingers like some children rub the satin of a blanket between their fingers. He does it without even thinking. I think its a nervous habit at times. Thankfully, Gavin has introduced his younger and more susceptible brother to the enjoyment of earlobe activities.

Like I said, you never know what to expect in this house. This is just one more of those crazy, memory making moments that I would forget if I didn't have this wonderful outlet to write down for all future generations to ponder. I know, we're a strange breed - but I wouldn't have it any other way!

The Cute Factor

4/07/2005 — cori

The other day I was just hanging out with Bennett and just enjoying his sweet little personality. I looked over at him and said, "Bennett, do you know how cute you are?" And he appropriately replied, "Not many people know how cute I am." I never know how is going to respond. That keeps things very interesting around here.

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