For the days when I don't get up before the sun there's always the tuneful Mrs. von Trapp. She's governessing my son right this moment so I can hammer out some memorables from the team of Jacobs in the house:
From the Little Man:
- 1 -
A few weeks ago Jakeboy brought me a "taco."
Two small plastic cows and an acorn folded up in a breast pad.
- 2 -
During nap time the still awake toddler hears the baby squawk:
Jake: Baby sister! Baby sister, I coming for you when this is all done!!!
- 3 -
During a similar naptime:
Jake: "Katie!!! Katie, move your asst!!"
(Pretty sure that's all you, honey.)
And From the Big One
- 4 -We were reading about Our Lady of Guadalupe while driving around our new neighborhood the other day, and we stopped directly behind a car with a decal of the icon stuck to the back window.
Jacob: "Whoa. What are the chances?" pauses "Probably pretty good."
- 5 -
After I expressed some mild frustration about something he'd shared with his family in an e-mail.
Jacob: "Think about my biography: At 28, he drove around installing closets, sometimes listening to presidential biographies."
Jacob: "Alright. How about I just ask you before I say anything to anyone ever."
Sweeter words were never...
- 6 -
Bemoaning how little he'd done compared to Thomas Jefferson at his age.
- 7 -
Me: You're 29 dear.
And so am I. Cuz it's my birthday or something today. I'm happy houring with the huz sans kids and don't you know I'll be toasting all of you.