Saturday, April 23, 2011

Crazy Conversations

In the car on the way to Good Friday service:

Dad: (says something about how far we are driving to church)

the Queen: It's not like we are going to New Hamster.

The Eldest: Not New Hamster. New Hampshire.

The Queen: Oh.

Dad: I like that. New Hamster.

Me: I guess you would have to own a new hamster in order to live there.

(escalating giggling is occuring in the back)

Dad: Yea, but who determines what is "new"?

Me: "You are required to own a hamster no older than 3 months in order to live in New Hamster".

Dad: So, what happens to the old hamsters? There would be alot of hamsters running around.

Me: Yea, and people would try to change the standard of new, trying to pass new bills for an earlier cut-off of "new" and so on."

To give us credit, we did talk about good Friday all day at home, watch "Jesus of Nazareth" and pray the Stations of the Cross. So we were not all hamster jokes and giggles on Good Friday. Please, people. Shame on you for judging us.

Ok, one more conversation to share. While getting JI dressed this morning:

The Little Guy: Mom, Easter is soon right?

ME: Yes, very soon.

The Little Guy: and Easter is about Easter eggs, right?

Me: no, JI, Easter is about Jesus.

The Little Guy: no mom, Easter is about Easter eggs.

Me: no, It's about Jesus.

The Little Guy: Easter is not about easter eggs, but....Easter is about Easter eggs?

ME: Well, ok, Easter is about easter eggs, but ultimately (a perfect word for 4 yr olds, duh) the easter eggs are about Jesus.

The Little Guy: Easter is about Easter eggs or Jesus?

Me: both.

The Little Guy: Mom, (patting me very hard) Easter is about Jesus. (marches out)


  1. I *wondered* why all those people were wandering around with small rodents on leashes when we went camping up in New Hampster.
    Oh, and to clear up the confusion, once the hamspters are no longer "new", they are shipped to England, Hampshire port.

  2. This totally made my day. For the record, you guys are doing so great with the kids. Around here, all Eater seems to be about is getting to Grandmama's house so they can play with her toys.