Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Deacon, age 8

DEACON keeps Noah and I laughing with his many observations and questions.  Here are some of his gems from the past couple of days:

On a car ride home there was a continuation of a discussion about Aron Ralston (who cut his own arm off after it was trapped under a boulder).  Noah had mentioned that would be a really hard thing to do and Deacon, Noah and Roman were discussing the "hardness" of it.  After it was established that it would indeed be difficult, Deacon commented, "So is that why people don't cut off their arms very often?"


I heard him talking to Ever the other day.  This is what I heard: "Oh, Everyn, I wouldn't mind sharing a room with you, but the problem is that after you are a baby you will be a girl.  It is not very appropriate to watch a girl change.  At least it isn't appropriate for a boy to watch a girl change, I don't know about a girl watching a girl change.  No, Everyn, It is not a pretty thing for a boy to watch a girl change.  Not that you aren't pretty.  You are pretty, it is just not a pretty THING for a boy to watch a girl change."


And then yesterday, "I think when I need a password I will use the word 'dolls'.  No one would expect that from a boy."


Deacon has been saving all of his money for months to buy a Nintendo DSI XL. He is very close, and to get the last few dollars, he has been babysitting Berean for me.  I give him a dollar for a 1/2 hour.  My dad told him that sounded like pretty good pay, and Deacon replied, "I guess you haven't been to our house lately."  Berean does keep us all on our toes.  Anyway, it is the best dollar I can spend in a day.  Berean is very happy to go with Deacon and to have his undivided attention.  He reads her books, builds duplo structures for her and helps her manage her food and stroller.


4 comments:

Mandi said...

I love the way kids' minds work. Just listening to them talking to each other is bound to give you a good chuckle. Thanks for sharing!

Elise said...

I love it! Especially the, "You haven't been to our house lately," comment. I wonder if I could pay Alethea to play nicely with her sister... hmmm...

Karla said...

hehe your are giving away Deacon's password...what is he going to use now? maybe Dollhouse22 would be more be better- since is has uppercase, lower case and numbers. Anyway Deacon- is a smart one and I love the way he thinks!

Grandma Debbie said...

I am so glad you are recording these things! I remember the time Deacon was 3 or 4, and was at our house. He showed us the Arctic Circle on the globe and commented, "I've always wanted to go there, but my parents won't take me!"