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Birthday Banter

Friday, October 18th, 2013

birthday cupcakeAround her 9th birthday, my daughter announced, ”I really need to enjoy next year—it’s the last year of my childhood. Then I become a tween.”

Isabella, 9

Image: Birthday cupcake via Shutterstock.

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Traffic Jam

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

trafficWhile traveling on the interstate, we were approaching a city and slowing down with inbound traffic. My daughter said, “We’re not in the suburbs anymore. We’re in an urban area.” My son disagreed and said, “No, we’re in traffic!”

Nuri Jang, 4

Yoojin Choi; Wilmette, IL

Image: Traffic via Shutterstock by TonyV3112.

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Sounds of the City

Monday, October 14th, 2013

girl wearing headphonesWhile we were listening to the radio in the car, Trilian said, “Mom, I don’t want to listen to this country music anymore. Can you please play city music now?”

Trilian, 6

Shannon Krug; Chelsea, MI

Image: Girl wearing headphones via Shutterstock.

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Costume Copy Cat

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

boy in costume holding pumpkinWith Halloween quickly approaching, my son asked what I was going to dress-up as. I said, “Myself.” My son replied, “You can’t be that. Ms. Sherry (his Pre-K teacher) is dressing up as that!”

Ethan, 4

Emily Allen; Rowlett, TX

Image: Boy in costume holding pumpkin via Shutterstock.

 

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

yellow brick roadWe introduced the movie, Wizard of Oz, to my sons, Jackson and his younger brother, Luke. The boys loved it. One afternoon I came into the family room and found them holding hands and skipping around the room. When I asked them what they were doing, Jackson said, “We are off to see the wizard so we can get Lukie a brain!”

Jackson, 3

Stephanie Huffman; Libertyville, IL

Image: Yellow brick road via Shutterstock.

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