Friday, February 3, 2012
Perceptive Little Devils
Kids say the darnedest things. This week I couldn't stop laughing at the little quips that kept coming out of their mouths. Sidney always tends to be very verbose, where Charles hams up everything he says with a voice or expression (much like his father). After a day or two, I decided to start writing a few of their gems down. Oh! I must do that more often!
Sidney: "Mommy, you know, you're kind of like a rent a clown, if you think about it. People rent you to come to their parties and do Norwex tricks."
Charles: "Mama, mama, wow! Have you ever tried to count your freckles?!" (have no clue where this one came from, completely out of the blue. I think he was trying to get my attention away from something I was working on. It was early morning before school and we were at work. It was at this moment that I began writing things down).
Me: "Charles, you have to do your cover for your poetry project. You know your name and a title and decorate it." Charles: "Mama, I want to put a poem on the front." Me: "Well you already have all of your submissions on the inside." Charles "sheesh, it will be a short one, just a couplet or something." Yup, coming up with that thought, he got his way!
What made you laugh this week? I think I'm going to start keeping regular count, I only got a few actually written down, not always have a scrap at my fingertips to capture the moment. No matter the day, take a moment to really take in what your kids say in conversation. You will be amazed and entertained. Perceptive little devils! Happy Weekend!