Thursday, August 21, 2014


Walking by the bedroom, I hear Abraham and Anderson involved in pretend play. Abraham is enthusiastically describing a creature, but can't remember the name of it.

Abraham: It has a shell like a turtle, but it's not a turtle. It doesn't go in water.

Anderson: A tortoise?

Abraham: No, it's like a turtle but never goes in water.

Anderson: Yeah, a tortoise never goes in water.

Abraham: It's not a tortoise.

Me: An armadillo?

Abraham: YES! Thank you, Mommy!

I can read his mind. ;)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Doing whatever you want

A conversation today between Abraham and me.

Abraham:  Mama, I would be super happy if we could have one day of just riding on rides and watching shows and playing on the phone and eating as many treats as we want. And then going to the store with a bunch of money and buying a lot of toys.

Me:  That would be fun, to have one day of just doing whatever you want.

Abraham:  Yeah, we need a break of doing the things you want and just do what I want to do.

Me:  Maybe we could have one day during the summer of just doing all the things you want to do.

Abraham:  Yeah, that would be great! Let’s do it during the summer. If we can have a day to do whatever I want, I want to go to Disney World. For six days!

Me:  Well, I guess I should have said, we could have a day to do whatever you want in Nashville.

Abraham:  Well, if we can have a day to do whatever I want in Nashville, then I want to build a Disney World! In our backyard! And we can get somebody to make Mickey ice creams. And we could have Darth Vader ice cream and F ice cream and Batman ice cream….

Me:  F ice cream?

Abraham:  …and Superman ice cream, and Avengers ice cream…

Me:  Wait, F ice cream?

Abraham:  You know, like the letter F.

Me:  But why F and not any other letters?

Abraham:  Okay, what about F and G?

Abraham:  We’re going to make a Death Star right that we get in a giant Star Destroyer and zoom into space and then we’ll be in the Millenium Falcon zooming around and we can have costumes and we can bring ice cream there but it only has to be Avenger ice cream. Mama, there’s something strange about the Hulk ice cream because it’s super hard.

And there was more, about fighting giant robot super heroes and building roller coasters but it was impossible to record...

Saturday, February 1, 2014

I blame school

Me, after yet another bit of bathroom humor from Abraham: "Abraham, why is 'booty' so funny to you?"

Abraham: "Because - booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty butts."

Me: "I see."

The Force is with us

Thanks to Spotify, we have been listening to the Imperial Death March pretty regularly around here, and 80% of Abraham's games are somehow related to Star Wars. The other day, he was playing by himself and alternating between characters. Here's a bit of the dialogue that I caught that made me laugh. Probably only other Star Wars nerds will find this funny, but I had to record it anyway.

As Obi-wan, "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."

As Vader, in a deep voice, "That's not true."

Friday, December 6, 2013

Bedtime chats

Last night at bedtime, I asked Abraham if he was ready to say prayers. Stretching out on the bed, he said, "I'd rather just tan my pelt in the sun."

Tonight, after prayers, Abraham hugged me and said, "I love you so much I just want to hug you forever!" Which, naturally, led to talking about death and the immortality of the soul. Then Abraham asked most crucial question of all. "Mommy, will we be able to finish all the popcorn we made before I die?"

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

On the existence of God...and dragons

We were having a little discussion tonight about Anderson's lack of belief in God, something that Abraham knows about already, but tonight for some reason was asking more questions. Then I left the room, and he and Anderson talked a little more. When I came back in, Abraham told me his plan. He said:

“This weekend I’m going to take Daddy to a special Baha'i class that’s just for me and Daddy so he can learn about God by fighting dragons. I’m going to let out a lot of dragons and if Daddy defeats them, then he believes in God. It’s twenty-two dragons. And you’re gonna have to drive me there.”

Monday, September 9, 2013

Summer in Photos



Another hike
Self-portrait on the first day of school

First day of preschool

After school, tree climbing

After school at the East Nash Farmer's Market. He told the guy at the ice cream stand,
very nonchalantly, that he had a dead cicada in his car. True statement, but pretty random
conversation starter. ;)