Monday, March 2, 2009

What Do You Fill Moats With?

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Zachary was sitting at the table writing and asked the girls, "What's Mommy's middle name?"

Quiet pause while no one answers...

Zachary: You know. The name you use when she's in trouble..."

I had to hide I was laughing so hard. It is so true. The middle names only are heard when they are in trouble...
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We were studying castles and moats this last week for school and I was asking the girls for definitions for some of their vocabulary words.

Me: "McKenna, what is a moat?"

M: "The water around a castle."

Me: (looking more to hear 'the ditch filled with water around the castle') "Ummm...It's not 'water around a castle'."

M: Thinking..."Well, it could be chocolate milk."

Yes, that's how the castles were protected. It was the chocolate milk that kept others at bay...

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And more questions for McKenna:

Me: McKenna, what is a 'merlon'? (part of a castle wall)

McKenna: OH! That's the guy in the Magic Tree House books!

Yeah...not so much.


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3 comments:

  1. Did you get in trouble by Zachary? I love the merlon story!

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  2. Very cute! My kids always give me their middle names when I ask them my full name:)

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  3. These little quotes are priceless. Some of the things our kids have said through the years remain as part of our family's special "lingo". Thanks for sharing.

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