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.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  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!