Monday, April 22, 2013


Emmett's ipod has been missing for months.  I had pretty much given up on finding it, when I heard laughter from the other room.  Henry ran out to tell me the news. "Emmett found his ipod!" he yelled.  "In his treasure box!"

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Good at math or bad at math?

I made some cookies in celebration of the last day of ski season, so Luke asked if we were going to have cookies for dessert.  I told him, "Yes, we'll eat the rest. I think there are nine left, so you can each have two."  (I was planning to just have one.)  Luke said, "Nine left?  That means three each!"  After asking him how many people we actually have in this family, he realized that it was two each, with someone having just one.

Monday, April 08, 2013

That's Bananas!

I was offering the kids bananas as a snack.  After Luke accepted one, I asked Emmett if he'd like one, too.  He said, "Yes, if I can pretend it's a phone."  His tone suggested that he really was asking the question, as if there were some possibility that I'd forbid it.  After I handed it to him, he talked into it for a few seconds before taking a bite.