Monday, July 18, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Questions of Priorities

"Mom, what's the best thing that's ever happened to you... besides having us?"

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I Told You So

DDs 6 & 4 were eager to go outside and run around after church today.  I knew that the temps were going to be near 100 degrees, so I said, "I think it's too hot."  They insisted and I finally acquiesced.  About 2 minutes later, they both returned, red-faced and sweaty.  DD6 walked up to me and said, "Don't say it; don't say it!"

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Deep End of the Ocean

We were watching Gulliver's Travels with the family, and Gulliver was traveling in his boat across the ocean.  DD4 leaned over to me and whispered, "Is he in the deep end yet?"

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Science Lesson

DD4 (while patting my pregnant belly again): "Will this baby come out with a diaper on?" 

Me: "No, we'll have to put a diaper on him." 

DD4 (with a smirk): "So, we'll see his privates?"

Friday, June 17, 2011

New Brother

DD4 (while patting my pregnant belly): "Will this brother be mean when he gets bigger?"

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Living Life

"I don't like going to sleep at night; that's TEN HOURS of life I miss!" (DD6)

Saturday, May 21, 2011


DS10:  Mom, I know how to judge people as geometric shapes. You know, people who always have to make their point... they're triangles. People who have no point at all are circles.

Me:  So what are you?

DS10 (said with certainty):  I'm a triangle.

Me:  And what am I?

DS10:  I think you're a ... circle.

Me:  And Dad?

DS10: (long pause)... Well, you know him better than I do!

Me:  Are there other shapes as well, like rectangles or octagons?

DS10:  Nope.  Just circles and triangles!

Friday, May 20, 2011


DD4: Can you pretend to be my mom? 

Me (her Mom): Sure. 

DD4: I'll call you Mom; you can call me Lily Sunshine.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Track Lessons

DD4 came inside crying about the injustice of her older siblings. 

"We were playing relay, and he took the stick right out of my hand!" 

Perhaps she needed a bit more explanation before the race began.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Like An Old Joke

DD4: "What does 'repeat' mean?" 

Me: "Say it again." 

DD4 (with more emphasis and clarity): "What does 'REPEAT' mean?"

Thursday, March 31, 2011


"Mom, why didn't you name me Lily Sunshine?" 

I have to admit, I didn't ever consider that combo.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Teaching Moment

I felt compelled to interrupt when I heard DD4's sentence begin with, "When I have a booger that is too yucky to put in my mouth..." It seemed like a good teaching moment.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Latin Lessons

DD11 was telling me about one of the songs they are singing in choir. She said, "It's just a bunch of gibberish, weird sounding nonsense words, but it's so pretty!" 

As she recited the "gibberish," I realized it was actually Latin.

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Baby

When asked if she wants the new baby to be a boy or a girl, DD5 responded, "I really want a DOG!"