Translation: "It's a good thing I'm so cute." Ummm, yeah. She may have heard that a time or two.
Me: I think she's trying to get on the blog!
Robert: In your world, everyone's trying to get on the blog. That's just usually not the case.~~~~~
Josiah: “Is the price high?” Hey, yesterday I was on Lesson 99, and today I am on Lesson 100! “Yes, the price is very high.” Why did they say that?
Me: Those two sentences went together--“Is the price high?” and then the answer, “Yes, the price is very high.”
Josiah: Ohhhh. It’s probably about a car. “The fire is bright.” Hey, Grace! I can read “fire”!
Josiah is doing very well with phonics, despite appearances with this entirely typical lesson. I am constantly amazed, although, really, I shouldn't be. He is a very bright child--if you tell him any story, he will remember not only the story, but also details...many, many details. And it's pretty cool to watch him while he is doing a phonics lesson. He will look up, mouth the word(s), and stare off for a second or two as he hangs this new piece of information on a mental "hook."
And then he may or may not start talking about something that seems entirely unrelated...
Kathleen [in an email I received this afternoon]: We walked where Jesus walked -- sometimes a fast walk!! And we got really sprayed on our boat ride today!!
Now how many people can say that?!? Among many other things, Dad and Kathleen took a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee today.
Robert [teasing]: It's a good thing you're so cute!
Grace: No, it's not!
Robert insisted that I add "teasing" to that remark.
Josiah: Knock knock.
Me: Who's there?
Josiah: Haven't you.
Me: Haven't you who?
Robert: Haven't you heard enough knock knock jokes?
A hijacked knock knock joke. That's what big brothers are for...
Robert [listening to his MP3 player]: Oh, I missed my favorite part...
Me: What's your favorite part?
Robert: "If it's getting cold, reheat it."
The song? "Eat It." Who else besides me thinks it's odd to have your children listening to Weird Al after all of these years?
Robert [stalling at bedtime]: Hey, Grace! I have something to tell you! [She stops; he whispers in her ear] Eat it!
Grace [perplexed and holding a toy dog]: Eat the dog?
Y'all, I think this one's my favorite...
Josiah [Dropping a handful of rags into the overflowing rag basket in the laundry room]: Could you puh-leese wash some laundry today?
This coming from the child who had just finished scrubbing mud he had tracked in--again--off the kitchen floor...the same child who changes clothes multiple times each day because of the multiple times he gets filthy outside...
It's a good thing he's so cute! ;)