Monday, December 5, 2011

A few funny stories

On 12/1/2011:

Scout was barking at the window because someone dared to walk down the street near our house. Thing 2 went to the window to see what was up.

He tells me there was just some kid walking down the street with his "
pants on the ground" and we start talking about this "style."

Thing 2: I've noticed that people with backward baseball caps often have pants on the ground.
Me: Sideways baseball caps, right?

Thing 2 (who wears his backward): No, backward, too.
Me: Do you like
pants on the ground?
Thing 2: (eyes wide and shaking his head) No!! (and turning back to the window with a shrug) I break stereotypes.

On 12/3/2011:

Thing 1 played violin at the Christmas Spectacular with the Hershey Symphony. She looked BEAUTIFUL and sounded amazing. What a treat to be able to play with them! Mark, Thing 2, and I all attended to support her and enjoy the performances. Thing 2 looked SO handsome.

Mark volunteered to help backstage and while he was getting Thing 1 where she needed to be, Thing 2 and I got seats in the balcony.
I noticed how handsome he looked and leaned over and said, "You are SO handsome. If I weren't your mom and I were your age, I would totally have a crush on you."

He responded by slapping himself in the forehead while rolling his eyes and shaking his head (it only made him that much cuter).

After the concert, we went out to get something to eat as a family and we were all laughing and sharing stories. I shared that one and described Thing 2's reaction (he shook his head again while I relayed this to Mark and Thing 1).

Mark explained that all I was saying was that he's cute. I nodded my agreement, "Yes, I'm simply saying you're cute, that's all."

So Thing 2 looked at me and said, "Then just say that!"

(I'm not the only one who thinks he's cute. A friend recently told me that her 9-year-old daughter has a crush on Thing 2. Apparently her cute daughter gushed to my friend, "Mom, he has the best eyelashes!" and even wore a touch of make-up when she knew she was going to see him.)

On 11/15/2011:

Thing 2 was philosophizing (as he is often prone to do) and this time we got an insight into the inner workings of his mind.

He explained, "There are two chambers in my mind. The 'saving data' chamber and the 'easily forget' chamber."

He went on to explain that thoughts enter his mind and some stuff stays in his head forever (like the Yo-Gabba-Gabba songs he heard repeatedly when the kids' cousin Ada visited earlier this year) and some stuff doesn't stay long at all (I think I have this chamber, too).

I asked, "Can you put the thoughts in either chamber?"

He said, "It does it for itself."

And then, very matter-of-factly, he explained that when a thought enters his mind for the first time, it goes to "the middle" and then it chooses where it goes.

My thought? That explains some things!!


the emily said...

I have both those chambers too. Sadly the easily forget chamber is where ALL the important stuff goes.

Zelia said...

Darn! As I get older I only have one chamber. Sadly it is the forget chamber.

Mom said...

Your kids are so cute. (there, I said it straight forward so Thing 2 can avoid the head slap :) I hope you have a video, or at least photos of Thing 1's concert. Wish we could have been there.

The Magic Violinist said...

I have those chambers, as well, unfortunately. :P I easily forget things that I don't want to forget, and then there are some things I am forced to remember . . . CURSE YOU YO GABBA GABBA! :O

Jimmy said...

Smart and cute. Some guys have all the luck.

J Fo said...

Musicians, jokers, thinkers, lookers...You guys are in such trouble when these kids are teenagers! ;)