Friday, May 25, 2012

It's The Yittle Fings, Part Forty-Six.

"I've got to practice my ballet, because I'm going to be a ballerina when I grow up.  Not a Princess Ballerina, just a Ballerina."

"Wow - you've given up on the Princess part???"


"But we did so much research... what made you let that one go?"

"So that I can marry Ethan, OF COURSE!"

"I had the baddest dream anyone could ever have.  I dreamed a wolf was trying to eat me. Then I had the most exciting dream anyone could ever have!!  I thought I was in this world and I was downstairs and I was flying all around the house."

Then she got really quiet and leaned over and whispered, as she was bursting with excitement...

"And, now that I've done that in my dream, I'm pretty sure I know what I need to do to fly in this world."

"Seriously?? How awesome!! What do you have to do?"

"Well, I've got to flap my arms really hard - like this.  But before I try that, I have another idea too. If I start out running really fast, I might just take off."

We were listening to a song called "Angels Unaware".  Ali asked what it meant, and I explained that in the Old Testament, there were sometimes angels disguised as people, and that the song is saying that maybe that happens now, too, and we should treat everyone as if they were angels in disguise. 

"But I would know how to tell if they're angels or not."

"Really? How?"

"Well, I would just look at the back of 'em.  If they had wings, they were an angel pretending to be a human.  If they didn't, they were a human."

"But if they were in disguise, you couldn't see their wings, don't you think?"

"Nope - you could see them from the back.  So that's how you'd tell! Which is JUST like how you can tell if a dinosaur is an herbivore or a carnivore - you just look in their mouth.  If their teeth are pointy, they're an herbivore.  If they're flat, they're a carnivore.  I learned that on Bubble Guppies!"

"What does it mean if they're an Herbivore?"

"It means that they have pointy teeth, of course."

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Sinking Ship.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Because Noah was Feeling Especially Photogenic..

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It's the Yittle Fings, Part Forty-Five.

"When Noah turns two I'm going to get him a red cape and mask. And when he turns three I'm going to get him a donkey costume like daddy."

"Everyday on Wednesday my horse sins one time."

One day, we were having some friends over.  Ali had been reading a Look and Find book all morning, but right before they were to arrive, she ran off to my office and hid it there.  When she got back, she asked,
"Can I get my Look and Find out of your office when the other kids come over?"

"Yes, but why did you put it in there if you want to look at it with the other kids?"

"Because I like to say 'I'll be right back.'"

Ali wanted to do something later that day, so she told me,

"You need to remind me to do it.  Okay?"

"Why don't you just remember?"

"Well, I can only remember things for about... One minute."

"I smell something!"

"What is it?"

"I don't know."

"What do you think it is?"

"I don't know but my party friends said it smells like monkeys!!"

"Hey Ali - what's that all over your shirt?"

"Hmm. Maybe bird poop?"

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Great Race.

While one’s opponent rests,

Is the time to put oneself to the test.

Grind out the curves,

Down to the last nerve.

Push through the pain,

But stay in your own lane.

And don’t be afraid to run with flair,

Because the tortoise can indeed beat the hare.