Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rainbows and Happiness

A few days ago on the way home from Walmart we saw a rainbow. It was so huge and beautiful. By the time we got home it was a double rainbow outside our door. Ben thought it was amazing.
Today we went to Walmart again (because it's what we do). On the way, Ben asked if we would see a rainbow. I told him probably not because it wasn't raining. He told me, "No, Mom. We have to go to Walmart, buy lots of stuff, and come home at bedtime to see a rainbow. That's what my Dad said."

A bonus conversation:
Me: I'm going to take a shower and then we are going to pick up before Daddy comes home."
Ben: And then we can be happy?
Me: What?
Ben: And then we can be happy?
Me: When Daddy comes home?
Ben: Yeah!
Seriously, he sounded like he wasn't allowed to be happy today!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Stinky bugs

Somewhere in the last few months, I have developed a bug phobia. It could be the 3 or so inch long spider that I found stalking me in the basement a few weeks ago. I'm not sure where it came from, but it's here just the same.
As we were getting ready to tuck Ben in tonight, I reached to switch off the living room light and at just the last second looked up to see a rather large stink bug. I shrieked and Jer came to the rescue. Ben was supposed to be going potty on his way to bed, but, needless to say, he was distracted by my freaking out. Jeremy caught the stink bug with a toy cup and threw it in the potty. Ben looked at it with glee, especially after Jer told him to pee on the bug. Ben did with all the joy of a three year old boy peeing on a bug!
Just as he got done, he yelled to his dad, "Now it's a stink bug, Dad! It stinks like pee!"

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The anatomy of cows

A few weeks ago, Ben spent some time with my sister Cara and her friend Andrew. At some point through the course of this time, Ben inquired about the udders under a toy cow. Andrew explained that they are where milk comes from.
Tonight we went on a walk/run down our road. As we passed the cows, Ben said, "Dad, I need you to let me go in that fence so I can squeeze the things under their bellies and get milk."
Jeremy said, "No, first of all they aren't our cows and second of all, they don't have those yet."
(The cows are young heifers who haven't had babies.)
As I am writing this blog, I asked Jeremy for clarification about what Ben said to ensure accuracy. He asked Ben what he wanted to do. Ben hopped off of his lap, found his farm animal puzzle and pointed to the udders and said, "These things, Dad. Can you see them? I need to do that some day."
Apparently, we have a farmer in the making!