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My kids have been cracking me up at Church lately. Here are a couple of Children's Sermons gone awry thanks to my babies.

Pastor: Can anyone tell me how you get to heaven?
Daughter: You have to be dead!

Pastor during Father's Day sermon: Who is in charge at your house?
Son: MOMMY!!!
Me: That's my boy!!!
 
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My 6-year-old's first trip on a plane. The first leg of a many-stop international journey, she was so excited that she couldn't contain herself, from Providence to Boston if I recall correctly. Short hop, you basically go up and then go back down again.
Which was exactly what she was so excited about.
"Mommy, when are we going down??"
gulp
Louder, louder yells of
"We're going down! Going down!"
gulp gulp, people looking at us funny.
"landing, darling, we're LANDING."
aaaaawkward!! At least we were spared trips to the special room when we got to Boston and got to go on our way!
 
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We are trying to come up with a summer vacation for next week, but we are coming up short. With 4 daughters, that is almost impossible: ages 6-14.

My 13 year old is the worst. When I asked her last month how her trip to Paris was, she shrugged and said, "it was alright, but the city is filthy." Let me ask you this: if a 13 year old is not going to be impressed with a trip to Paris, France, what can we do as a family to impress her?

We are thinking about going to the Creation Museum if our house sells though. That would be fun.
 
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lol. Bless her heart, it is filthy!! And how cosmopolitan for her first reaction to be "pshaw, it's filthy." Somewhere that is a test of blueblood (or something).

Also, bless *your* heart. Impressing a 13-year-old is a tall order!! (mine has been an old lady for years now [she's now 19] but at 13 she had a baby fledgeling wren land on her head as it left the nest on its first flight/plummet, and it was the best thing ever. Totally shook her out of her jaded-i-know-everything phase for a minute or two and I got to see the awestruck little kid again. You never know when these little treasures are going to pop up.)
 
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Travis Johnson wrote:We are trying to come up with a summer vacation for next week, but we are coming up short. With 4 daughters, that is almost impossible: ages 6-14.

My 13 year old is the worst. When I asked her last month how her trip to Paris was, she shrugged and said, "it was alright, but the city is filthy." Let me ask you this: if a 13 year old is not going to be impressed with a trip to Paris, France, what can we do as a family to impress her?

We are thinking about going to the Creation Museum if our house sells though. That would be fun.



You let her house sit for me while you take me to Paris!!!
 
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My four year old pointed at our cat's fur and said "when I first saw that, I thought it was her clothes"!
 
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elle sagenev wrote:You let her house sit for me while you take me to Paris!!!


Now hold on, you live in Wyoming, so I will just give you the money to go to Paris, and I will house sit for you while you are gone!

Now I have no idea where you live in Wyoming, but I was based out of that state in my Railroad Days. We were part of the "Coal Loop" so we stayed a lot in Sheridan, Gillette, Wright, Gournsey, and Douglass Wyoming. I always laughed when driving through Spotted Horse, Wyoming...population 9...now that is my kind of town! I really liked Wright, Wyoming too though. And would buy a house in Arvada, Wyoming if one of the two houses there ever went up for sale! So yes, I really liked Wyoming...

As for my daughter, she has an aunt that cannot tell her children no, so when they ask their mother if they can go to Switzerland, Ireland, Alaska, France, or anywhere else in the world; off they go. I think they are going to Madagascar next!
 
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Travis Johnson wrote:

elle sagenev wrote:You let her house sit for me while you take me to Paris!!!


Now hold on, you live in Wyoming, so I will just give you the money to go to Paris, and I will house sit for you while you are gone!

Now I have no idea where you live in Wyoming, but I was based out of that state in my Railroad Days. We were part of the "Coal Loop" so we stayed a lot in Sheridan, Gillette, Wright, Gournsey, and Douglass Wyoming. I always laughed when driving through Spotted Horse, Wyoming...population 9...now that is my kind of town! I really liked Wright, Wyoming too though. And would buy a house in Arvada, Wyoming if one of the two houses there ever went up for sale! So yes, I really liked Wyoming...

As for my daughter, she has an aunt that cannot tell her children no, so when they ask their mother if they can go to Switzerland, Ireland, Alaska, France, or anywhere else in the world; off they go. I think they are going to Madagascar next!



I live outside of the capitol of Wyoming. Pretty close to the Colorado border. Parts of my state are quite picturesque and I like most of it simply because blank spaces are something I've grown used to over my life.

Well I can certainly tell my kiddos no but I wouldn't mind being adopted by your sister. LOL Travel is something I've always enjoyed but we do not do a ton of. Limited by the age of our kids and the occupations we've chosen.
 
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