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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

boy watching baseball gameMy son has been learning to sing the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” but he hasn’t quite gotten the second verse down yet. His version goes, “Buy me some peanuts and Apple Jacks, I don’t care if I ever get fat!”

Thomas, 6

Sarah Sites; Fairfax, VA

Image: Boy watching baseball game via Shutterstock.

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Home Grown Greens (And Toppings!)

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

girl holding plantAfter receiving a planting bed for her 5th birthday, my daughter told me she wanted to grow everything we needed to make our own salad. Avery said, “We can plant lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, and of course croutons. Every salad needs some croutons!

Avery, 5

Carrie Randall; Holly Springs, NC

Image: Girl holding plant via Shutterstock.

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Race to the Restroom

Friday, September 20th, 2013

man joggingMy husband and I often ask our son if he needs to use the restroom before leaving the house. Recently, while we were stopped at a red light, Isaac spotted a runner at the street corner who was jogging in place. He exclaimed, “That guy should have gone to the bathroom before he left. He must really have to pee, huh?”

Isaac, 4

Ann Vaske; Westerville, OH

Image: Man jogging via Shutterstock.

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A Private Pocket

Friday, September 20th, 2013

boys' underwearMy son had been potty trained for a few weeks when he noticed the flap on the front of his underwear. Excitedly, he told me, “Mommy, my underwear has a pocket for my money!”

Rilen, 2

Courtney Butler; Anadarko, OK

Image: Boys’ underwear via Shutterstock.

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Tea Time

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

child's tea partyAfter planning an impromptu backyard tea party, Greta said, “I invited a lot of rabbits. Are you sure we have enough carrots?”

Greta, 3

Melanie Shanks; Columbus, OH

Image: Child’s tea party via Shutterstock by Alinute Silzeviciute.

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