"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction"-Thomas Jefferson

Monday, January 21, 2008

A conversation over dinner at our house...

I actually got up from dinner to blog this. At dinner tonight, Josh and Reagan decided to have an orange. He got up, retrieved a knife and scored the orange in four sections. I proceeded to explain to impatient Miss Reagan that she could have some as soon as Daddy cut the orange, and that Mommy wasn't sure exactly why Daddy was cutting the orange. Here was the conversation that followed:

Leah: Why do you cut your orange with a knife instead of just peeling it?
Josh: Because it gives me a definied surface area in which to peel, thereby lessening the amount of time I can peel that area and thereby lessening the time it takes to peel the orange as a whole.

At this point I just stared at him and asked "Who ARE you?" Yes. He really does talk like this. All the time.


  1. funny--is he an engineer??????????

  2. buy that man some clementines. But hurry, they're almost out of season!


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