asher is often found roaming around the house singing why must i be a teenager in love? (memorized from a repeat watching of a certain muppet show episode). he knows it makes me laugh so he sings with extra gusto when he passes by me.
omar sat asher down for a little chat (the 2nd in the course of about 5 minutes) about how wise and thoughtful men/boys should behave and speak.
omar :: asher, what do wise men do?
asher :: ride camels.
omar :: (suppresses urge to bust out laughing)
over dinner the other night there was a long discussion between the boys about brothers and sisters and girls and boys and babies. i was pretty much a spectator until elisha asked me, “so mama, where was i when you were a little girl?” the boy would not take “you weren’t here yet” for an answer and i did not care to go into a discussion on the reproductive system so i resorted to “distract them with cookies.” it worked.