Friday, March 11, 2011

 Crack me up - four year old style

Not a day goes by that he doesn't make us laugh.

Often unintentionally.

And we have to hide our glee, due to the overly sensitive nature of this one.

Oh my - the fact that we get to live with him is awesome.

Laughs for every day.




Last week I was hanging out with friends. We were consuming delicious warm drinks, talking, studying the Bible, and really enjoying being together.

Our kids were chillin' together in the next room.

Noe walks in and out of the blue says,

"My bottom itches really bad!"

No lie. Straight faced and all.

So here we all are - in a predicament.

This is funny. Really, really funny.

But we don't want to make the poor little man fell badly.

And... it's no use. We are busting out laughing.

So, he looks at us and says, "Why are you laughing? I'm not teasing!"  

scratch  scratch

...Which makes it worse. We could not stop. And every time I've thought of it since then, I just crack up!


This is his song and dance right now. Just being him brings laughter to wherever he is at.

Every.single.day we hear this phrase from our Noe Ben: I'm okay!"

Because he is an accident waiting to happen. And when we hear those two words...

...spoken from on his back next to the chair,

...outside on the muddy ground,

..upside down between the couch and the wall,

we simply look at each other and smile, because he usually is okay - but he embodies the word "clumsy".


If Noe had been a girl his middle name was going to be "Grace".  

God knew that this one really needed to be a boy. {'Nuff said}


Oh the hours of entertainment.

The hugs and kisses given freely.

And yes, even the inevitable and frequent falls, and *ahem* lack of tact and social graces.

This kid makes me smile like nothin' else. Man do I love him.


There is such deep potential in that soft heart of his.

Without question, he wants to give,

to love,

to help,

to open his arms and do all that he can.

Just so thankful for my Noe today.

9 comments:

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

You forgot the, "Why are you laughing?" Classic moment I have a feeling he will regret in the future! :)

Wendi@EveryDayMiracles said...

-Ha! I have to go back and add that, because it was SO funny.

Poor little dude. I'm sure he will regret it - and disown me for blogging it. But man was it cute.

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

That is hilarious.....what a sweetie :) It really itches!!

Kristen said...

*smiling* in person I don't know any of you at all but only through your written words. But still I was getting a vivid image of you sitting around with your friends and little Noe coming in with such seriousness to announce his troubles. And I found myself giggling too. Ssshhh, don't tell Noe that though. :)

Arlona said...

So how is his bottom? Did he get the itch taken care of? I love when he talks about his love for Jesus and being a missionary.

Katarina said...

What a sweet boy! I love *seeing* the personalilties of your boys shine through in your writing.

Nikki said...

This made me giggle! What a sweet boy!

Megan said...

Haha! BOYS! I just LOVE boys!!

Sara said...

My Nick says the.same.thing.
"I'm okay!"
Why is it always after a loud thud or crash?
Lately, he's been as Rob says: buttering me up.
He'll crawl into my lap and love on me. "You're the best Mommy ever...I love you."
What IS it about these boys and the way they pull at our heart strings?