Thursday, March 4, 2010


Tuesday, March 2nd was Dr. Seuss' Birthday. Kyler was SO excited for the big day they had planned at school. The kids went to school in pj's, brought a pillow and stuffed animals and Dr. Seuss books. They had snacks and activities and made their own Cat in the Hat hat's. They also invited a few parents to come and read a Dr. Seuss book to them. I read the last book of the day. My selection: Oh the Thinks You Can Think! In the van on the way home, I told Asher about Kyler's favorite page in that book. "and think of Kitty O'Sullivan Krause, in her big balloon swimming pool over her house" Kyler said he would love to have that swimming pool. Here's the conversation that followed:

Asher "Kyler, what would you do if that big balloon swimming pool popped?!"

Kyler "I would jump down on the trampoline."

"And what if the trampoline is broken! Then what would you do?

"I would have you or dad or Colton catch me."

"And what if we weren't there......and the trampoline was broken. What would you do?!"

"Then I would yell really loud 'HELP' - and then mom would save me."

"And what if she wasn't there! What if the trampoline was broken and you were the last person on the planet!!!!"

"Then I would jump on the roof and find a safe way to climb down."

(Asher is very annoyed that Kyler keeps coming back with answers, but he continues to press his little brother...and a little more heated) "What if there's no trampoline, you're the last person on the planet, and the big balloon swimming pool breaks free from the house and floats out to the desert and then pops. And the only thing underneath you is the HARD, DRY GROUND!!!! WHAT WOULD YOU DO?!?!"

(Kyler - still not phased by his brothers questions or impatience - calmly answers, without hesitation) "Then I would try to fly."

(an exhausted Asher says) "And what if you can't fly?"

"Then....I would pray."

Mom's Note: I love that Kyler would think to pray. Of course it concerns me that it would only be attempted if flying didn't work out!


The Austin Gurneys said...

Lol! At least he thought about it. ;) That's hilarious, great story!

Ginger said...


Becky and Brian said...

Great Story!

La Famille B said...

Oh that is too funny!

Christin said...

I love the things kids say! It's awesome that you have 2 very persistent boys. I would definitely want Kyler with me if my big balloon swimming pool every popped. He would definitely know how to solve the problem.

Jen said...

The best conversations seem to happen in the car.