Thursday, December 20, 2012

Me: "What did you do?"

Abraham: "I'm not going to tell you because I don't want you to be disappointed in me."

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Conversation after some undesirable behavior on his part. What a vocabulary. :)

"Mommy, are you  mad at me?"


"Are you unhappy?"


"Are you frustrated?"

"No, I'm fine."

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Another Abraham story that he told me after tucking me into bed.

"Once upon a time, a boy was walking in the woods. He said, 'Hmmm,' and then went back home."

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

it's a guy thing

Me: "Yeah, shoe starts with S. Actually, two letters together make the 'sh' sound, S and H. Can you think of any other words that start with 'sh'?"

Abraham: "Shereen!"

Me: "Yeah! And shoot." (Why is that the first word that came to my mind?)

Abraham: "Shoot?" (He is interested.)

Me: "Like shooting a rocket up into space!" (Trying to save it.)

Abraham: "Or shooting bullets into fire?"

Me: "...Yes..."

Abraham: "Or shooting guns and lava and lasers!"

Me: "....Yes..."

Abraham: "And zappers and electricity!"

Me: "....."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Abraham says

Abraham is at an age where he says some pretty hilarious and/or impressive stuff on the daily, so I've been trying to write things down when I can. This is just a small sample of what I get to experience on everyday. I'm not even sure if all these will be that funny to anyone else, but they really crack me up.

At the park, talking to a much older kid, Abraham says to him, "I like your shirt."

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Abraham asks, "Could you get me a glass of water?" I reply "Sure." Then I get a blue plastic cup from the cabinet, pour some water and hand it to him. He takes a sip, then looks at the cup and says, "I said a glass."

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At Sunday devotions, after he'd reached his limit of sitting still, he leans over and whispers in my ear, "I love you very much, but this is taking a long time!"

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"The farmer killed all the chickens that were doing bad things and brought them to the store for us to buy and eat."

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"I'm thinking about Christmas trees and snowmen."

"Why?" I ask.

"Because I want them to exist."

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And finally, a very sweet moment that made me proud. We were at the library playing at the playground outside, and Abraham started playing with a little boy about his age. Then when we went inside to look at books, he saw the boy again. The boy's mom was occupied taking care of a baby. The boy kept asking her to come watch him do a puzzle, but she said she couldn't at the moment. Then Abraham went over to the boy and said, "I will watch you so you won't be sad." Then the boy's mom had to walk away for a few minutes and told him she would be right back. But after she left, he started calling her. Abraham said, "Don't worry, she will be right back. I will stay with you."