Pookie spent the last few days in his pajamas recovering from a very icky cold. Yesterday he came downstairs after using the bathroom and had his footed-sleeper pajamas only zipped up to his underwear and his right arm was not in the sleeve yet exposing his chest. He said to me very sincerely, "Mommy, do I look like a Nephite?"
Yesterday while the boys were still napping, G, the potato-chip-aholic, found a cereal bowl in the child-proof cupboard and filled it to the brim with the potato chips that Danny had left on the table at lunch yesterday. When I went to take the bag away, she said, "But I neeeed tato tips!" I said, "I know G. I know," and let her keep the contents of the bowl. While G is hardly tipping the scales at 24 1/2 pounds and nearly three years old, I've decided that I need to be a better example and prevent junk food from entering our house.
Pookie, after being reprimanded for spazzing out while we tried to gather everyone for scriptures said, "Sometimes, I just need to be a boy."
This morning at about 9:30 a.m., which is late for breakfast in our home, I set out three bowls of oatmeal for the kids complete with brown sugar and milk and spoons. I put Bun in his highchair and when I turned around, Pookie and G were standing there very eagerly looking on. Pookie said, "May we be invited to the table now for dinner?" I have to remind him daily that different meals have different names. I think he thinks I'm joking though. They were so good at breakfast that I took the opportunity to teach them some table manners that we hadn't gone over yet. I taught them to sit up straight, tilt their heads down just a little, but don't lean way over the bowl, and make sure the bowl is directly in front of them. I also taught them that it's not good manners to put your elbows on the table. Pookie was pleased with this new instruction. I often forget how eager they are to learn and to please.
Bun, who was sitting in his highchair for bedtime snack, had reached his patience-quota. He started signing, "Please" wildly with both hands while opening his mouth saying, "AAAAAAAHHHHH!" He was letting us know in no uncertain terms he was ready for a bite of food.
Pookie seems to be feeling a little better today. G is still very taxed from her pneumonia. Bun has been coughing a lot but they (the coughs) sound productive. He (Bun) hasn't been pulling on his ear either. They're all very cuddly when sick and they sleep a lot, which is a very good thing. Today they simultaneously napped 3 hours.