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December 15, 2008

So when I started our blog I titled it All The Marletts because my intention was to blog about our family and all that is going on in our world. Well a lot of what's been going on in our world has been Lucy's medical situation, but that is just a part of our life. We have three other kids who medically are not as concerning, but are just as important in our world! Jack has on MANY occasions pointed out to me that our blog is not really about all of the Marletts, as he has not heard me write much about him! So this blog post is dedicated to just Jack!

On Thursday night after a very long day, the kids and I were driving home in the pouring rain at 7:00PM after music class. Car time is a great way for me to hear about what has been going on in their worlds as I try my best to just listen to them. I love to listen to the back and forth conversations between all of them, sometimes what they say is so funny I often have the urge to pick up the phone and call Drew right away to tell him. But I know that will stop their conversation, and two talking while driving is not safe, right uncle Dan! Well on this night Jack said something that was so informative yet hilarious that I thought I would share it with you.

The conversation went something like this:

Megan: "Mommy I dropped my glasses lens on the floor and I can't reach it!"

Me: "Oh Megan, be careful with your glasses, they are delicate! When we get home you can pick up the lens off the floor, but be careful not to step on it or drop it! The lenses are what cost so much when you buy glasses.

Jack: "Oh yeah Megan, be careful! You know why your lenses cost so much?

Megan: No response, just an annoyed look aimed Jack's way.

Jack: "Megan, glasses lenses cost so much because they are a service to make glasses and services cost people extra money because they have to hire someone to make the lens!"

Me: "Jack what are you talking about? Where did you hear about that?"

Megan: "Yeah Jack, what are you talking about?"

Sophie: "What are you taaalkiiinnggg aboooouuuttt Jaaaack?

Jack: "Don't you know Mom, I'm talking about goods and services."

Me: "Oh, where did you hear about goods and services?'

Jack: "In school, we are studying economics in Library!"

Me: "Economics in Library! Won't Obachan (my mom) be impressed!

Jack: "Oh yeah, she knows a lot about economics, she watches the news a lot!"

Jack: "Just ask me anything you need to know, OK Mom , I have library books about it!"

Out of the mouths of babes! Do you think it's too soon for the Wall Street Journal?

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The Koehns said...

C'mon now- we need a story about Megan please. :)

Anonymous said...

they are funny little creatures, aren't they