Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Funny kids

I used to think other people with destructive or messy kids were bad parents. To those people: I'm sorry.

A few days ago, I hear giggling in the bathroom behind a closed door.

Me: What's going on in there?

Ad: Noooooothhhhhhing!

Me: Yeah right.

Ad: We're only washing off my stamps.

Me: Are you making a mess?

Ad: No, we're being really careful.

Enter Hank, with a blue forehead. Later that evening, I find blue fingerprints up and down the wall and door.

Yesterday afternoon. More giggling in the bathroom.

Me: Henry, what are you doing in there?

Hank: Just watering Addie's grass from school.

Me: Are you making a mess?

Hank: No.

Her little plastic cup of grass was under water when I found it. It was like a mini-aquarium.

Last night, giggling in the bathroom yet again.

Me: Henry, hurry up and brush your teeth.

Henry: (From behind the door, more giggling...) I did.

Me: Then what are you still doing in there?

Henry: (beat. beat.) Nothing.

Nothing except finger painting with toothpaste, apparently.

Today, in the car on the way to Katherine's. I'm lost, so I have to pull over to use my phone.

Hank: Mom, whatcha doin'?

Me: Looking for Katherine's phone number in my phone, Bud.

Hank: Oh. Why?

Me: Because I'm lost.

Hank. Oh. (thoughtful pause) Do you have God's phone number?

Finally, this. It's not great, but it's my first attempt to capture Hank's concentration face. The kid can't really concentrate on anything without his tongue sticking out to one side. Well, it's more that he can't hold it still, even in his mouth. Keep an eye on the mouth.


  1. Super Mario Hank! I LOVE IT!!! Sooo incredibly adorable!

  2. that video was cute!