Saturday, November 16, 2013

Great Minds

We woke up to snow this morning.  I knew I should have finished putting up the Christmas lights yesterday, darn it!  Kate is out happily playing in the snow, and Faith is in here with me happily watching her.  She just turned to me and said,

"Mom... are you thinking what I'm thinking?"

Me: "I don't know, what are you thinking?"

Faith:  "We could get a really big marshmallow [holding up hands in the shape of a baseball], and then, and then...   we could put it in some hot cocoa, and have a contest to see who can drink the hot cocoa and eat the marshmallow at the same time [elaborate imitation of trying to drink cocoa around an enormous mallow], and whoever finishes LAST wins! (Faith is good at playing to her strengths.)  What do you think, mom?!"

Believe it or not, that was exactly what I was thinking.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Boy

Jace is thoroughly enjoying being 3, and I LOVE this age.  3 year olds always say the funniest things!  Here are a few nuggets he uttered recently:

Upon returning to our car in a parking lot this week, I noticed we were parked next to my friend's car.  I said, "Well look at that, we're right next to Abby!"
Jace's face lit up, "Downton Abby?!"

Yesterday we were talking about foods that are good for our bodies.  Jace held up a picture of bread and grains, pointed at the wheat and said, "That's BAD."  
Suzy: "Actually, that is wheat, and we grind it up into flour to make bread, so it's good for us."
Jace:  "Oh.  Like an octopus."
Suzy:  "...Umm... not... really..."

Jace was king for the day at preschool yesterday, which meant he got to wear a crown and talk about himself a bit.  He told his classmates that he loves cows, and wants to be a cowboy with cows when he grows up.  I asked him what he wants to do with his cows. He has said before that he would ride them, but this time he said he would put them in his red cowboy car.  His teacher praised him for modernizing the vocation.  He will change the face of cattle drives.