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Just a Glimpse of What I Live With

Time for a few new quotes heard around our house. This time, it’s the boys who’ve had some zingers lately, so I guess I’ll call these “Nate & Anders-isms”…


Anders: “Mom, is it tomorrow?”


Nate: (trying to explain a little hand held toy a friend of his had at church) “It’s like a play station in your hand, but with excellent graphics…you know what graphics are, don’t you Mom?”

M: “Yes, I think I now what graphics are, Son.”

N: “No, I just thought you’d think ‘violent’, like graphic content. It’s not that.”

Just mere moments later, working on Study Island…
N: “Mom! Something’s wrong here! It won’t let me answer! It opens a new mozzarella window every time I click the answer!” (meaning Mozilla)


Anders: (singing his heart out on the bar stool beside me) “I love dis girl…who’s next to me!”


This morning, I awoke to Anders staring at me. He snuggled up into our bed, stuck his arm up next to mine, & said, “Look, Mom. We have the same arms!” (I often point out our similarities. This one, however, goes no further than that we both have skin & bones as far as I can see. That and a hinge in the middle called an elbow. So, yeah, I guess we have the same arms.)


A: “MOM!! Nate hurt me!” (yelled up the stairs – didn’t sound really hurt at all.)
M: “I’ll be down in just a minute.”
A: (to Nate, rather loudly) “Mom said she’s gonna paddle you when she comes down!”

Now that’s what I call a loose interpretation.


Nate & Anders , enjoying a TMNT video together including busting all the great moves on each other, numchucks swinging, plastic sabers clanging, etc.
N: “Anders, you are not so bad, ya know that? You are not so bad.”
A’s response: (in a sing-songy voice) “My bottom stinks!”
Such a bonding moment. Brings tears to the eyes, doesn’t it?

He’s Inching Up On Me

Our oldest boy is growing & changing so much this year & I couldn’t be prouder of the young man he is becoming. He is tenderhearted, generous, quick witted, & has a memory second to none. He truly has become my little buddy & helper this year. He absolutely loves babies & they love him. Can’t wait to see how he & this new baby will get along despite their eleven year age difference. As Shannon said it best, “I’m so thankful to have a front row seat in his life”.

I, too, now have a boy that shares my shoe size (for this year anyway!). That does cause a mother to do a double take. Suddenly, you move from yourself & the world seeing you as a “young” mother to a mom of soon to be teens! It smacks you across the face how fast this time of motherhood goes by.

Anyway, here’s a list of my gentle giant’s favorites right now. Most of them haven’t really changed much in the last few years & it causes one to wonder if many of these interests will be carried on throughout his life at this point…

Adventures in Odyssey
the color blue
Super heroes – favorite is Green Lantern
rings – the bigger the better
comic books, or as they are now called, “graphic novels”. Please!
camp fires
Star Wars – toys mostly, but movies, too. He is scheduled to be allowed to see the latest one this year. I fear he may not be ready for it, but dads know best on these kinds of things.
Lord of the Rings – books & movies
Narnia books
weapons – his bb gun, rifle, sword, revolver, num-chucks, bow staff, etc.
TMNT – they carry weapons
his new Razor scooter – did you know that Leonardo uses a scooter?
The Far Side
Family Circus
recycling trash into some craft of the day
tent camping
twisting his hair
spy stuff
mechanical pencils
Scooby Doo
The Jetsons

See Flickr to the right for the latest of Nate’s grand Lego creations featured today.