Thursday, March 19, 2009

Something Really Disgusting

Dominic and Xavier made the decision to come watch me get blood drawn. When we got there, Dominic told the nurse, "The reason we are here is to see something really disgusting."

He watched very closely, and when she was done, he said, "Oh man. That was awesome!"

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Gabriel is Out of Touch

And, it's not my fault. I mean, let's get real. I am not a big fan of non-fiction books. Gabriel lives and breathes them. I have never been a fan of history, although I am starting to enjoy it, now. Gabriel has always loved history. I would much rather do math or read smut any day of the week, than force myself to sit down and read a book about the fall of Rome. Now, don't get me wrong. Now that I am an adult, I am learning to love history. In fact, I think it is one of the most fascinating subjects we study. But, it isn't something I do for fun. Most children don't obsessively read about the Greek gods. Gabriel does.

The other day, Gabriel was preparing for a Tae Kwon Do tournament. I told him that he needed to stop thinking, and just let his body do what he'd taught it. I told him, "Just do it. Like Nike says."

Gabriel looked at me with a funny look on his face and said, "No, she didn't."

*sigh* How many 11 year old male children would immediately leap to the Greek goddess, Nike, instead of the shoe company? He's obviously out of touch.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Three Boys, and Their Mother, Go to the Ballet

A few weeks ago, I took the boys to the ballet. The ballet we saw was "Cinderella." It was probably one of the worst ballets to take the boys to. First, most of the dancing had no story line to go with it. Second, they changed a lot of the story, which was not good for my exacting children. Third, it was 2 1/2 hours long. However, it provided some humorous moments.

Dominic turned to me about halfway through to ask, "Why is there so much dancing?" Because it's a ballet?

Xavier was really focused on the ballet, and I thought, "Wow! He's really getting into this." Shortly after I thought that, he turned to me and said, "How far back do you think that stage goes?"

Finally, and this was the one that takes the cake, as far as I'm concerned, in the last scene (that made no sense) they had a sort of runway that was 5 or 6 steps off the floor. The dancers walked down the runway and down the steps. Dominic said to me, "Why don't they jump off?" He just could not understand why they would walk down when it would be so much more fun to jump off.

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