4.06.2010

You Have to Go Home Now

My sister came down here just before Christmas and has been here since then, living in our rather chilly basement in our rather uncomfortable-for-long-term-sleeping air mattress.
It has been so fun to have her here - someone to talk with when Paul is away for days - or weeks- on end. Someone to watch girly shows with. Someone to help me at the grocery store. Someone to watch the boys while Paul and I go out. Someone to help make meals, switch a load of laundry over or vacuum the floors.
Sometimes she makes me giggle to myself when she says "Wow - I just did the dishes and now there's more. This never ends." I know that feeling well. Only for the past 4 months I've had someone to share in all that and cut my work load in half and I have appreciated it so much.

The other day I realized that our boys don't remember a day when Aunt Essie didn't live in our basement. To them her living with us is as normal as bubbles in the bathtub or milk in your cereal.

I thought it was my motherly duty to warn them, particularly Judah, of her upcoming departure date - which is still a month away but I thought I should start early.

The conversation went something like this:
Me: "Judah, do you know Aunt Essie has to leave us in a month and go back to her house?"
Judah: "NO NO NO!! SHE CAN'T."
Me: "But she needs to. She lives in Canada with her mommy and daddy and they miss her and she needs to go back to live with them again."
Judah: "No! She can't leave me."
Me: "I know, it'll be so sad when she leaves, but you can talk to her on the phone and maybe we can go visit."

Judah didn't say anything more. 
Moments later I heard him in the other room talking to Esther. He said;
"Mommy said you have to go home now." 

Seriously. 
Don't ever take things my kids say I said literally.
Please.



11 comments:

Crystal said...

LOL

Crystal said...

LOL

Crystal said...

Wow, so funny I laughed twice. ;)

judi said...

judah's remark to his aunt essie reminds me of the innocence of children that were featured on shows like art linkletter, bill cosby and candid camera....too cute!
judi ;)

mum said...

Yes, tell Esther I agree with Judah. Her mummy says she has to come home NOW!!!

Claire said...

So funny7!

Cxx

Jessica said...

That is HILARIOUS. I love it. Kids crack me up.

Esther Leanne said...

:) I love him!

TammyIsBlessed said...

Hilarious!!!

Bethany said...

How great would it be if my sister could live with me for a month!! How sad that she has to leave soon...

Rebekah {honey and cheese} said...

This is great! Such a classic childlike misinterpretation. :)

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