Monday, September 24, 2007

Deep Thoughts

One of the coolest things about having kids are the little things they say. Sometimes I just don’t know what’s going on inside their brains. They are always amusing me with the things they come up with.

Marlie is at the age now where she is learning new words every day. She says simple sentences and will repeat any word you ask her to say. This morning while we were getting ready for church, Haven took a particular interest in teaching Marlie new words.

Haven: “Marlie, can you say ‘Anakin Skywalker’?”

Marlie: “Arka Skler

Haven: “Great Marlie!!! Can you say, ‘AT-AT’?”

Marlie: “AT-AT

Haven: “Good Marlie!!! Can you say, ‘Intergalactic Starfighter’?”

This evening Haven and I were discussing Star Wars, which I am forced to discuss in some way or another every day. It has always astonished me how Haven can be terrified of some animated movies (Hercules), but is not scared of anything in the 6 Star Wars movies.

Me: “Haven, how can you be scared of some cartoon movies but you aren’t scared of Star Wars.

Haven: “I don’t know what to say, Mama. I just love Star Wars. I know I’m scared of some cartoon movies but I’m not scared of the Emperor. He’s just an old guy that shoots lightning. Nothing scary about that. I know, it just doesn’t make sense. Kind of like you and roaches.

Me: “Fair enough.

Tonight Haven was saying his nightly prayer. As he does every night, he prays that he will have no bad dreams. At some point last year he started praying that the whole family will have no bad dreams. But tonight he went even further.

Haven: “And I pray that everyone in the whole world will have no bad dreams and that my children and grandchildren and all my descendants will have no bad dreams, never ever.”

Sometimes I think he’s an old man trapped in a 7 year old’s body.

And then of course there is my 3 year old Seamus, who tells me EVERY single day:

Seamus: “Arrrgh! Mama, I’m gonna make you walk the plank, you scurvy dog!!!

And this morning at breakfast he told me (with a huge grin):

Seamus: “Mama! Mama! I just farted in my booster seat!!!”

I can’t wait to hear what Marlie comes up with.

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