Tallie’s quirky sayings


at the breakfast table i’m feeding Karina, Tallie comes out with,”I know why we need bones. If we didn’t have bones we’d be all floppy and squishy…that’s why we need bones.”

apr 25 – Tallie’s smothering baby Caitlyn with love and says,”she’s sooooo cute, I could just throw up.”

Aug 31 – she says to me in the kitchen, “I know why all little kids want to grow up.” I say, “Why’s that?”
“because then they can have their own pets.” I tell her that it’s fun to be grown up but it’s a lot more work too. Being a kid is a lot of fun without a lot of work (at least my kids). She says, “when i grow up i’m going to marry a farmer.” Odd it seems to me, i try not to laugh…”why’s that?” “Because then i won’t have to pay for a horse.” aaah, now we have the point of it all.

Tallie gets overworked

the other day Kendra asks Tallie to get a hair band from the bathroom so she can finish doing her hair. Tallie thinks this an opportune time to pose the question, “why do i have to do all the work around here?”

What a clear portrayal of the ignorance of many of our petty complaints in the face of God’s service towards us. It is his joy to bless us and give generously to us but much of that joy is destroyed when we fuss about the small part he may ask us to play. That small part is meant to draw us into His own “joy of giving”. To become more like Him is our ultimate joy…I hope i can remember that the next time the crabby cloud settles on me.