Aimee posted this about her son:
L: Mommy, after soccer season ends, can you sign me up for flag football?
Me: Sure boo.
L: And then when I get to be in fifth or sixth grade, can you sign me up for kids tackle football?
Me: Yes, we’ll see.
L: And then when I get grown up, can you sign me up for the NFL?
And Sara about her daughter:
We all loved celebrating our newly six-year-old girl today. I especially enjoyed her encouragement when I was frustrated while using a new decorating tip on her cupcakes.
“Why won’t this frosting turn out right?! YouTube made it look so easy…”
“Mom, I think they look good! You are doing a great job! I think, when it looks terrible, that actually means it is GREAT, and the ones you are making are REALLY, REALLY GREAT.”
And yet another from Sara because she’s just great:
This afternoon the kids were cleaning up our particularly disastrous house as a surprise for Daddy. I had this exchange with my son:
“Do you think Dad will even notice?”
“NOTICE?! He’ll be overjoyed. Shocked. He’ll probably collapse from a heart attack.”
“Well, that’d be good – ”
“GOOD?! What?! That would be terrible!”
“I mean, at least that way we’d know that he really appreciated it.”
UPDATE: Their dad survived the initial shock. That man is SO ungrateful.
And now a gratuitous marriage tip from one of my books, 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage.