messy. crazy. amazing. joyful.

We're not all officially ADHD. Dad's unofficial. Our ten-year-old twins have ADHD. Our seven-year old wants to have it because everyone is always talking about it. Our three year old has ADHD--just because she's three. And me, Mom, I think it's contagious. Who can remain untouched in a house where shoes seem to be lost every morning, instructions are routinely thrown aside, and fights erupt over which continent capybaras come from?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Always Entertaining

An Izzy story:

When I tucked Izzy in the other night, I noticed a list taped to her wall that reached almost ceiling to floor.

“What’s that?” I asked.

“My Christmas list,” she answered.

I cracked up.

A Luke story:

Luke says to me, “Mom, I’m not one of those people who thinks it’s all the president’s fault that we have a bad economy. I mean he has a lot of responsibility.”

First thought: Did he just use the word economy? Second thought: “Luke, have you been reading Newsweek?”

A Wyatt story: 

Wyatt was hopping up and down as we looked at toys in the store.

“Wyatt,” I said, “Do you have to go to the bathroom?”


“Are you doing a pee-pee dance?”

“No.” Starts jumping feet out and in. “This is the pee-pee dance.”

An Annie story:

Seeing outdoor Christmas lights: “Mom, it’s more Christmas!”
Seeing Santa on TV: “Mom, it’s more Christmas!”
Seeing Christmas trees at the elementary school: “Mom, it’s more Christmas!”
Seeing Santa at the Santa lunch: “Mom, it’s more Christmas!”
You get the idea.