To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Monday, June 28, 2010

Kids Say the Funniest Things

A few days ago we shared a conversation Rob had with Sam. Well, I don't want the girls to one day look at this blog and wonder how come there are so many Sam stories and so few of their conversations the way some of us sadly look through old family albums wondering why there are four hundred eighty two pictures of the oldest sibling and only three of them.

So, for the emotional well being of my children here are some of things heard around our house. (Yes, I realize that posting slightly embarrassing stories about them could also damage their emotional well being but I prefer to think of it as making them stronger by teaching them to laugh at themselves :-)

At a recent tea party...
Emily: Abby, do you back wash?
Abby: Of, course I wash my back!

About half an hour after the girls went to bed Emily gets up and makes this statement with all the this-is-so-ridiculous-know-it-all-ness that a ten year old can muster (which is a considerable amount if you don't have a ten year old and were wondering:-)
"Dad, Mom...Sarah has convinced herself that there is a place called Bangladesh."

Sarah gets in on the action too. By asking me to look up a youtube video by an artist from 1938. We had a nice little chat about the history of technology after that.

Part of our Sabbath meal are the journals the kids write in each week for each other. They take turns reading them out loud while we eat our dessert. After Emily read her note from Claire we hear this from Claire...

Kids. Ya gotta love 'em!