This week my sister spent some time with Bethany one on one and told me some of their conversations. I thought this part was especially cute and wanted to remember it. Here is part of an email where my sister quoted what Bethany said she wants to be when she grows up...
As of yesterday it was a pediatrician, vet, a person who delivers babies or just a plain ole doctor. Or she may just get married and stay home like you. And then in her words "But don't tell Daddy that because I don't want to get his hopes up that I'm getting married."For a while Bethany had Joseph and Jenna convinced to live a life of singleness and Joseph still is leaning toward her stance, sometimes they talk about getting an apartment together one day. Which defeats the whole living with us forever thing, I know. Jenna our little rebel has decided she'll probably get married one day because she wants to have children. :)
All of the kids are at the age of thinking kissing and affection is gross and erupt in disgust saying, "Ohh, Noo!" and cover their eyes if they see Joe and I kissing or it's on a movie. Their response was so bad today while watching something appropriate on TV and so automatic that I had a flash forward of us being at a wedding and all of my children bursting out appalling moans. Can you imagine how embarrassing that would be!? So, I talked with them and told them they didn't have to go on and on vocally about it and they could just look away. Jenna said, "Well, I would never kiss a stranger Mommy, only my husband!!"
Jenna says all kinds of funny stuff. Recently she walked into the kitchen while I was cooking supper and said, "Mommy my tummy hurts, I think it's either gas or diarrhea."
She and Bethany were having a tea party with their cousin Lilly and Lilly told them they should call their boyfriends and have them come to the party. Bethany adamently told Lilly, "We don't have boyfriends!" "Well, that's okay you can be single." she replied. Then Jenna piped up and said, "I'll just call my husband then." :)
So much is ever changing here, I told Joe this morning, "It's like I woke up one day and I have five kids!" Time doesn't stand still, it's precious with these little children and they are growing so quickly. Bethany was giving me her birthday list yesterday morning and I realized it will be a year or two more and she won't be asking for certain dress up and dolls for her birthday.