"What we do in this life, echoes in eternity."
Maximus, Gladiator
"Our creator would never have made such lovely days, and given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal."
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

They keep me smiling

Every day I vow I'll never forget the things my kids say, and I forget all the same. Today it seems my kids had an extra dose of wittiness or cuteness in their breakfast. I hope their words make you smile too.

Episode 1:
Me: "Swan. Finish your homework. All of it or you'll get another "F." (It was taken out of her report when she turned in a month worth of undone homework).
Swan: "It was a "D" not an "F." Wait! What does the "D" stand for? "Defended?" (because I called the teacher to explain why she hadn't submitted homework). "Didn't turn it in?"
Swan, 7 years old.

Episode 2:
Me: "Get in your car seats! We only have ten minutes to get to school on time!"
El Cangri (4 years old) was fumbling with the car seat buckles while I did his sister's in a few seconds.
He opened his eyes wide, full of wonder and admiration.
Then he said, "Mom! You're super fast! You're like a... like a Pink Flash!"
(I was wearing a pink hoodie).

Episode 3:
Before naptime I went to Chubbers' room to tidy things up.
There were a lot of books and plastic animals scattered on the floor.
I started singing the "Clean-up song" and calling El Cangri to help out. The mess was mostly his.
He replied grinning from ear to ear, "Okay Mom. Let me get my wand..."
He proceeded to wave a plastic Harry Potter wand and throw things on my face. He said, "I keep missing. This wand doesn't work!"

Episode 4:
Right before bedtime I was telling Gorgeous Boy (9) not to stay up reading because it had been a long day and he had school the next day.
He looked at me in the eye and said, "And please mom, make sure you sleep at least 4 hours. You look tired!"

Episode 5:
Swan to me, "Mom! I'm so happy!!!!!! You're pregnant!"
Me: "No, I'm just a little fat."
Swan slinking away to her room, "Sorry."


  1. Aww that was cute. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This makes me want to write down what my kids say, you are so good at remembering! I especially loved "no, I'm just a little fat"!

  3. Adorable. You'll be so glad you wrote these precious moments down. Love that last one.....hilarious.

  4. Laughing!!! Thanks for sharing. And good for you for writing it down!


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