Out of the Mouths of Babes

I was cleaning my desk today, and amongst the clutter I scrounged up 80 cents in loose change.  There’s not much that I’m going to accomplish with 80 cents, but I know that my sons love to collect coins for their piggy banks.  Besides, they did an extra good job of watching the clock for the 30 minutes of Mario Kart that they were allowed to play this morning.  I didn’t even have to remind them of their time limit.  So what the hey, I’ll split the change with the boys.

They were in the dining room getting ready for lunch (cheese flavored animal crackers and cheese sticks).  I walked in and told them that I had some coins for their piggy banks.  They each took their share, said thank you, and put them in their piggy banks.

They’re such good boys.  They must take after their father.

As I was walking toward the bathroom, I heard Patrick tell Austin, “Wow, he sure is being nice today.”  (Emphasis Patrick’s)

I turned around and asked, “What do you mean “today“?  Aren’t I nice every day?

“Oh… uh, yeah, I meant probably every day” was his response.  Austin (to his credit) nodded his head dutifully, rapidly, and silently.


I had told my wife a few minutes earlier that I was thinking about going out for a grilled chicken burrito.  As I was in the office getting ready to leave, my wife came in and told me that Austin had looked out the dining room window at the snow storm that has started to come down and said to Patrick, “Nobody should be out in this unless they’re a real idiot.”

*double sigh*

Those boys must take after their mother.

“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” (Proverbs 22:1  NIV)