Monday, March 02, 2009

My Monday Morning Laugh

Laughter is always a good way to start Monday mornings, don't ya think?

My middle child came into the kitchen a little while ago and said this to me:
"Mom, I was going to give up sloth this week (for Lent) but since it took me 10 minutes to get out of bed, I think I'll give up unhealthy snacks instead."

She's a riot! (What 10-year-old do you know that uses words like "sloth"?)

There's never a dull moment around here. Never.

PS--She was totally serious about giving up sloth, and she came up with that one entirely on her own.

PPS--This same girl just responded to my "are you dressed" question by saying "No!" then bursting into the song from Annie, You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile. I love her so much.

18 comments:

Betsy said...

That is so funny! Give up sloth?? hahahahaha I love your Vera Bradley bag! Very cute.

Kendra said...

Was she being serious?!? That cracks me up.

Rich said...

This is also the dear child I recall several years ago in the side chapel at San Francisco de Asis Church in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, standing at the lecturn with the Bible and spreading her arms wide as if preaching. Let's just say that acorn didn't fall too far from the mighty oaks from whence she came.

Tiffani said...

Sooo funny! I love moments like that when you see their wit, humor, strength and smarts all rolled in to one!!!

That girl makes me SMILE singing Annie, y'know!!

Happy Monday!

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

She sounds absolutely precious and smart!!

Gretchen said...

Between you and John, I have 2 songs rolling in my head right now.

Maybe I should give up sloth, too.

And not having met her, I don't know this to be 100%, but enough that I agree with Rich's last sentence. You guys (northern version of y'all) are doing a fab job.

Holly said...

A Treasure is she!

Lauren Kelly said...

Haha! Too funny! Straight out of the mouth of babes, lol!!! :o)

whimzie said...

I don't even know her but I'm thinking she and I could be good friends. I'll bet she's the type that can find herself in the "depths of despair" Anne Shirley style from time to time.

Megan L Hutchings said...

She is so funny :)! It makes me laugh that she chose a song from Annie to sing!!!

Love the VB Bag and the Blessings Bowl!

Jillian, Inc said...

OMgoodness that is hilarious! Love it!

Carpoolqueen said...

I think her sloth moved and took up residence at my house today.

And you're raising her right if she can sing Annie songs.

Gina said...

I think I love her, too.

Amber said...

Sweet girl.

I think I need to give up sloth, too.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Love that a) she came up with that and b) she was a realist enough to choose something else. LOL.

I could use a few dull moments, myself.

Puva said...

(:

Cathy said...

That is super cute! One of my favorite things about blogging is being able to record those amazing things we hear our children saying!

His Girl said...

sloth!
yes!!!

I would give up sloth but I think I'm too lazy.