Friday, June 10, 2011

What We Tell Strangers

We are moving next week. We haven't started packing a thing, but well that is because we are not supposed to. One of the benefits of having to move so often for Eric's work (about every 2 1/2 years on average) is they pay to have us moved. Basically you sit there and watch them box everything up. As glorious as this is there are some disadvantages; like the fact they will literally pack garbage if it is there and you really don't get rid of nearly as much stuff as you otherwise would.

Another odd thing is the walk- through. This is when someone from the company comes to your house, looks in all your cupboards and drawers to let you know how much it is going to cost to move all of your junk.

Last week we had three walk-throughs. The first one, Eric happened to be home so I corralled the kids while he took the guy around. The second and third occurred on the same day.

And well, let's just say, my children aren't exactly shy. In fact after Lucas had talked the first ladies ear off for about five minutes I sarcastically said "my children are so shy"

"I am not shy!" Lucas quickly retorted.
"No you are right, you are not at all, I was just being sarcastic."
"What does that mean?" he questioned
"It is kind of like saying the exact opposite of what you mean. You really are very friendly and like talking to people."

He was satisfied with this and so we headed into Alex's room.
The lady asked about some things along the side of Alex's bed.
"They are just pillows to stop her from getting hurt if she rolled off her bed" (There are some bars along the side of Alex's bed that support the wall we built to divide the playroom in half to make a room for her)
"I have a lot of toys and things under my bed." Alex chimed in.
My face turned a bit red. "Are you supposed to have things under your bed?" I asked
"No, but I put them there to keep them away from my brother!" Alex excitedly said.
"Now I know where they are!" Lucas retorted.

Ah, nothing like having the things under your bird aired to complete strangers.What is under that bed?


**Due to the fact that we are moving next week I am going to be around sporadically --but I do have some awesome awesome guest bloggers lined up for while I am gone, so don't go away as you won't want to miss these awesome posts!

18 comments:

  1. Don't worry, I think a lot of people have stuff under their beds! Those movers have probably seen it all!

    But it sure is funny when kids talk like that hu!?

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  2. You're busy moving and still thinking about blogging?? Wow what a girl!

    Kids do seem to have perfect timing in all the little things they say...

    Good luck with the move!

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  3. I hate having to get rid of the TONS of packing paper after movers pack up your stuff. They take better care to pack than I ever would, though, so that's a plus.

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  4. Hilarious post about some darlings I love.

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  5. Emily hides stuff too! Must be that middle child thing. I don't remember the people coming and checking stuff when we moved to VA--which I am sure they did. But I do remember it before we moved here. ANd they blew it big time. Maybe it's good to have them around. They will make sure nothing is missed. ;)

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  6. It sounds kind of nice to have someone do all that for you! It can be a pain to go through everything. Good Luck with your move!

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  7. My parents used to really embarrass me with the things they said when I was in junior high and high school, now I realize it was probably just a form of retaliation from when I was small.

    Kids don't have a filter and it is funny, but not always at the moment you want it to be.

    Good luck with your move. Moving with kids is rough. I hope everything goes smoothly for you!

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  8. Haha! Kids are so great at calling us out, aren't they?

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  9. That's hilarious! Glad you don't have to pack - that should take a huge load of stress off! Hope you have a safe move!

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  10. Good luck with the move! So do the packers unpack the stuff too? I'm guessing not, but wouldn't that be nice?

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  11. Very cute! (Sometimes I'm glad LB can't talk yet)
    Good luck with the move!

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  12. Guest post! I forgot. LOL!

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  13. Yep, kids are great for that... telling people random things that you wish they wouldn't. ha ha!

    Glad you have a sense of humor about it :)

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  14. Kids always say the exact thing you don't want them to say, don't they? So cute, and funny.

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  15. Too funny!

    And if you have to move, that is the way to do it I think!

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  16. Hahaha, love it! Moving is such a chore! Good luck!! I hope it goes well!

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  17. Got to love movers, they make it so much easier to move. Good luck with everything.

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  18. That is the only way I will ever move again. You're a Saint!

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