hello!new213.1 hello!new213.4 hello!new213.5 hello!new213.6 hello!new213.9

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

3 Horrible Days!

One Tuesday, my 4-year-old brother Josh woke up grumpy. Throughout the morning, it didn't get any better. His brothers didn't let him play with their trucks, mom made him clean up his toys, and he wasn't allowed to sit on the computer all day. By the time lunch rolled around and mom was making him a lunch he "didn't like," Joshie had simply had enough. He began putting on his shoes so that he could run away. My mom teased him a bit by quoting his favorite book: "I was so mad!"

Joshie, with all the indignation of a teenager who just got their cell phone taken away, glared at her. "Mom, stop! It’s a horrible day!" My mom tried to convince him otherwise, but Josh simply continued: "...And I already had three horrible days!"

Mom stifled a laugh and asked, "What days were those?" (Thinking his answer would be Sunday, Monday, Tuesday).

Joshie's response? "Ashley’s wedding."

Yes, that's right. Nine months later, the poor little guy still remembered the torture that was being forced to behave for not one but three events (the wedding day, Matt's hometown reception, my hometown reception).

"Why were they so horrible Josh?"

"All you did is watch... and eat!"

Well, true. But the food was yummy, and you also seemed to have a lot of fun throwing rocks into ponds, climbing big trees, and running around with your little brother and cousins. Oh, and bonus! Matt became your brother-in-law. But he's been in your life since you could walk, so the marriage certificate probably didn't mean much to you, did it Joshie?

All of this "happy" wedding talk did little to convince him that he had anything but a horrible time. So I submit to you a small sampling of evidence that is Josh at random intervals throughout those 3 days. And I ask...

Was it horrible?

Or was it happy?


(PS-Matt and I about died laughing as we went through our wedding pictures and saw all the different faces my little brothers made. They are so stinking cute!)


  1. That is hilarious! What a funny little kid!

  2. That is adorable. Life can be hard as a 4 year old...or any age for that matter when you're little!

  3. Oh my goodness, I laughed so hard at this!! I adore your brothers (and am just completely enamored with josh and gabe.)

    I should pay them a visit soon.

  4. Oh my goodness, I laughed so hard when I read this post and I can only imagine what your mom and dad went thru for those 3 "horrible" days as the little ones endured the festivities. Of course the rest of us love events like those, but just keeping them in their church clothes would be a miracle. Oh how darling they are, and they will grow up loving all the pictures, the happy and the sad.

  5. This post made me laugh. Your little brother sounds adorable, and he's such a cutie. Hope you're having a fantastic day.

  6. Bahahahaha! That is so hilarious! All the pictures where he's miserable had me laughing. Especially because i would never have noticed, but then you look at them all together and it's ridiculously obvious. Hahahaha! That cracks me up. Glad he had some happy moments captured on film too. :)

    And I'm excited that you love your camera bag! And more excited that soon you'll have a camera to go with it!

  7. That made my whole day! How funny is that... Three horrible days! I have those, but it's usually five days, and it's 12 times a year:)

    He is too funny, look at his face. Precious.

  8. OH....My......Gosh!!!!....LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ashley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THanks, I needed a good giggle!!
    That was hillarious! Oh, Joshie...You are awesome!

  9. "all we did was sit...and eat"
    I wish I could do that right now. NEVER horrible, but SOOOOO HILARIOUS!

  10. Perhaps he just misses his sister and blames the wedding for all of his misery.

    I adore the last picture of you and Josh on your wedding day. It makes my eyes tear up when I look at it.

  11. SO Funny I totally remember that ashley. (p.s.josh said hi.) Love Kaleb

  12. Kaleb, you rock! I love my baby brothers :-)

  13. what an adorable story!! i love hearing stuff like that!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...