Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far..Part 2

Lest you think we have lost our sense of humor here at chez Wendymom- this little incident should reassure you.

As much as my daughter is like me, my son is like my husband. Easy going, kind of shy until he gets to know you, goofy sense of humor, and laid back. We often joke that the Lord has given us mini versions of ourselves- and that's why we both gravitate toward the opposite child.

Last week was kind of crazy around here- the hubby was in California for a business trip, the missionary family we had living here was leaving, and it was my baby's second birthday on the weekend. Additionally, we housed a nationally known speaker from the homeschool movement who was in town for the weekend for a meeting.

So, on Saturday after soccer- I asked the whole family to pitch in and help me get ready for the party on Sunday afternoon. Now, mind you, the first floor was pretty clean given the presence of the out of town guest (sometime soon I'll blog about that one)- but the 2nd floor was a decided mess. Why does this matter? Because the toy room is up there, and I knew the kids coming to the party would want to play in it. Given that the floor was not really visible- it needed a good picking up and vacuuming. I am a little neurotic in that I figure if there will be kids in the toy room, there may end up being adults up there as well- they may have to mediate, help clean up etc. So, I wanted the rest of the 2nd floor picked up and vacuumed as well. Oh, and the 2 bathrooms up there needed to be wiped down just in case someone was busy in the one down here and they were needed. I think you're getting the picture. I promise, I really wasn't trying to make the place spotless- just not so embarrassing!

Back to Saturday afternoon. Hubby and 5 year old son were sitting in the dining room as I was laying out the one task I wanted their help with- just pick up the toy room and bedrooms so I could come through and vacuum uninterrupted- when my son looked at me with a genuinely perplexed look and said the following,

"Momma, why can't you leave it the way it is?... it looks fine to me!"

When I tell you my head swiveled around to catch my husband's eye so fast I almost herniated something- I mean it. It was all I could do to not bust out laughing and crying at the same time.
If I have heard that e-x-a-c-t sentence once, I've heard it a hundred times from my husband's mouth. I just never expected the genetics to kick in so soon.

Needless to say, both hubby and I laughed a good natured chuckle, shaking our heads and marveling at it.

Then, I put them all to work!


Michelle said...

Children are amazing. You never know what's going to come out of their mouths. Makes you very concious about what comes out of your own mouth because it will be repeated. It's very interesting to discover who each child will "take after". They are all so different!

Michelle said...

conscious, not concious...sorry I had to correct myself!

MaryD said...


Any indications on whom the little one is taking after? Because one of the parents is going to outnumbered!!

WendyMom said...

No predictions yet....

Although, this morning we had some pretty rockin' praise music on, and she was bopping her head around and shaking her shoulders to the beat.

HUM- wonder who she gets that one from?!?!

JulieMom said...

Ditto on the LOL LOL LOL LOL!!

Well, I don't know about the shoulder shaking, but if I had to guess I would say hubby dances like Elaine from Seinfeld.

Did I say that out loud? :0)

WendyMom said...

Elaine looks good in comparison- I've got video footage from the wedding...not pretty, not pretty at all!

Love you guys!

Eaglemyst said...

Mini-me's are great, aren't they?

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Wendy, I got your email, but we're switching back and forth between servers with our computer and my email keeps getting messed up. I'll get back to you when I figure it out.