I am really enjoying the conversation on contraception, and I am hoping to write another post this weekend asking some new questions about the issue. In the meantime, here is some lightheartedness from our little source of laughter.
On Learning the Art of Sympathy
Before dinner tonight, I was lamenting the fact that I never can cook a pot roast well. The dry roast and the mushy potatoes had pushed me over the edge on an already difficult day, and I was breaking down.
"I can't even cook!" I moaned.
To which Calvin replied, trying in earnest to be sympathetic, "I am so sad that I have a mommy who can't even cook."
On Higher Education
Calvin recently heard us talking about a PhD to someone, and he asked me what the term meant. He has since been going around saying that he wants to get a PhD one day. Tonight, my sister-in-law was babysitting the boys, and he asked her how he would go about getting a PhD. She explained that you have to go to school for a long time.
He responded, "I already go to Chinese school. Could I get a Chinese PhD? Ooooh! I really want to get a Chinese PhD!" (My sister-in-law noted that it is a shame I can't show you the expressiveness of Calvin's speech in writing. He really is quite overdramatic.)
On the Joys of New Discovery
Lest you think his genius is too good to be true, he had this conversation with his aunt during bath time tonight.
"Oh, Auntie __, have you ever seen someone pass gas in the bathtub and it make bubbles? Did you know that it makes bubbles?"
To which the Aunt responded that she did, in fact, know that it made bubbles.
"Auntie __, have you ever passed gas in the bathtub and made bubbles?"
To which she responded the only way she could, in complete laughter.
The things I have to look forward to, Chinese PhD's and farting contests.