Sunday, October 19, 2008

Connor's a Smart and Funny Kid!

Last night, we took the kids to cut and load some wood in the truck, which is not our 'family car' of choice. Three kids sit in the back row and one has to sit in the middle front seat, that happened to be Connor for this trip. He was talking his usual background noise chatter and I heard him half talk and half sing something about how we were heading north. I thought about our direction for a minute and figured out that he was right. So I took this opportunity to be an encouraging mother and said, "Wow, Connor! That's right we are heading north. How did you know that?" He just shrugged his shoulders and giggled at me....and now that I think of it Adam had a smirk on his face, too. Then he started with his talking-song again, but this time we were heading northwest in his song. In my head I'm thinking, "What? How would he know that?" Suddenly it dawned on me that our direction shows up in the corner of the truck's rear view mirror right above his head. I started laughing and tickled him saying, "You little stinker, you can see it right there!" He just laughed and laughed because he had pulled one over on me. We all couldn't stop laughing....Jeffrey included, even though he had no idea what happened. I love and cherish these moments of pure joy!!

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Lindsey I think you are a little slow:) I new exactly how he knew before I got to the end of your story:) You crack me up!

Bridget said...

She may be slow Steph, but you're a terrible speller! It's "knew" not "new!"

jaordyna said...

Too funny. I think they should have kept you guessing.

Jamie said...

That Connor! He's a sly one!

Cyndi said...

I wish I could hear his sing-talk. He is a smarty pants.

Love the story.

Bob and Julie said...

That Conner is a smarty! I can just picture his little face. So fun!

Rick, Angie, and Bryson said...

hilarious! Send me an email and I will send you an invite. angie.vanleeuwen@hotmail.com

Holly said...

Lindsey, I just read your whole blog. You and your family are too cute. I'm sitting in a computar lab on campus and I feel a little embarrased because your blog kept making me giggle!

Deena said...

I loved looking at pictures of your children and reading about your family experiences. Your two blond children do look a lot like your sister, yet I remember Adam having pure blond hair as a little boy. It's fun to view your blog! Love, Aunt Deena