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."


  1. Oh what a cutie! hee hee

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

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

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

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

  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!!

  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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