Convos with the Kiddos: Part Four

6:  I hurt my arm at school today.

Me:  How did you do that?

6:  By playing so powerfully.  I’m one of the most best players.


Hubs to 6:  How many kids are you going to have?

6:  800,000.  61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66 . . . Elizabeth1, Elizabeth2, Elizabeth3, Elizabeth4 . . .


Talking about a kid at school:

6:  If we were born on the same day, since we were born at the same time, we would be twins!

I had to explain to him that that is not quite how “twins” work.


Closing his eyes and tilting his head back and forth:

Me:  What are you doing?

6:  I’m doing exercises.  And I have a girl in my head doing it with me.  She does it and I follow.

Me:  Who’s the girl?

6:  Just some random kind of girl.  I can’t even see her face.  Just her pink suit.


Re:  The Northern Lights

6:  It’s like when you go through the second part of the car wash.  Or like all the colors of the monkeys jumping on the bed game.  Except for orange, of course.

Of course.


Talking about a girl in the neighborhood . . . and another boy:

6:  That’s her boyfriend.

Me:  Wow, there are a lot of dating kids in this neighborhood.

6:  Yeah, and I’ve wanted to go play with them, but every time I do, they just play with each other.

I’m just gonna let that one go . . .


6:  I wouldn’t want to jump out of that helicopter into those mountains.  Cuz that could really hurt your back!  Unless the mountains had cotton balls on them.


6:  Who is another superhero besides Abraham Lincoln?

Me:  Abraham Lincoln wasn’t a superhero.  He was a president.

6:  Yes he was!  He ended slavery.  If not for him, there’d still be slaves and that would be a bad thing.  Also, firefighters are superheros because they save people.  They are real life heroes!

Now how exactly can I argue with that logic?  Vampire hunter AND superhero!


Me:  Eyelashes protect your eyes.

4:  OR . . . they can protect them from monsters.  Like if monsters run up to you.


Watching Dancing with the Stars . . . of course.

4:  Are the girl with the white dress and guy with the black shirt married?

Me:  No, they just dance together.

4:  But she’s wearing a married princess dress!!!


4:  Do you know where the angry birds store is?

Me:  No, do you?

4:  Well, maybe it’s in the last part of Maryland.  Or Hawaii.


36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. red
    May 30, 2012 @ 09:23:21

    Who is this “4”? You’ve only mentioned 3 and 6 before, haven’t you? Did 3 have a birthday?

    6 seems precociously aware of girls. Look out, world!


    • mistyslaws
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 12:04:24

      Yes. I figured it would be obvious based on all my previous bitching about 3’s 4th birthday parties and all the craziness that abounded. I mean, why on earth wouldn’t all of you be documenting and remembering every single detail of my life? Pfft!


  2. weezafish
    May 30, 2012 @ 09:34:21

    I think no. 6 has a great grasp of heros. Did no. 3 have a birthday, that’s funny.


  3. bluzdude
    May 30, 2012 @ 09:37:51

    The way I picture it, 4 and 6 both wear matching game jerseys with their numbers on them.


    • mistyslaws
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 12:05:45

      Ha! I might have to make that happen. I think I’m gonna wait a few weeks until 6 is 7, though. I wouldn’t want to waste $$ on a 6 for this short a time.


  4. wcdameron
    May 30, 2012 @ 09:46:22

    Could your kids be any cuter, or more wise?


  5. thoughtsappear
    May 30, 2012 @ 09:50:21

    What if 6 has boy children? What’s the boy name?

    Also…let’s take a trip to the last part of Maryland. Or Hawaii. I’m up for both.


    • mistyslaws
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 12:13:44

      I guess that wasn’t clear. If it’s boy children it will be his actual name with 1, 2, 3 . . . kinda like a George Foreman type thing.

      Definitely. I’m up for an adventure! Maybe for your birthday? 😉


  6. atypicallyrelevant
    May 30, 2012 @ 10:18:38

    6 reminds me of a story my mom told me about myself when I was his age. We were in the car going somewhere and my brother was just a baby and my sister was probably sitting in the back seat picking her nose or something. We were having one of those conversations where I was making really good points and she couldn’t dispute my logic, so she just said, “You’re a funny kid, you know that?” and I shot back with, “But I’m not wrong.”

    25 years later, that should give you volumes of insight on how I came to become what I am now.


    • mistyslaws
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 12:14:38

      Oh man. A little peek into the early psyche of Mandi. Love it.

      And I absolutely can see my kid saying that. Is this what I have to look forward to in the future? Uh oh.


  7. Mayor Gia
    May 30, 2012 @ 10:39:36

    Bwah ha haha aha ha I would spend all day talking to 6. He sounds awesome.


  8. Jayne
    May 30, 2012 @ 10:42:02

    Orange? Preposterous!
    Love your kids!!


  9. She's a Maineiac
    May 30, 2012 @ 12:47:11

    Whew! Thank GOD I have eyelashes. Good to know they also protect against monsters.

    How many kids do you have?


  10. jen
    May 30, 2012 @ 15:04:11

    But. . .but what about the orange monkeys? Orange monkeys need love too!


  11. Brett Minor (@brettminor)
    May 30, 2012 @ 15:24:59

    I use my eyelashes to keep monsters away as well.


  12. Queen Gen
    May 30, 2012 @ 18:44:31

    Haha! One of my friends told me that a police officer came to her kids’ day care centre to talk to them about stranger danger. Afterwards, she asked them what the policeman taught them today.

    Her son (4): he said that policemen are all superheroes and they save people and they can fly.

    Her daughter (3): he told us about Jesus.


  13. cornfedgirl
    May 31, 2012 @ 00:09:01

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I even read it to Brock. Too cute. I hope that I get to meet you, 4, 6 and the girl in the pink suit some day. We can all do “exercises” together. you and I will each be holding a glass of wine. 🙂


    • mistyslaws
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 12:19:41

      As long as I can do them like he did. Sitting still with his eyes closed and head barely moving back and forth. Those are my kind of exercises!! And yes, much less likely to spill the wine that way. 😉

      Someday, Johi. Someday.


  14. Andi
    May 31, 2012 @ 00:11:42

    I love the conversation about 6’s future children! I once had to entertain Middlest at a car wash when he was about 3, and we started talking about how many kids he wanted. He wanted a LOT (well into double digits) and he listed off the names for me….all Star Wars characters. Apparently, I can look forward to granddaughters named both Queen Amidala and Padme, which is going to confuse the heck out of them if they ever see the movies.


  15. Danielle Charlton Geer
    May 31, 2012 @ 11:00:24

    I find it brilliant that you gave your kids numbers instead of names. That prevents all those pesky times when one or more of them are pissing you off and you start randomly yelling names of all the kids at the one kid who started it. All three of my kids were named “SheaKaceyBrennan… YOU! The Blonde! NO! THE OTHER BLONDE! GET YOUR BUTT OVER HERE!”

    Your kids are too freaking precious for words.

    That is all.


    • mistyslaws
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 12:22:08

      Yeah, unfortunately my kids names kinda rhyme, so I find myself doing that A LOT. But I have a brown haired and blonde one, so at least if I just start yelling “the blonde one” maybe that will work. Except my blonde thinks he has brown hair. Yeah, so maybe that won’t work afterall.


  16. Vesta Vayne
    May 31, 2012 @ 17:13:35

    Have I told you the convos with kiddos posts are my fav? Your chilluns are hee-larious. And really, quite logical.


    • mistyslaws
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 12:24:37

      That’s so funny that you think that, being childless and all. And I don’t mean that in a “all childless people are completely clueless about what us parents go through and obviously hate all children or they would have some of their own, so obviously I WIN” kinda way. I’m just surprised with you not being saturated with kids and their kidisms daily, that you would enjoy this so much. I always wonder how people who aren’t inundated by constant kid chatter will react to this stuff. Now I know. Thanks!


  17. Go Jules Go
    May 31, 2012 @ 17:21:36

    Oh gosh, now, if you get tired of Weekly Whacked (although you know we love it even though it’s a lot of work…for you… LOL), you can make this a regular feature! Your kids are hilarious. “They just play with each other”…hmm. Don’t know if I coulda let that one go. You’re a good mom, Misty.


    • mistyslaws
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 12:27:02

      Yeah, except it usually takes a little while to compile this list. They aren’t always brilliant. I just write down the gems. Sometimes I get 3 or 4 in one night, and other times it is weeks between them. You cannot really control my children’s bon mots, unfortunately.

      That was a tough one. And I was the only adult to hear it, so I couldn’t even give the hubs the eye or anything. But I could share it with all of you!! Yes, I am an excellent mom. Obviously. 😉


  18. Andrea
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 21:59:28

    Oh my goodness! Now I am distracted by some crazy person in a pink suit trying to force me to exercise! I love that you are not just hearing your kids, but actually listening to what they are saying, and writing it down…and sharing! Fantastic tales! I feel safer just having eyelashes now too!


    • mistyslaws
      Jun 08, 2012 @ 12:08:56

      Thanks, Andrea! Don’t let that girl work you too hard. She is ruthless, that pink one!

      Eyelashes are of greater importance than anyone ever realized. Keep vigilant! Keep blinking! 😉


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