I'm pretty much your normal mostly-crazy mother with a sweet husband who puts up with me, four amazing children, one beautiful daughter-in-law, one wonderful son-in-law, two perfectly perfect grandbabies, and one incredibly dumb (but cute) dog. They are the joy and the trauma of my life. My sister says pressure turns regular coal into perfect diamonds and regular people into perfect basket cases. I know I'm not a perfect diamond, but I think I'm getting pretty close to being a perfect basket case!
10-16-11 While watching 17 Miracles, Isaac comments: "I'm really glad I live in the modern world. I hate all this pioneer crap!!"
5-23-11 We are playing Spoons and Kate and I are kicking butt and taking names! Wade complained that nobody else ever won, and I told him to get used to it. Girls usually win, that's just the way it is. A few minutes later, Kate won again, and Isaac shouted, "It's not fair! You have Lady Luck!!"
10-13-10 We have been reading in Matthew about Jesus healing the sick and raising the dead. Isaac says: "Mom, Jesus is like Elvis. Only more famous!"
10-05-10 Kate: Did you know that "vacuum" is the only word in the English language with two "u"s together?
Wade: What about "u-underwear?"
06-15-10 Dennis and Kate and the boys are watching a cartoon while they eat breakfast. Isaac comments, "That frog should wear some pants."
Kate: Isaac, frogs don't have to wear pants.
Isaac: They do if they can talk!
05-15-10 We're driving through Yellowstone, and we've seen quite a few buffalo and elk; even a bald eagle. Dennis asked Isaac if he thought there might be some gorillas living in Yellowstone.
Isaac, after thinking for a moment: No.
Dennis: Why not?
Isaac: Because the branches aren't thick enough!
04-04-10 We're talking about Christ, and I mentioned that he lived in Jerulasem:
Wade: What? Jesus lived in Jerusalem?
Mom: Yes. You know he was a Jew...
Wade: Jesus was Jewish?!!! I thought he spoke English!
10-05-09 Isaac: Who invented fire?
Wade: A caveman.
Isaac: Which one?
9-24-09 Isaac has been bringing home his school papers with his name written "Isaac Cutchin." I've commented to him about it several times, and said that I think he should probably spell his last name correctly.
Today he brought another one. "Isaac Cutchin." I said, "Isaac, I think you need to spell your last name with the "S" at the end. That's the right way to spell it."
He looked at me, very perplexed, and said, "But Mom! There's only one of me!"
9-5-09 Wade tells Dad: "Dad, for my next birthday, I want tools. You know, a saw and a hammer and some nails. Like you have."
Issac pipes up: "Dad, for my next birthday, I want a fake beard and mustache."
6-13-09 Isaac wondered when Kate is going to go to "Lake Pal" with her friends. We all laughed, because Kate is actually going to Lake Powell.
5-27-09 Isaac is telling me about an episode of "Arthur," and he said, "Arthur and Pal were having a tuggle war."
Me: "Really? A tuggle war?"
Isaac: "Yeah! Pal had Arthur's shoe and Arthur tried to get it back and they were tuggling!"
3-12-09 Isaac with a "robber stocking" (read "pantyhose") on his head: "Hey Wade, look! My hair looks like an ant volcano!!"