Random thing #1:
Me to the boys: When I was a kid…
Boys: You mean in the 1900s?
Me: *moment of realization*
Me: Can we just say the 80s? So when I was a kid, in the eighties…
Boys: Nineteen eighties?
Random thing #2:
Sometimes when I’m making pancakes, or listening to the showers running in both bathrooms, or looking at the dozen socks strewn around the living room, I have a giddy moment. “I have kids. I have kids!” Like it’s a brand new realization. I have a husband! And a house! And kids! When and how did this happen?
(I am only being sarcastic about the socks.)
Random thing #3:
Me to V on his way to bed: Goodnight! Love you!
Me: Hey, why do you never say I love you back?
V: It loses effectiveness if you say it every night.
(This from the same kid who, when he was a toddler, wiped my kisses off his cheeks and claimed he was “rubbing them in.”)
Random thing #4:
Overheard, as a brother and sister rode bikes by my house:
Younger sister: Slow down! I’m just on a little kiddie bike!
Random thing #4
Overheard, as two sweet old ladies rode past me on the trail:
Sweet old lady: You’ll never f***ing beLIEVE what he said…