Thursday, November 13, 2008

overheard...

so i'm sitting down to share my life with the blog world, and my eye catches this title in the headlines on my computer: "researchers find brisk walk can curb chocolate cravings." hmmm... really? i can't imagine why i would want to go out for a brisk walk when i can just eat my children's halloween candy and accomplish the same thing.

anyhow... so ella and bennett are playing in ella's room today and conversing back and forth. truthfully, i really wasn't paying attention to them because there was no screaming or crying. but at one point, i tuned in and heard ella say, "bennett, the little kid died. we need to pray for him." and then i hear bennett say, "oh." clearly they have my attention now, so i venture back to spy on them from the hallway.

"bennett, we need to pray for him. lets get on my bed and pray." bennett, the compassionate man he is, has clearly moved on to something else by this point because i hear him say, "look at this, ella!" to which she replies, "get on my bed right now! we need to pray for him." a little bit of time passes. "bennett, sit down on my bed! we are going to pray!" more time passes. "bennett! we need to pray right now! get on my bed!!!"

finally i see him climb up on the bed. and i see her settle in next to him. she is about to start praying when he shouts out, "hide!" and dives under the blanket to start hide and go seek. ella just stares at him for a moment and then folds her hands and closes her eyes and prays: "dear Lord, please help bennett to cooperate with me. please help us to be brave. and please help the little boy that died in my bed."

WHAT?!?! as she says amen i come in her room and nonchalantly-like ask her who she is praying for. "oh, mommy, remember that little boy that was playing and the bed came down on his head and then he got stuck and couldn't get out and then he died?" oh yeah... so her bed was recalled and a replacement part was shipped to us because the toy chest part at the foot of the bed did actually cause the death of a little boy. this happened like a year ago now and apparently she retained way more information about it than we would want her to.


and in mason news... he just had his 2 month check-up. the most memorable part for ella (and probably for him too) was that he had 5 shots and she was fascinated to watch. later she said, "maybe he could have 12 shots next time." should i be worried that she would want to inflict this kind of torment on her infant brother?

he now weighs 8 lbs 9oz. yes, i realize many of your babies may have been close to this size at birth. but someone has to even out the averages. mason is currently at the 1% for his weight. yes, out of 100 boys his age, he is the smallest.

now if only those m&m calories i just consumed could make their way into my breast milk and not my hips...

6 comments:

debby94 said...

Isn't it funny what they remember? Kids are soooo cute and say (and do) the funniest things.

Rachael Schepemaker said...

great story! i am so glad that you overheard it!

Bosse Posse said...

Can I come and live with you guys? Oh my gosh, your kids seriously crack me up. And your commentary makes me laugh all the more. In fact, I am still laughing as I'm commenting. I am so glad that I get to be friends with you so that I get to be privy to these family stories. Oh, it's good stuff.

Poppa said...

Papa says

Maybe that is what I am doing wrong.
I run 5 miles a day and have an extreme desire for milk chocolate. Maybe I just just walk.

charlotte said...

Oh Stephanie,

I love your sense of humor. You cracked me up with your talk of brisk-walking and chocolate-consuming! It is wonderful to be able to keep up with you all through this crazy blogging world!

Jessie said...

The shots is perhaps one of the funniest things I have ever heard. The fascination of little kids...