Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Resovlelutions ... What?

Happy New Year, and welcome back to Tiny Talk Tuesday. Let's face it, kids do say the dard'est things and you just have to share with someone.

Of course the talk around our house the past two weeks was Christmas, Christmas, and Christmas. Now that everyone returned to school/work today the talk is birthdays, snow days, and why I hate homework (not me, the kids.)

While working our way out of town the Friday after Christmas, we were running several errands before heading to my folks for another festivity, we were discussing what we may have forgotten and what we must remember.

Dad: JT you forgot your glass case?

Mom: That's OK, that isn't as important as the presents. We have the presents, those are the most important thing.

ED: No, Jesus is the most important thing.

No arguments there.


Once the new year rolled around we took the kids to one of our favorite restaurants, the Blue Nile. They serve Ethiopian food; the food has a stew'ish quality, is served on a large platter for the whole party to eat from, and you eat with your fingers (perfect for our crowd) by scooping it up with a fermented bread called injera. If you haven't tried it you must. It is really good.

While there we introduced the word "resolutions" to the kids. At the new year people resolve to do something, or change a habit. And asked them if they would like to make any resolutions.

JT: I resolve to have no more homework.

Mom: Sorry, I don't think that one will work since your teacher will still be handing out homework.

JT: OK, then I resolve to try new things, like the food at this restaurant.

At this point the other two joined in with their agreement to this resolution. Try it they did. ED and JT seemed to like it. EM ate an apple when we returned home.

The concept of resolutions seem lost on this generation. Maybe it is an age thing. On Sunday I asked if any of our elementary Sunday School students made a resolution. I was greeted with blank stares, oh and JT who held his hand up high to announce he was trying new restaurants.

Hmmm, this resolution could get a little expensive. But I do like his thinking.

Happy TTT. Head over to Not Before 7 for more fun talk.


Edited to Add: Manic Mommy is hosting a Virtual Blog Blood Drive. Head over to her website (after you visit with Mary at Not Before 7) for details on how you can win some awesomest prizes just because you gave blood. (Yes, I meant to write "awesomest." For whatever reason I'm finding that word cute and funny. I used it yesterday when first posting about Manic's blood drive.)


Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I wonder at what age they start to understand resolutions? I'll have to ask my 9 year old niece about that!

My 19 month old has just started talking! I'm so excited to join in TTT. Have a great day!

Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

love resolving not to do any more homework - good mind! :)

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Wow - what a cool place to take your kids to try food!

Love that his resolution involved no more homework - good try :)

Happy TTT!