Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More of the Darndest Things

Okay, I promise I'll try to catch up sometime soon. Heaven knows there's plenty that needs catching up, but for now, here are some choice tidbits of conversation from our recent past.

During our Family Van Evening yesterday (for those of you unfamiliar with Family Home Evening, it is a designated night--Monday--that we spend as a family having fun, teaching our kids, playing games, etc. We happened to be out and about, so we called it Family VAN Evening instead).

Daddy: Kids, tonight we're going to talk about gratitude. Do you know what gratitude is? What is gratitude?

Sam Sam: Is it like 'Ratatouille?' It sounds like 'Ratatouille.'

Daddy: No, not like 'Ratatouille'.

Girlie (shoots her hand up in the air): Oooo, I know!! It's like when you float up in the air if you don't have it!

Me: You mean gravity?

We were talking about the apostles Peter, James and John.

Sammy (having just seen Peter Pan) corrected us: Mommy, I think it's actually Peter, John and Michael.


Girlie and Sammy must have been having a conversation involving the definition of 'old.' I walked in as Girlie was explaining "You know, like when your skin is all dry and wrinkly, and you walk like this (she imitates a hunchback), and you have to use a walking stick (acts this out also)." Upon my arrival, she jabbed in my direction, "MOMMY. Like, Mommy is old, too." She appeared satisfied that Sammy now had a visual aid of the definition of "old".

Glad I could help.

9 love notes:

Carolyn said...

This is absolutely fantastic! I love it!!

Happy Mom said...

Love it! You're children are adorable!

Anonymous said...

I love the conversations! And Family Van Evening is something that has happened in our house but we never had a name. Thanks for helping us. Love ya!

MissMim said...

Out of the mouths of babes. I just love your kids!

Aubrey said...

So hilarious! We've done the Family Van Evening too, I'm glad we're not alone. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Ringer said...

Sooo funny (and if Little Buddy could talk I'm sure he'd be cracking us up too with his thoughts :). And I just tried your cabbage patch stew over Conference weekend--super yummy!

Sybrina said...

Pure comedy at your house! Love it

Amy R said...

I can't wait for the precious tidbits I'll hear when both of my kids can talk & lead each other into these kinds of wonderful, childlike reasoning.

Cory Elvidge said...

Oh I love it! I can't wait till Anders joins in. I miss my "dance class" that I took from your two socialists. :) It was quite entertaining! lol