My kids have been a special mix of orneriness and cuteness for the past few weeks. Saying cute things and pushing the limits of mommy's rules have been the daily routine.
Matt wants us to buy a "hick-up truck" (a pickup truck). I cannot help but smile each time he shows me a "hick-up truck" that he likes.
The twins currently say the most unexpected things and it always reveals something that they have noticed or a new "plan" to get out of trouble when they break a rule. When Matt was at Grandma's, Luke let me know that Matt had pushed him. When I told him that Matt is not home, Luke quickly said, "I meant Mark". Mark had been drawing pictures quietly at the table (in another room from Luke) said, "Me got a paper. (It) Says me didn't." (Get past the bad grammar and his alibi is pretty solid!)
David went with me on a trip and told someone, "I'm with mom so she can drink and drive." Now before you call the authorities on me, you should know what that REALLY means. We had been to Happy Hour, BUT at Sonic. David was handing me my Sonic ICED TEA from the cup holder on the floorboard while I drove so I didn't have to wait until a stop sign to reach it for a drink....unsweet tea in fact! (Not breaking any laws and NOT even breaking my diet.)
Monday a kid was in the Principal's office for talking back to a teacher. On Tuesday two kids talked back to a bus driver so they went to the Principal's office. Then Wednesday, I discovered that a kid stole money from older sister, used the money and lied about it. My fear of today...Thursday has been huge, but the kids are in bed and no teachers or principals have called. I can tell that Daddy has worked several weekends/nights away from home because these things don't happen when the kids know that Daddy will be handling the discipline. I'm ready for Daddy to be home for Spring break because a dose of Daddy time can end a streak of orneriness!