Monthly Archives: April 2009

Clever Guy

Today I found a deck of quiz cards from my favourite second-hand hole in the wall. They cover English, Math, Science and General Knowedge calibrated for ages 6 onwards.

Anyhow, I took out the bunch and tried them on Porthos. We were having fun when this nugget came along:

“Correct this sentence: She hurted her leg.”

Porthos’ answer came back quick as lightning – “She injured her leg!”

Bedtime Conversations

Just before bedtime, I read the story of the Crucifixion to the older boys. When I was done, we went through the story again, and I would leave out parts and let them fill in the blanks.

When we got to the conversation with the criminals, I said, “Jesus told the second criminal, ‘Today you will be with me in…'”

Porthos, with a bright smile, said, “Paris!”

Later on, Pilgrim Dad was explaining to Aramis that we had gone out in the morning “for some coffee so that we could get a buzz.”

Dear innocent Aramis asked, “Why do you want bugs in your coffee?”

Family – Beautifully Imperfect

Hundreds of things to do today, but must pause to share the new MCYS family video that was recently released. The work of the inimitable Yasmin Ahmad, whose other videos I’ve mentioned elsewhere.