“I speak for the trees…”

IMG_20131202_233702If you had been in my car last night, you’d have heard the following conversation between Cricket and me.  It was just too cute not to share.

C: “Mommy, are the trees mad?”

M: “No, the trees aren’t mad.  Why?”

C: *very earnestly* “Because they are.  They are mad, Mom.  Because I speak for the trees.”

M: “You speak for the trees?”

C: *very somberly* “I do, Mom.  I do.”

I hate to think how many times he watched (or read) The Lorax yesterday for that to spontaneously come out last night – once he starts with something, he wants it endlessly (I am seriously sick of Scooby Doo at this point).  Still, I’m glad he liked it – The Lorax is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss stories. 🙂

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23 thoughts on ““I speak for the trees…”

  1. Angela Searles says:

    That’s just too sweet! Thank you for sharing with us! I write a blog that has stories like this for my kids! We adopted six boys and we are a multi-cultural family, so the conversations we have know no bounds! 😉


    • Kay Kauffman says:

      Wow! We have four kids, so I kind of know what you mean. When our youngest was born, I still wanted one or two more, but I just wasn’t able to do it, which still makes me sad. On the other hand, now that the youngest ones are ready for potty training, I’m looking forward to being done with diapers again. 🙂

      One of my friends keeps a Tumblr with funny stories of her daughter, and I’ve been thinking of doing something similar. I’ve always been in the habit of writing down the adorable things they say, and it would be nice to have a place to keep them. How close together in age are your kids?


    • Kay Kauffman says:

      He loves books of all kinds, whether they’re his or not. His brother, Thumper, got a book for his birthday in August, and the first thing Cricket did was proclaim it his. 🙂

      And thanks! That’s his new hat that he got from Santa (Grandma). You squeeze the left dangly purple bit and the hand/ear things up top flap up and down. Thumper got one, too. They are the cutest hats I’ve ever seen. 😀


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