(About a month ago) Dane: "mom, why are you sad?"
Me: "mommy's kinda homesick buddy"
Dane: "Do you miss our red house and casa manana?"
Me: "yea, I miss lots of things about Pima."
Dane: "don't worry, we'll go back to pima soon"
Me: "when are we gonna go back?"
Dane: "well mom, I think we'll go back when all the water is out of the ocean!"
(it didn't help with the homesick, but it did make me laugh)
*on sunday morning after I painted Paige's finger and toe nails for church, Nick was putting her in the bath and she fell apart, bawling and screaming...Nick told me I could take care of it!
Me: "sissy, why are you so sad?"
Paige: "get out, wanna get out"
Me: "you gotta take a bath, why don't you want to take a bath?"
Paige: (lifting her hands out of the water) "my singer nails, my singer nails" with tears rolling down her face.
Then I realized she didn't want her nail polish to wash off...we fixed that one!
Dane likes to go to the grocery store with me and when we do, we usually have a conversation that goes like this...
Dane: "mom, what are we buying here?"
Me: " food for supper buddy" (as I pick up something)
Dane: " do I like to eat that mom?"
Me: "yeah, you love to eat this"
Dane: " Oh, does Poppa Danny love to eat it too?"
Me: " yep, poppa Danny loves it too!"
Dane: "oh, OK, let's get it then!"
And some other STUFF I don't want to forget.....some of these are funny hawaii things that I've realized, so this list will probably grow over the next couple of years!
*In Hawaii, play doh never dries out. I'll find a glob under Dane's bed and it's been there who knows how long and it's as squishy as ever!
*In Hawaii, when you are getting ready to turn left and someone coming the other direction is turning right, they flash their lights at you to turn before they do...I think you'd have to drive here to understand--it's odd!
*Something I realized the other day about living in TVA is that my 3 year old has a few older friends and now when they play spy games, they like to shut the door and write secret notes and it kinda bugs me that they "have to have the door shut for it to work right mom!"
*You could wash your car 6 days a week here, and you would still have a layer of salt water on your windshield the next morning when you get in.
*When you get ready for the day, you might look okay, but give it about 4 hours and your makeup will be gone, your hair will be matted to your head cause it rained for exactly 45 seconds and then the sky is blue, and you wear anything that doesn't cling or stick or even a little snug, because it's miserable and then you end up with a yeast infection...(I know it's totally gross, and it fortunately hasn't happened to me yet, but I've heard some funny stories from my neighbors)!
That's all for now, I'll have some more soon! I really am starting to be thankful that we are here--it's taken a little while, but I'm a happy girl and I'm not being negative, these things are just funny to me. I'm not in Pima anymore, that's for sure!