Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

What was that again?

Earlier, Cora and I were in Wal Mart (Heather, we almost took a picture for ya---ask me later) and Cora saw something that caught her eye.  She pointed up and said "Look, Mommy, its a ----- (and proceeded to say a word I didn't expect her to know and never want to hear from her mouth again.)  I looked to see what she was pointing at as I tried to compose myself.  She said it again "its a -----" and a few people looked and giggled.  I was mortified but had the shock giggles, too.  I quickly walked her away from where we were and explained that she shouldn't say what she'd been saying.  She had no idea she was actually cussing and only thought she was saying a word she already knew, in a funny way by replacing the beginning sound. When she realized it was inappropriate, she stopped.  

I can easily say I know she didn't hear that word from me and know that she was saying it innocently, but I do have to keep a guard on my lips around her and it is not always easy.  Once when she was tiny, I was driving somewhere and another driver wasn't paying attention and pulled out in front of me.  I yelled "Crazy lady!" and from the back seat a tiny voice piped up "Cady lady!"  I knew then how quickly children pick up words from us and how closely they watch us. In our home, butt, crap, stupid and shoot are cuss words.  My kids know not to say these words.  Today was a flashing light to me that I must continue to guard MY mouth and be careful of what I listen to because young ears are listening.  I beg you to do the same.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

'Hear Somefin! '

While we don't live in the center of New York City, we have quite a few sounds that surround our home in the evening.  Neighbors' dogs barking, redneck neighbors revving their engines at 11p.m., occasional party crowds, train whistles, and because we live close to an expressway, sirens (police, fire engines, and ambulances).  

Cohen tickles me whenever he hears something unusual to his routine.  Suddenly his eyes get really wide, his mouth drops open and he says "Hear somefin!"  Then, we wait quietly as he tries to recognize what's making the sound.  The other night this happened.  The sound was a fire engine, or police car most likely.  He looked surprised for a minute and said "Fire engine!" and then completely regained his usual composure and plainly stated "Its on tivo'd".  

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Just in case you didn't see it on facebook

The quote of the day in our house is actually scripture---although Cora tweaked it a little bit. 
Tonight she sang  "Romans 16:19 says 'Be accident at what is good. Be innocent of Egypt'". She proceeded to sing a little bit more of it before I lost it saying "and the God of peace will soon crush the station" or maybe it was "spaceship", either way, I'll be teaching her what it REALLY says---The God of peace will soon crush SATAN! underneath His feet!  

Actually, after the day we've had, I really needed to hear that verse from her tonight.  She has had a very hard day---being quite the sassy, defiant one.  My mom says she's testing me to see who's boss.  Well, I think its me and she thinks its her but now that I've heard that verse, it's definitely GOD.  And she and I are going to be learning what that really means together.  

Friday, October 1, 2010


We had pancakes for supper the other night.  Our kids love dip---any kind---so we poured some syrup in ramakins for them to dip them in.  As Cohen sat down to dinner, he noticed the ramakin on his plate and immediately picked it up and started drinking the syrup!  (Not juice, Cohen! Not juice!)