Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Understanding the absurdities

I am loving this summer. We just finished another fun family(sadly missing Andrew)trip to Mustang Island. My Aunt Gail and cousin Hypatia joined us for 5 days of sun, sand, dolphins, turtles, crabs, and a couple man of wars thrown in to stir things up. The boys swam for hours int he pool, played in the sand and even did a little skim boarding.
I also love that James is at the age of understanding absurdities in life and that he see's(and often makes me see) the humor as well. Case in point, Gavin often wants as little food as possible to get him to desert. I am not sure how this started, but nearly every meal begins with him asking "how many bites do I have to eat?" and me saying, "Just eat as much as your tummy can hold" or "Eat until you feel full".
Gavin: Can I have a dmstick?
Mommy: No, we need to eat dinner.(but honestly today was one of those days I thought about just letting him eat the ice cream)
Gavin: What can I have?
Mommy: I don't know what we are having. What about this piece of pizza(pulling out a small leftover piece of pizza)?
Gavin: Okay
He ets the pizza and get a drumstick. James walks in.
Gavin to James: I already had dinner
James(confused): What did you have?
Gavin: A piece of pizza
James(half smiling with his "what is wrong with this crazy house" look): What the heck?(shrugging) I had 3/4 of a pizza.
Mommy: Well then I guess you won't be hungry.
James: I'm not a bit hungry.
Mommy: Well you know Gavins goal is to eat as little real food as possible. You can have a desert, too.

It made me giggle!