Bramell, Party of Five: Conversations With My Kids

Friday, February 8, 2013

Conversations With My Kids

These kids just keep providing the doozies! I can't help but stop to jot it down when they say something funny or cute. My memory is terrible, and these are the things I want to remember when they are all grown up.  Or at least, grown up enough to be embarrassed by my re-telling of stories around the dinner table.

The other night Girl Twin came home from daycare in a really good mood. She was helping me with dinner in the kitchen, singing in her sweet little voice, "Bible story, Bible story, Biiiiblllle stoooorrryyyy....."

Me:  Did you learn a Bible story at school today?

Her:  Yes!

Me:  Was your story about Jesus?

Her:  No. About God (long pause).....and Cinderella.

OK then. I'm glad she's paying attention!

We have a big cup that I've been drinking out of a lot lately; it's got red and black polka dots on it.  We were in the van, heading to dinner with Grammy and Nanny, when this happened.

Him:  I see coconuts!

Me:  What? What are you talking about?

Him:  (pointing at cup) Those coconuts!

Me:  These are POLKA DOTS.

Him:  Oh, Polka Nuts! I like Polka Nuts.


  1. They may be embarrassed when they reach a certain age, but when they become "real" adults, they will be so happy that you did this for them. I remember you and Tracy (especially Tracy) always asking me, "tell me about when I was little" and loved hearing me tell you about things you did at various ages. I wish I had had the opportunity to to do what you are doing. Precious, precious memories that they will cherish throughout their lives. Thank you for always sharing the good, the bad and the ugly. I love you for it and they will, too.

    Love to all...

  2. Too cute! You are so wise to record these (whatever you can). I find myself straining to remember comments (and which child said what). I wish I had written down more. :(

  3. I really love this! I keep a journal with tiny 1-2 sentence blurbs about my kids, but it is written to them. I plan on giving it to them to share when they are adults:) Twin daughters rule. So glad I found a like-minded person like you on Twitter! :)



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