Thursday, May 20, 2010


around our house never cease to amuse me,
touch me,
at times frustrate me,
and at times make me laugh right out loud as I realize the innocence of youth all wrapped into the utter desire to serve and love this human that they call mommy.

Here is an excerpt from this week:
We had taken our van into the shop (yet again...), and got the call that it was ready...

Me, "Okay, boys let's go, it's time to pick up the car."
Ben, (eyes huge)... "pick up the car?!"...
Then starts walking toward the garage, pulling up his sleeves, "that's going to be hard!"
..."do we have to pick it all the way off the ground?"

And just like that, I am suddenly laughing out loud at his literal interpretation
... and humbled at his exact obedience and desire to pitch in and do all he could in the "Picking up of the car" activity.

I love my kids!


Sue Howe said...

You can't help but love Ben!

Jeffrey said...

that is so cute! We sure are going to miss Ben at our house. love that story

mnjacksons said...

sorry last comment was from me- marissa

Robin Conner said...

That had me laughing out loud! Thank you Ben for the laugh! What a hilarious cute little boy! Loved that he rolled up his sleeves and was ready to go! And don't worry about your house. I've realized too, that there aren't enough hours in the day and not enough eneregy in this mom to do IT ALL plus stay organized! This clean freak has turned into a "not so clean freak!" And it's OKAY! YOu are doing awesome Jen! Loves! ♥