Wednesday, February 3, 2010

'Never been thinkin’ much ideas'

Sometimes it’s fun to listen to Will share his wisdom about the world with his younger brother. He’ll take a simple message learned from us – that those nighttime leg aches are probably just growing pains, or that avocado is supposed to be good for our brains – and warp the message just enough that it gets more interesting:

After a night when Owen had complained of leg aches, Will told him:

“Those are ache pains. Ache pains make you grow.”

Then at lunch, when Owen declined my offer of avocado on his pita sandwich, Will told him:

“It’s good for your brain. Why you’ve never been thinking much ideas is because you never have avocado.”

What little pearls of wisdom have your children shared with you lately?

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