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  • Naomi"Mom, isn't the Charleston that dance on that show Fresh Prince...or....?"
  • Pete"We should all act out a Shakespeare play. Maybe Macbeth?"
    Anna "Oh! I want to play MacMeth!"

  • Josh"Owe! I bit my tongue!"
    Mom "That's not part of dinner, dude."
    Josh"I know. That's why I didn't bite it off, Michael Tyson"

  • Dad "Josh, do you know who Mike Tyson bit?"
    Josh"Uuuhh...yeah...like... Leonard Skimmer?"

  • Anna [When we were all talking about love languages, Dad explains how you can change over your life]"Oh yeah, totally. 'Cause I used to be into drawing."
  • Anna [after falling off her bike]"I'm OK! I don't need the arcade kit!"
  • Dad [Getting ready to give a gift to the girls for their piano recital]"Alright girls, we're going to do something that's long overdue."
    Anna "Ha. Probably taxes..."

  • Josh [After reading Peter's sign that said, "DJ takes requests, and tips] "Hey. I have a tip for you. If people don't like the song you're playing, you should change it."
  • Anna "Sometimes I look around and think, I am Anna...and these are other people..."
  • Josh "Listen. You give me the Simon's Quest code and I'll shop in the women's section!"
  • Josh "You smell like an air freshener, Mom."
    Dad "oh Josh those are kind of cheap so that sounds like you’re kind of insulting Mom when you say that."
    Josh "MMMMmmmm…you smell like a $100 air freshener."

  • Anna "Mom. Where’s the first Bible ever. Like ever."
    Mom "Ummm, I’m not sure. But maybe you could ask Dad about that"
    Anna "Well. I was gonna, but I didn’t want to get a whole sermon…so I asked you"

  • Dad "Hmm. These chips taste stale."
    Mom "They're not stale. They're just from Aldi."

  • Naomi "Look Mom! My foot is bigger than Anna's whole face!"
  • Peter [Interrupting Mom quizzing Naomi on Science by asking, "What's inside the membrane of a cell?"] "...Insane?"
  • Anna [Seeing Almonso Wilder grab Laura Ingles' engagement ring from the kitchen on Little House] "Hmph. He just grabbed a chill pill."
  • Josh "Dad, my grammar book must be in labor. It keeps talking about contractions"
  • Josh [After Dad picked a crumb off Josh's shirt]"Dad, you're like a parasite, cleaning me."
  • Anna[Watching Dorothy's friends break her out of the wicked witch's castle]: "Well. That's why you always keep your axe with ya."
  • Josh: "I wonder if there are any tornadoes at the campground we're going to."
    Anna: "Yes. There are. I know. I checked on E-Bay."

  • Mom: "Mmmm, Josh. You smell really good. Are you wearing cologne?"
    Josh: "Wait. My.....Clone Trooper, you mean?"

  • Mom: "I delivered all four of these kids. The least they can do is let me have the rest of the dill pickle potato chips!"
  • Josh: "You're a weak-aholic!"
    Dad: "A weakaholic?!"
    Josh: "Yeah. You're addicted to being weak!"

  • Dad: [After listening to the long piano intro to Chicago's Does anybody really know what time it is?] "I don't like that dissident music. It's all crazy and off time."
    Anna: "I like it! 'Cuz that's how I play!"

  • Paul: "So according to this book kids, who shot JFK?"
    Josh: "Lee Elvis Hardwell?"

  • Paul: "How Many Kings by Downhere is a perfect running song. The beat is just my pace."
    Jen: "Oh yeah? My song is Canon in D."

  • Anna[while washing herself in the shower]: "Hmmmmm. Arms are helpful."
  • Anna [Seeing Mom running water in the kitchen sink]: "Hey! You want to pay bills?!"
    Mom: "Huh?"
    Anna: "You're wasting!"

  • Josh: "Mom, can I play Mario?"
    Mom: "No Josh. Today is craft day. We're doing stuff for someone."
    Josh: "Yeah. I was gonna beat the game for Dad."

  • Anna: [Laying in bed, in a depressed voice]"Naomi, what do I do with life?"
    Naomi: "Uhh...how about you go to sleep?"

  • Mom: "Weird, I've always heard that song differently. But hey, what am I?"
    Anna: "A human being!"

  • Anna: [After being told to eat her dinner]"Mom, I took two bites! You can see the ground!"
  • Josh: "Man, I want to go to a casino."
    Mom: "What?!"
    Josh: "Wait. Is casino the same as gazebo?"

  • Jen to the kids: "Guys, don't forget toppings for your salad. The more colors on your salad, the better it is for you."
    Josh: "Even if it has Superman ice cream on it?!"

  • Anna"Huh? Craig has a list?"
  • Anna"Naomi, can you look at your calendar with your eyes closed?"
    Naomi"No. No one can, silly."
    Anna"Chuck Norris can!!"

  • Mom"Thanks to Naomi, who passed her headache on to me."
    Naomi"Pastor Headache? Who's Pastor Headache?!"

  • Darefamily: “Night, Pete. Night, Naomi. Night, Mom. Night, Dad...”
    Anna: “Night, vision!”

  • Anna: “Dad, do you believe in Santa?”
    Dad: “Sure, St. Nicholas was at the council of Nicea. He punched Arius in the mouth for his heresy…”
    Anna: “Hmmmm…I don’t remember seeing that in the video…”

  • Pete: "Josh, you know what the Pope is, right?"
    Josh: "Yeah. The stuff in the orange juice."

  • Anna: "Yeah! Let's get this starty parted!"
  • Josh"Bummer Mom, you're not ticklish. But I can still hurt you, because your nervous system is working!"
  • Josh"Sorry Grandma, I don't really like antiques...unless they have up to date stuff."
  • Naomi:"I'm not sure what I'm more afraid of, a whale or a shark, 'cuz I know how to fight a shark, 'cuz they're really weak in the eyes..."
  • His mercies are new every…Monday??

    i recently realized that i like Mondays.  i love Mondays.  Most people hate Mondays and i also used to hate that day as well.  i would get up and realize that i had to start another week with minimal help from 7-6 every day.  hard work.

    (enter commercial voice):

    then my sister in law introduced me to this!

    super creepy, right??  well, super motivating is more like it!! check out www.flylady.com.   this is a great system for keeping on top of your house throughout the week.  now what does this have to do with Mondays, you ask?  well, let me tell you.

    on Mondays there is a ‘weekly blessing hour’  where you clean up your house and give it a good once over.  but it only takes 1 hour, usually.  it is kind of like pushing the reset button on the nintendo after you had a bad game.  (well, at least that is what it feels like in my house.)  it is so nice to know that by 10 am on monday, i would not freak out if someone stopped by unexpectedly for a visit.  so now i LOVE mondays for that reason.

    i started thinking a few weeks ago while running the vacuum on my decluttered living room (am i selling it yet??)  about how much i loved Mondays.  it is actually more than the cleaning being all done.  it is the chance to ‘start over’.  then i got to thinking that God is like that.  He lets us ‘start over’ when we come to Him with an open and honest heart.  we mess up all the time and when we agree with him about our sin and confess it to Him and ask for forgiveness, He ‘resets’ the relationship with Him.  i think about this every monday.  i need to think about this tuesday through sunday as well.  it will keep me in a right relationship with my Creator!  how wonderful is that?!?

    it reminds me of the verse that says:

    22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
    23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

    Lamentations 3:22-23

     

    He is faithful even when we are faithless.  He is forever merciful.  His love never ceases…every morning, every minute, every second.  we should eagerly run to Him when we mess up, confess our sin, and let Him ‘reset’ us.  it is wonderful and so freeing!

    do you know the Lord in this way?  Have you repented of rejecting Him?  Turn to the Lord today.  it is monday.  a great day to start over 🙂

    jen

     

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    3 Responses

    1. WOW! Praise the Lord! Fantastic analogy! Thanks, honey! – pd

    2. Love flylady. I keep her home journal too. I love getting to check things off the list.

    3. great comparison! I never liked Sunday nights. Always started fights with Paul and got in a bad mood knowing what I had to face in the morning. Now I get excited that I have a challenge to wake up and “start fresh” within an hour! I meet the challenge every monday and must say, I usually go above and beyond what the list entails! It’s kinda freaky, actually. I never like “cleaning my house”, but add a competitive spin on it, and I’m in!!! I am so happy this is working as good for you as it is me! My friend Catherine in Oki has been on the flyboat since I introduced her too and she always mentions how helpful it’s been!

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