Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dressing for success

There are big changes happening around here.  I'm not quite ready to write all about it yet but soon enough I will be (and then I probably won't be able to stop).

Mark is a happy go lucky youngest child 90% of the time and then he gets a stomach ache and declares himself stressed.  He enumerates all the changes on his horizon all the way up to Braeden going on a mission (which won't happen for a year).

At such times I do my best to talk him down.  I told him that the weather changes all the time and there's nothing we can do to stop it.  We have to adapt and wear clothes that are right for the unavoidable changes in the weather.   I have heard there is a Norwegian saying, "There is no bad weather, only bad clothes."  I told Mark, "You don't want to wear shorts and t-shirts all the time just because you don't want the weather to change.  It won't help.  Sometimes you need to wear a coat."  I promised him we can adapt to changes.  He threw his arms around me in a tight hug and then started talking about the sonic screwdriver he wants to buy with his allowance money.

The following conversation took place in the last few days:

Mark: There will be durassic changes.

Emma: You mean drastic?

Me: Yeah, not Jurassic, there won’t be dinosaurs.

Mark: There won’t NOT be dinosaurs.

So we'll adjust to the dinosaurs.  What do you wear in the case of dinosaurs?


Olivia Cobian said...

In the case of dinosaurs I would recommend steel clothing.

Whitney said...

Actually.. Utah has dinosaur fossils, so Mark was kind of right? :-)


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