Monday, June 18, 2012

three little pigs

dear emily,

when our five kiddos were growing up, we had lots of fun taking them
exciting places.   staying within our four walls led to restlessness, which
led to broken windows.   it was a nice change of scenery to just get out.

managing five young children outside those four walls, created its own
conundrum.    how to keep them safe and other people safe from them!
sometimes, hans would take the boys, and i would take the girls.

one time he said, "you take the two big kids, and i will take the three
little kids."

the middle kid, max, was perplexed.   "dad, did you just call us the
three little pigs?"

so now we do.


"the demons begged Jesus, 'if You drive us out, send us into the herd
of pigs."   matthew 8:31


Terra said...

Cute story Tea.

rondalahonda said...


rondalahonda said...

So funny!

rondalahonda said...

So funny!

Farm Girl said...

So cute!!!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

too funny

Sonja said...

and sometimes the lines of distinction were a little blurred... our kids often WERE little pigs, especially the boys!! :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

conundrum. just about my favorite white wine.
love this story, Lea. so cute!

June said...

I love how children can get things so mixed up and they become precious memories. That is so cute Lea!

Single and Sane said...

I bet the "two big kids" still get a kick out of that.

Tamara Swerline said...

This little piggy...

I went to the Geico website and downloaded the piggy squeal, "WEEEE, WEEEE, WEEEE!" I forgot to put my cell phone on vibrate at a church meeting and it went off... AWKWARD!

As always, love your post!

Lisa said...

So sweet.:)

Susy said...

Too cute. Humor runs in the family (:

Anne @relationships blog said...

It's lovely to have these stories to share with the kids when they grow up. We told our girls once that doctors have to taste your wee to tell what was wrong with you (one of them had to give a urine sample).

They believed this for years. Now it's a story we all laugh about.

Susan B said...

Haha! What a sweet story...I love it! Thank you for your uplifting posts Lea. :)

Ruben Rivera said...

Ha, ha, ha. Ever since the movie, "Babe," Anita and I have had lots of "pig" humor.

Anyway, "that'l do, pig."


Champagne Macarons said...

Lovely post, Lea! Hilarious!!
I love Chanel 19, too! I wear 5, 19, 22 and Coco Mademoiselle... I get many compliments on 19 when I wear it. It is said to be Coco's favourite fragrance as well, marking the date of her birth.
Wishing you a lovely week! xoxo, B

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Haha! Too cute!

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you so much for stopping by! After my month break, it is so good to see the lovely visits by dear bloggy friends :o) ...before I head to work, I will catch up a bit on your other posts :o) Congratulations also to your son and new daughter-in-law :o)

Auntie Cake said...

Very sweet. Have a wonderful weekend!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How funny is this! I love it and you

665disk said...

funny story~ well written~
* mind if i ask who "emily" is?
bruce morton

Jodie | Velour said...

haha! that's priceless. :)