Washing dishes with Asher(8) we hear mommy shouting ‘Lula’ (the dog) and to me it sounds like it is coming from inside.
Daddy: ‘Asher is mommy inside or outside?’
Asher: ‘Did you hear her shout at Lula?’
Asher: ‘So where is mommy?’
Daddy: ‘Thats what I asked you’
Asher rolling his eyes, probably thinking to himself – the dog is outside, mommy shouted at her, so mommy must be outside; how doesn’t daddy get that.
Daddy: ‘Are you being sarcastic with me?’
Asher: ‘No daddy, I’m just trying to help you think.’
First day of school. Asher(8) complains that his tummy hurts.
Chayill(5): ‘Asher you just nervous. Breathe in, breathe out … Just try it Asher’
Gabby(3) pointing to something on the floor: ‘Look daddy, a moth’
Daddy, tired and wanting to wind down after long day at work, hear’s his 3 year old saying: ‘Look daddy, a mote’ and because she struggles with ‘r’ assumes she means ‘remote'; and responds: ‘Pick it up’
Gabby with a horrid look in her eyes bursts into tear and runs out of the room shouting ‘MOMMY’
Waking up Asher(8) to go buy some back to school supplies, Asher: ‘I don’t want to go’
Daddy: ‘I also don’t want to go. If you looked after your stuff then we wouldn’t have to go.’
Asher: ‘Is mommy going. She always takes forever. If she says 2 then she finishes at 4.’
Daddy: ‘Like I said, if you looked after your stuff, we wouldn’t have to go through this pain.’
Asher gets up, goes through his wardrobe and comes back to me, ‘Daddy I got all my stuff, I just need books. Can’t you just go buy that. It’ll be a lot quicker.’
Daddy: ‘Asher! Your mother needs to shop. Just man up and get yourself ready’
I probably shouldn’t have said that. Left my boy very despondent, and probably taught him to compromise and give in to commercialism.
After showering Asher says to me: ‘All you want to do is relax at home and all mommy want to do is be outside. I’m never going to get married then I can be lazy when I want to.’
Doing some practice prep work for grade 3 with Asher(8) when Gabby(3) and Chayill walks in. Daddy (aka teacher): ‘You two are disrupting my class.’
Chayill growls at me and leaves
Gabby: ‘I’ll go to my own room and do my own work and I’ll tell mommy’
Daddy: ‘Good then do that’
Gabby, walking out: ‘And I’m gonna wear my seatbelt’
Gabby, pops her head back into the room, and growls at me.
Daddy, after Chayill(5) used a quarter roll of toilet paper in one sitting: ‘Chayill you don’t need to use so much toilet paper. Try using just a little less.
Chayill (5): ‘I wipe until my bum feels right’ and walks off indicating end of discussion.
During the December vacation I roped Asher(8) into helping with the evening dishes. After a few days Asher asks me: ‘Is mommy never going to wash dishes again’
After a weekend visit from the boys 4 cousins (all girls), Chayill(5) asks: ‘Mommy, why when we were born we were only 3 kids but when they were born they were 20′
I guess 4 girls could feel like 20. Boys were rather well behaved over the weekend, in fact I can’t recall a single argument between them. Now that the girls are gone, they already …
Asher(8) and Chayill(5) arguing.
Chayill says to Asher: ‘I am the king Asher. You must listen to me’.
Asher responds: ‘and I am your mother so do what I tell you’