Even though I haven't been blogging, I have been collecting little snippets of our family life. Some are funny, some are sweet, and some are just happy family moments that I'd like to snuggle up in and enjoy for a long time. As much as I'd like to remember them forever, I know myself better than that. If I don't write it down, it is lost and gone. End of story.
We went to a family reunion recently, and they talked about having a family talent show. At dinner, we discussed what talents are, and what we could do for the show. Angel was more than excited with all sorts of ideas. "Ooh!" she squealed, "I'm going to draw some pictures!" Freddie pondered for a few minutes before somberly announcing, "My talent is reading." Georgie didn't have to think long before he let us know what he planned, "I'm going to hoop a hula. I like hooping."
Angel loves watching all kinds of animals and birds. She told us she wanted a bird to make a nest in her lower lip and lay and egg there. "When it hatches, I can raise it for my very own. It would be glorious!"
Trent took Freddie on an errand in the car. After a few minutes, Freddie innocently asked, "Dad, why didn't you use the [tongue clicking]?" Thinking. You mean the blinkers? Yes, that. Busted by the six-year-old back seat driver!
Georgie had been in the car too long. In desperation, he demanded, "I want to walk home for the last block!" When the answer was in the negative, he insisted, "Then I will cry all the way home!" Freddie muttered under his breath, "Oh, just let him walk!"
Freddie let us know an important upcoming event. "I'm gonna change my name when I grow up. I'm gonna change my name to... (thinking)... Hot Sauce." Not to be outdone, Georgie will also change his name. When asked what his new name will be, he replied matter-of-factly, "I'm Batman!"