Saturday, February 27, 2010

"My Book Would Have to be Re-Copied"

Someday this week at the end of the day, my children (for some reason) were talking about marriage. Now, I think it is hilarious that boys this age say they aren't going to get married, and, of course, the girls "are" and have their weddings "planned"(the ideas of it, anyway). I have always thought that was a neat difference on how God made girls and boys.
Well, like I said, somehow marriage started getting talked about. Often, I just listen to see what they come up with. I find it funny! Well, somehow, the word kissing got mentioned-- honestly, I think all that got started because I had given some of my kids CHOCOLATE kisses. So, some of the kids were "running" with that thought- some second graders, too.
Well, one boy said if he gets married that " My book would have to be re-copied." He often says, "That is not in my book." So, I guess all this talking about marriage and kissing isn't in his "book." How cute! A seven year old boy has a "book." I think he meant that his "book" would have to be re-written, instead of re-copied. But, I thought it was so cute about him having a "book", and I wanted to share on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

Friday, February 26, 2010

"....She Works for the Tooth Fairy"

Today, one of my little girls told me that her aunt is going to have a baby. She is really excited about it. I told her that was great! Then she said that this baby is a very special baby. I told her all babies are very special. But she insisted that this baby is VERY special. So I asked, "Why is this baby very special?" She said, "Because she works for the tooth fairy." I said, "What? The baby works for the tooth fairy?" She said, "No, my aunt does." I guess I looked puzzled and shocked, so she said, "Seriously, she works for the tooth fairy." I had to laugh, but I did try to hide it. It was just hilarious to me. I think she was serious, which makes it even funnier. Well, I wanted to share this cute and funny story on what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

Big Bear Hug

Today, I was teaching my kids about prefixes. The prefix/special sound I was teaching them was "a-" as in "a- in asleep." If you are familiar with A Bekah phonics, you know what I'm talking about. I was teaching them what a prefix is and specifically the one that I just mentioned. After we went over the prefix "a- in asleep", we were reading the words with that special sound in it. I try to explain what the words mean. One word was "alone". I used the sentence, "I'm alone-- all by myself." I pretended to cry. One of my boys (who really is probably the happiest boy I've EVER met in my life and is really my "sanity" most days because he makes me laugh!), got out of his seat and came to me and gave me a great big bear hug. I mean he squeezed me tight! The children were all laughing. I was laughing, too, because I was surprised. Yes, I was touched, too. It was a blessing. I got to hear one of the best sounds ever, in my opinion--- laughter of a child. I also got a big bear hug from one of my boys. Wow, how cool is that! I just wanted to share what a "babe" did.

"We are Friends Again. ..."

At the age of my first graders (6-7), I often hear, "He(She's) not my friend anymore." They can be mad one minute and then best friends the next. Well, one day this week, I had two boys that were "fighting." Awhile after, one of the boys raised his hand and said, "We are friends again. Everything is all right." He was happy about that! The other boy said, "I forgave him and he forgave me." They "fixed" their friendship. I thought this was so sweet, and it is such a reminder on the simplicity of friendship and how special and important friendships are. I've been reminded of that a lot lately. So, this story just touched me and somewhat encouraged me. It really was a blessing and a rebuke to me. I thought the sweet words that came "Out of the Mouth of Babes" should be shared.