My Mission Statement

I write to serve, to unite, to educate. I write to share literature and flesh out ideas that may be of interest to others. I write to document an emotion, experience, or a blip in time. My mission is to write in such a way that the reader is reminded that we can find humor in all situations. It's one of the great blessings of life.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Southern Snow and Funny Things

It's raining a bit this morning on our beautiful snow. The icy rain threatens to destroy my lovely view, and I'm not at all happy about it. But part of being a southerner is to appreciate the specialness of snow because it never stays around for long. Did I savor it enough? The magical quality of it? Do we ever savor anything ENOUGH?

My 6 YO is been in rare form the last 24 hours, and I have a few 6 YOISMS to share with you.

1. "Some movies have bad words in them, and they beep in the middle of them. (where he saw this, I don't know...) But if you listen to the part right before the beep and the part right after the beep and squish them together, you can learn a bad word." Oh, I see. So THAT's how kids learn bad words? Even though I'm a little unnerved that he's seen a bad word movie (more research uncovered that apparently Akeelah and the Bee--which is an awesome movie but does have some bad words--was on the other night and they watched it when I wasn't here).

2. We had enough snow to make a snowman last week-end, apparently the first of his young life, so when my husband was making it, J said, "Oh, yeah. I've heard about snowballs getting bigger when they roll."

3. He hates to wear shoes. This morning he said, "Why do we even have feet then? Why don't we just have shoe holders on our legs?" Ummmm...didn't know what to say to that.

4. "While you were gone, we had a lot of fun with Daddy." THen they proceeded to tell me how many times they had pizza, mac and cheese, etc. "But now that you're here, our family goes back to regular." Okay. So we're back to regular.

I often wonder if you think the things my kid says are as hilarious as I think they are. Maybe not.

Well, I have tons to do today. Lots of writing and an awards day at school. The rain is really coming down now. Bummer. Have a wonderful day and take a moment to read a little something.

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