Sunday, February 13, 2011

San Fransisco

 Muir Woods
 Muir Woods
Sunset in Sausalito CA

 hiking in Muir Woods

they have green skin

A conversation with my niece:
Niece: Auntie, I want to go to heaven.
Me: I do too.
Niece: Did you know they have angels in heaven?
Me: I wonder what they look like?
Niece: You don't know?  They are white and they have wings. Did you know the devil has angels too?
Me: Really?
Niece: Yes, and those angels have green skin.

I work with children

While walking down the street in Palo Alto, CA a young man yelled to me, "Do your part to save the world!"  To which I responded, "I do.  I work with children."

Well, Why not?

I was approached by a 5 year old student while working in the classroom with this question, 
Student: Where is your wedding ring?
Me: Well, I don't have one. I'm not married. 
Student: Well, WHY not?? 
(Oh, the visions of 5 year old fairy tales.)

A sea star

A dinner table discussion with my niece:
Niece: Auntie, What's your favorite ocean animal?
Me: A Platypus. 
Niece: My favorite ocean animal is a sea star.

Peace Love and Military Power

 "To Peace, Love, & Military Power" overheard while eating lunch, said as a toast of sorts by a soldier to his fellow soldiers at the table behind us. (I thanked them for their service to our country before they left.)

too much junk food

While caring for my niece and nephew I rhetorically asked, "Why am I so tired?"  To which my niece responded, "You're eating too much junk food!"  
(I wasn't eating anything)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Is 11 a private number?

Last night I was discussing numbers with my 5 year old niece. She asked what my favorite number was, so I said 7 and 13 because they were odd numbers and they are prime numbers. She informed me that she doesn't like odd numbers because there are "left overs" but with even numbers there are not. So while driving today she said "Auntie is 11 a private number too?"

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"...G-H-I- love you."

While working with a 3 year old I asked her to say the letters of the alphabet.  This is how it went...
" you."