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Monthly Archive for December, 2013

AMILIA (Age11): I bet Santa’s reindeer are tired after Christmas. GIDEON (Age 7): That’s so silly, Sissy. Everyone knows reindeer aren’t real. AMILIA: Oh, yea? Then how does Santa deliver all those presents? GIDEON: Easy! He uses a jet pack!

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Fifty More Grief Songs

Last month, I listed 50 songs that bereaved people often find meaningful, and this month I’ll list 50 more. Two of the songs on these lists, “Circus” and “Tears in Heaven,” were written by Eric Clapton after his 4.5-year-old son, Connor, died in 1991. I’m only including 50 more, but you can see the entire […]

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Cursing Cursive

(Gideon, Age 7, is practicing spelling) AMILIA: Daddy, look, Gideon wrote a cursive letter! GIDEON: I didn’t mean to! It was an accident! Are you going to ground me? ME: What for? GIDEON: For cursing!

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This Bed is Just Right!

ME: Gideon, our hotel room has a king sized bed. GIDEON: I don’t like king sized beds! ME: Do you like queen sized beds? GIDEON: No, I don’t like that either! ME: Well, what size bed do you like? GIDEON: A JACK sized bed!!! That boy definitely thinks outside the box, doesn’t he?

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He Has It Ironed Out

(I’m ironing shirts) GIDEON: Daddy, why are you ironing your shirts? ME: Because I want to look good. You’ll want to look good too some day, so do you want me to teach you how to iron? GIDEON: Naw, I got that covered. ME: How? GIDEON: I’m going to become a Goth so I never […]

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Chick-FIL-A Compromise

GIDEON (Age 6): Daddy, I want to go to Chick-Fil-A for lunch. ME: No, I’m already making lunch. GIDEON: But I don’t want your lunch! I want Chick-Fil-A! ME: I tell you what. I’ll take you to Chick-Fil-A if you buy your own lunch. GIDEON: Hmmm… How about we compromise? You take me to Chick-Fil-A […]

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“Santa is basically a stalker.” –Gideon, Age 6.

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Shakes on a Plane!

(Amilia hasn’t been on a plane in awhile and was a little nervous about our Thanksgiving flight to South Texas.) AMILIA: Why did the pilot say he’s praying for take off? What’s wrong? Is he not telling us something? KIM: What are you talking about? AMILIA: The pilot just said over the speaker that he’s […]

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Teachers are Rich!

GIDEON (Age 6): Daddy, my music teacher is rich! AMILIA: Teacher’s aren’t rich, Gideon. It’s not like she’s a millionaire. GIDEON: But I bet she has a $100. So she’s a hundredaire!

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HEB

We went to South Texas over Thanksgiving and Gideon saw his first H.E.B grocery store. GIDEON (Age 6): Daddy, I want to eat lunch at HEB! ME: I don’t think they serve food there. GIDEON: Yes, they do! They serve burgers! ME: No they don’t. Why do you think they serve burgers? GIDEON: Because HEB […]

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