|Beth:||[age 4] "Did you know the Bible says you should love your friends?"|
|Mom:||"Actually, the Bible says you should love your enemies too."|
I deeply wish that everyone could find within themselves the love and maturity this boy empresses. When I grow up, I wanna be like him.
That is a seriously high compliment. Thank you.
He regularly surprises me with his maturity. I was never that mature, and still am not, so I am not going to take credit for it. If it’s genetic, it is from his mother. And when he actually acts like an immature 8-year-old, I have to remind myself: yes, he’s only 8, it’s okay.
Unfortunately, nobody ever excuses me when I act like an 8-year-old. Maybe that’s because I’m a few decades older?
by Beth, age 4
There was a flying turtle, and there once was someone who didn’t like the flying turtle: there was a fairy that lived next to the flying turtle’s house, and they did not like each other. And there was someone that did not like the fairy.
The fairy once had a friend, which was her keeper, that kept her from badness. She had a secret that she was bad. So as soon as someone heard her evilness, the friend ran for her life. She caught the princess and she ran into a dungeon, and locked her up inside it. There was nothing she had been bad for, nothing she did that was bad, but the friend locked the fairy up.
Whenever the friend wanted to have an adventure, she would just go to the flying turtle’s house, and go look for the turtle of course! They lived in the state of America.
Once they had a bad adventure together, because they had lost each other.
Once they had an adventure with an email that someone had broke out of something, which was magic to break through a brick wall. As soon as he sent it, they had to go back to see who it was. They realized that it wasn’t a magic person. So they put up a sign that said no one else was going in there, only magic things.
They also went on other adventures that were about love and loving each other.
|Beth:||[age 4] "Daddy, I love you! Beep beep beep!"|
|Me:||"I love you too, sweetheart. What's the beeping for?"|
|Beth:||"I'm a Love Robot! Beep boop beep!"|
These aren’t from my kids, but maybe I should ask…
How Do You Decide Whom To Marry?
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. (Alan, 10)
The Personal Qualities Necessary To Be A Good Lover?
One of you should know how to write a check. Because, even if you have tons of love, there is still going to be a lot of bills. (Ava, 8)
What Do Most People Do On A Date?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. (Lynnette, 8)
How Would You Make A Marriage Work?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck. (Ricky, 10)
How To Make Love Endure?
Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash. (Randy, 8)
|Beth:||[age 3] "I am a fire princess. I am the most powerful fire princess in the world."|
|Grandma:||"Oh, Beth. You know what is the most powerful thing about you? The love you have in your heart."|
|Beth:||[firmly] "No, Grammy. The most powerful thing about me is that I can make a fire tornado that shoots out of my hands to kill predators. Not love."|