Thursday, May 31, 2012

Important life lessons

The boys have been very into street signs for awhile.  So every time we pass a "new" one they usually ask what it's for.  It's usually Master who wants to know and his "descriptions" are usually difficult to decipher.

MofD:  What's that sign with the letters on it mean? as we are driving by

Now I am a lucky driver who gets reminded every time we pass a "no U-turn" sign that I shouldn't do U-turns. And we have to drive on a divided road to go to school so you can imagine how many no U-turns signs I see.


We have also have talked about people who play their music so loud that we can hear it from inside my car.  Every time, he will tell me that that person is playing their music too loud.  I'm waiting for the day that he tells that to the person whose music is that loud.  Then I get to get some dirty looks.  Yay me!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I love when this happens

Not sure if this is a nice thing or not.  But I love when I know exactly what the boys are talking about but I pretend I don't and make them explain it better.  In my mind I think it's helping them develop their language skills.  But who knows.

So on the way to school I notice, out of the corner of my eye, that the person driving next to us was driving with his arm out the window. Well, not really out the window but with his arm resting on the open window frame.  Ya with me?  Ok, good.

MofD:  Look!! He's not turning his wheel!!

Me:  huh?

MofD:  He's not turning his wheel!  That's not safe!

Me:  What are you talking about?

MofD:  That man.  He doesn't have his hands on the wheel!

I they showed him how I could drive with one hand but he told me that he thought that the man had both hands off.

I just like that I saw what he was talking about before he mentioned it.  It saves a lot of confusion on my part and frustration on his.

Friday, May 18, 2012


 I would like you to take time to fully appreciate this picture.  That is BabyGirl.  Wearing a pair of Master's underwear.  On the outside of her clothes.  And they are Capt America underpants.  She kept trying to put them on as Master and I were putting away his clothes; so I helped her get them on and she wore them all day.

Monday, May 14, 2012

highly inappropriate

Awhile ago The Family went out of town to visit Dad Boss's parents.  The boys each packed a kid roller bag with all the toys they would want for the weekend.  Master kept referring to it as his "fun bag." And because I am super mature, I kept thinking of this:

I may or may not have mumbled that line at some point.  Then, of course, Master heard me mumble something 

MofD:  What did you say?  
Me:  Oh nothing, it was highly inappropriate

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Why can't a four year old keep a secret??

Ok, so after I wrote the title I realized that it sounded kinda perv-y.  Get your mind out of the gutters people!

For Mother's Day (actually any gift giving holiday), I always plan a craft that is mainly done by the kids to give to Mom Boss & Dad Boss.  As a preschool teacher this is easy because you can use the same project every year.  Not so much as a nanny.  So this year I bought an apron and had the kids put hand prints on it.  It came out really cute.  So of course, even though I said it was a surprise, the first thing Master says to Mom Boss when she got home was

MofD:  Hey Mom guess what......

Me:  Master! Go get your coat on

from the closet: Mom we....

Me:  Master, we're not suppose to talk about surprises remember?

MofD:  But Mom today we....

Mom Boss:  Master, don't tell me the secret.

Whiny:  There's not secret for you mom bless him

MofD:  Oh yes we do!!

Whiny:  Nope we don't

This went on for a bit until I explained to Master that it was a present and I talked to him about how exciting it is to open presents and that we should let Mom Boss be excited for her present.

Then I took it home and wrapped it.  I brought it back to work today so I wouldn't forget it (that's so me).  It was on the counter and Master said

MofD:  I know what that is!  It's the vest for mom.

Me:  Nope it's not a vest.

MofD:  What is it then?

Me:  None of your business. I'm super mature

After Master went to take a nap, I told Whiny to go hide it somewhere that Master and Mom Boss wouldn't see it.  So as he was walking upstairs he said

Whiny:  Too bad you didn't having wrapping paper the same color as those walls pointing to the dining room

Me:  Why's that?

Whiny:  Then I could just put this next to the wall and they wouldn't see it!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Master: Hey Jess, is it cold outside?

Me: I don't think so

MofD:  Well, why don't you check the "thermonitor?"

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Speckled? sparkled? same difference

Master:  We read a book (in school) but I don't remember what happened in it.

Me:  That's ok.  Did you do a project?

Master:  Yeah we made frogs

Me:  Wow frogs

Master:  Yeah they were sparkled frogs.

Me:  huh?

Master:  Sparkled frogs and they ate the most delicious bugs

Me:  laughing to myself  You mean they were speckled? singing Five green and speckled frogs, sat on a speckled log eating the most delicious bugs - yum yum!  One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool, now there are four green speckled frogs.

Master:  That's how it went!!!!  

That is actually a pretty popular preschool song but Master was so amazed that I knew the song/book.

And because he always has to have the last work and is always right:

Master:  Ya know, speckled kinda sounds like sparkled.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

should I be worried

At nap time today I thought I heard the pitter patter of small feet when I should be hearing nothing at all.  So I go to the top of the stairs and hear a voice coming out of Master's room.  I go in and see the bathroom door is open (yes, he has a bathroom in his room).  I go in and shut it and he says to me, "Jess, sometimes I need to talk to myself to go to sleep."