Macie: Silas, I think I lost my smile.

Silas: Well, you can pray for God to send it back.



Macie: Silas are you afraid of witches, ghosts, monsters….walking ice cream cones?

Yesterday we started watching Sarah, Plain and Tall. In the beginning of the movie there’s a scene that shows Sarah on the train. Macie asked me “who’s that, Mom?” I said “Sarah.” Then she asked, “Where’s Plain?”

We were watching a comedy show that was a little over Silas’ head. Once in a while the audience would laugh and Silas would look at me and ask what they were laughing at. You could tell he wanted to laugh too. At one point someone said “God bless you”. Silas cracked up, but no one else did. I asked him what was so funny about that, and he snarfed and said “that man didn’t even sneeze!”

Silas asked me for help to get the gum out of his hair. We were at the park so I told him when we got home I would try the peanut butter trick. A few minutes later he said “I tried to stick my gum behind my ear to save it for later.” “Really, who taught you that Si?” I asked. “The girl on Willy Wonka.”

1. What is something mom always says to you?
M: don’t have candy in the morning
S: You’re my bestest boy

2. What makes mom happy?
M: doing a good job
S: not being tempted

3. What makes mom sad?
M: not obeying
S: sneaking

4. What does your mom do to make you laugh?
M: being silly
S: doing funny things, telling jokes

5. What was your mom like as a child?
M: I do not know
S: nice

6. How old is your
M: 36 (not)
S: 37 (wrong again)

7. How tall is your mom?
M: 100 and none
S: 100 feet

8. What is her favorite thing to watch on TV?
M: girl movies
S: commercials (??? we do not have tv reception, and I do not like commercials!??!)

9. What does your mom do when you’re not around?
M: check your email
S: do whatever you want to do

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
M: being nice
S: for being beautiful

11. What is your mom really good at?
M: Games
S: I Spy Bingo

12. What is your mom not very good at?
M: jumping
S: cutting trees and catching birds (??)

13. What does your mom do for her job?
M: tell us what to do
S: be a teacher

14. What is your mom’s favorite food?
M: cookies, pizza
S: bananas, coffee

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
M: loving me
S: you do very funny stuff, makes jokes

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
M: A Princess
S: Thomas the Tank Engine

17. What do you and your mom do together?
M: Go to the store
S: play toy story yahtzee

18. How are you and your mom the same?
M: we love each other
S: our hearts are the same . we are both people

19. How are you and your mom different?
M: your face looks different
S: I’m small and you’re big

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
M: because you’re nice to me
S: because you say you love me

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
M: He’s nice, he loves you
S: He’s a good husband (right on)

22. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?
S: Pizza
M: to get ice cream, and to the store

I showed Silas that our van has a compartment for my sunglasses. He said “Oh then when the bad guys break in they’ll say (in a high pitch voice?!) ‘Where’s Silas and Macie and Adelyn Noelle’s mommy’s sunglasses?'”

Silas was asking me about PMFK. Later I was looking it up on the internet and told him so. He said “We’ve never done cool stuff.” I said “Yes we have done cool stuff.” He said “We never explored the ocean, talked to animals, but we have wondered where our garbage goes!”

Silas: Why doesn’t Grandma have a doorbell mom?
Me: I don’t know
Silas: (skipping away) Maybe ‘cuz she lost it.

Yesterday morning Silas said, “Hey mom, my head is coming out of my shirt like smoke from a volcano.”