Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sweetness and Sadness

Yesterday, as a rare treat, Paul took us out to lunch at Pizza Hut. (They had a great deal, any large for $10! Hey, I haven't gone gluten free yet!) While we were there the kids had these fun little placemats with "deep" questions on them. I thought some of their answers were cute, so I wrote them down.

What would you do with one million dollars?
Rebecca - "Pay off the van"
Nelson - "Buy whatever Dad and Mom need"
Lydia - "ice cream cones for Mama and Dada"

If you are stranded on a desert island and you could have one thing, what would it be?
Rebecca - At first, she said a house. A few moments later she decided that she would rather have a ship (to leave the island).
Nelson - "A pet dinosaur to protect me"

If you could go anywhere in history, where would you go?
Rebecca - "a time when ladies all wore skirts/dresses and all people rode horses without being afraid of being hit by a car"
Nelson - "Home", he said without a moment's delay. Paul said, "I don't think you understand the question. It means you can go anywhere at any time. Nelson again said, "I understand, I want to go home." Paul said, "You mean our home at _____ (and named our address)?" Nelson said, "No. Home. Our home that was next to the church." Nelson wanted to go back to IL, where we lived in the parsonage. We left that church/house/state in August of 2008, but Nelson still calls it "home."

So, that was a little bit of sweetness and a little bit of sadness...

1 comment:

Mama in Uganda said...

What a treat indeed. We rarely go out to eat--even in Uganda it cost us, as a family of 11, at least $40. This is the amount we spend at the fresh farmers market in a week. However, special occasions are always fun for all of us (that way mommy does not have to cook). Glad you had this special time together.