Sunday, January 13, 2008

The nose knows

Once the three little ones were in bed tonight, we sat down with the older kids to play a game of Yahtzee. The Boy wandered into the kitchen, as teenage boys are wont to do, in search of food. Exactly two-and-a-half minutes later, bowl of Movie Theater Butter in hand, he settled in on the couch for his pre-snack snack. Suddenly, the cherubic, fair-haired little N, appeared on the balcony above--acting as resident spokesperson for the pink bedroom. Peering through the railings, she explained her impromptu visit:

"Mommy. Daddy. We can't sleep. The smell of popcorn is making our nose wake up."

3 comments:

Laura W. said...

Love this quote!! We keep a "children's quote journal" for precious quotes such as these and my children love for me to read the quote journal aloud. We all crack up at the silly things everyone has said over the last eight years!

Eileen said...

As usual, you have the best family stories!

And Laura W., that is a wonderful idea! (I'll have to get a notebook...that I won't lose...and does anybody know where all the pens and pencils went??) :)

The other day, we actually made "real" popcorn--you know, in a pot on the stove, with oil, waiting for the "tester" to pop before putting in the rest of the kernels. I haven't done that since...probably before college! We even dumped on some real live honest to gosh melted butter. I'd forgotten how good it was! I was trying to read to the kids during snack, but...well, let's just say I was only trying to get my fair share. :)

Warmly,
Eileen

Easter A. said...

Love it! Hahahaha...