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9/11/2007

Going way back for this one

We are really boring over here right now. I have lost all motivation to do anything. OK, not really, but we are super boring. I did make it to the gym after the guilt of eating cake and the cookies Nate made at Janel's all day yesterday. Both were delicious.

Yesterday I was teaching Art Masterpiece to Ellie's class, and the kids had to make a scene out of shapes. So I'm looking at the scene one of the little boys made and he's telling me all about it. "Here are some boats, and here is the bridge. . . and this is a building. Where they have funerals." Definitely a unique picture. So Dustin and I were laughing at how dark and twisted it sounded coming from a 5 year old, but there was probably some really simple explanation, like he went to a funeral over the weekend. And then it made me panic for all of the things my kids have said that have a perfectly logical explanation to us, but sound weird when you're hearing them.

So one day when I was driving Ellie and her friend somewhere, her friend starts talking about cars.
"We drive a Honda and my daddy drives a Honda too. We have two Hondas." Ellie asks me what Dustin drives, so I tell her he drives a Honda. She then gets giddy becasue we have a Honda just like her friend. Then her friend pops out, "Well, you're Daddy has a Honda like my daddy, but you drive a Saturn." Ellie looks at her like she's crazy and asks, "What's a Saturn?" Her friend explains that the car we're in is made by Saturn, so we don't in fact drive a Honda. Ellie, possibly saddened by this and not wanting to be associated with something as lowly as a Saturn then says, "I don't drive a Saturn. I drive a Hummer."

Ellie and Nate in their hummer

9 comments:

lynette said...

Heck ya' you do, Ellie! Rock on girl!

Lisa said...

i drive a hummer! that's good stuff there! i taught art masterpiece for years. i loved it. my favorite thing to ask the kids at the end is if they would like to hang that particular painting in their house. one boy said he would but that his mom probably wouldn't let him as it wouldn' match anything! ha

the best art masterpiece story had to do with my training (i am sure you had it too) and this one woman raised her hand and asked why they couldn't bring anne geddes art work and pictures of unicorns. um, yeah--the title is art MASTERPIECE! LOL

Beth said...

LMAO! She's quick with the comebacks! ;)

Kerry said...

Haha! That is too funny! Ellie is a riot!

And I totally understand the lack of motivation. I hate summer. Have I mentioned that I hate summer? Well I DO!

Chelsea said...

That is too funny! I love kid rivallry and one upping eachother! Cute picture of the kids. I know it's not recent because Ellie is in a long sleeve shirt.. Soon enough it will cool down. December isn't that far away! :)

Brett and Kasia Gustaveson said...

What a come back Ellie! How do children know about cars anyway? Heck, I don't know that much about cars!

The Krassow's said...

Too funny!! Your kids are adorable.

Lisa Brown said...

Okay, so you totally made me laugh again. Kids are so hilarious, and yours are so cute!

laura said...

boy, i dunno - they sure look like little republicans in that monster SUV!! :P