Saturday, March 22, 2014

Looking For Some Freedom

Between having our car and the church van repaired, and the rental car we used, DH and I have had to leave the house every morning to drop off or pick up a car. Today was no exception. As I was preparing to go, C and I had the following conversation:

C: Momma, I love you! Even when you're not here.
Me: Oh! I love you, too!
C: And I'll love you even when you're dead!
Me: ...Oh. Great.
C: But I won't miss you! I'll still have a brother and a sister!
Me: Yes...
C: Oh. But that's almost the same as parents. Sigh.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Different Sides of Beauty

As she strokes my hair, she sings a little song: 

I like your hair
It's so, so so-oft
Plus I like to sneeze in it...

Thursday, March 20, 2014


She's decided to read her memory verse 17 times. Super-spiritual exercise or clever bedtime extension?

The answer is clear to me.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

On Being Mean

C climbs on my lap, clenches her teeth tightly, leans closely in to my face, and whispers loudly: Momma! I want you to be more MEAN!

Me: Why is that?

C: Because I want to be mean back!

Yeah, I've felt that way at times, myself.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sharing a Snack

Finally climbing into my warm, comfy bed only to realize that someone small was here before me with a crunchy snack.

Good Fun That Is Funny

C was looking at her magnetic calendar and said, "Momma, when the February day is over, and the March day, then will you stay home with me? It will be April then, and it will be rainy, and I want you to stay inside and play with me while it rains. Please? I know lots of good games we can play!"

This sounds so very sweet! 

It also sounds an awful lot like the beginning of the Cat in the Hat, though...

Thursday, March 13, 2014


J and C have a loud, volatile relationship. If they aren't playing wildly, they're arguing wildly. Since there isn't a lot of playtime in the homeschool day, much of it is fighting. Today is no exception. When things were noticeably calm, I expressed my surprise to C. 

Her answer? "I'm pretending to be nice to him."

Saturday, March 1, 2014


C uses her zigzag scissors to cut out a shape. She makes a few smaller shapes, then glues them on. Finally, she draws a small orange circle.

"Look, Momma! The Dramatic Republic of the Congo!"

This is strange on a couple of levels.

Hypocrisy In Action

Mommmmmmmaaaaaa! Jimmy's tattling on meeeeeee!