Monday, September 14, 2009

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Its raining here today. It rained yesterday too. Because of the rain, we've had quite a few conversations with our Oldest about why the rain is good.

It usually starts like this:

Oldest: "I HATE THE RAIN!!!!!"

Me: "No! The rain is good!"

Oldest: "Oh yeah, rain is good helps plants grow. Right?"

Me: "Yup, and it gives animals something to drink..."

Oldest: "Uh huh, and it cleans the windows on the house."

Me: "Whatever. Leave me alone."

Then there's the conversations we have with the Middle Child. Which are always extremely interesting.

Right now we have some guys outside digging up our sidewalk, I'm assuming its for the irrigation crap thats been going on for the last year or so, but who knows.

As we drive by the workers and the huge hole in our sidewalk:

Middle Child: "What are they digging up?"

Me: "I don't know."

Middle Child: "I think they're digging up an animal."

Me: "An animal huh?"

Middle Child: "Yeah, I think its a deer."

Me: "Wow. A deer."

Middle Child: "Noooo, not a deer. I think its a giraffe."

Me: "Hmmmm, maybe."

Middle Child: "Not a giraffe, its a bear."

Me: "What are we talking about again?"

And that is my life.


  1. This sounds like a conversation I might have with my husband...

  2. seriously, I think I have had the giraffe conversation with the 8 year old. It usually ends with some question about a bodily function though!

  3. I honestly think our children would get along sooooo well. We have many of the same similar conversations. Especially this one: "Mom, mom, you know what I wish? I wish that the rain only helped the grass and the flowers to grow and killed all the weeds. Wouldn't that be cool, mom?"

    Every. single. time. it rains.

  4. That was too funny!!! I would make that kid clean the windows so he might appreciate Mother Nature!!!

  5. Yup sounds like my house!!!
    And I hate the rain too!!


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