Thursday, September 30, 2010

Imagination can only go so far

Dominic's eyewitness report:

Lisy carefully spread out her blanket on the hardwood living room floor. She stood on the edge of her blanket, stretched her arms out to her sides, jumped, and belly-flopped onto the middle of her blanket. She groaned, stood up, shook herself off, and went off to play something else. What was that all about? he wondered.

When I came back, Dominic told me the whole story. Lisy heard his account and got very excited. She jumped up and down, and proudly proclaimed, "I flyed like a bird!"

Ohhh, of course. Why didn't we realize that?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

On a school night, too

Llama Grandma came to visit for a couple of weeks. On her last night here, which was a Tuesday, we decided to go out to the movies. We saw The Last Airbender in 3D. Going home we told the kids that it was very late for a school night and they had to go straight to bed.

Samuel said in awe, "I can't believe they let us in."

"What do you mean?" we asked.

"They actually let us into the movie theater on a school night!"

Aaah, the innocence of youth. I hope it's a long time before he finds out the truth.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bus stop

While Grandma was visiting, she picked up the boys from the bus stop so that I could take naps (thank you!).

The second time she met them, Benjamin said, "Well, this is strange. I'm not used to this."

"What do you mean? She does this all the time!" Samuel commented.

Two children with opposite reactions to the exact same experiences. That pretty much sums up the differences in their personalities, too.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Humpty Dumpty

. . . sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men,
Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty together again.

"How sad," I said, "that they couldn't put him back together."

"That's because they didn't have any tape, or band-aids," replied Benjamin.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lisy Outside

Elisa has been playing outside all day, and I just poked my head out to check on her. She happily pronounced that "I have my lawn chair under my bum."

That's a good place for it.