"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

the time of our lives

at some point this year "man talk" began before bed.
where sean and brennan talked about man stuff.
then it turned into a "fireball" dragon story.
everything very "man."
{insert time allen barking here}
the stories are different every night.
sean makes them up as he goes.
usually with some of the day's actual events included to the story line.
the characters are always:
fireball (a dragon he got on his birthday from blake)
cheetah racer (a game on pbs kids)
robot tiger (no idea where they came up with this one)
a life lesson is sometimes at the end.
they always do things during the story.
like go swimming, eat dinner, fight knights and other mean dragons, or save princesses.
one time robot tiger's head fell off b/c he was standing in the water table after lunch and slipped, falling head first onto the cement.
where his head fell off.
and he was hurt.
and had to have a time out.
b/c he didn't listen to his mommy about not standing in the water table b/c he might fall out and hit his head on the cement.
see?
life lesson:)
brennan gets to make up some of the story as sean goes along.
and then he always asks for me to come in to sing a song after the story is over.
twinkle twinkle little star and/or baby beluga.
sometimes he is already asleep by the time i get upstairs.
i sing anyway.
and stroke his hair.
kiss the bridge of his nose.
and his temples.
this is the time of our lives.
every single minute.
today i learned:
max hates the big pool.
even at 91 degrees.
she loves the hot tub.
at 101 degrees.
it is the only place she will stop crying.
she laid on her back kicking her legs the entire time.
and brennan wants to live in the water.
and never get out.
and last but not least,
it is more fun to get in the water with my kids,
but makes me more tired.
worth it.
*bonus thought*
do not wear a non-maternity swim suit when you are 9 months pregnant and then try to wear it the following year when you are no longer 9 months pregnant. you will have a saggy bum b/c you stretched it out when you were 9 months pregnant.
then you will wonder if you had a big bum when you were pregnant,
when you didn't think you did,
{which i still claim i did not and that is all that counts},
but you will feel like you have a small bum now,
so that is great.
really great.
that is all.
the end.

5 comments:

Amy said...

I LOVE the man stories. Adorable, and so precious.

I now need a pool. And a bathing suit.

Sue said...

Dave always told man stories too. Often about Pirate Pete.

;)

Online College Degree said...

Life Experience DegreeCute cute babies..

McVal said...

What great pictures!
My husband always told the stories of the wolf witch.
AAHHOOOOO!! heh heh heh!
lol!

Colleen said...

That is so very, very sweet. The stories sound priceless.

90% of the time, I get in and play because, like you said, it's worth it.