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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Conversations with my children.

"Seth", said I, "look how handsome you are with your haircut, you look so wholesome and splendid, rather like a picture of a little boy in a church magazine, who has written in to bear testimony of the truthfullness of the gospel"
"Well" said Seth, "that is hardly likely to be true now is it?"
"Why?"
"Because I don't know the church is true, do I? I am seven years old, how would I know that?"
"Well, when do you suppose you will be ready to pray and ask Heavenly Father if the church is true?"
"hmmmmm" he said whilst scratching his head " just before I die I think"




" Hello, Elijah, how was school and where is YOUR coat?"
"Diss one is my toat"
"I think it isn't, your coat is red and most definitely not green and furry hooded"
"well, I hate nat toat, I want a brand new toat and I love diss one, I think I tan teep diss one."
" oh, well I'm sorry you hate your coat but this one belongs to someone else, you can't keep it, so you need to give that one back and put your coat on, OK?"
"no, iss not O-tay, tozz I really hate diss stupid toat"


"Hello?"
"Hello mum, it's Dan, guess what? I booked you and H a hotel in London ( this one ) also, tickets to see the Lion King and train tickets, I'll stay with the boys. I paid for dinner both nights and I want you to have the very best time."
What can you say to that really? He's splendid.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Rachel said...

Ok, I just saw "King" for a second and had a scary flashback. Yikes. "Lion King" is ever so much better. And what a boy you have in Dan. We should all be so lucky (or be such good mums) to raise such a boy.

As for Seth's comment, that's hilarious!

12:18 am  
Blogger Little Nothings said...

You've made me giggle.

2:19 am  
Blogger Julie Q said...

I think Seth may be smarter than all of us. :)

Too cute about Eli and the coat!

And Dan's huge offer, I'm jealous. I do hope you have a wonderful time Helen.

2:50 am  
Blogger LosingSanity said...

Wow, just wow! Seth sounds so wise beyond his years, that he would think that deeply...wow! Of course, I am sure that his words weren't exactly music to your ears, it shows that he is definitely going to be sure of things before he jumps on board with them and that will be great when he hits those teen years! His thought process is absolutely amazing!

Eli and the coat..don't they just have such amazing logic?! He didn't like his coat, so he will just take this one! So cute!

And Dan! He is just so great! I'd offer to adopt him, but well, we are a bit too close in age for that to be possible! So, all I can do is hope that my son grows up to be that kind and thoughtful! I hope you and H enjoy your time away!

4:00 am  
Blogger Becca said...

I was laughing at the little ones and aahhhing at the big one. Thinking to myself that he is very good to his Mammy, makes you proud for sure!

5:23 am  
Blogger Clara....in TN said...

Your boys made me laugh this morning. that was cute! You are going to LOVE The Lion King. I saw it in New York City! You forget the animals on stage are really PEOPLE. It is magnificent.

1:49 pm  
Blogger Elise said...

That whole post was so precious it made even my heart smile. And that from me! Even I'm surprised!

6:06 pm  
Anonymous Kourtnie said...

Your boys are gems! What sweet moments! Woohoo for the night away! Enjoy every moment of it :)!

~Kourtnie

8:07 pm  
Anonymous Leah said...

I LOVE all those boys of yours & Sophie as well.

Leah

9:05 pm  

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