Monday, June 20, 2011

kick the can? or the bucket?

A couple of nights ago Rob, Carter and I were watching the bucket list. Carter was sorta zoning in and out as he was building one of his new Lego sets. He was laying on the floor when he piped up, "what are y'all watching?" Rob told him it was the bucket list. Carter asked him why it was called the bucket list, and Rob explained that it's a list someone makes of all the things they want to do before they "kick the bucket". Carter pondered that for a moment and then said questioningly "what bucket do they kick? and why do they make a list for it?"

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ebert and Carter

This evening while the kiddos and I were eating dinner Carter was talking about some movies he was wanting to see. He then enlightened me with the reasons he didn't want to see some of the others, especially "Thor". I asked him why and he told me because there was to much killing in it for someone of his age. I knew neither Rob nor I had seen it so I asked him how he knew there was too much killing. He responded, "From that rotten apple's thingy! The apples thing were they give it like a score on how much you shouldn't see it." He then preceded to tell me that he really wanted to see "Hoodwinked 2". He smiled and said "but really you can't trust those rotten apples, cause they gave Hoodwinked a bad score and I still want to see it." I said, well they probably did that cause it's not very good. He scoffed at me and replied "no way mom, they gave Marmaduke a bad score and it was like totally awesome! Action packed, and not to mention it made me laugh so hard, that I like almost died, yeah really it was the best!" So then I told him that maybe it's just that the critics didn't like it. He looked at me and shook his head and laughed "well they better start getting it right or someone will be out of job soon!"

Sunday, June 12, 2011

On the 7th day he rested.....

Usually on Sunday's I have Carter pack himself a little bag of books, paper, pen, and some fruit snacks to tide him over. I wasn't really paying attention to what he was carrying out the door as we left, but when we got in the car I looked back and noticed he had brought his bright yellow pillow pet duck with him. Which neither of my kids can live without at the moment. I looked back at him and told him that he wasn't going to be able to bring the pillow pet in to church. He stared back and explain "mom, do you know why i'm bringing this to church today?" I said no, but what ever the reason it wasn't coming inside. He then told me "well you know how i'm always laying on you and dad in church, and y'all always tell me to sit up. Well now you won't have to cause i won't bother you since i'll have my ducky here to lay on." I told him that the reason we told him to sit up wasn't because it bugs us, but church is not the time to be splayed out across the pew sleeping. He thought about it for a minute and then said, "No mom your wrong, after all why do you think they call it the day of REST!"

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What was I thinking?

Hooray!!! today is the last day of school! But of course like most mornings during the last 2 weeks we were sorta scrambling out the door. Now anyone who lives in highland knows how insanely awful the construction traffic is. Well I had discovered a "secret" way to get Carter to school in very little time with almost no traffic. As we were cruising along singing to music and talking I might have been going a tad over the speed limit and then to make matters worse there is a right hand turn that I like to take off road! :) (the kids love it!) Well no sooner than I had taken my not so legal right hand turn I see the beautiful blue and red lights in my rear view mirror. As I pull over Carter looks at me and says "Mom, what did you do this time!" I told him I was probably driving to fast and the police officer was going to give me a ticket. He responded, "Oh I know daddy get's those all the time!" As the officer was standing at my window telling me my infractions Carter realized that we were defiantly going to be late and on field day of all days, he puts his hands on his hips hangs his head and says "Mom, I'm very disappointed in you, how could you be so disresponsible!" I did in fact get a ticket but the officer was very nice and cut me a break on my speed. I think he felt bad that Carter was in the back scowling at me for making him late. I think he realized the punishment I would receive from my 7 year old was far worse than what he would have given me.

When we got home Paige asked if she could watch tangled, which happens to be her absolute favorite movie at the moment. I said yes and came into the kitchen to clean up. She's watching the intro, and suddenly gets very upset and starts yelling at the t.v., "punzle's not hippo baby! she's not hippo baby!" Paige runs over to me and repeats what she had been yelling at the t.v., I really had no idea what would make her say that so I went in and  rewinded the movie and listen for a minute. In the beginning of the story the narrator is telling about Rapunzel's birth and there is a line where he says "and so she was born a healthy baby girl, a princess." I guess Paige has very strong feelings about hippo's, and Rapunzel not being one of them! But I have to admit the way he says it, it does sound like he's calling her a baby hippo.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

crime and punishment

I don't know about anyone else but I am more than ready for school to be over with. I find it harder and harder for me to find motivation to motivate Carter to get out the door and be on time for school. The last few mornings I've seriously considered asked him if he wanted to skip school, but then I realize i would have to do the entertaining that day, so off we go. Today I was sorta taking my time and Carter was more than happy to take advantage of it, he was upstairs creating Lego's (per usual), and comes bounding down the stairs very excited to show me the latest creation. "Hey mommy, look what I made! Do you know what it is?" Now to the untrained eye it might look like a common hammer, but knowing Carter it probably is some super high tech rocket that drops "Canadian Bombs" (still not sure where the Canadian part came from) so to be on the safe side, I say "hmmm, is it a super high tech rocket that drops Canadian bombs?" he looked at me like "hello dummy!" and said quite incredulously, "Nooo, it's one of those things that a Janitor uses when your in trouble!" needless to say, I was even more confused so I asked him to explain. He replied "You know, the Janitor bangs it on the table when you get in trouble for doing something bad like throwing trash in the Grand Canyon!" as the light bulb went off in my head, I realized he was talking about a judges gavel, so I told him. "Carter did you mean a Judge's Gavel?"
He got excited again and said "Yeah mom, that's what I meant a Judge's gravel!"