Saturday, August 16, 2008

But, why, mama?

Bella asks questions non-stop all day long. I love how her mind works and I really enjoy that she is curious about everything in life. We'll go for a drive and the whole time, she's asking questions like "why do we have traffic lights?", "why does green mean go?", "why are fire engines red?", "why do kids have to go to school?". And the questions are just random like that...one question after another, and sometimes the questions have nothing to do with one another. And usually the question turns into a huge conversation with her saying "but, why, mama?" after I try to explain it to her. I don't think I used my brain this hard even while I was in school!!!

She definitely keeps me on my toes, esp yesterday when she was observing me getting dressed and she asked "is it better to have big boobies or little boobies?"...huh, where did that come from? I have to admit I was stumped for a minute or two and really didn't know what to say so I asked her "I don't know, what do you think?" (she's eventually gonna figure out that when I don't know the answer to something I'm gonna turn it back around to her!) and she said "I think big boobies are better". Did I really wanna pursue her reasoning for this? No, not really. But she didn't give me a choice because she said "do you want to know why?" and I nodded and she said, "because big boobies make you a mommy". Has she been looking at old pictures of me that show a much skinnier version of me with small, perky boobs that used to sit high on my chest??!!

I woke up this morning to see Cole sitting on the floor in front of our bed facing the mirror on our closet, making faces at himself. He didn't know I was watching him. I must have watched him for at least 3 minutes raising one eyebrow then the other, making wierd eyes at himself, smiling as crookedly as he could, covering his eyes and then opening them suddenly to notice that he his reflection was still looking back at him. When he noticed I was watching him, he looked embarrassed and I said "I enjoyed watching you...isn't it cool that you can see your own twin in the mirror?" and he looked around and said "Bella's downstairs with Daddy".

Landon is loving all the new library books I've been bringing home. He'll grab a book and sit on the floor and just stare at the pictures. He actually looks like he's reading and I can see he's deep in thought.

Garrett is vaccuuming the carpet right now....with his pretend vacuum. I wonder if I could get him to push my huge Dyson around the house?? He helps me unload the dishwasher and both boys LOVE to help me switch the clothes from the washer to the dryer, which is pretty darn cute to watch, if I do say so myself. I'm gonna raise little boys who KNOW how to do housework. I like to think their future wives will thank me.

10 comments:

motheringmymiraclemultiples said...

I can't wait for mine to gorw up so they can help Mommy with the housework....

My kids will know how do do their laundry...including the sock folding...

Miss Melissa kisses herself in the mirror...I think I am in trouble.

twinmama said...

That is so good that you are teaching them how to help out! My girls will pick up a wash cloth and pretend they are cleaning furniture or the carpet. Its cute what they pick up from us. Also, I am sure the questions from Bella keep you busy, but that is so cool that she is interested in learning things.

Chatabox Girl said...

Aww. Your babies are so adorable! I love the fact that Bella wants to know so much about the world around her. Hopefully she keeps with questions you can answer!

joy said...

Bella is going to be so smart with her inquisitive nature.
I am def teaching all my kids to help around the house and cook eventually. It's important!
I am jealous that you have a dyson LOL

And then there was 4... said...

I want to raise my boy the same way. It builds character and respect.

screamish said...

big boobies are better, eh? I like the reasoning though "they make you a mummy"! that's pretty nice....

angie said...

Yep, the future wives, WILL thank you. I love they why game, and enjoyed reading about how each child is different in the things they like to do! :)

Elizabeth said...

Love this post! My girls have asked me the "boobie" questions too. Your daughter had a GREAT answer! She's a smarty! I totally admire you - I thought I had it tough with 3 little girls - 2 sets of twins is amazing...and you seem to have kept your sanity! Good job! Your children are beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to reading Nineteen Minutes. Gonna add you to my blog roll so I can check back in for all of the twin drama! Take care!

Rugger Mom said...

What a riot. I can't wait for my daughter to ask me the boobies question. :)

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I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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