L's response: "Piece of."
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
L's hamster, Graphite, died last night. As anyone who has read this blog before knows, small critter death is not terribly uncommon here at the Academy, and while we are sad and tears are often shed when they die, it's also recognized as a normal part of life.
J (he's convinced he's going to be a doctor): "I wonder what his bones look like."
Daddy: "Should we cut him open and see?"
L: "Uh...I'd appreciate it if you didn't do that."
About 10 minutes later.....
Z (the philosophical one): "I wonder what happens to hamsters when they die?"
J: "Dad says they harden."
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The four older boys have joined a Public Speaking chapter. It's a Christian organization. They are supposed to write persuasive speeches this time. M still has to write his, and I decided to try and help him come up with a topic.
Mom: "M, what do you want to convince people they need to do?"
M: "I don't know."
Mom: "What's your favorite thing to do?"
M: "Yes. I want to convince people to drink."
I decided to try again later.
M (proudly): "Did you know that sometimes I can sit still for a whole 2 minutes?"
(I think this is a gross over-estimation on his part)