We’ve been reading Heidi, and I just had to record this conversation with my kids. It was so charming that I just grabbed a piece of paper and started taking notes. This is roughly how it went (my notes are sort of sloppy).
Me: Would you guys like to eat cheese roasted on a stick like Heidi did?
Debi: We should try roasting some cheese and marshmallows.
Ricky: I want to go camping.
Me: OK, so let’s see where were we?
Ricky: I know what’s the best stuff to take camping—fire, wood, stick, sleeping bags, tents, marshmallows, graham crackers, frosting–(ah yes, the three food groups).
Debi: Hey, I have an idea! When we get bored, we can go camping!
Ricky: So like in five or ten or seven weeks, can we go camping?
Ricky: Wait–can we go only go camping once a year?
Me: Well, no, but it’s sometimes hard to go—
Ricky: I’ve notice that smoke is kind of hot.
I don’t give much advice on this blog, but today, you’re gettin’ some. Actually, I’m just repeating the advice that my friend gave me eleven years ago and which I finally applied last week. The minute your children say something adorable or funny, write it down. My friend kept a separate notebook for each child. I don’t know if I’m up for that level of organization, but I am going to get a notebook and keep it with me while I read to my children from now on.
Do you guys right down the funny things your children say?