Up until last spring, I did a pretty good job of occasionally recording moments and quotes from the boys. I haven't been as attentive to that in the last year. Probably because we've added gymnastics, scouts, trumpet, and piano to the weekly rotation. I spend more time driving and listening to the gems than I do writing them down. This week I found some old ones from last spring.
... journal entry from May 2011...
Will is a dedicated Diary of a Wimpy Kid reader and now a writer and a cartoonist. Shopping for a journal, he first picked out a leather-looking journal. Then he saw another red, material-covered hardback and changed his mind. “Mom, this one is a little cheaper and it looks more like a New York Times best-seller.”
“No editing of this one, Mom. I’m writing it perfectly, ready to be published.” What’s the title? “Diary of a Non-Wimpy Kid.”
“Mom, you are such a good writer.” “Thank you!” I replied, wondering what he had read of mine. “You never make mistakes.” “I make mistakes all the time!” “But even though you have cross-outs, I love your cursive writing.”
Liam, killer one-liners:
With his arm overhead, looking at his pit: “Mom, is this my army pit?”
“Where are my hippos?” Those would be hips.
A recent I-love-you-more game: Me: “I love you all the way to Princess Peach’s castle.” “Mom, I love you all the way to Mars and back with the sunshine on your face.”
In the bathroom getting ready for bed: “Oh, I peed in the eye!” Me: “WHAT? You peed in your eye???” “No, the toilet’s eye.” Three nights running, I still come running when he hits the target and makes the announcement.
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