Sunday, June 20, 2010


Despite my doom and gloom posts, things haven't been all bad here. Lily has been adding her own touch of humor to the days. Of course it's when she's being disobedient which makes it all that much more difficult not to laugh and follow through with her discipline.

An example:

Recently we've established the rule that no one is to jump on the couch, to the couch or off the couch. I really don't have a problem with it but my kids are accident prone (just like their dad). After the second time they had a mid-air collision we decided to put our foots down on jumping.

I should note here that the last mid-air collision happened on my way home from a baby shower. I was met at the door with, "Mom, there's blood on the ottoman!". I walked into Eloise crying with an ice pack and more teeth loose. It was awesome.

Back to today. Lily was jumping on her knees on the couch. I asked her what she was doing and she told me she was just "Slonking, not jumping". She's convinced herself that if she can change the word, than she really isn't doing what she shouldn't be doing.

The other day she hit Eloise and I asked if she hit her sister. "No. I schlapped her".

It's hysterical. I can't believe she has come up with this on her own.

Oh, Lily, you really are God's grace to us. You give us humor when we need it.


amanda said...

when she is a little older you guys should totally read "frindle" by andrew clement! love the made up words!!

ps - did you finish the help? when i read it i could hardly put it down either, but sometimes i had to force myself just to process that our world used to really be like that. i just couldn't wrap my head around it!

kate said...

I didn't finish it yet, but I'm close. I totally agree with the processing of our world. It completely baffles me. I need to ask my parents about it and what it was like here in the Northwest. We're rather different from the South so I'm assuming there were traces of it but not certainly as bad.