The Lego Jar (11/10/12) – A Week in Sound Bites

The Lego Jar is overflowing this week with all kinds of pieces that are in no way related.  I have a bunch of sound bites this week that we just need to sort out.

Every morning is a fast and furious attempt to get the kids ready for school.  They need to be on the bus at 7:15 a.m.  One morning this week my 5-year-old was having a hard time getting his socks on, so he asked me for help.  I told him that he should be able to put socks on by now.  He told me, “no, they don’t have sock learning at school.”  I suppose this goes with him telling me that they don’t learn anything in Kindergarten.

Do you know why you blink?  My son does.  He said that when you blink standing up you are taking a picture.  When you blink sitting down it is just for fun.  Now you know.

I came home one day to discover my kids had created their version of an electric fence.  They even had warning signs.  It is still out there now.  I think it is keeping us safe!

Last Sunday was Communion at our church.   During that time my 5-year-old son was very concerned with the leftover elements.  “Hey, mom – that’s called wasting!”

I was informed by the same son that he wants a peeler.  He is really good at peeling carrots.  I demand proof before I invest in it.

We voted this week.  To make matters more exciting we took our children along.  My 3-year-old son thought we were going on a boat.  He seemed to think we said boat instead of vote.  When we got to the polling place he asked where the water was.  My 5-year-old thought they were really going to race.  It is called a race, so I guess that makes sense.  He wanted to know if we were going to watch them race.

My 8-year-old lamented to me the other day that he wasn’t old enough for something.  He said, “I am not even old enough to get a soda out of a machine yet.”  Okay then.

When my boys came home from school on Thursday I asked them about their day.  My 5-year-old said, ” You don’t know what I am talking about.  That means you don’t know that birds lay eggs.   And that’s a consequence, so just get over it.”  I guess I missed something.  He did guess correctly, though, I had no idea what he was talking about.

My children have been constantly watching music videos for a few weeks.  They really enjoy it.  They even have their own guitars and dance moves.  In this picture you will see my 3-year-old with his “singing guitar” and my daughter dancing.

They have also been playing school.  I went in the office one day to find that my 3 year old’s school work was to  cut paper.  I guess he is ready for school.

That is my week.  I hope you have had a wonderful time also.  Enjoy the weekend!



  1. These are great! I love to hear the things kids will say. You would think they outgrow it, but I don’t know when. My daughter is 13 and my son nearly 12. They still say things that absolutely crack us up because they misunderstand some phrase or piece of conversation. Children are such a blessing!

  2. Children do have a mind of their own – that doesn’t run on the same track as the adults that are in charge. Or rather supposed to be in charge. Great memories in the making. Good luck Dad and enjoy the ride, it doesn’t last long enough

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