Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More parenting tips, using aliens.


Last night we put all the kids to bed. After about 30 mins. of Howie annoying everyone, we pulled him out and made him a bed on our floor and told him to sleep there (which is where he pretty much ends up sleeping every school night). Then, Dwight and I went back to watching our Monday night shows. (Some really good ones, I might add). A few minutes later, Howie came out crying saying there was an alien in our room. So he stayed out with me while Dwight went into the room and proceeded to kick the crap out of the alien. Howie was very pleased, but not quite ready to enter the room alone. We decided we may as well all go to bed. Everyone is all settled in, and I turned out the lights. Then Howie starts going on about the alien he is seeing again. I get on the floor to try to see things from his perspective, and he points to a blue light. I then explained to him about how it was just a light and couldn't possibly be an alien because aliens have bodies. He got it immediately and rolled over and went to sleep. I got back into bed and started thinking, do aliens have bodies? I could have just said there was no such thing as aliens.
It reminded me of when we were living in Canada. Our work permits had expired and we were waiting for our new ones. There was a lapse and so we were told if we left the country, we may not be allowed back in. I had been planning on going down to Boise for my HS reunion, but we had decided I'd better not go unless we got our permits renewed. We were talking about it at dinner one night and Bailey asked what we were talking about. I told him it was time he learned the truth about his family. I very seriously told him, "we are aliens Bailey." (Cuz we were considered illegal aliens at the time in Canada, so I'm not a liar) Bailey was totally excited, as if his wildest dreams had just come true.

12 comments:

Katie said...

I know why you didn't tell Howie there was no such thing as aliens. Silly, that is because there really are aliens. In fact, aliens are my favorite supernatural topic. Don't get me started. Do you think Stephanie Meyer would have been as successful if her main character was a short, skinny, large eyed/headed creature? Hmmm...doesn't light my fire.

Memzy said...

Char Char just had a brain explosion when he saw this post. He is now yelling at me to get it back to the alien page whilst I type this. Gotta go.

ManicMandee said...

Your parenting tips are my favorite posts. You are the coolest mom ever! We'll be calling Dwight when we have an alien intrusion so he can come kick their butts.

ManicMandee said...

Oops I said a bad word. Sorry.

Landee said...

Oh geez... now every time Howie doesn't want to go to bed he's gonna cry alien. I see this going no where fast.

On a completely unrelated note, aliens are real. And cute. And they like to have wigs put on them and hide in tons of stuffed animals. Oh, and they know how to build a phone out of a Speak & Say and an umbrella. I've seen this all with mine own eyes.

Markie23 said...

Have I told you about my UFO sightings? Trust me... they're out there!

anissa ferguson said...

I think that is the picture of the alien that lives under my bed.... Scary

Emily said...

If I could die and be born again, I would totally want you to be my mom--in a non creepy kinda way.

Jenny ESP said...

I was scared of aliens when I was little and dad told me that aliens do in fact exist, but Heavenly Father keeps them at bay. So you better say your prayers.

Katie said...

Amy, would you leave a comment on my sister's blog? Just do it, I'll explain later. "The Heaton Family"-from my blog.

Annie said...

Did Emily^^^^ really say she wants to be my Mom in her next life? Wha????

pearlgirl said...

So after reading your post yesterday, I couldn't sleep either. I think there are aliens under my room. (thats cuz my boys room is below mine)