Heard around the house.

Liam: “Are you sleepy Frances?”

Frances: “No. I just tired.”

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Nora: “Daddy. In how many months is Mommy’s birthday?”

Liam: “Four. What do you think we should get Mommy for her birthday?”

Nora: “Mommy? What is your most favorite thing to play with? Ever?”

Me: (thinking…)

Frances: (interjecting) “Eyebrows!”

Me: Umm. What?!

Nora: “Oh! I’ve got a great idea! A jack-in-the-box!”

Apparently my kids do not know me at all.

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And, a day just wouldn’t be complete without a question or two about God and/or Heaven.

Nora: “Mama? Does God have a million eyes?”

Me: “I’m not sure. Why?”

Nora: “Because that’s how he can see everyone all the time.”

Me: “Oh. Well, maybe.”

—–

Nora: “Mom? How did God make the first baby, like ever, without a mom or something like that?”

Me: “I don’t know, Nora. But that’s a really great question.”

—–

Nora: “You wanna know my favorite place in the whole world?”

Me: “Huh?”

Nora: “Heaven. Because Daddy said you can get all the chocolate ice cream and cake you ever want when you get there.”

Me: “Yep.” (gulp!)

—–

And finally:

Nora: “Was God ever a baby?”

Me: “No, I don’t think so.”

Nora: “I think he was. Like a long time ago. Before he made the dinosaurs and all that stuff.”

———————–

Nora: “Mom? You know what I wanna be when I grow up?”

Me: “What’s that, honey?”

Nora: “A doctor. So I can take care of people when they’re sick.”

Me: “Well. That would be great.”

Frances: “When I be a grown up I wanna cut fruit.”

Me: “OK.” (pause) “Well, that would be great too!”

Heaven help us.

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