Friday, October 8, 2010

Terror in the Sand

I went to do my visiting teaching the other day. I met the lady I visit at the Park, the thought was our children could visit while our children played. She has three young, beautiful little boys. They were playing in the sand with trucks and cars being typical little boys. My son came over to them and then proceeded to tell them the following: "Did you know that every galaxy has a black hole? They do, our galaxy does. Our black hole is currently feeding again on stars in the outermost reaches of our galaxy. The closest galaxy to us in the Andromeda galaxy. It is slowly moving towards us and no one knows if and when but it could collide with our galaxy, throwing our solar system off its orbit. This would cause the black holes in each galaxy to start feeding everything in site. Our planet would either be sucked into a black hole and our bodies would be ripped apart, or it would send our planet hurling out into space where the conditions of our life would no longer be possible. So, either way, we're all gonna die!"

That pretty much ended my visit.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Today we took our children to the fish hatchery. Our son caught two fish which he decided needed to be brought home and used for fertilizer in the backyard. After the ride home of singing songs to the fish and declaring, "I'm touching a real fish!" We arrived home. As we pulled into the driveway our son said, "Fish we have arrived home! No longer will you suffer the indignity of death!"

I am not sure what is saving the already dead fish from the indignity of death, is it that their heads are chopped off, or that they are going to be chopped up further and used as fertilizer in the flower beds. Things to ponder.........

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Black Hole

Today my sweet son came into my bedroom sobbing. He was almost uncontrollable. He told me he was so worried that there would be a black hole near our planet and that the gravitational pull would be so great that it would rip all his arms and legs off and suck it into the black hole. POOR KID!! The things you have to worry about when you are a genius! Most of us worry about money or raising our kids or friends........not if a black hole's gravitational pull is going to rip our appendages off.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cats & Toys

I was looking through my quote book of the gems that my son says and I came across one that I had forgotten about. My son was deep in thought one day and suddenly he looked at me and said, "Mom, cats may die but toys..........they live forever!"

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bedtime Stories

The other night my children decided to tell me a bedtime story. Here are each of my kids stories:

My Daughter - Once upon a time in a magical land where candy canes grow on trees and you eat chocolate and more chocolate. Beautiful dancers were dancing and dancing. The end.

My Son - Once upon a time a giant asteroid came from outer space and collided with earth. The force from the impact was so great that it destroyed everything! Life on the planet was devastated! All the trees, water, buildings and mountains disintegrated. Everyone on earth was dead. The end.

My how my children differ.

If I were a jellyfish

This morning my son told me, "Mom, you could still keep me as your son if I were a jellyfish. But, you would have to get a big tank and we might have to move to a new state with laws protecting people who own jellyfish."

And, now I have a plan if my son ever turns into a jellyfish - good to know.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Today on the way home - my son said, "Mom, the other day when it was so windy - I saw the wind knock over the garbage cans!" Knowing him, and his love of all things destructive I answered by saying, "yes, I do remember that - wasn't it cool?" Then he replied, "No! no it's not cool. The garbage cans getting knocked over was's against the law you know!" Well........don't I feel sheepish.