With elections quickly approaching, campain signs are e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. One day, Prince Charming's father was riding with us when he noticed that one of the signs he put up the previous day was missing. Since then, the prince has been on the look-out for other signs for that candidate. One day, he noticed the smaller print on the sign.
Prince: "Mama, what does 'U.S.' stand for?"
Me: "United States is one thing that it can stand for. (gramatically incorrect, but that's how we roll sometimes) Where did you see it?"
Prince: "On the (candidate name) sign." 
Me: "Yes, it stands for United States. He is wants to be a United States Senator and help make the laws."
Prince: "Wow. That's a big responsibility."
Me (half chuckling): "Yes. Yes, it is." 
And who says "wisdom comes with age."

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This past week, we started reading Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie on t.v. and have the boxed set of books from my childhood. The prince has seen an episode or two. 

I love the family-value stories from childhood that have been replaced with mindless drivel in books and t.v. When we read or view something that is not appropriate behavior, we talk about how it is disrespectful or "not nice."

 In the second chapter of Farmer Boy, Almanzo is told to leave the pie alone, or he will spoil his supper. Almanzo didn't think that made any sense. Then came the line:
"But of course, he could not say this to Mother; he had to obey her without a word."
Just then, the phone rang. As I went to answer it, I said (sarcastically), "Gee. Imagine that. Obeying without a word." (something we have been working on). Then, the prince said, "Mama, that was back in the old days." Oh, yeah?

I'm linking to Tiny Talk Tuesday so you can see what other cute things the children are saying. 

The grass is green. It’s good to be

date Tuesday, October 26, 2010

4 comments to “A Big Responsibility”

  1. Kelly @ In Everything
    October 26, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    we LOVED reading through the Little House books with our crew:) And I do love the values, too!! So funny that he said it was a LOng time ago:)

  1. Debbie
    October 26, 2010 at 11:15 PM

    I love the "That was the old days." Too cute!

  1. Melinda
    October 28, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    I LOVE that quote from Farmer Boy! I just wish it was always true in my home!

  1. Mary@notbefore7
    October 31, 2010 at 7:36 PM

    LOL...back in the old days...we work on that too :) K has Farmer Boy in her bed to read currently...wonder if she'll pick up on that :)

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