Sunday, April 26, 2009

House wife

The principal for Isaiah's school is retiring after this year. She has been around the area for quite a while as she was Keith's principal when he was in 5th and 6th grades, so I'm sure she is looking forward to her retirement.

I'm not quite sure how her name came up, but it was somehow connected with the jobs that Isaiah wants to do when he grows up. He wants to be a baker, a teacher, and a few other professions. I just can't remember exactly what they are.

In the course of the conversation, he asks Amy if he can do anything.

Amy: You can do anything you want to do when you grow up. You can even do more than one thing if you want.
Isaiah: Mrs. Rankin says I can only do one thing.
Amy: That's because she wants you to concentrate on learning something before you move on to something else.
Isaiah: Oh. Mrs. Unruh can do lots of things.
Me: Mrs. Unruh is retiring this year.
Isaiah: Is she getting a new job?
Me: No, she's just going to not be the principal.
Isaiah: Is she going to teach like Mrs. Rankin?
Me: No, I think she's just going to be a house wife.
Isaiah: She's going to build houses? Can I see her build houses? (Isaiah thinks "house" + anything else must mean you build houses. Probably because we had a house built in 2007.)
Amy (laughing): No, she's not going to build houses. She's going to stay home and just take care of her house.
Isaiah: Ohhhhhh.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Kyrie Foundation

Today, Amy and I went to a scrapbook crop. It is for the Kyrie Foundation, which was set up in the loving memory of Kyrie Dawn Thome, who passed away on April 7, 2007 of a brain cancer. She went from fine to gone in just a few short weeks. No parent should have to watch their child suffer and no child should have to suffer from these cancers. Unfortunately, there is far too much of this. Brain cancers are now the number one killer of children, surpassing even leukemia.

Please check out her memorial blog - Watch her video and if you can, donate to help fund the research into brain cancer treatment.

Friday, April 24, 2009

A pink day

Yesterday morning, Isaiah asked his mom if he'd be in trouble if he had a pink day (that's pulling two cards). She said he wouldn't be able to watch his movie or Noggin if he had a pink day. So then he asked her how about if he had a yellow day (that's one card). She said he wouldn't be able to watch a movie but he could watch Noggin. Off to school he went...

I picked him up at latchkey yesterday afternoon since I had stayed home with a migraine. When I went in to get him, he said "Pink day. I dinnit wisten. Are you going to spank me?" (For the record, I don't spank him. At best, he gets a swat if he's being very disrespectful and disobedient. Other times, we take away privileges which seems to work much better. I'm not against spanking if it works, but if it doesn't then it's not an effective means of correcting a behavior.) I said no, I wasn't going to spank him but he'd not be able to have any TV privileges.

As we're walking through the school to the car, this was our conversation. I was in front and Isaiah was walking behind me.

Isaiah: No Escape from Fairytale Castle?
Me: No Escape from Fairytale Castle.
Isaiah: No Noggin?
Me: No Noggin.
Isaiah: No Manny and Sid in Ice Age?
Me: No Manny and Sid in Ice Age.
Isaiah (as he puts his hands out, palm up): No food or nuffin?
Me: I don't think I said anything about food. You can play with your toys but that's all. Nothing else.
Isaiah: {sigh} I guess I better not have a pink day anymore.

Wonder what was his first clue?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

And now, he's six

Yep, the boy had his birthday yesterday. He's quite proud of himself now, since he's six. You know, six year olds are really brave.

He wanted pancakes for his birthday, so we went to Village Inn for dinner. They were very slow, and not very busy. We finally got our food but not before Isaiah said, "I'm starving. Where's my food?!?!?" He said it to us, so that wasn't a problem.

Once the food got there he sucked it up. Pancake, egg, bacon - gone in no time.

We took him to see Monsters vs. Aliens (again) on Saturday. His cousin (Faith) and his friends (Devin and LeAuna) went, along with Mommy, Grandma, and LeCole (Devin and LeAuna's mom). After the movie, we all came back to the house to open presents and have some cake and ice cream. Aunt Stacey and Mariah (Faith's sister) came over, along with Rex. After we were finished, Isaiah said it was the best birthday he'd ever had.

Amy said it was by far the least expensive. That was good.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New shoes

Isaiah got a pair of new shoes tonight. His feet have really grown this year (wish his body would) and he's grown out of his shoes before he's worn them out (which is a switch for him).

Amy and I had been in Famous Footwear the other day and we found some really cute Converse shoes that we thought he'd like. He didn't. He did like some Skeechers instead, though. They were more expensive (of course) and the color was brighter. He kept telling Amy that he liked them and only them. He said if he got them he could fly.

She got the shoes and got them paid for. Isaiah kept asking her if he could push the button and fly. I'm not sure where the button was, but from what I gather the "button" was part of the graphic on the box and it looked like the boy on the box was flying.

I guess Isaiah figured if the kid on the box could fly, then if he wore the shoes he could fly, too.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Words of Wit

Partly cloudy with a chance of pop tarts.

Don't make the water too cold. I don't want the goose. You know, the goose humps.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Geese bumps

Isaiah was having a bath tonight and told his mom that he was finished and needed to get out because he was cold.

"I'm cold. Mommy, do I have any geese bumps?"

Friday, April 10, 2009

I wanted a hug

When I picked Isaiah up from latchkey yesterday, he told me that Paige was mad at him. Naturally, I asked him why she was mad.

He wanted to hug her because she's his friend. I said you can't just go around hugging people. You have to ask first, but I meant that he needed to ask the adult present about giving someone a hug. I know that schools these days have very strict rules about kids touching other kids. I even read a story somewhere about a kindergarten boy who was charged with sexual harassment for hugging a friend during recess. Seriously, most five year old kids have no clue about anything other than just being friends. Isaiah wants to hug all of his friends - male and female. He sees no difference in anyone except "friend" or "not friend."

So he asked me if he could ask Paige for a hug. That wasn't quite what I had in mind, but I suppose that it's better than nothing.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

If I eat too much...

"If I eat too much chicken I will get sick."

Actually, insert any food choice there and he will get sick. That's his way of either saying he doesn't like something or that's not what he'd like to be eating. If it's not what he wants to eat, he'll usually follow up with asking for something else because "that" won't make him sick.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


As we were leaving last night, a guy was coming in with this huge boxer male dog. Of course, Isaiah headed right for it. This dog’s head was eyeball-to-eyeball with Isaiah. So, I told him to slow down and ask if he could pet the dog, and how you just don’t walk up to dogs you don’t know and start touching them. “Miss Jimmie” was petting him and agreed, then said this particular dog – named Bullet – liked kids and liked to be petted.

Isaiah asked her if it was her dog; she said no, that it belonged to the boy (teenager) who brought it in. Isaiah then asked her what the dog’s name was and they told him “Bullet.” He said that’s not a good name and he has a dog named Maisey. "That’s a good name."

Then he told them they could pet Maisey, too. They can come to his house…. In Kansas…. On a street.

Monday, April 6, 2009


"Mommy, if you drink too many waters then you'll explode and I'm going to be mad at you."

"Grandma, what does explode mean?"

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hungry boy

"Grandma, you have to feed me. I'm hungry."

"What do you want?"

"Let me show you. Hmmm..."

"How about a Pop Tart?"

(very excited) "Oh, sure! I would like that very much. That's what people say, you know, when they want something."

Of course, it loses something in translation. Not hearing the voice or seeing the hand signs really leaves something out of the story.

Little Debbie has 100 calorie snacks now. They're perfect for little kids because if adults open those packages and sees just how small "100 calories" looks in a Little Debbie snack, they're going to be certain the packages were made for small children.

I was eating a chocolate cake snack - literally two or three bites. Isaiah told me to not eat too much brownie or I'd turn into a brownie.

Not much chance of that happening with the size of those portions. I think I'll stick to 100 calories of something that provides more bang for the buck. Like carrots...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

One liners

Today, we went to see the new Monsters vs. Aliens movie. While I was loading Ron's scooter, Isaiah wandered to the edge of the garage, not quite out into the driveway but very close.

His comment?

"It's nice and sunny outside. Love is in the air."

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Isaiah-isms

Isaiah goes to latchkey after school and their playground is sand. When he comes home, I empty his shoes out before we get into the car. Amy doesn't always remember to empty his shoes. Last night, Isaiah was going to take his shoes off and I remembered that she had done the picking up and not me. So, I told him to take his shoes of in the kitchen and dump them into the trash. He stood by the trash can for a long time and finally I asked him what he was waiting on.

Isaiah: Wow! Dat's a wot of sand. I must have brought the whole playground home!

One of the items Isaiah's class is doing involves a special project. I'm not sure exactly what they have to do, but basically it involves selecting something and then being able to present several facts about the item to the class. Isaiah has decided to do his presentation, which is due April 15th, on elephants. Isaiah loves elephants. They are his favorite animal and he already knows several facts about them.

We were spouting the stuff that he knows, and I said something about how big they are. Amy asked Isaiah if he wanted to learn how big they were. He said sure... We can tape them. (He meant measure how big they are.)

Wonder what he wants to use to measure them with...