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Chapter 1. Miriam. My sister Beccah kept blinking as I tried to take a photo of her. She remarked how interesting that was, as she was telling a made up story at the time and “you know they say that … Continue reading

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Random: Chapters 1-3

Chapter 1. Miriam. My sister Beccah kept blinking as I tried to take a photo of her. She remarked how interesting that was, as she was telling a made up story at the time and “you know they say that … Continue reading

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Can’t say I don’t know where she got it…

So Miriam seems to be making a science out of harumphing when I ask her to do things and I got tired of it after about two seconds so I yelled at her to go ahead and do the job … Continue reading

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Come again?

Miriam was upset at dinner because she wanted oil and salt on her second serving of salad, rather than dressing. When you have five children eating you must realize that every allowance must be multiplied by five, as the others … Continue reading

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My Roman Catholic friends will appreciate this…

Setting: The dinner table. … Jireh: Papi, can you be a priest? Dave: No, I am married, so I can’t be a priest. Jireh: But if Mommy died, could you be a priest? Dave: Yes, it’s possible. Jireh: But I … Continue reading

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Phee-yew.

I was sitting on a trunk on the floor, with the sewing machine on a chair, trying to copy and recreate a ready made item. I made a really stupid mistake during the construction and started tsk-tsking to myself, “Oh … Continue reading

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More sweat jokes

Outside on the deck today, we were all getting some vitamin D. Brought out a cold gallon of water with us. After a few minutes in the noon sun, Miriam looked over at the gallon jug and said, “Look, even … Continue reading

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A self centered explanation for the seasons

Miriam: “So, winter days are really cold, and they’re shorter. But God knew kids would like to play outside in the summer so that is why He made the days longer in the summer!”

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Overheard in the school room

A new twist on “fun with phonics.” Jireh: Sometimes P is silent. Miriam (knowingly): Yeah. Jireh: P makes it say its name. Miriam: Yup. Jireh: Like Pop. Miriam: No, it doesn’t say anything. The p is silent. edit: more phonics … Continue reading

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She’s a crack up, alright

Miriam, eyeing my ostrich feather duster, announced that “the walls stink” and she needed to clean them. Earlier today she saw the opportunity, when Dave bent over, to jump up on his back and then instructed him to “stand up … Continue reading

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