We were calling Logan all sorts of names, while sitting right next to him!
The reason is that I took him to the E.N.T. specialist today and we discovered what I had been suspecting.
Logan can hardly hear at all!
Now the sentence "Logan never listens,"
actually holds water!
So back to my story, we were getting ready to say family prayer and I ended up right next to him, with Tom on my other side. Everything was silent, so I decided it would be a great time to see just how deaf he really is. Here is how it went down-
Me-whispering "Logan is so smelly."
And Logan just sat there right next to me, staring at the couch,
so Tom(laughing) thought he'd get in on the action.
Tom- a little louder"Logan's a nerd."
Me- a little louder" Hey Logan, you are such a geek!"
Logan- still nothing
Tom-"Hey booger face!"
Then Logan turns and looks at us like "what the heck?"
That's when we started really laughing, and told him that was like the 5th thing we had said and that he didn't hear us any of the other times. He started smiling like "o.k., that's really funny, make fun of the kid who can't hear,"and tackled me down to the ground. It was all fun and games till I put him in the "CAMEL CLUTCH," and insisted that he call uncle. He wouldn't, but I felt bad so I let him go, and then he had the nerve to say he had won!!!
The truth is that I probably only have 2 more years where I actually can take him! He is a big kiddo.
Hm, I don't know if this story translates well in print, but if you'd been there I swear you would have found it as funny as me.
I know, I know, right about now I am actually questioning my parenting skills too!
So here is how it went down.
It was late Monday afternoon, and I was cooking dinner. We were having a Japanese dish that required me to grade carrots, chop cabbage, dice onions, whip up a batter, and fry bacon. I was frying the bacon, sauteing the onions, and baking a Shortbread Peach Cobbler for our Family Home Evening Treat,(see how I try to reel you in so that you think I'm actually doing a good job?) when my friend Missy came over to pick Lays up to go to the park. I went to get Lays, and heard Henry in the bathroom, but I told Missy not to worry cause I hadn't fixed the door from the last time he had done it back in May. Then I went up to get the little devil only to discover that he had opened the middle drawer, and not the bottom one!!! Shoot Shoot Shoot right? The difference was that he wasn't stuck on the drawer, and he wasn't crying so I thought, "what's the rush? I'll just look under the door to make sure he's o.k. and Ahhhhhhhhhh" That's when I discovered that my son
was playing with the absolute grossest thing I have in my house!
THE TOILET BRUSH!!!
Puke! Puke! Puke!
INSERT PATENTED GASP HERE- You know the one where you breathe in, while saying Ahhhhhhh, and screaming at the same time?
This is where I have to say I'm quite proud of myself, since he wasn't crying, I walked downstairs and just kept on cooking. There was nothing to be done till he decided to close the drawer right? When he closed it I went running up, cleaner in hand, and instantly threw him in the tub. I then preceded to sanitize the floor and audios the bath rugs. When I turned around Henry was eating the soap! At first I was like-"Oh good! At least he's cleaning his mouth", but then I felt bad for the kid, so I took it away and rinsed out his mouth. He didn't even seem to care though. Then when I was almost finished with the floor, I heard this big bang-splat-swoosh and turned around to find a naked little Henry sprawled on the newly wet, and rug-free floor. Poor thing! So I wrapped him in a towel just in time to hear the buzzer for the cobbler ringing!
All in all, a pretty crazy 10 minutes wouldn't you say?
I swear it was one big ball of crazy from the beginning, to the end,
but I loved it.
Logan was soooooooo happy!
My day began all nice and quiet.
That's b/c it was mainly just me and Lays getting everything ready.
I made a big cookie, and frosted it like a poke-ball. It was fun.
Then the boys came, and things got loud, and silly!
We made up a game of
Pokemon Guess Who.
When you guessed right you got to take 5 cards off of the wall to keep!
(Side note- We went to the movies last week. It cost $25.00. Super fun stuff right? Well my kids were happy to go, but that didn't even compare to their excitement when we went to some strangers house to buy their kids pack of 200 Pokemon cards. It cost $15.00, and when we told them they could have 100 of them they flipped! We only did it so we could use the other 100 for the party, but my question is why did we even take them to the movies if they were going to get so excited over used, old, smelly, cards? What's wrong with kids these days? What is so cool about these things? I'm with superman on this one all the way!)
These are Logan's best friends Jevin, and Jared. Looks like they got what they wanted eh?
He got lots of fun gifts.
All in all a good party.
p.s. I also posted more pics on his Birthday post, we went to the lake that day, and had a really nice time.
I'ts hard to believe we have been together for over 11 years and he still occasionally looks at me like this!
I love this!
My sister Jacklyn has this on her Blog and I stole it! I love it so much I don't even care that I'm a copy cat.
"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk's lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someones garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived." -Marjorie Hinckley-