Thursday, March 19, 2009

Do you have bunnies at your house??

Through the years my kids have done and said some real funny things. I am sure that you all of you have had similar experiences.

I remember the year when Karrilyn was about three and we lived in a small home in Riverton. One day she was playing in the kitchen and she said, " Mom there is a cute little bunny under our stove." She insisted that there was and to come and look. I looked under the kitchen stove and there was a mouse. It ran out and we all screamed. Well, that was our cute little bunny. We all laughed and laughed. It was so funny.



Another time we were going to California to Disneyland and we also went to Universal Studios with the kids. When we finally got to Universal Studios I think everyone was tired. We found a ride that was supposed to be real fun and exciting. It was called the Jurassic Park Ride. We decided that the kids would love this ride. As we went down to get on it and stand in line, two of our kids started crying and whining. It looked to scary for them and they did not want to go on it. It was a long hour and a half wait with two girls whining and crying about how scared they were to go on it. We did however finally all go on this ride, and after we got off the ride our girls said," Can we go again, that was fun." That is just how it is. You would have thought we were abusing them or something but they were sure excited and wanted to go again afterwards.

One other time, my husband and I decided to take the kids to see Stuart Little when it came out to the movie theater. We had heard that the kids would love it. We thought it would be a great Family Home Evening activity. We pulled into the movie theater and our son Todd who was probably about 5 or 6 at the time said that he didn't want to go. He said that he heard from the other kids at school that the cat in it swears. We told him that we had heard that it was fine and that we were going to go and enjoy it. You would have thought that we were abusing him because he was whaling and crying. Mike had to forcefully pick him up and drag him into the theater.
The kids ended up thoroughly enjoying the movie and wanted to buy it for ours to keep. What our kids put us through some times. All we wanted was to have a fun activity and he had decided that it was not going to be fun. KIDS.
I am sure that all of you have experiences or things that your kids have said that you still laugh at today. I am glad for these great memories to look back on. Share some of yours.

14 comments:

SO said...

What fun stories to remember! Isn't it funny how kids act?

tammy said...

They are funny. And frustrating when you're trying to get them to do something that you KNOW they'll have fun with, but they're thinking otherwise.

(p.s. Is your last name Glad? Just asking because I grew up down the street from some in Sandy)

Carolyn said...

no bunnies but I did find a mole under my stove once...in my mouse trap!

Kathy B! said...

What awesome and cute stories you have!! I love it :)

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Hahaha, so funny! I bet that "bunny" was as surprised as you were!

Cyndie said...

Kids are so funny! It never seems like it at the time (sometimes you just want to strangle them.) But, its always great to look back later and remember all the fun times together. Car trips are the best. Just ask my kids about the experience we refer to as the "Hoover Dam Mommy Meltdown." :)

Fiauna said...

I have had so many of these experience. Just last month, my kindergardener was going on his first field trip. He screamed and cried all the way to school. He begged and waled for me to keep him home so he wouldn't have to go on the field trip. Well, I forced him to go. He came home all smiles. He'd had a great time. This is all just a part of developing self-sufficiency--a hard thing for kids to learn.

pam said...

Looking back you can laugh, but at the time..not always. Last winter we had a cute little bunny in our kitchen. It ran along the counter, behind the microwave and right across the stove.

Karen said...

thanks for visiting my blog! I'm going to put yours on my "must-read" list.

Mary Alice said...

Thanks for stopping off and commenting on my blog. Good to "meet" you!

I remember my youngest sister trying strawberries for the first time...about age 18 months, maybe two years ...she acted as though we were trying to feed her rat poison...then she got this look marvel and surprise and said.."Ummm,good"

-Melissa- said...

Kids are so funny!
That reminded me when we took our kids to Disney World and our oldest wanted to go on the Tower of Terror. He was so excited to go, but as soon as we got close to getting on the ride he didn't want to go anymore. We made him go on the ride. He loved it and wanted to go again and again.

Jenny in Utah said...

Thanks for saying hi ... it's so nice to become acquainted with nice, fun bloggers out there! I will add to your story, we were looking like abusive parents for making our kids go on the materhorn at Disneyland ... and yes, they LOVED it!

Thanks for the laugh!

Musings of the Mrs. said...

This type of post is why I read all these Mommy blogs. No kids yet, but looking forward to them (and not just because of the awesome blog fodder it will bring). Thanks for coming by my blog, btw!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

No bunnies - but innumberable other pets at different times. At one time we were up to 10 - I think my hubby was ready to move out:) He made frequent jokes about how we had every member of the food chain - from rats, birds, cats, dogs, down to a gecko. Gee, no wonder it's so quiet around here now . . .

Kristin