Thursday, February 18, 2010


Zane just informed me that words are too hard and that is why not very many people graduate from college. [This is in reference to his ongoing complaint that English is difficult to learn being that not all words are phonetic.]

According to Zane: Liberty is a big, big, big, big building. [The Statue of Liberty.]


According to Luke: HOMESICK means you are "SICK OF HOME."

I have been working with Cade for a long time to not be so rough. I have adopted the montra "use your hands to do good." Recently Zane & Luke were very excited when they realized that Cade hadn't hit anyone that day. Cade then confessed that he had hit Luke. Luke said he didn't remember being hit, but thought maybe he had been knocked out [and therefore couldn't remember].


Cade angrily accused me of never making his favorite food. He then said with tears in his eyes, "When you don't make my favorite food it feels like you don't love me!" [It had been three days since I made his favorite, Macaroni and Cheese.]

How do you spell relief?

During a conversation about what bathrooms are called, my Mom said that they used to call it a relief room. Cade piped up that he knew why it was called a re-LEAF room. His reasoning: It's when you have to go to the bathroom and you at the berry patch and you wipe you bottoms with a big LEAF.

Cade was pretending to nurse his stuffed alligator, Chompy. He had him wrapped in a blanket and under his shirt. He added the following sound effects, "Yum. Smack. Yum. Smack. Yum. Smack."

Tonight Cory scheduled a meeting at our home at 6:30. At 6:25 I told the boys that I was worried if Daddy didn't get home soon then he wouldn't be here before the businessman and I didn't know what I would talk to him about. Cade said, "First you say hello." I asked him what I should say next and he didn't know. A little later he came back to me and told me he knew what to say next. I asked, "What?" and he replied, "How are you doing?"


My sister, Joy, helped her daughter, Lolly (4), write down messages in Halloween notes to the boys. Luke's said, "I love you! Have a happy really happy trick-or-treating and good candy. Be nice, that's what the Lord wants us to do."

I called and talked to Lolly and asked her what she had been doing. She said she had just got out of bed. I asked her when she got up and she replied, "Apparently now!"