Sunday, January 26, 2014

Deep Thoughts From Noah #43

"Mom, I don't like Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  I just like Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and that's all."
And, so it begins Sunday night before the storm...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Musings From Natalie #88

Natalie has been begging me to start a "Green Club" at her school since last year when I did a unit on recycling and "being green" with her Daisy troop.  Here's a convo from today...

Natalie: "Mom, can we please start a Green Club tomorrow?"
Me: "Hmmm...winter is just not the best time to start a club.  Maybe we can look into doing that in the spring...when it's green outside.  What would you do at a Green Club meeting anyway?"
Natalie: "Have a snack...like graham crackers."
Me: "What if you ate things that were green or came from the earth like fruits and vegetables?"
Natalie: "Yeah!"
Me: "What else?"
Natalie: "We'd pick up trash."
Me: "And..."
Natalie: "Hug trees!"
Me:  "Hug trees?"
Natalie: "Mom!  Trees are important.  They give us air and we help them when we breathe...we have a relationship with them." (she says...emphasizing the word relationship with a give and take motion with her hands)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

I Know What You Mean #21

Me: "What did you have for lunch at Laurel's house today?"
Natalie: "I had an apple and a crusade.  It was delicious!"
Me: ?
Natalie: "Don't you like crusades?"
Me: ?
Natalie: "You know...it's shaped like a C and tastes like buttery bread."
Me: "A croissant!  Yes, they are very yummy."

Friday, January 17, 2014

Penned by Noah #4

I found this poem amongst his 2nd grade papers.  I thought it was a fluke. I didn't really believe that he had created it himself.  Then, I received several poems today from his 4th grade teacher.  I think Noah may have uncovered one of his talents.

Clay
Clay feels soft like Jack Sparrow’s hat.
It smells like skeletons.
It’s brown like Jack Sparrow’s hat
When you hit it hard it sounds like skeleton bones.

Penned by Noah #3

The Snowman
Archie was a snowman.

He has a black top hat.

He has a friend named Noah,

who made Archie a snow cat.

Penned by Noah #2

Sleet
I hate sleet.

It made me fall.
Things I love about sleet,
they look  like  crystals.
It’s like salt.
Smack!
I slipped and fell!
Ouch that hurt!
Are you ok Noah?
Like an icy snowball,
like a sparkly snow globe.

Penned by Noah #1

Santa Claus
Santa rides his red big sleigh
Pulled by flying reindeer.When I wake up to see the presents,I shout “Santa has been here!”I looked outside the window,and saw Santa riding in his sleigh.He waved and yelled “Ho-Ho-Ho!Merry Christmas Day!”

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Deep Thoughts From Noah #42

Upon seeing the snow on the ground this morning....
Noah: "What?! It snowed?! How can that be?  Winter is over."
Me: "Actually, winter has just started."
Noah: "But that makes no sense!  Christmas is over.  Winter is over."
Me: "I think there are many people who would agree with you."

Musings From Natalie #87

Overhead her phone sales convo...
"Hi, this is Natalie.  Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?"
"Thin Mints? Ok.  Do you want one box...or two or 13?"

Me: "You did a good job selling.  It's tough sometimes.  I remember being so nervous."
Natalie: "Why?"
Me: "Because some would say no."
Natalie: "Well, that's silly because the next one would say yes probably."

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Deep Thoughts from Noah #41

This morning Noah was feeling a little anxious about having blood drawn... 

Me: You've done this before.  It will be no big deal for you.
Noah: I don't remember.  I'm worried.
Me: I'll be right there with you.  I'll hold your hand.
Noah: I just don't remember.

Thankfully, Noah has good veins and the process was pretty painless for him, but it wasn't until we were driving home that I discovered the true source of his worry.  It wasn't needles.

Me: "You did great.  Nothing to worry about."
Noah: "Mom,  the force is still strong in me."
Me: "Definitely, buddy...definitely."


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Musings from Natalie #86

Natalie: Please, please, PLEASE.  Just tell me the password to the iPad.
Me:  No.
Natalie: Come on.  Why not?
Me: Don't you remember what happened last time?  You accidentally purchased a bunch of apps without permission.
Natalie: I can read now.  I will only download those that say FREE.
Me: I'm sorry, but the answer is still no.
Natalie: Just tell me your password...is it I love my kids?