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A Light Sunday Morning Conversation between a 4 year old and his parents

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Sunday morning, Domino is talking with Mom and me in the living room.

"Daddy and Dominic both start with 'D', that's alliteration".

Nadine and I both looked at each other in shock with the same thought, "How in the hell does he know that word?"

Even with our combined schooling, we weren't quite sure what alliteration was. And after double checking it quickly online, yes, he used it correctly.

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Yeah, I Said Beer

What's to drink

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Today at school, Ms. Nicky interviewed Domino.

"What would you do if you were thirsty?"

Domino thought for a second, "Ahhh, I would go to the kitchen."

"Open the fridge."

"Take out some water . . . "

"And some juice . . ."

"And some milk . . . "

And with a sly look in his eye "And I would take out the beer. Yeah, I said beer."

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Mmmm . . . Yogrit!

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As our beautiful daughter learns to read and write phonetically, she occasionally leaves little notes for her parents.

Here is today's note:

Dere mom

I don't like these
yogrit. Ples give me
the oror yogrit
LOV SoPhie

To the point and polite. Gotta love it.

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Mr. Nobody

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As the whole family sat in bed last night and thanking God for five things we are thankful for, Domino stole the show.

"I'm thankful for Mommy."

"Hmmm, and Sophie."

"Anyone else Dominic," Nadine politely asked.

"Mr. Nobody!"

"Who's Mr. Nobody?"


That just lets you know where you sit in the family hierarchy.

Tonight while attempting the eternal challenge of getting my son to brush his tiny little teeth I asked, "So Domino, am I Mr. Nobody today?"

"No! You're Mister Poopy Farter Head".

Well there ya go.

Have a great night.

Mr. Poopy Farter Head

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I'm Just That Kinda Person

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Sophie came out of our room and said matter of factly, "I wrote a song."

Nadine responded, "that's pretty good".

Then Nadine continued, "I really like how you write songs and draw pictures".

Moments later, Sophie now lying down in her bed, simply stated, "Well, I'm just that kinda person".

Yes, yes you are.

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Anthony Muskrat

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Our 3 year old Dominic walked out to the front yard.

A neighbor asked him, "What is your name?"

He calmly responded, "Muskrat".

"Oh" he replied taken back. "What is your first name?"

"Anthony. Anthony Muskrat."

Even at 3, I guess you can never be too safe . . . even with friendly neighbors.

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A Two Wheel Bike

and the Appreciation from a 5 year old


On Saturday evening, I started what I thought would be a month long learning process, teaching my daughter how to ride a bike.

Within an hour, it became a one-day lesson and she was riding her bike along the sidewalk with ease.

Sunday evening, I brought Sophie up to church for some wide open space practice.

I watched Dominic on the playground while Sophie did circles around the parking lot.

Minutes later, she parked 40 yards away over by a bench and asked me to sit next here because she had something important to tell me. So I obliged her and shuffled off.

As I sat down, she saddled up to the bench, scooted over next to me, put her little left arm over my taller and wider shoulders, and looked me directly in the eyes, and in a sincere, calm voice said, "Daddy, thank you for teaching me to ride a two wheel bike." Then she kissed me on the cheek.

I can't imagine a sweeter girl than that little Sophie.

Good thing I wrote this down as I will probably need to reread about this sweetness in about 10 years.


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Children's Attempt at Humor

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So both Sophie and Dominic have been trying their hand at humor.

Here is a set of jokes that both of our children told us in the car tonight coming home.

Dominic - How does a train jump over a car without underpants?
Me - How?
Dominic - Told you!

I am still trying to figure it out. Yet Sophie came to the rescue to help out her little brother in the joke department.

Sophie - How does a worm go faster than a bike?
Me - How?
Sophie - Because it doesn't have any eyes.

I still don't get it.

At least this much can be said, they have my persistence in churning out jokes that just aren't that funny. But they keep on trying.


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Apple Juice

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The day of our anniversary, and it was just little Sophie and me in the car, I mentioned that this was the day that Mommy and I got married.

I then described to her how she cried when she was born with two very healthy lungs.

I mentioned that both her and her little brother were the two things that we loved more than anything in life.

She glanced over and questioned me, "Even more than apple juice?"

Yes, even more than apple juice.

Now orange juice . . .

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Knock Knock

Having committed the crime, Domino sat in the corner on the wooden chair with two minutes of solitary confinement.

Not one to waste the time idly, he told himself a joke outloud.

"Knock Knock!"

"Who's there?"

Without breaking a smile and pulling his underwear down, he frankly stated the punch line, "I've got a big wee wee".

He didn't laugh.

Mom and Dad had to hold back their laughter.

Kids say the darnedest things.

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