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Monthly Archive for August, 2013

Did You Know Robin Hood?

AMILIA (AGE 11): Daddy, I’m bored. ME: Learn to read good books. You’ll never be bored again. AMILIA: Like what kind of book? ME: I don’t know. Treasure Island, Swiss Family Robinson, Chronicles of Narnia, Robin Hood . .  . AMILIA: Robin Hood? Is that the one with the fox in it? ME: Yes, But […]

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A + Gideon = ?

GIDEON (1st day of 1st Grade): Daddy, what’s my blood type? ME: A + GIDEON YES !!!! ME: Why are you so happy about that? GIDEON: I got an A+ on my first day of school!

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A Tender Moment

(We’re lying in bed.) GIDEON (Age 6): Daddy, are you ever going to die? ME: Yes, a long time from now. GIDEON: I think you are going to die when you’re 100. ME: That would be good. (Gideon holds my hand. What a sweet boy!) But no matter how long I live or when I […]

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GIDEON (Age 6): Daddy, I have The Force. Do you want to see? ME: Uh, sure. GIDEON: (Licks hand and tries to put it on me.) ME: (Backing away.) Ewww!!! GIDEON: See? I can make you move with just my hand!

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Blame Not

(Amilia and Gideon are fighting over a toy) ME: OK, put the toy up. You both lost the privilege to play with it. GIDEON (Age 6): This is all your fault, Sissy! AMILIA (Age 11): Actually, we have no one to blame but ourselves…. GIDEON: What does that mean? AMILIA: That means I can only […]

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