Thursday, January 15, 2009

Even the Baby has Noticed!

I know I make short stories very long, but what can I say....if you have ever met my dad, I come by it naturally. Great guy....but a long story teller. I have to admit I love his stories and they always crack me up. Oh...and my mom's dad....he was a long story teller, too. My whole family can quote some of his stories. It is hysterical. So...back to the reason for my post. I have to give some background info so everyone will understand thus making this story a little longer than it should be. It's a good excuse anyway. :)

Starting when Elisabeth was an infant Josh and I started to sleep with the TV on in our room. We turn the volume all the way down once we go to sleep but the TV stays on; all night. We started doing this because I was nursing and Elisabeth would wake up several times a night. I needed a little light to get us started (remember I was a new mom) and the TV did the trick. Well, as most of you know.....I wasn't the best about getting the kids on a strict schedule so they woke up in the night to nurse long after they should have been able to sleep through the night. Then I had four kids four years in a row so I nursed many a nights. I weaned each child just in time to start a new one nursing. For those of you who are wondering, yes I was pregnant, nursing or pregnant and nursing for seven years straight. YIKES! That sounds really crazy but it was really great. I really miss having a baby. So the TV thing has just stuck and now the TV stays on all the time.

Last night Beck woke up in the night and told me he was going to Barf. DREADFUL! So I ran him to my bathroom thinking he was going to barf right then. However, he didn't and we waited and waited. I got tired of being in the bathroom so I got him a large bowl and we set up shop in my bed. Josh was out of town and so I propped him up on some pillows on Josh's side of the bed with his bowl. After a while a dozed off. Now remember the TV is still on with no sound. The next thing I know Beck is waking me up saying "mommy you need one of those, you need one of those." I roll over to look and see what he is talking about and he is watching an info-mercial. That's all that is ever on in the wee hours of the night. I think I have seen every last one of them but that is a whole nother story. What is it for you ask......"The New Body Shaper" . It is a tight girdle like thing that you wear under your clothes to make all the lumps disappear. He was watching it with no sound just pictures and they were terrible. Big lumpy slouchy women that then become slim and smooth and stand up straight just from putting on this thing. It showed woman after woman before and after. Beck thinks I need one. I'm so sad. I know I have gained some but I didn't realize it was that obvious that a three year old would notice. I shouldn't have given up my athletic club membership after all. LOL

14 comments:

Corrie said...

1. I make stories long too. Scott will ask me a yes or no question and ten minutes later, when I'm still answering the question, he gives me the "can we get on with this PLEASE" face and hand motion.

2. Don't hate me but I laughed when I read the part about the infomercial. I really doubt you need one. He's 3 years old? What does he know? Did you send him packing back to his own room after that? I would have. :-)

Perks said...

OH...I'm sure Phoebe would suggest that for me, too. She's always trying to give me her two cents on ways I can look better.

That's hilarious. Nothing like our precious children to bring up our self confidence.

J Katy Garner said...

That is SO funny!!! Those kidos crack me up!! Mine say comments like that a lot it seems... sigh.. : )

However you look great!!! better then great! Maybe he was thinking it was just for new clothes!

Lisa said...

Oh, man - that was the best laugh I've had in a while. Sounds like something Ethan would say! I bet he really did want to barf after seeing all of those lumpy ladies.

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

So funny... you are cracking me up this morning... I have seen pics of you and you don't need one he was trying to be nice and say you must of had one... HE HE HE I remember when I was a couselor or COTH some of the kids would say stuff to me about my body, hair, etc. and at the time I would think wow that was just really honest but now I look back and laugh bc kids will be kids... aren't they just great... I hope i can have a girl someday so when I get dressed I will ask her how I look and I know she will be honest... :-)

Jaime said...

That is too cute. My Beck notices everything I wear...and what everyone else wears. He can tell me what all the kids in his class wore that day. He lately has been telling Ben that he needs to wear pjs because he doesn't want to see him in his underwear anymore. Kids are too FUNNY! (Sorry if that is TMI about my hubby;-))

Amy said...

LOL!! That is hysterical!! I doubt VERY seriously that it is true!! You are super cute girl!

Jill said...

so funny. i always nursed with the tv on too. i think i watched every episode of the jeffersons, good times, and three's company during clark's first year :)
and on to the more important things:
did beck ever barf? i hope not~

The Stringers said...

That is so funny! But just so you know, I would kill to look like you after 4 kids. Here's hoping!

Haley said...

Even Chad was cracking up at this story and usually he ignores me as I repeat all my blog readings to him :)

Angie Campbell said...

You look beautiful!!!!

elambeachbums said...

You are so beautiful!! kids say the darndist things!!! I don't know what Beck would say if he saw me. He would probably faint. you look great! love ya!

Jenn said...

Thanks for a great laugh! You look awesome, Sheridan, 4 kids or not! Gotta love those crazy kids and the thoughts they share....

da momma said...

what about the slideshow commercial thingys to the right of you remail page that shows celulite tummys and then tucked ones....thast what Elijah says looks like me :) NICE thank you!