Tuesday, November 18, 2008
avery: do you want me to tell you
avery: do unto others as you would have other do unto you (this is where it gets scary). like, if they kick you, kick them and if you punch them, they will punch you.
mom: that isn't what the golden rule means, it means treat them like you would want to be treated. like, when your nice to them, they are nice to you.
avery: thats what i meant mom. what if your nice to them and they are still mean to you?
mom: you only have control over yourself.
he's a genius.
you might think that she is a golden child, well she kind of is, but just a few months ago she was all for the gambling experience. her dad and her were playing the same game and he says, "i'll pay you a dollar if you hit my hand, but if you miss, you owe me 2 dollars." they play until anna is in the hole about $10 and then he says, "ok, double or nothing." she of course misses his hand again and he tells her to go and get her money. she starts bawling and tells him that that money is for college and she doesn't want to pay up and thats when he teaches her a life lesson.... wait for it..... he says, "thats why we don't gamble." ever since, as soon as he starts putting money on the table she says, "dad, i don't gamble." its pretty cute.
Friday, November 14, 2008
mom: your hair doesn't make you cool.
avery: is it your clothes that make you cool?
mom: no it isn't your clothes.
avery: i know, i know it is your moooves that make you cool?
mom: no it isn't your moves. at this point he is totally confused as to what makes you cool.
avery: then what is it that makes you cool?
mom: it is what's in your heart and how you treat other people that makes you cool.
avery: a lot of people don't know that, do they mom?
mom: no avery, a lot of people don't know that.
it is pretty sad that my 5 year old is already worried about what makes him cool and trying to fit in. i am trying my dangdest to teach him that it's whats in the inside that counts.
mom: you mean braces.
mom: she doesn't need them. why would we do that?
avery: they make you look cool. (he is way into looking cool)
mom: they don't make you look cool. in fact, they make you look kind of nerdy.
avery: they don't make kennon look nerdy (that is jenean's son who is in the 2nd grade and already has braces).
when do braces become uncool, because right now avery thinks they are so cool!
avery: how bout now?
mom: avery, i am busy. after i am done making dinner we'll work on it. why don't you think about somebody besides yourself and ask mom what i need help with.
avery: like when anna just thinks about herself.
mom: don't worry about anna.
avery: you just told me to stop thinking only about myself.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
we call her gifted! what else is it when you can give your brother a dirty look and still not lose your place? she is becoming quite good on the piano. i wasn't going to post her playing, but after i posted avery, she said, "what am i, a plate of grits?" i guess thats what the kids say now instead of chopped liver, but it means the same thing.
Monday, October 6, 2008
the other morning blake rolled over and very sarcastically said, "i am so glad you brought music into our lives." it was a saturday morning at about 6:30 and avery was practicing his violin. he hasn't quite learned the difference between weekdays and weekends and he is in the habit to practice as soon as he gets up. i don't discourage him although blake thinks it would be nice.
the kids have named them all, but we are not keeping one. we already have 3 dogs that drive the neighbors crazy. we have 3 males and 1 female (the black one). it has been fun. the kids love them. maggie is anna's dog. megan is taking the black female and she told her that even she has to pay $50. they all already have homes. she keeps on telling grandpa that if he wants one he will have to pay too even though his dog is the dad. she is such a little entrepreneur. blake docked the tails when they were 3 days and avery was like, "can i play with them." next thing i know, i look out the window and avery is playing with 4 little puppy tails.