Another crazy week is underway here and I’m still looking for ways to “cheat” on my entries. I was thumbing through my journal with quotes from our girls and thought I’d assemble the “best of” for this week’s blog. So, because I did not write any words of my own last night, I turn to the words of my darling children…enjoy.
On the Space-Time Continuum
“I’ll be back in 5 seconds. Count to 20.” – Sarah
On Gender Roles
“Oh- I thought only boys had to go to work.” – Sarah
On Historical Events
When Osama Bin Laden was killed, my sister-in-law KC, a government teacher in California, and her class were featured in a news segment on their local television station. I let Sarah watch the part with KC talking with her students.
Sarah: Why is Auntie KC on tv?
Me: Well, something important happened and the people on the news want to know what she thinks about it.
Sarah: (After a half second pause) Do they know I have a loose tooth?
On Historical Events, Part 2
When I tried to explain who Martin Luther King Jr. was, Sarah took it all in and then asked:
“Was he married to Martin Luther Queen?”
“Why are your boobs so big?”- Sarah (I measure in at a whopping 32A, folks….most men have bigger breasts than I do)
On the Wonders of the Human Body
“Mommy, did you put on your boobs today?” – Katie
“Why are you wearing your bathrobe?”- Sarah, after seeing me in my brand new white cashmere cardigan
“Mommy, you wearing towel?” – Katie, after seeing me in an especially fuzzy fleece sweatshirt
On Body Image
“Mom, Max (her imaginary friend) told me that I’m fat.” – Sarah
On the Aging Process
As she tried on my strappy metallic wedges, “Mom, how old do these make me look? Do they make me look seven?” – Sarah
“Did you pee pee in your bed too?” – Sarah (After seeing Chris changing our sheets)
On the Food Chain
Sarah: Mom, what are we having for dinner?
Sarah’s Friend: What’s cork?
Sarah: Not CORK, PORK…like, you know, from a chicken.