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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A conversation with Chloe

I had a rehearsal with Joel's orchestra this morning, and I had to take Chloe and Sophie with me. This is a conversation we had on the way back home.

Chloe: Do you remember that Daddy bought a lots of choc'late yesterday?
Me: Yes, I remember.
Chloe: I remember dat, too, 'cause I said it! Wight, Mom?
Me: That's right!
Chloe: Well, can I have some choc'late?
Me: No, because it's 9:30 in the morning and you haven't eaten breakfast yet.
Chloe: Oh! Because we hafta eat somethin' good before we can eat choc'late, wight?
Me: That's right.
Chloe: Okay, I choose the choice to eat good cereal because I'm keeping the commandments!
Me: Okay, we'll get you some cereal as soon as we get home.

(long pause)

Chloe: Mommy! Guess what? I'm still keepin' the commandments!
Me: You are? That's great! How are you keeping the commandments?
Chloe: Because I'm showin' 'spect. Like I show 'spect to my room, and to my things, and to Mommys and Daddys and to other people and I 'spect my sisters. But right now, I'm 'spectin' good food!! Wight?
Me: That's right!

Although I'm not sure she totally understands the principle of respect, at least I know she listens in Family Home Evening.


  1. awh... that's just the sweetest little conversation.
    la-la-s-p-e-c-t, find out what it means to me...
    even if it's not eating chocolate before Breakfast. :)

  2. That's so cute! I quite often hear Peter (3) say to Lily (2), "Don't talk while I'm talking! That's not respectful!" That wasn't an FHE lesson here yet, so I wonder who taught him that!

  3. Ahhh, I love Chloe!!!!!! She understands that one women's commandment "Thou shalt love choc'late, wight?"

  4. Such an adorable conversation!

  5. Just too cute! I love conversations like that!

    Thanks for your advice about choir and the tips on finding music. I appreciate your help!