Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Definition of the word focus: the center of interest or activity
Pronunciation of the word focus: |ˈfōkəs|
Use of the word around our house today:
"Micah, you need to focus on the ball with your eyes so you can hit it with the bat."
"Judah, you need to stay focused while you are trying to climb the climbing wall."
Normally when our boys can't quite pronounce a word, we work hard to get them to say it the right way (especially if it seems they aren't trying to say it right).
Today, on the other hand, it was just a little humorous to listen to their responses to the above statements, and I am not quite ready to teach them the right way to say this one yet.
Micah and Judah's responses were both, "I am focanessed."
HaHa. I kind of liked that one.

Monday, April 2, 2012

why oh why

Micah has fully entered the "why" stage of life. Everything I say is followed by "why?" I'm not a huge fan, but I'm getting better at helping him understand "why." The best part for me, though, is when I can make the conversation go in circles and then he starts to laugh and forgets to keep asking "why?"
For example:
Micah "Why do birds have wings?"
Me "So they can fly."
Micah "Why do they fly?"
Me "Because they have wings."
Micah "Why do they have wings?"
Me "So they can fly."
Micah (starting to laugh) "Why do they fly?" (laughs some more and gets distracted by laughing)
I win!