Monday, June 1, 2009

Ha ha ha!

We've been laughing a lot lately. Kids are natural comedians, and sleep deprivation can create some pretty funny situations too. Here's a collection of things that have made us chuckle over the last couple of weeks...

  • Last night as I got Madeline ready for bed, Rob ran the garbage disposal in the kitchen directly beneath her bedroom. The low rumble sounded like a distant storm, and Madeline matter-of-factly said, "That's punder."
  • This came maybe 20 minutes after asking us in a barely audible voice to "whister" at the dinner table because her Little Baby Boy was trying to sleep.
  • On a regular basis, Madeline waits until no one's looking and in the blink of an eye, charges over to our neighbors' house -- breaking into their minivan for the Cheese Nips she knows are there, or sneaking into their garage fridge for a stash of Capri Suns.
  • And finally, the other night Madeline got so excited when she saw her daddy's car getting home from work. Rob pulled her into his lap for her first driving lesson. After a particularly intense day of toddler independence and boundary-testing, my mind flashed forward to driver's permits, curfews and teenage years. Oh boy....
Then there's little Charlie! Just look at this guy with his pot belly, double chin and bald head wearing a "Chicks Dig Me" onesie, a gift from our friends Erica and Craig.

And finally, there are the whispered calls I've gotten from Rob at the office, bleary-eyed from Charlie's newborn sleep schedule, the pre-dawn alarm clock and from getting ready for work in the dark. The first call came because the poor guy forgot to shave. He pulled off the interstate, bought a razer and shaved in a gas-station bathroom. Another time, he got mixed up and wore jeans a week early for a company-sponsored records retention day (he jokingly told people who teased him that he was "raising awareness" so other's don't forget). And my favorite... He called whispering so quietly I had to ask him to repeat himself several times. When I finally heard what he said, tears streamed down my cheeks with laughter. He had worn two different shoes to work!

5 comments:

Janelle said...

I am still Laughing!!! Awesome! This is why we love you! Hope you are well! Janelle

Johanna said...

What a cutie they both are! LOVE the chicks dig me t-shirt!

The Stucks said...

We just bought a van and we figure it will last as long as our other car...still have it after 11 years. What? That means Madelynn is going to learn to drive on my new van!!! Only 10 years away. Perhaps I shouldn't get ahead of myself but Lauren knows her way around Peoria and announces what we are close to as we drive through town. I guess she'll be ready to drive too.

Chelsea said...

It's just the little things that make you laugh sometimes, isn't it?

Shaving in the gas station? Two different shoes!? That poor guy needs some sleep!

Jamie said...

Oh Meg, how funny! And poor Rob! I'm sure no one noticed his 2 different shoes! Charlie is sooooo cute!! He looks like he has quite a personality too! I can't wait to meet him and kiss those little cheeks in person!