Friday, July 22, 2011

Things we think

Hey Lifers...

So I started a little project with my clowns today. I know I'm such an evil papa.

I asked the two youngest to make me a list of 20 things they like. I asked the oldest to make me a list of 15 things she believes. Now keep in mind my clowns are 5, 7 and 9. My oldest didn't create hers exactly as I'd hoped, and I had to help the other two just a bit, but it was fun. Here they are.

Youngest (boy 5) : Things I like
1. Seafood
2. T.V
3. Video Games
4. Toys
5. Dad - Nice to know I cracked the top 5.
6. Mom
7. The Kitty
8. Maggie -Our dog
9. Radio's / Music
10. Swimming
11. Swinging
12. Sports - Watching, playing, talking with Dad about sports. Karate
13. Shoes- Do you really like shoes son? No not really. Ok then lets not put that one down.
13. Fresh Air - I like to catch fire flies
14. I like to sleep in
15. I don't like anyone to bother me when I sleep - Let's stick to things we do like.
16. Fishing
17. Pirates
18. Drawing
19. Coloring/Painting
20. Holiday World. - It's an amusement/water park.

Here's my 7 year old's list.

1. Karate
2. Swimming
3. Playing
4. Video Games
5. Watching T.V
6. Cats
7. Stove Top Stuffing
8. Helping other people
9. I like the color Purple
10. Sunny Days
11. Fishing
12. To be pretty- Hey who doesn't?
13. School
14. I like going out to eat but not when looking like a rag muffin in karate clothes.- Yeah so maybe she's heard the DW say this once or twice.
15. Happy movies
16. Jewlery
17. Monkeys
18. I like to be cool in the summer, and hot in the winter
19. I like Pearl -Her friend at school
20. My parents- This one actually took her awhile to come up with.

Now like I said for my oldest daughter, I asked her to make me a list of things she believes. Here's what she came up with.

1. I believe I can become a black belt
2. I believe in God
3. I believe my bro can stop being annoying
4. I believe that the house can be cleaner
5. I believe karate is fun
6. I believe school is a little interesting
7. I believe people should start listening to my dad - THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' BOUT. BAM
8. I believe mom should have dinner done before karate
9. I believe L can stop running around in his underwear.
10. I believe this heat can stop
11. I believe we can go to karate in 3 days a week - We currently just go two days. Think she's trying to tell me something?
12. I believe O can stop forcing me to play American Girls with her.
13. I believe the cat can stop getting in mom's chair.
14. I believe mom can stop making us go shopping.
15. I believe I'm smart.

Can you tell we just got back from Karate.

Now here's my list of 15 things I believe.

1. I believe in God
2. I believe there is a difference between being a Father and being a Dad.
3. I believe in being a great Dad
4. I believe every child needs a strong mother.
5. I believe in being a great husband.
6. I believe in kissing good night/good bye.
7. I believe the designated hitter should be banned in baseball.
8. I believe in showing my clowns, not telling them.
9. I believe if you can't be rich, be funny.
10. I believe I'm funny
11.I believe there was a second shooter in the Kennedy Assassination
12. I believe my sister is naturally funny, and my brother is stronger than I give him credit for.
13. I believe Michael Jordan was the greatest basketball player of all time.
14. I believe my wife is smarter than me, or is it I? Whatever,maybe I should ask her.
15. I believe I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for my wife.

Yeah so I made the DW give me an I believe list also. Here's hers

1. I believe that my husband loves me.  All of me.  The me that nobody else sees.
2. I believe I was not prepared to take the time on a Friday evening to make a list of things I believe in...
3. I believe Diet Coke should be considered a healthy alternative to water
4.  I believe my children sometimes bear the brunt of my frustrations.  And I also believe that my children make me bear the brunt of their frustrations
5.  I believe I don't have any really close "you're my bff" type friends - and honestly never really have had - however, I have my sister who has always been my best friend (even when she annoyed me) and I *heart* her very much
6.  I believe my children know how much they are loved and are having a great childhood (at least I hope that's what they tell their shrink as they're lying on the sofa...)
7.  I believe I put way too many pressures on myself - but mainly related to my career
8.  I believe that I'll never live up to my own expectations
9.  I believe my husband is a better housewife than I am
10.  I believe that my dad asks me about the oil in my car every time we talk (well a lot of the times that we talk) because he loves me
11.  I believe that my mom loves me and I love her
12.  I believe that I am truly blessed with the in-laws that I have (I have some friends that aren't as fortunate as I am and have some crazies for in-laws.  Whew... lucky I'm not them!)
13.  I believe I am now running out of room on this list I didn't want to even do...
14.  I believe that I love my job and my clients - most of the time
15.  I believe that I am stronger than I give myself credit for and can actually do whatever I put my mind to - except to deny myself chocolate.  Or Diet Coke.

J-Tony

So tell me some things you believe Lifers. And ask your clowns some things they like. I'm sure you'll have some fun.

2 comments:

  1. Rebecca Fly CouchJuly 22, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    these lists made me laugh... and tear up. what an awesome activity. AAAANNND, I love that you made the distinction between being a father and a dad. So so true... as some kids already know too well.

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  2. This was great! I might just have to do this with my 5 year old. Why do i think Buzz Lightyear will be high on the list?

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