Friday, June 25, 2010

Table Talk




"Momma," Janie says. I dab a make-up brush at my cheeks, raise my eyebrows. She leans up to the mirror, "why can I see blood-hoses in your eyes?" She squints.

"Oh, do I look tired?" Apparently.


Later, we sit around the lunch table, "Just because it's funny doesn't mean you should talk about it," I say. Jane licks a blob of jelly from her finger.

"Like pooping your pants."

"Yeah," Jack smiles, "It would be SO wrong but SO funny." He slaps his knee, a tsunami of giggles breaks over the table. Even little Lulie 'bout rolls off the bench.


Later we find TOOT, POOP, and PEE scrawled on the kids' whiteboard, the letters all warbled with laughter. That Janie's a speller. Only PEE was spelled wrong. Anyone else remember the hilarious poop and pee?

9 comments:

emily wierenga said...

there are so many good lines in this post... blood-hoses... tsunamai of giggles... pooping your pants :) oh to be a kid again. your family sounds so comfortable, utterly confident in the love you give them. it's beautiful, bethany.

suzy said...

What a happy, funny, sweet family portrait.
We have these conversations too :)
And the little moments of children that you will hold and remember always with a smile.

Kim Hyland said...

I can't help but giggling when I think our creator created "toots". Afterall, he could have made them silent. I think He must laugh too! With a house full of boys (5) and one longsuffering, sweet girl in the midst of all the bodily noises, we are still laughing (teen boys are much like toddlers in this respect).

Goat said...

I'm thinking how funny burps were and the flatulent sounds you can make with your hand in you armpit. Wonderful discovery--want Grandad and me to teach them that?

Tightwad In Training said...

Your children are too funny. I bet you guys never have a dull moment around your house!

Heather of Swallowing A Moose said...

LOL... I think I just pee'd too! How hilarious! I love it! Your kids are a riot! I can't wait till mine come.

emily wierenga said...

i keep re-visiting, hoping for more posts :)

Bon said...

Hahaha;) So I'm not the only one enduring the hilarity of potty talk? You capture so many great moments Bethany!

Daiquiri said...

Ooops - my comment just got lost?! I don't know...is a comment about armpit farts worth repeating? Don't think so. I hear you :-)