Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Simple Joys of Life: Sunday, June 26, 2011

We bought an old Victorian (built, 1875) house in January and now have to chop through all the overgrowth on our half acre property.  Our neighbor brought over a chainsaw and we started in on a line of uuuuugly bushes on the west end, discovering a mulberry tree in the process.  The kids have never tasted mulberries.  This will be sweet, provided the birds don't get 'em first.

Then, Chewy Cheeks (my 4 year old sweet gal) was dragging the bush branches to the drying pile while talking about marriage.

"Daddy, when I get to be the mom, you and mommy will be the grandpa."


"Daddy's never have boobs, but I have boobs, see! (lifting her shirt)"

"You're right!  If I ever grow any, let me know and I'll start eating salads with you."

"Daddy, if you and...if you...if you and and mommy were the grandpas and I'm the mommy, and the other grandpas are the bigger grandpas..."

"The great grandpas..."

"Yeah, the great big grandpas.  So, if they're all the grandpas, who's the daddy?"

"Well, you'll be married to the daddy."

[Big smile!]

"So, I'll be the mommy and I'll go to college."

"It might be easier if you go to college before you become a mommy."

"Ok.  I'll go to college when I grow boobs."

Yes, my daughter has a wonderful grasp on life.


  1. My son who is always so insightful said to our long time 27 year old family friend. "keven, why do you shave up there?" pointing to his very evident receding hairline.
    same son about My husband, who was in a house fire, and also part native..."mom, was dad ever white?"
    Me: "what do you mean?"
    Him: "well you know before the fire"

    LOL aren't they just so colourful! ... never a dull moment, and I only have 4!

  2. Ha! That's hilarious, im4everHis!

    The moments that make life bearable. What am I going to do when they all fly the nest?

  3. Elijah (then age 4): Mommy, I know a boy who doesn't have a penis!
    Me: Elijah, they call those girls.

  4. Hahahahah! That is hilarious! I can't wait until my kids start saying funny things... :)

  5. Yep! You haven't written in a while. What can I do to nudge you? You're at the bottom of my blog roll.