Wisdom of the Ages 7 and 8

More random stuff my kids have said lately…

Anyone who knows Mary knows she’s got a lot to say. Some of it cracks me up, like what I’d posted last time about the bowling alley. Some of it’s actually pretty wise, like this tidibit she offered today, “Sadness is like candy. It’s OK to have some now and then, as long as you don’t let it take over your life.”

And then there are the things that crack me up AND are wise, like she asked in her prayer today, “If there’s anything we want to do and can’t, bless us that we’ll find a pretty great substitute.”

My Ethan’s got his own flavor of wisdom too, but it usually doesn’t come out sounding very pint-sized at all… he’s got an old soul that really shines. Especially when he sings.

More than a few people have suggested I make a book for them of their sayings so I can give it to them later. But if nothing else I don’t want to forget the ways they pulled through these trying times we’re in. So for now I’ll just start adding their new sayings to this post as comments so I can keep track.

If there’s anything I told you they said and I haven’t posted it here, feel free to add it or as much as you can remember.

21 thoughts on “Wisdom of the Ages 7 and 8

  1. Found some funny ones in my history. Not as profound as today’s, but still good for a chuckle:

    Mary wanting to be a lawyer “because I know lots of big words, and boy am I good at arguing!”

    Ethan, referring to you sitting on the couch: “You should sit here all the time. It’s comfy, and has a better network connection.”

    Mary to the principal: “Nice school you got here! I hope I can stay here till I’m old!”

    Mary: “You see that tiny black dot? That’s us in a teleportation device.”

    And I believe I remember one where she was trying to develop a zit remedy and surveyed you on it. Or something like that. πŸ™‚

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  2. These werent so profound as they are kinda funny (and fairly uncharacteristic of Ethan because of how they came out)

    “I think I’ve got the Deaf.”
    “That dream was the most visible I’d ever had!”

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    1. Oh, another Maryism my family always reminds me of. We were driving to Sierra Vista just before her sixth birthday and happened across a spectacular stormy sunset. From the back seat we heard Mary sigh dramatically:

      “After all these years of darkness, the silver lining has finally appeared!”

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  3. These werent so profound as they are kinda funny (and fairly uncharacteristic of Ethan because of how they came out)

    “I think I’ve got the Deaf.”
    “That dream was the most visible I’d ever had!”

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    1. Oh, another Maryism my family always reminds me of. We were driving to Sierra Vista just before her sixth birthday and happened across a spectacular stormy sunset. From the back seat we heard Mary sigh dramatically:

      “After all these years of darkness, the silver lining has finally appeared!”

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  4. “I really wish you were a stay-at-home mom. But that’s OK. You still do a pretty great job, and it’s not like you just decided you’d rather work than be with us.”

    I’m currently listening to Mary on her middle-of-the-night bathroom break. She’s listing the things she thinks I could do as a stay-at-home-mom, like helping more with homework. “That’s the number one thing I’d ask for. But you do help me do my work in creative ways!”

    I wish I could spend more time being a mom too… being a single parent is rough, and even when I wasn’t going it alone, I only had a few months where I didn’t have to work full time. But it’s taught us to solve our problems creatively.

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  5. “I really wish you were a stay-at-home mom. But that’s OK. You still do a pretty great job, and it’s not like you just decided you’d rather work than be with us.”

    I’m currently listening to Mary on her middle-of-the-night bathroom break. She’s listing the things she thinks I could do as a stay-at-home-mom, like helping more with homework. “That’s the number one thing I’d ask for. But you do help me do my work in creative ways!”

    I wish I could spend more time being a mom too… being a single parent is rough, and even when I wasn’t going it alone, I only had a few months where I didn’t have to work full time. But it’s taught us to solve our problems creatively.

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  6. Velda, no kidding you should collect them at least as a web page that loads them randomly.

    I like the idea of a book to hand them when they are older.

    I also like the idea of a book to reference when they are older… what were my thoughts on candy when I was four… etc πŸ˜‰

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    1. hehe, then I will have to include the story about when I was having company over for dinner and spent all night the evening before trying to make the house sparkle. The next morning I was so exhausted, when the kids woke up I just pointed to the bag of twizzlers I’d been using to keep myself awake and told the kids to have at it. That night in his prayers, Ethan said,

      “And please bless Mom, that she won’t feed us candy for breakfast anymore…”

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  7. Velda, no kidding you should collect them at least as a web page that loads them randomly.

    I like the idea of a book to hand them when they are older.

    I also like the idea of a book to reference when they are older… what were my thoughts on candy when I was four… etc πŸ˜‰

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    1. hehe, then I will have to include the story about when I was having company over for dinner and spent all night the evening before trying to make the house sparkle. The next morning I was so exhausted, when the kids woke up I just pointed to the bag of twizzlers I’d been using to keep myself awake and told the kids to have at it. That night in his prayers, Ethan said,

      “And please bless Mom, that she won’t feed us candy for breakfast anymore…”

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  8. Hey Velda!

    This quotes are great – it’s first blog entry I’ve read here and I’m charmed! πŸ™‚ (eventhough I wasn’t looking for content of this kind).

    You must have great children and be a great parent! Keep doing that.

    And finally – yes, keep in mind idea of book with quotes.
    My advice is to try to take some photos which will be somehow connected with quotes or situations when these quotes were told. Then you will be able to make some great photobooks – with this photos and quotes on them.
    In my country such gifts are popular for 18th birthday πŸ™‚

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    1. Well thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed that entry. This blog is certainly a bit random, but I have fun with it anyhow. I have tons of pictures of these kiddos, and a photobook with quotes would be perfect. πŸ˜€

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  9. Hey Velda!

    This quotes are great – it’s first blog entry I’ve read here and I’m charmed! πŸ™‚ (eventhough I wasn’t looking for content of this kind).

    You must have great children and be a great parent! Keep doing that.

    And finally – yes, keep in mind idea of book with quotes.
    My advice is to try to take some photos which will be somehow connected with quotes or situations when these quotes were told. Then you will be able to make some great photobooks – with this photos and quotes on them.
    In my country such gifts are popular for 18th birthday πŸ™‚

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    1. Well thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed that entry. This blog is certainly a bit random, but I have fun with it anyhow. I have tons of pictures of these kiddos, and a photobook with quotes would be perfect. πŸ˜€

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