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Around the Nut House

Around the Nut House

Earlier today, our now seven-year-old son slipped away from his chores for a moment to his room. He then reappears with his “Death Trooper” (Star Wars) mask on and his little four year old sister looks at him and asks “Are you Darth Vader?”

G-man: “No I’m not.”

Willow: “Oh, then you are Jim Vader?”

G: “NO!”

W: “Death Chooper?”

Well, this went on for awhile and the take away for me was, who the heck is Jim Vader? Is that Darth’s kinder, gentler brother?

Around the Nut House & Beyond, Issue 5

Around the Nut House & Beyond, Issue 5

These “Around the Nut House & Beyond” posts contain a collection of tidbit-sized things from around our Nut House and elsewhere that catch our attention. These might be funny things that the kids say, a quote that we like, a video that strikes our fancy or even articles and sites that are worthwhile. These things are not necessarily suited to a full-length post but are still worth a mention. Plus as an added bonus, it will help us remember some of these things that might otherwise disappear into the past.

KID-ISMS

We’ve been doing a bit of discussion about Native American tribes as a result of Boy Wonder reading The Indian in the Cupboard. Out of nowhere, G states “I don’t even know how Indians grow hair!”

 

QUOTE THAT I LOVE

This seems like a good way to ensure you fill each day with worthwhile things, beautiful things.

“Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

SOMETHING TO WATCH

This guy, is just unreal. I used to bowl in a league, had my own ball and shoes and everything, and I never even came close to half a perfect game. To do it in less than 90 seconds, amazing.

Around the Nut House & Beyond – Issue 4

Around the Nut House & Beyond – Issue 4

These “Around the Nut House & Beyond” posts contain a collection of tidbit-sized things from around our Nut House and elsewhere that catch our attention. These might be funny things that the kids say, a quote that we like, a video that strikes our fancy or even articles and sites that are worthwhile. These things are not necessarily suited to a full-length post but are still worth a mention. Plus as an added bonus, it will help us remember some of these things that might otherwise disappear into the past.

 

KID-ISMS

So many funny things that our kids say and I try and write them down in my notebook that I carry with me just to share here.

Willow (3 years old) – She says “hand cups” instead of handcuffs and when she gets frustrated, you may hear her say “Oh my mackerel!” or “Oh my griefs!”

The other day while out for a walk, we saw an airplane with a contrail way up in the blue sky and she exclaims “It’s a shooting star, make a wish!”

Boy Wonder (9) – While eating hard-boiled eggs, he has always called the center the “oak.” We don’t correct him because it is awesome.

A few weeks back, I was working at a conference doing all of their audio recordings and I was wearing one of the shirts from the conference which was  a black polo shirt with a logo on the front. He asked if I was going to “computer con?” Yeah, dad really must be a nerd.

 

BABY SLOTHS ARE CUTE

Such a cute baby sloth, seriously. Plus, this YouTube channel is one of Boy Wonder’s favorite.

Around the Nut House & Beyond – Issue 3

Around the Nut House & Beyond – Issue 3

As usual, a lot of odd and funny things from around our nut house, plus some interesting things that I spotted around the Internet.

 

HIPPOS IN AMERICA?

Turns out, about a hundred years ago, there was a serious effort to bring the hippopotamus to the bayous of Florida to help with providing more meat to the growing population. Plus, there were spies involved. Check out this crazy story from the Atavist on the American Hippopotamus. If you want to listen about the story, I actually came across the story first on this episode of the This American Life podcast.

 

KID-ISMS

When we are driving home from church, we always ask the kids what they talked about in Bible class. Today, Lil Bit spun us quite a tale. She says “Jesus took some mud and put it on the eyes of a man, a blind man. Then, he washed it off with water from the special river and then he could see! Then, the boy opened the door and told the dad and then the ice cream truck came. Then, there was this girl and she was eating cupcakes in the road.”

We asked G Man what they talked about and he said that “We read a verse from John and Olippians 4:32.” That’s pretty close to Philippians so I’m going to give him that one.

 

BARBARA BUSH LOVES LUCY

We love Lucille Ball around here and having the former first lady, Barbara Bush in a video recreating the most iconic scene from the I Love Lucy show is just too good to pass up. This video also features Brad Meltzer, a well known writer of books, comics and children’s books, including the one that Mrs. Bush is reading from.

ANHB – Issue 1

ANHB – Issue 1

Kid-isms

As with most parents that we know, we absolutely refuse to correct our kids and their mispronunciations because seriously, it’s the cutest thing.

While riding in the backseat, our 3-year old asks mom “Can you turn off my air fence? I’m cold.” We assume she meant “air vents” but the imagery of an air fence is just fun.

When she creates something with legos or play-doh, she will say “Come look at my comp-a-ration.” No idea what the real word is but in our minds, it must mean a creation of hers.

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