Friday, March 6, 2009

That Crazy Mulan!

While watching Mulan tonight Leif starts squirming in his chair and covering his eyes and showing signs of general distress.  Mulan (dressed as a man) is in battle.  "Fast forward this part!  Fast forward this part!"

A:  What's wrong?
L:  They're going to find out she's a girl and that guy will get mad at her.
A:  How are they going to know?
L:  She's going to get hurt, then go to the hostable tent and show them her nippers.  
A:  She's going to show them her nippers?  
L:  I mean 'nipples' and boys don't have nipples.
A:  You do.
L:  Yes, but mine are small.
A:  Daddy does too.
L:  Yes, but they're furry.
We are secret agents now, at our house.  We have ID cards and secret identities and disguises (complete with fake passport and IDs).  This goes well with the hot new craze called FlashLight Walk.  Going for a Flashlight Walk is fun.  You put on PJs, grab some flashlights and go explore Granville Island in the dark.  The kids get to be the only kids on the boat.  They like to flash their flashlights up close on tree trunks and in bushes looking for little animals.  Last time we went there was a tall grey crane standing very close to us in the duck pond.  The good thing is it still gets dark relatively early, so you can still be in bed on time but it feels very late.

Leif loves his little sisters, but there is a limit to what he's willing to do.  The other day as I was nursing Tineke on the couch Laika started calling me.  This whole conversation was yelled gently.

LJ:  Mommmmaaaay
A:  What do you need?
LJ:  I'm in the bathroom, and I need help.
A:  Laika, I'm nursing the baby, you can wipe your own bum.
LJ:  OH MAN!  

LJ:  Leeeeeiff.
LO: Laika, I'm not interested.
LJ:  Leeeeiff I need you in here.
LO:  No Laika, I am definitely, definitely not interested.



Mike said...

hahaha too cute! Love the flashlight secret agent thing and I really love the conversations!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike,
I'm glad. I'm having a lot of fun having a place to put them.

kellykelly said...

I love this one. oh man, the requests for bum-wiping go on and on in this house and get more and more desperate. I will share one:
Sam: Somebody wipe my buuuummmm please.
Dad: Nope
Sam: I need you to!
Dad: You can do it.
Sam: No it has to be like Home Depot Dad "You can do it, We can help" You need to HELP me do it
Dad: Nope
Sam: Mom, wipe my Bum. C'mon.
Mom: Sam, just grab some paper and give it a good wipe. You'll be fine.
Sam: Okay (pause) you should just check though, cause it might be a juicy one and if it IS a juicy one, then you need to wipe it. okay?
Mon: *sigh* Okay.