Saturday, October 31, 2009

Terrorizing Toddlers


Four Terrorizing Scenarios that all took place within a two hour period:

Terrorizing Scenario #1:

Sam watching his beloved puppy dog going into the washer. I heard, "Puppy! Puppy! Puppy!" for five minutes straight.

Terrorizing Scenario #2:

Sam watching his beloved puppy going into the dryer. I heard, "Puppy! Puppy! Puppy!" for five minutes straight.

Terrorizing Scenario #3:
Sam watching me stab into the large pumpkin we've been affectionately calling, "Daddy Pumpkin." Throughout the carving process I heard, "No! No! Put back! Put back!" Sam would yell, "Back in!" while frantically trying to put the guts back in Daddy.

Terrorizing Scenario #4:
After the trauma of watching Puppy go through the washer and dryer I thought Sam would enjoy pulling puppy out of the dryer. I opened the door. Sam squealed, "PUPPY!" and reached into the dryer. He gave Puppy a quick hug before dropping it and yelling, "Hot! Hot!"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Drury News

At some point next summer I will need to change the name of this blog from "The Drury's in Jersey" to "The Drury's in Indiana." It doesn't have quite the same ring, but we are absolutely thrilled about this change. John was offered and accepted a position teaching theology and Christian ministry at Indiana Wesleyan's new seminary. I'll have (hopefully) completed my comprehensive exams at that point and will be working on my dissertation.

I'm a bit teary at the thought of leaving Jersey friends behind (I've been here since 2002), but I'm very eager to take this next step. Thanks for your prayers and support along the way. Marion, here we come!

More here.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Toddler Empathy

Mandy drops ceramic plate on her bare toe.

Mandy: OUCH!
Sam: (Laughs).
Mandy: Oh Sam, it's not funny. I hurt my toe. Ouch! Ouch!

Pause. Sam picks up his plastic plate and throws it on his foot. Sam laughs. I laugh.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

New Rule in the Drury Household

Little boys with pneumonia get prizes from Target. Sam just got three new matchbox cars. Poor little guy.

Sam at the Farm

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