Monday, July 19, 2010

Wicked Young Men

I try to read to the kids every night before bed. Sometimes it's every other night, and sometimes it's every other week. But over the course of the last few years we've managed to read Treasure Island, Tom Sawyer, The Chronicles of Narnia, White Fang, The Wizard of Oz and several other books. The kids LOVE it! We are currently reading Anne of Green Gables. It's fun how much Taylor and Parker enjoy Anne Shirley's vivacious personality and non-stop talking. And Graci identifies with Anne because they were both orphans who had to fit in with a new family.

Last night I was reading to them in our bedroom, and Christi was at the computer. I read the following line: "Diana...thinks perhaps it would be nobler to marry some wild, dashing, wicked young man and reform him." Christi immediately said, "That's what I did!"

You should have heard the kids howl with laughter. I couldn't really argue though...I was dashing:)



  1. Dude - what a great couple posts! I won't touch the 'dashing' thing - but it was a great set up line! As for loving your wife - in particular one who does - in fact - have her priorities 100% in line with what's right - yeah...know just exactly how you feel! Marie (back when we had a quantity of that thing called 'time' - remember those days?) used to do counted cross stitch work...she did a great one with lines that read...."Cooking and cleaning will wait for tomorrow - for children grow up we've learned to our sorrow - so quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep - I'm rocking my baby and baby's won't keep" Corney - but oh so true!

    hugs - you just keep on being sappy - love you guys -

    aus and co.

  2. Dear Wicked, Having all boys, I have been always amused that they LOVE the movie Anne of Green Gables. You'll have to run to your local library when you finish reading and check it out. It's completely entertaining and well made!

  3. HA! Wild, wicked, dashing young man and you pick dashing. That post is a classic!