Thursday, July 10, 2008

Oh yeah....that's what my name is.

I'm sure this has happened to some of you other moms out there, but it's still funny.

I was sitting next to the tub the other night waiting for my boys to get done with their bath. Acutally, if I left it up to them, they'd be in there all night. What I was really waiting for was them to get enough play time in before I washed them and made them complain about getting out. So my mind was not on full attention mode. As much as I LOVE that they'll play Spiderman and Turtles all day long....... I don't really care to know the details EVERY TIME. Like: "MOM -- Raphael can't get Spiderman 'cause he gots bubbles all over him." -- or -- "MOM -- Ninja Turles has to swim fast in the water before Shredder gets their pizza." When Griffin narrates for me, I kind of just nod my head most of the time. But this particular night, that wasn't good enough. As I was staring off into space, my response to him saying, "Carolyn" was immediate. I looked over but don't recall what he said to me after that because I was in shock. Not that he knew my name.... but at how happy I was to have my identity back...... if only for a moment.

5 comments:

Jenny said...

That's hilarious. It's funny that he knows your name is Carolyn but still chooses to call you 'Mom' until he needs to pull out the big guns. He's a smart little dude!

Miss you guys!

Jen said...

I can totally understand that! I was laying on the bed yesterday looking at pictures and 2 of the girls climbed up and were climbing all over me. I stood up and said that I needed to be just mommy for a minute then stopped and said no I need to be jen for a minute. Eliott thought that was so sad. But come on we are "mom" all day long every day. So I totally know how that goes!!

Danielle said...

That's too cute. The other day Justin was calling out, "Daddy? Daddy?" When he got no response it took it a step further. "Caleb? Caleb?" Silly kids.

Patterson's said...

Hi! It's Carli from Windsor ward. You have 3 amazingly cute boys! I love their names, so cute and creative. I have three kids as well and they call me Carli all the time cause they hear Daddy call me that. As for the staring off into space I do that to. Sometimes it's nice to let your mind catch up. I feel like I am running around all day after my kids and going a little mental at the same time. So staring at the wall for 5 min sometimes helps :) Great to see you- you guys are such a cute family...well done!

Carolyn said...

Hi Carli!!! Your family is adorable. I'm glad I got to see your blog when I did. Your brothers' shorts are RIDICULOUSLY FUNNY. I'm glad Brandon won. Benson would have never let him live that one down.