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[Comments] (11) Moments: We had some funny, some thoughtful, and some crazy moments today. I thought I'd share a few . . .

While driving home from the library after a magic show early this afternoon, Atticus and Samuel suddenly fell apart. They had thoroughly enjoyed oooing and awing over the magician, and then picking some books, but once they were in the car, they wailed and moaned that they were too hungry to last the drive home. Atticus cried true tears over his starvation, and said, "Mom, we are going to die! And then you won't have any children! They'll all be dead!!"

Well, with that said, I turned the car around, and we went to Joe's Bakery for sandwiches and donuts.

But regardless, we did have a good trip to the library. I always laugh when we get to the check out and Samuel empties his book bag. Our routine is that each boy gets to fill a book bag with as many books as he can carry. Samuel always has a very miscellaneous collection of picks. Today he came home with a lighter load than usual, but an interesting mix nevertheless: Rabbit Raising from the Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Series, The New York Public Library Kid's Guide to Research, by Deborah Heiligman, two Star Wars books from the paperback display *bleah*, and a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book.

In another conversation, Atticus and I were discussing a play date invitation from his best friend, Connor. Let me preface: Atticus refuses to play at a friend's house without an accompanying parent. He seems highly traumatized by the very though of a baby-sitter, and nothing quite matches the happiness of knowing mom/dad are right in the next room. (BTW, this made for difficulties getting him off to school 60% of our school-day mornings last year.) This is sometimes flattering, mostly frustrating, but I love the kid, and I try to spare him the anguish.

So I told Atticus, with extra enthusiasm, that he could go to this special last play date before Connor moves all by himself!!! He looked at me, skeptical, and said, "But mom, you know that problem I have with my tummy . . ." And this problem is that he has psychosomatic stomachaches when he is nervous. Duh!

And the last laugh of the day came when Samuel announced his intentions of marrying his friend Lydia. Parker, my friend, you’d better WATCH OUT!!


Comments:

Posted by Sarah at Fri Jun 23 2006 08:19

Alyson,
Of all the blog posts we've read this week, mine and Jon's favorite was Samuel bringing home a book about rabbit raising. Is this subliminal advertising for 'I want a pet'?

Posted by Sarah at Fri Jun 23 2006 08:19

Alyson,
Of all the blog posts we've read this week, mine and Jon's favorite was Samuel bringing home a book about rabbit raising. Is this subliminal advertising for 'I want a pet'?

Posted by Sabine at Fri Jun 23 2006 09:25

I love those boys.
Hugs,
Sabine

Posted by Susie at Fri Jun 23 2006 11:11

They'll all be dead!! hehehehe

Posted by amanda at Fri Jun 23 2006 16:51

awww...i just love them. they are too cute!

Posted by Kristy at Fri Jun 23 2006 22:26

Alyson Matkin! Starving those children! Atticus says many clever things that amuse me greatly.

Posted by Renee G. at Mon Jun 26 2006 06:12

Oh those drives home from the library! Fabulous post - I love these little insights into your boys' lives and minds! By the way, I saw a pic of you on Kristy's blog (I think it was) and you look gorgeous! I love your hair so light! Loves.

Posted by Michelle at Mon Jun 26 2006 11:35

Parker says "Bring it on!!" ;)

Posted by Michelle at Mon Jun 26 2006 11:35

Parker says "Bring it on!!" ;)

Posted by Michelle at Mon Jun 26 2006 11:35

Parker says "Bring it on!!" ;)

Posted by Rachel at Mon Jun 26 2006 12:17

cutie mc cute-cute. a kid's guide to research, huh?


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