Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Rose By Any Other Name . . .


Lately my two youngest children have been fascinated by last names.

Whirling Dervish (four): "Daddy's last name is R------- and so is Mommy's."

The Affectionate One (five): "Yes, but not Mimi and Poppy. Their last name is different. Mommy used to have their last name. How come, Mommy?"

Me: "Well when babies are born, they get the same last name as their daddy and mommy. But when I married your daddy, then I took his last name."

Whirling Dervish's eye grew round, then he squeezed his eyes shut and threw his head in his hands.

Me: "What's up, Bud? Are you upset?"

He glanced at me and back down at the table, "Mommy. It's not nice to take something from someone else. I am so sad at you."

Me, trying to hide a grin: "Oh, honey. I took it because Daddy wanted to give it to me. I didn't take it away from him. We share it."

Whirling Dervish with a long-suffering sigh: "This is getting complicated."

7 comments:

  1. Oh what a cutie! hee hee

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  2. Too cute, where do they come up with some things?

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  3. out of the mouths of babes-- or so they say!! I just love reading your blog! :D

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  4. that is too cute! thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. Having kids around is like having your comic relief - most of the time!

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  6. kids are tooo cute! I have twin 3.5 year olds and I can't wait to hear what comes out of their mouth next! Thanks for the get well wishes!! I hope it gets better soon too!!

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  7. visiting from SITS. That is so cute. I'm still laughing over him telling you he is so sad at you. Poor baby... sounds like he has a great set of morals. Good job!

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