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The Reaction

2010 September 28
by Pamela

We were both nervous about sharing the news of another little girl with Mary Claire, mostly because we had no idea how to handle her disappointment.  It’s been “I only want a brother.  I don’t know if I can love another sister” for so many months now.

But we were nervous for nothing.

Mary Claire acted like a superstar when we gave her the news.  Check out that big smile:

It might have helped that we gave her a piece of gum as incentive to process the news. 

When we asked her thoughts about having a girl afterall, she replied:  “It’s okay.  Miss Michele says boys aren’t nice to girls until they get to be 15 years old anyway”.

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4 Responses leave one →
  1. Ellen permalink
    September 29, 2010

    Wow – is that a million dollar smile or what!!! I need a hard copy of that picture, please.

  2. Tarah permalink
    September 30, 2010

    PAHAHAHAHA. Priceless. Oh, kids are so stinkin funny

  3. October 11, 2010

    LOL Ms. Michele is right, and usually at 15 it’s for selfish reasons!!! Lol… your kids are hysterical

  4. Papa Petros (son, brother, friend, Christian) permalink
    October 15, 2010

    I was kibitzing just now at the O’Conner’s bar, where I get water, smokes, and free (it comes at a price) wi-fi with Peanut, a lovely lady and visitor at the bar. We were talking about Vietnam, family, loss, and other things, when she gave me a pearl of wisdom: love, and not blood, or anything else, makes a family. Being pompous, I would add that this is the glue, by which we are all bonded. Now, philosophically, there are many types of love: eros (erotic), filia (friendship), storge (parental), Agape (chiefly expressed as so-called Christian Love), and so on. The most important is obvious, and so I will not preach on that. I would like to say, that the Hellene’s had many types of love, such as the above, just as the Eskimo Peoples (Alliuets(sp?)) have many words for type of snow…. what is with the modern English language that we only express love with one word…. to this we have synonyms such as adore, cherish, and so on, but is that all that it means. A good homework assignment, including one for myself, is to look at the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and the MW one to see the precise entry on love. So, for now, much love, and stay united in love…. it is what keeps the family together. [I need not quote the Epistle of John on God, on Love, as one-and-the-same.]

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