A dear friend of mine texted yesterday wanting to make sure we were still alive, given that there had been no new blog posts for a couple of weeks. Thanks for the encouragement, Mike!
Conversations with kids:
Sophi: "I'm going to be a ninja for Halloween. I LOVE ninjas! [pause] What's a ninja?"
Me: "You love ninjas, but you don't know what they are?"
Sophi, after a moment of reflection: "I know they have light sabers!"
I walked into Parker's closet a couple of days ago and noticed something on the wall about 6 inches above the floor. I looked more closely and it was a pin he had received for making the honor roll at school. A pin. Stuck into the drywall. Six inches above the floor.
Me: "Whose pin is this?"
Me: "What made you think it was a good idea to stick it into the wall?"
Parker: "I KNOW it was a good idea. I made the honor roll!"
Quick thinking, bud.