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Caleb (4): Mom, can I have some of your drink?

Mom (somewhat older than 4): No.

Caleb: Please?

Mom: No, honey.

Caleb: Puhleeeeeeeez?

Mom: No, Caleb.

Caleb: But why?

Mom: Because I have a cold and it’s got my germs on it.

Caleb: But mom, you have to share. If you share ?I will love you more.

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  • missbrown February 28, 2008, 3:03 pm

    Well, since he put it so nicely… ;)

  • agardner February 28, 2008, 3:07 pm

    Every once in awhile my 4 year old will say, “Mom, are you sick?”. I know when she says that, she’s eyed my drink!!

  • Lisa February 28, 2008, 7:51 pm

    well, gee Alison, how could you resist that????? Where, oh where do they come up with this stuff????

  • davidson February 28, 2008, 9:17 pm

    That boy is going to be a lawyer or a diplomat to a foreign country. . .or something. Kiss his forehead for me. This kills me! You have a 4 year-old son; I have a 3 year-old GRANDson.

  • Alison Moore Smith February 29, 2008, 8:34 am

    It’s actually a pretty nice time in my parenting life. Difficult, but not currently in any major traumas or crises, which is such a blessing. Caleb is a wild man and just lights up our lives. He brings a lot of laughter into the house and his sisters are as bad as I am in being charmed to pieces. I worry about his dating years, but for now, we’re good. :smile:

    Truth is, I’m that way about all my kids and really wish I had more of their things to journal–that’s how I remember them. But they tend to be either too private or just don’t translate well to text. My 7 yo, Samson, for example, is the sweetest little guy you’ll ever meet. Bright as a whip, generally really reserved. But his best moments are quiet ones.

  • davidson February 29, 2008, 8:39 am

    It’s always a wonder to me, how kids born to the same parents with the same sort of upbringing could all be so different. As a parent, it is a pleasure to get to know them, who they already were before they came here. Your Samson sounds wonderful, too.

  • Alison Moore Smith February 29, 2008, 3:04 pm

    Thanks. You are so right. I don’t think my kids could be more different in personality as far as the scale of pretty darn good kids goes.

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