So, we were in the car the other day, and Remy pipes up from the backseat:
"Mama, give me your finger."
Now, if you have boys, you know this is dangerous. Who knows what he has planned. He has a slinky in his hand at the time, and I'm driving. So, my response is:
"No way, Remy. My fingers are precious right now." (I have a hurt thumb at the moment that was sliced open by a broken bowl and then burned with silver nitrate at the ER. To say it's sore is an UNDERSTATEMENT.)
Remy turns to Donny.
"Donny, let me see a finger."
And, Donny responds, "Nope. I have trust issues."
My jaw drops open. Excuse me?! What?!
I burst out laughing. Remy wants to know what's funny, so I have to explain.
Donny tells me he heard that somewhere and thought it was funny. Oh,yeah, it was funny alright.
I just never know what these guys are going to say, I swear.
Another enlightening conversation in the car:
Remy: I know what "dufus" means.
Donny: Oh, yeah? What does it mean?
Remy: It means "moron."
Donny: What does moron mean?
Remy: It means butthead.
We had to drive into Dallas today to take my dad to the airport. We have two airports in Dallas, the huge one, DFW and a smaller one, Love Field. We went to Love Field, which is in the middle of the city, and since we live north of Dallas, with traffic and all, it's a good 45 minute or more drive one way.
Before we left, I reminded both boys to pee, grab books and/or things to keep them busy in the car for two hours. Donny grabbed a book and Remy said he'd read a book that was already in the car. I told him to grab something else as well, because I knew he'd fly through that book. It was a search and find book he'd done over and over again. He promised me it would take him an HOUR to get through the book.
Yep, fifteen minutes into our drive, Remy says, "Mama, I'm done with my book!" Unbelievable.
Luckily I had packed markers, colored pencils, drawing pages and an activity book as well as his Nintendo DS. I know how to be prepared, I've learned it's essential.
If we end up somewhere without books or toys with us, then we pull out our trusty friends I Spy, which I can only play for so long) or work on making up our own stories.
And, my boys love to draw. They prefer to play board games (we just got Trouble & Jenga) and our favorites are Monopoly, Sequence and Blokus. They love to play sports or swim. But, every now and then, a little down time is required, and I keep a blank book in my purse that they occasionally add to. I'm going to scan some of those drawings and add them to this post. They're a little freaky, but very creative...
These are pretty much all Donny's drawings: