Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I'm trying to convince myself to just upload my pictures and slap them up on this here blog. But I'm totally unmotivated. We had a busy weekend and marked some fun things off of our summer goals list. I will get to it at some point. Until then, enjoy these silly things James has said lately.

James spent two nights with Grandmama and Granddaddy recently. When Kelly asked him if he'd sing Red Solo Cup (Toby Keith song) he told her he couldn't because he didn't have his guitar. :) Later, he used Granddaddy's guitar to sing it for her.

James' Sunday School teacher accidentally let him eat a Little Debbie Cake one Sunday recently. When she realized what she'd done, she panicked and pulled me out of Sunday School. I told her what happened with his last reaction and what to watch for and where his Epipens were. She went back downstairs and said, "James, your mama said you would be okay." James looked up and said, "Good! Now can I have another one?"

We're in an "actually" phase right now. "Actually, Mom..." EVERYTHING is "actually." I commented one night that I thought Will might have a dirty diaper and James said, "Actually, Mom, I just tooted so it's possible that I might be the problem." {You'll be interested to know that he has ALSO moved on from blaming "helicopters" and has started blaming ME. He tooted twice in the kitchen this morning and immediately whipped his head around in my direction, slapped a shocked look on his face, and said, "MAMA!" as though he couldn't believe what I'd done. I did NOT.}

James is currently not allowed to use the half-bath in our house. It's in the entryway, guests use it, I keep it clean and tidy, James can't remember to flush, and he "accidentally" tee-teed on the floor last week. SO. No half-bathroom. He may use HIS bathroom (which is just not quite as tidy and it's not a huge deal if there's an accident). I was doing laundry one day and I heard a knock on the laundry room door. I opened it and James said, "Mama, can I use the bathroom in the hall?" I told him no and he said, "But Mama! It's closer to the den where I'm playing." Goodness gracious. It may be closer, but you just walked halfway across the house to ask me about it!

Most unique way of avoiding trying something....(He's just an okay eater...unlike Will.) He was sitting in the den watching tv and I was standing over the kitchen sink eating a peach. I asked if he wanted a bite (he HAS tried them before, just not this season and he doesn't like anything "new"). He told me he didn't want to because he needed to, "concentrate on {his} show." Crazy kid.

He told Mrs. Christie at church that he carried a sandwich on his ring bearer pillow in Eddie's sister's wedding. A sandwich. 

A week after the above-mentioned Little Debbie incident, James hopped in the car after church and told me he'd gone back to Sunday School and eaten ANOTHER Little Debbie (lies!) and it was "Mmmm, mmm delish!"

We have a HARD time getting him to stay in bed at bedtime. He'll think of random things to tell us just so he can get up and see what we're doing. The other night he walked over and sat on the couch and said, "Well, I'm just going to sit here for a minute," like he didn't have anything else in the world to do.

***Edited to add a new one! The other day when we talked about Kelly getting married, James excitedly said, "YES! And I'll ride with them in that carriage thing!" "What carriage thing?" I asked him. "The carriage thing that people ride in when they get married! I can't WAIT to ride in that." And then it hit me. We got married at Gin Creek where they DO have a horse drawn carriage bring the bride in and the bride and groom ride away in it, too. Poor buddy thought he'd be able to ride in it, too, because he'd seen pictures of Mama and Daddy riding in one and just assumed that was part of a wedding. Hahahahaha! ***

I don't know what to do with this little stinker. He makes us laugh and he keeps us on our toes! He's going to VBS next week for the first time ever and I can't wait to hear what kind of doozies he tells whomever he's with. Gracious. Kids will keep you humble.

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