Friday, July 9, 2010

Lake Fear

We are, for the first time ever, taking our kids swimming in something that does not contain chlorine. We have planned a trip to Bear Lake next weekend. The kids are beside themselves with excitement about going to "the beach." Though we have explained that it is in fact, Bear LAKE and not Bear OCEAN, they are as excited and bewildered with anticipation as they would be if we were actually going to the Pacific coast. When the reality of our vacation hit, however, they suddenly became very cautious.

S: "Are there SHARKS in Bear Lake?"

M: "No, honey, there are no sharks."

A: "Jellyfish? What about Jellyfish?!" (the fear shining behind her eyes)

M: "No, babe. No Jellyfish either. Don't worry! You guys are going to be fine."

S: "Piranhas? Are there any piranhas in the lake?!"

M: (laughing) "No! There are none of those things in Bear Lake. It's a LAKE!"

S: "....How about electric eels?"

Xanderism: Music

X, plunking on our new piano: "Look, Daddy! There's music in that piano!!"

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Skylerism: Tornado

I'm making lunch and Skyler comes into the kitchen from doing his outside chores.

S: "Mom, do you think it's possible that there's ever been a tornado in the history of America?"

M: "Yes, Skyler, there have been tornadoes in America. I'm sure of it."

S: "Oh. Well, I know that you can't go around looking for your favorite things to save and take with you, you have to just go down under."

M: "True. Very true. I'm glad you know that."

S: "But if you have your favorite things already in your hands, then it's okay to just take them with you. You don't have to put them back first."

M: "Yes. You're right. You can take them with you."

S: "But be careful, because you'll be running so fast that you might drop them, and if you drop them, you can't stop to pick them up. You have to just keep going down under."

M: "Right. That's very smart."

S: "K. Thanks, Mom. I love you."

M: "Love you too, Bud."