4.17.2010

I will wait.

Yesterday, 3:30 pm

Clark: Mom, is dad home?  Is daddy coming home now?

Me:  Sorry buddy, it's gonna be two hours or so before Daddy gets home. 

Clark:  I think I see his black truck on the street!

Me:  Um, no, that's a station wagon and uh, come in the kitchen with me and we'll find something to do.  Two hours is a long time baby boy.

Clark:  It's okay. I will wait. 

five minutes later...

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PS.  When the cat's asleep in an astronaut coat by the front door, the mouse will play with all of his cool stuff.

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PPS.  As I tucked Clark into bed, he looked at me very sweetly and said, "I just need to find out why you will not let me smoke a cigar."  I am such a mean mom.

27 comments:

  1. haha. Oh I love it when they fall asleep in strange places. It makes me so happy.
    & seriously, woman. What's wrong with a cigar anyway? I mean...it's not like you inhale when you smoke a cigar.

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  2. Oh, I just want to hug both of them. They are so cute! And, what? No, cigars? Really! What kind of a mother are you?! ;)

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  3. ha!! he's awesome.

    and that alice is complete cute.

    your life it beautiful. [i think you knew that.]

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  4. Adorable! I love children and dogs who can sleep anywhere, any time.

    Have you ever seen old photos of street urchin children smoking cigars and cigarettes? You wonder what adults were thinking back then.

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  5. Oh be still... my heart...be still.

    Nell

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  6. Those are such sweet photos :)
    (and I think we have the same dinosaur... and way too many others!)

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  7. Oh, I love this. Thank you for sharing. =^)

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  8. This is the SWEETEST post! Kids waiting at the door for daddy will never go out of style :)

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  9. so sweet!!! all of it- and I LOVE Clark's question :)

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  10. this. is . hilaaarious.

    oh man. I love it.

    thanks for stopping by and commenting the other day. I was JUST thinking hey I miss Erin's comments...and a few minutes later there you were!!

    I've been slacking on following my fav blogs lately...mostly due to the child who is constantly latched onto me. It's been a REALLY really hard 2 months. Oh man.

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  11. sending cyber (((hugs))) for you and your babies!

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  12. I love your kid. And oh how I love pictures of little boys zonked out on the floor. I'll have to dig mine out. ;)

    elizabeth

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  13. kids are so awesome. i both love and hate that mine are so unpredictable. this was a great post! so sweet!

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  14. This post makes me totally crazy about your whole family. Oh my...LOOK AT THEM. And the cigar thing is the most priceless thing I've ever heard ever.

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  15. Well, he was telling the truth, right? :) Too funny!

    And that Alice? Oh my!

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  16. oh my goodness, Erin! He hasn't had a cigar yet?! adorable.

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  17. I'm telling you, I cannot stop smiling about how wonderful that kid is. And the baby sister getting into his toys? It's perfect. Sometimes having kids really is all it's cracked up to be.

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  18. I just thought I would come out of the closet and say, "hello". I love reading your words. You are part of my nightly ritual. After everyone has gone to sleep, I crawl into bed with my Blackberry and read the blogs that inspire me. You inspire me. That being said, I can't believe you will not give your kiddo a cigar! Seriously, what do you think it's going to do, give him cancer? Geez. ;-)

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  19. LOL!!! Oh, that was a good way to end this evening. Cigar talk from the mouths of babes.

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  20. i love this post!!! those pictures!!!

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  21. A. I totally love your new header. It suits you exactly.

    B. That last photo of Alice is adorable.

    C. What camera do you have?

    :)

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  22. such great pics, they illustrate the story perfect.
    p.s. I can't believe you wont let him smoke a cigar, all the 3 year old boys are doing it

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  23. oh my gosh, that is so cute!! I love it!

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  24. I love this post:)
    Happiness is children, in all of their adorable oddities.

    lovelovelove,
    Sara Sophia

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  25. Erin, I just started reading your blog (I don't know where I've been!) This post is beyond precious. You are an excellent storyteller. Keep it up, girl! :)

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  26. I just found your blog a few weeks ago and am really enjoying it. Thanks so much for writing such creative and inventive posts. I shared this post with my readers this week at my blog, Rosie Girl Dreams (www.rosiegirldreams.com). The direct link is: http://rosiegirldreams.com/http:/rosiegirldreams.com/2010/6-sharing-saturday/sharing-saturday-2010-05-01-green-toys-tea-set/
    Much luck to you!
    -Sincerely, jeanine ertl

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