Thursday, September 25, 2008
Our Life from our Children's Perspectives
(BTW: NO, they do NOT still drink bottles - or sippys - this is them pretending to be babies!)
A few quotes from the past few days:
As we drove by the hospital the other day, Grins said "Wook! Deuw's da hospital - dat's wheuw Daddy wivs!" (There's the hospital - that's where Daddy lives). Not really, sweetheart, it just seems that way. :)
And then there are Angel's constant questions:
"Why do Daddys have to go to work and school and Mommys and kids get to play and go do lots of fun things?"
"My dolly got hurt. I need to get her a CT scan."
"Can I go to the Doctor and get an Xray? I really want an Xray."
Me: "An xray of what?"
Angel: "All my bones."
Me: "Why do you want an xray?"
Angel: "I want to make sure all my bones are growing great."
Me: "Well, normally we only get xrays when we get hurt, to see if any bones are broken. I am sure that since you haven't been hurt and you are eating so well and growing so much that your bones are just fine."
Angel: "Well, I really want an xray. I really want to see my bones growing. Maybe I'll fall down today."
Angel: "Why do only Daddys run, and not Mommys?"
Me: "Mommys can run too, if they want to."
Angel: "Why does our Daddy run but our Mommy doesn't?"
Me: (Not wanting to fess up to my inherent laziness - especially in the department of physical activity) "Right now Mommy can't run very fast because she has a baby in her tummy."
Angel: "Why can't Mommys run with babies in their tummies?"
Me: "Some Mommys can - if it doesn't hurt the Mommy or the baby, the Mommy can run really fast with the baby in her tummy. It just hurts Mommy's tummy and her back right now, that's why she doesn't do it..." (I didn't get into the issues of preterm labor, bladder control or laziness...)
Angel: "Well, can we find a Mommy with a baby in her tummy and go to her house and see her run really fast? I would really like to see that."