Thursday, February 26, 2009

Boots and Buckets. . .
And All Things Deep

What's wrong with this picture?

If you are thinking that my child is inverted, guess again. That's normal.

Give up?

The bucket. The bucket is back. The terrible, low down, despicable BUCKET. (See it on the right?) Yes, the little guy (4) is going through round two of the "bug."

How bad is it?

See his favorite cowboy boots NOT on his feet? It's that bad.

It started last night as we were getting ready for bed. Have I said I need a carpet shampooer?

After several rounds of "clean-up", I decided to make him a bed on the floor next to mine.

He dosed off and on, looking up and me with half closed eyes, and we had deep meaningful conversations.

I love deep meaningful conversations.

"Mommy, why does the "Die-co" money got no arms or no legs?"

"I don't know."

"Why does he just sit there? Looking like this?" (Making big eyes.)

"That's a good question. I guess because he has no arms or legs."

"But how does he get from one place to another? Does he just misappear, and then he is someplace else?"

"I guess so."

"Why does hair grow?"

"It just does."

"How did you get to be a mommy. . .Were you a daddy first, and then your hair went like this (hands going down his cheeks to his shoulders) and then you were a mommy?"


"Does God love me when I spit?"

"Of course He does, Honey."

"Does He talk to us?"

"Not in a voice we can hear. He talks to us through the words in the Bible."

"So, is he in the Bible?"

"No, He's in Heaven."

"But, Mom, I thought you said he comes to live in our hearts."

"Yes, Honey, but just a part of him."

"What part? Is it just his head?"

"No, honey. His spirit. Kind of like his heart, but you can't see it."

"Why does Tewy (???) have those things on her head?"


"You know. Tewy (Telli?). She has those two things that stick out on her head. Like this." Makes horn like things with his hands."

"I don't know who you're talking about."

"On Sprout, Mom." Long suffering sigh.

"I guess you'll have to show me."

"Not now. . . I'm tired."

Thank Heavens.

I'm so Thankful for sleepy little boys. Big T totally intentional.

This post is linked up to: Thankful Thursday at Grace Alone, and Things I Love at The Diaper Diaries.


Denise said...

Children are true heart blessings.

Laurie Ann said...

Oh. My. Stars. How sweet is that!!!!!!! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Mari said...

Poor little guy - and Mom too!

janetfaye said...

I hope he gets better soon :)

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Oh no, not round 2 -- that is just not right!! I am praying for healing in your family. That conversation was just precious, though, I'm glad you have it recorded so you can remember it forever! Hugs right back to you fellow-sister-mom-of-3!

thediaperdiaries said...

So sorry he is sick, but I love cute sick talk too. They get so cuddly and sweet.