Ok, I have to give a big thanks to my good friend Deb for sending me this link. This guy is pretty funny and this particular comic quite timely. Click on the link below for a good little chicken laugh.
Speaking of chicken laughs, I have had plenty to laugh at recently listening to the kids. Shocker, I know. It's just tough getting it all written down this time of year. At any rate, here are some recent conversations, starting from the top.
Aidan: Mom, so, the food goes down through the stomach and into the testament where it becomes poop right?
Karen: Um, you mean the intestines.
Aidan: I said that. It travels in the testaments and becomes poop.
Perhaps the ministry will not be his calling!
Driving home from school with the carpool kid, Matt, the kids were practicing their counting by ones, tens and hundreds....lucky me.
Madeline had just gone from counting by tens to hundreds until she got to one thousand and needed me to help when Matt chimed in.
"I can count to a cadrillion," he announced. (This ought to be loads of fun, I thought, grateful that the car ride was coming to an end.)
"Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety, one hundred, two hundred, three hundred, four hundred, five hundred, six hundred (certainly you are feeling my pain at this point right?), seven hundred, eight hundred, nine hundred, CADRILLION!" he exclaimed.
"That's not right," Lily immediately said. "There is no such thing as a cadrillion."
"Yeah, it's not a cadrillion, it's an Uhjillion," Madeline said. "And anyway, you missed a number."
And perhaps math will not be their calling either.
So, I was riding to a mom's group with Lily and Liam in tow and Lily was just chatting away with Liam listening by her side. I am sure she was talking to me but I must admit, I have a great propensity for spacing out when the conversation turns one sided and I am pretty sure they don't care if they are actually heard but are talking just for the sake of hearing themselves.
At any rate, I was lost in thought when I heard Lily say, "Mom, there is more than just one virgin."
I snapped out of my daze. "Um, sorry, what did you say, Lily?"
"You know, there is more than one virgin. There are lots of virgins," she replied.
All was quiet as I tried to figure out what in the world she was trying to say and where it came from, kicking myself for not listening better to the beginning of the topic of conversation.
"What do you mean?" I finally asked, wondering if she was trying to make sense of something she had heard at church about the Christmas story.
"Well, there are lots of virgins to this song, listen," she said as she began to sing.
"Oh! Version! There are lots of versions! Got it," I said......and she was right, there were many....lucky me.
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