Skip to main content

Enlightening Conversations Between Aaron and Mandee

Last night while we were watching the news, I asked Aaron a question-

M: How do you go to the bathroom in space?
A: A tube.
M: Really?
A: Yeah. Then it goes into space.
M: No it doesn't.
A: Yeah, it does.
M: You're totally lying to me...
A: I'm really not.
M: So there's poo floating around in space...

A: There's all kinds of crap floating around in space. Broken satellites... poo.. all kinds of stuff. And boats dump their bathroom waste in the ocean.

M: Seriously... that is the sickest thing I have ever heard.
A: They have to be at least 5 miles from the coastline when they dump it.
M: That's not far enough. I will never get in the ocean again. I don't want to live on this earth anymore.

A: You want to live in space?
M: No. I want to live in heaven.
A: You think there isn't poo in heaven?
M: There isn't. You don't have to eat, so you don't have to poo.
A: Jesus ate after he was resurrected.
M: But he didn't have to. And I'm sure he didn't have to poo after he ate.


Anonymous said…
You are too funny! Aaron's not lying - if you don't think about it you're better off, but I understand it's hard not to think about it once you know what goes on!
Neva said…
That was so enlightening
That really cracked me up! It happened when the husband gets even with you. Don't worry, someday you will get it back to him. I did that a lot to my husband (winks.)
Deby said…
Huh... I was under the impression that the practice of dumping human waste into space was stopped. I'll have to look that one up.

You guys have some seriously deep conversations. ;)
Gourley Family said…
I found your blog from the Sticklands. Our sons were up at Primary's when Mason was first born. I love the movie collage, what a heart-warming video. I understand why you cried. It really is touching! You have a beautiful family!
Abby said…
I love your conversations, they make me laugh out loud!
Em said…
Mandee I'm still laughing because I can just picture you two and hear your voices, you guys are to funny. Thanks for the laugh!
grandma jojo said…
i hope aaron thanked you for the laugh you gave us. i had to call. i love your conversations. thanks for sharing.
matt said…
Wow! I love a good poo coversation.
Poo is so broad. You can poo anywhere. It comes in a variety of smells and consistencies. All living creatures poo. you always feel better after a good poo. Looking at you own poo will often amaze you. It makes you move faster than you ever tought imsginable. It really makes you focus on what you are working to acheive. Man, I could go on and on.
What a peculiar and sometime nutty thing. I hope you all can smell what i am stepping in.
There is the luff.
Still lame?
April said…
That's funny stuff...

Nice blog!
Oh my gosh! Mandee, you are hilarious! I've linked you to me. . are you mad? You know Graham and I are close so that should at least get me this far, right? Avery's throwing Milk, Bye!

Popular posts from this blog

Snowball Cookies

It snowed this week. And though we don't have many family traditions, one that we started when we became a family was to make Snowball Cookies on the first snowy day of the season. And since we like cookies so much, we usually make them on other random, snowy days, too. They help ease my pain and anxiety over winter. You know-- carbs. 
There is nothing better than Snowball Cookies and hot chocolate on a snowy day.
Snowball Cookies 1 c. butter 1/2 c. confectioners sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 2 c. sifted flour 1 c. chocolate chips 1 c. chopped pecans (an option I don't use) Additional confectioners sugar (for rolling)
Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add remaining ingredients, mix. Use a teaspoonful (I use a small ice cream scoop) of dough and roll into small ball. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly and roll in confectioners sugar. (I roll them twice.)

Coming & Going

(November 2012)
In November of 2012, Parker came home from serving a mission in Florida.  I can't even begin to describe the complete JOY (there is no other word for it) a parent (yes, even a "step-parent") feels when their child, or man child as was Parker's case, comes home after being away for 2 whole years.  And Parker's mission was the absolute longest mission ever.  He was gone FOR.EV.ER. 

Maddy's friend,Jedidiah Thunell, was there to capture Parker's arrival at the airport, and then made this awesome video to help us remember that day.  Incredible talent- that boy will have an Academy Award someday. 

Elder Parker Grant from Grantma and Grantpa on Vimeo.
This past August, Maddy left to serve a mission in Denmark.  We knew from our experience with Parker that the curbside drop off is rushed and hurried, and I thought we were prepared this time around- experienced, seasoned missionary parents.  We pulled up to the curb, and saw one of her friends f…

Step Mothering

Of all of the titles I've had, step mom has to be the hardest earned, least appreciated, and most polarizing of them all.

It suggests to some that I'm not the real mom-- and I guess if you define a real mom by genetics and gestation periods, then you would be right. But my “real mom” standards are different. To me, a real mom is more than giving birth or being able to sign my name on the legal documents at the DMV.

It means--

Fixing her hair just the way she wants it for school/homecoming/like she saw on Pinterest ... and getting it jussssssst right. It's giving her a high five after her first kiss, hoping heartbreak avoids her, yet knowing it won't. Then helping her pick out her best outfit for school the day after heartbreak happens. It means going to her piano recitals, gymnastics meets, and making sure she knows I'm cheering her on in every part of her life, whether it's from the sidelines of a volleyball game, or via email from halfway across the world. It…