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Monday, February 25, 2008

Fuzzy Logic?




Britain and I returned around lunch time today from our trip...(I'll expand on that below)...I know I said we hardly ever go out to dinner, but ok I was being lazy, and there's no food in the house...and well ok I don't have any excuse for myself...so I thought it would be fun to pick Landon up after school and take them both to Applebee's... a sort of welcome back/let's do something fun since we missed each other thing...




First off, let me say please do not be offended by the following story...this is just our life....


Lately, Britain has made it a personal crusade to make sure we all hold hands and say Grace before every meal. This is a good thing...If anyone takes a bite before this happens he asks God to forgive the person who took a bite before they were supposed to. This is kind of in a joking way, but not in a disrespectful way... We're not really regular churchgo-ers. We have been in the past, but have had trouble finding a church we all feel comfortable with, with the difference in our backgrounds. Mine being Roman Catholic, Rob's being more Protestant. So we educate the boys when they have questions, sometimes they'll attend church with a friend and occasionally we go to different services. So anyway, back to the program...Landon being the little instigator that he is, will purposely eat a bite when Britain is trying to start saying Grace...so this afternoon at Applebee's, our food arrived to the table, Britain expectantly put his hands out, and Landon stuffed his mouth with about 10 french fries...understand that Landon does this in no disrespect to God, but to drive his brother crazy...this is just a typical day in Life with Landon...so Britain being the mature kid he is -ignores Landon and proceeds with Grace, a slightly mischievious gleam to his eye



"Dear God, Thank you for blessing us with this food. Please bless all of those less fortunate than us...A-..oh and please don't send Landon to Hell for eating his french fries before he thanked you for them...Amen.."



me: "Amen"



Landon: "Amen (but his mouth is still full), swallows "That is SOOO messed up Britain! THAT is why I hit you sometimes for no reason, because I know later you're going to say something I want to hit you for but I can't reach you!"
How can you not love that logic?
This is Leslie...Fiskateer #2184 and Demonstrator Trainer Extraordinaire...


It was worth every minute of the 3 hour drive up there...I learned so much about Fiskars tools I already have, Fiskars tools I've never seen, and Lots of Fiskars tools I need to have...It was a lot of fun, and Leslie did an awesome job! You can tell she really enjoys it, and she was so helpful with ideas for the demo I have coming up at The Scrapbook Factory...
It was a really nice bonding time for Britain and I to have some together time, and Rob and Landon also had a really great time together.






Here is Britain and I as the training was winding down...he sat and read Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkabahn during the training...what a trooper!

Gratitude:
1. wonderful night away with Britain
2. safe drive there and back
3. meeting Leslie
4. her really awesome training
5. Landonisms
Thanks for stopping by!
MWAH!!

15 comments:

Amy said...

such a cute story! i think i will feel kind of bad now if i don't at least say a silent grace before eating!

glad you had a nice weekend. have a great week!

Dianna said...

I'm so jealous~looks like fun.

So when you coming Teach? I swear I'll pay attention and not be disruptive...{tee hee hee}

Angel Gurl said...

I so get that logic, it comes from having two younger brothers.

Carolyn said...

Amen!

I just wanted to get that in before I posted my post. Now what was I going to say, oh that's right. You really have to be thankful for those boys, without them we wouldn't have such good things to read about, and I am sure your Amy days wouldn't be half as good either. LOL

For some reason when I see your son Britain, I picture him doing a Gap commercial or maybe something from Old Navy. He just has that kind of look about him... hollywood!

Oh and Jillian, is a trainer from the NBC show "Biggest Loser". You can google Jillian Michaels, she has her own website. Or tomorrow night she will be on tv.

Kellan said...

What a fun time for you and Britain (I love that name)! I love the prayer story - how funny! Kids are a hoot, aren't they. Nice to see you in the picture - I so enjoy seeing what everyone looks like! You are so pretty and that is a good picture!

Take care - Kellan

Kylie in Warsaw said...

Having 3 boys myself (3 1/2 years from oldest to youngest), I TOTALLY get that logic:). Too funny!

Christi Snow said...

sounds like the day was a hit and I am completely jealous! the training sounds fabulous!

Michie said...

That is such a cute story about your boys! :)

Kitty said...

Lovely story - lovely post. x

Kelly said...

Hi, I found your blog through Kelly's blog. I see that you live in Illinois and went to Peoria. A lot of my family lives in Peoria, Springfield, Macomb area.
Kelly W.

OHmommy said...

Great story.... I love the way kids talk to one another. Cute!

Nicey said...

I found your blog through Kitty's your children seem well cool

Zoe said...

HA! that is cute! my sons would have jumped up and hit the other one though...

The Crafty Chik said...

Sounds like you had a blast all right! I hope to hear more about it soon!! Tell your son good job on remembering to pray before eating and saying what he's thankful for! We do that every night and we do get some silly things sometimes! LOL!

RobinDiane said...

I am jealous..I inquired about a demo training in my area but haven't heard anything back yet. The stories you tell of your boys crack me up!