This evening we drove home from my sister's house after hanging around just long enough to get ourselves invited over for dinner. Actually, that wasn't my intention, she is just very gracious and thoughtful plus my kids seemed to be rummaging through her cupboards like they never get fed at our house. My cute little beggars. On our drive home we pass through downtown Ogden which isn't all that down-towny, but that's what it's called. All things, including quiet down towns, inspire 7 year old and 3 year old brains. I actually don't know of anything that doesn't inspire the very aware brains of the young. Compared to them, I'm in a state of comatose. Here are one of the many random observation inspired conversations from tonight's drive.
Douglas: Is this downtown?
Isaac: I want more chicken!
Douglas: Do you know why they call sky- scrapers, skyscrapers? It's because they scrape the sky. ( 3 seconds of silence) Why are there always cops down town?
Isaac: Look at the lights!
Mommy: (focusing on obeying the speed limit in a 35 mph) Uh...because people sometimes don't obey the law downtown?
Reed: I know, it's because lots of people loiter!
Reed's understanding of loitering comes from one of my very favorite alphabet books called, Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel (recommended by the illustrious Naomi). On the page with the letter L, when the kitty was being very bad, his crime was Loitering.
This book is a classic in the world of alphabet education. So, if you want a break from B is for Bear and H is for Helicopter, try B for "Bit Grandma" and H for "Hurled hair balls at our heads."