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    October 6, 2007

    On Friday, Sean came home from school with a Weekly Reader in his backpack about apples.  I felt a gush of nostalgia for the days of yore.  I loved Weekly Reader when I was a kid.  I couldn’t wait to open it up and get a whiff of that inky smell.

    I set him up on the breakfast bar and asked him about it. 

    He opened it up facing me and held it under his chin like a little teacher and then began his presentation.

    “Flowers grow on the tree and then die,” he said carefully, pointing to the second picture.

    “And then little apples grow bigger and bigger,” pointing to the third and fourth picture.

    “And then you pick them and you can make pie!” he said triumphantly.

    “That’s great!” I said. I was really impressed with his presentation skills, but I noticed he had skipped the first picture which showed a halved apple with seeds.

    “But what about this picture?  How do the seeds work?” I asked expecting a lesson on planting and watering.

    “God doos that part,” he said.



    1. Julie says:

      Kids are so cool. And wise.

      October 6th, 2007 at 8:53 am

    2. tracey says:

      Sweet… Nostalgia is a killer when you have kids…

      October 6th, 2007 at 8:53 am

    3. Girl Gone Wild says:

      Wow…love it.

      October 6th, 2007 at 8:55 am

    4. Antique Mommy says:


      October 6th, 2007 at 9:29 am

    5. Jeana says:

      I love this post.

      October 6th, 2007 at 9:48 am

    6. Snapshot says:

      Wise child.

      October 6th, 2007 at 11:58 am

    7. Veronica says:

      Has he been taking parable lessons?

      October 6th, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    8. Misty says:

      Awwee… Lovely post. I too am nostalgic about weekly readers. This was so precious though…

      October 6th, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    9. fern says:

      What a great reminder. Yes. God doos.

      October 6th, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    10. Clemntine says:

      And, if we will just leave God alone to DO his part (you know, without the “ come…can I…”) things tend to go much better…curious, that.

      October 6th, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    11. Beck says:

      Oh, that’s nice to read.

      October 6th, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    12. Melissa says:

      Loved Weekly Reader . . . that is precious commentary from Sean.

      October 6th, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    13. Stephanie says:

      I love it – the wisdom of our children!

      October 6th, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    14. Krista says:

      Awwwww, how perfect! Kids say the darndest things… and the best!

      October 7th, 2007 at 1:28 am

    15. Roxanne says:

      Just love that practicality and confidence combined with the mystery–Sean is like that apple too. “Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow. . .”

      October 7th, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    16. Kris says:

      I felt the same about Weekly Readers! Now my 2nd graders get Time for Kids and they love that one, too! How wonderful that he sees God in nature, too!

      October 7th, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    17. Twisted Cinderella says:

      That was really sweet!

      October 7th, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    18. Rhen (yestheyareallmine) says:

      Awwwww, good boy!

      October 16th, 2007 at 9:39 am

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