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Sunday, September 7, 2008


Rather than post each time my kiddos say something cute, I've saved up a few.

If Ava ever visits your house and is wanting a drink, she'll say, "Seetea."  That's all we drink around here and she picked it up fast.  

When Chase was her age, he was hollerin' for "baf" at the end of his messy, messy supper. Ava asks for a "poon" and "nakin" to keep things tidy.

My favorite is a phrase she learned from Sammie: "pee picey."  Sammie says it of our salsa. Ava thinks my chili and my tooth paste is "pretty spicey."

I'm sure Chase had lots of fun misquotes at her age that I can't remember, but he came off with a funny one the other day when he saw Grandaddy with a BLT.  "Mommy, I want a swamwich, too!"

Sammie is almost six, so she gets most of her words right or fixes them after one correction.  I have yet to correct a couple just because I think they're cute.  She gets the k and f mixed up and says "breafkast".  And, I suppose because I say it so fast, she calls one of our Southern favs "turn it greens."  (For you brave folks, I'll post that turnip greens recipe some day.)

I'll never forget Sam's most memorable misquote.  Chase was brand new, so she would've been only two and a half.  Some dear friends of ours had a daughter being baptized. We had such a sweet time of worship beforehand.  We sang a song you might know called "Here I Am To Worship."  Check it out at itunes.  

Here I am to worship. 
Here I am to bow down.
Here I am to say that You're my God.

Perfect for a baptism!  It's funnier if I could sing it for you, but if you know it, try to sing out loud what I heard Sammie singing for the next several months....

"Here I am to worrrrk it."

Funny, huh?  After I thought about it, I realized she might have gotten it right after all.  We can never do anything to earn it, but once we've accepted God's free gift of eternal life, we are here to work it!  

Ephesians 3:8-10 says this: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

So, what does God have you workin' on?



  1. Ava is getting to the age where she's repeating what others say to her much of the time. I remember when Chase and Sam were at this age. I love that you're capturing a good sample of these misquotes.


  2. I love the mispronunciations that kids make. My oldest had a lot and we still laugh over them at her lofty age of "almost 8".