Yesterday as we were packing to leave my brothers’ house, we caught Drew starting to unwrap gum.  We took it from him and then quickly buckled everyone and left.  Four hours later when we were finally pulling into our driveway, Drew said, “I need a correction for getting into the gum.  Sorry, guys!  You need to correct me now.”

Castles and Princesses

Will has recently become very interested in castles and princesses.  Here are a number of the questions that he asked us last night about the subject and some of his comments regarding it:

“I want to see a castle and a princess in a castle.  Where are the princesses and castles?  How do we drive to see a princess and castle?”

Jonathan told Will that he would have to take a plane and fly to see a castle.  Will then started to talk about planes and flying.  He said the following: “We could look out the windows.  Do you think we’ll go over the water?  I will say, ‘Whoa, this is too high!’  How do they go up so high?  Do you think they have a little door (so people can go inside)?  Where’s the door?  When I see the castle, I will say, ‘There it is.'”  [Note: This is from a boy who has never flown before.]

All In A Day!

Here are common quotes to hear in our house — all in a day:

“No, you can’t pee through your underwear.”

“Don’t dust the furniture with your underwear.  Put them on.”

“Put the plunger back.”

“Don’t run your cars over the toilet.”

“Don’t play in the potty.”


I never knew that poop would become such a normality in our home.  Not to gross you too much, but I have discovered that being a mom to three little boys is synonomous with poopy messes.  Yesterday, I was completely grossed out to discover (when I checked on the boys during their potty time) that they had snuck a shovel to the potty with them and were shoveling their poop as if it was mud.  I caught them writing in the poop too.  What next will they think of?!!!  Amazingly, I finally got everything cleaned up but decided to toss the shovel.  I figured it was too gross and germy to attempt to clean and resuse it.

One for Mommy Too

Today, I apologized to the boys for not being as patient as I should be.  I told them that I was wrong and was disobedient to God when I was impatient with them and then asked them to forgive me.  The boys very graciously did.  Drew then said something that made me want to laugh.  He asked, “Does mommy need a spanking too?”

Big Word

Earlier in the day, Drew was going around saying, “hippopatomus, hippatomus, etc…”  Jonathan said, “That’s a big word.”  Will then said, “Elephant is also a big word.”  I guess he is starting to understand what constitutes a long word or a short word.