Random thoughts #22: Oscar, kids think, & 7

“I’ll call him Oscar.”
“Oscar? You can’t name a lamb Oscar. You name a lamb Fluffy…or Cottonball…But you don’t name a lamb Oscar.”
-Paws & Tales kids radio show

“Ten days after I turned 8, got my lips stuck in a gate; my friends all laughed. And I just stood there until the fire department came and broke the lock with a crowbar and I had to spend the next 6 weeks in lip rehab where I met this kid named Oscar who got stung by a bee, right on the lips, and we couldn’t even talk to each other until the fifth week cuz both of our lips were so swollen. And when he did start speaking, he just spoke Polish, and I didn’t know but like 3 words in Polish, except now I know 4 – because Oscar taught me the word for lips.”
-Veggietales “I Love My Lips” silly song

Took me the longest time to figure out what Larry was saying in that ^^ monologue 🙄 

“He’s my pet and his name is Oscar. He’s mine.”
-kindergarten girl, of a fly buzzing around the room.

You don’t want to hear how these giraffe puppets took so much time and hassle to make. You just want to see the cute picture. So here you go. 😛

Bright teal and cherry red hibiscus make me ridiculously happy. 😀

Going out of your way to step on and crunch the few dried deciduous leaves = fall in Southern California.

Wintery crafts are the best!

Me to two middle schoolers who were fighting: “It takes 2 to tango.”
One of the middle schoolers: “Yeah, but…but…it takes one to…play video games…”

If coffee is warmed in the microwave for 22 minutes instead of 2, the smell takes over 2 months to go away. 😛

“I call it, “Victory of Life”!” -kindergartener in a melodramatic voice, of a pattern she’d just decorated her paper with XD

According to a 1st grader, you can “speak Texas.” 😛

When the Carl’s Jr. root beer tastes like it’s been mixed with sweet tea 😕

Straightforward kindergartener: “Once I had something go in here [points to arm] that touched my blood to see if I could have eggs or not.”

“A hacker is someone who goes on a computer and makes your technology not work.” -2nd grader

Do you know how hard it is to arrange 7 things in a perfect circle?

Now a half circle or mountain, that’s not hard:   

 Speaking of 7, and of 7 stars, I really like how the symbol for Aragorn’s kingship is the same as Jesus’. 8)

I came across this verse in my daily Bible reading:

And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. -Revelation 1:16

That’s our Jesus!

Random Thoughts #17: Out of the mouth of babes…

Lemon meringue tea? The things these kids come up with…

Okay so a group of 3rd grade girls was playing a game they called “Survivor’s Remorse.” Near as I could figure, they’d hold hands in a ring and spin in a fast circle. Some would lose their balance, let go the others’ hands and fall; they were dubbed the “remorsed” and whoever was left standing was dubbed the “survivor.” 😕 I wonder what they’d think of the real concept…

One 2nd grade girl to another: “Why is your hair all soft and smooth, like a polished pearl?”

Daycare boys discussing whether Power or Speed is “king.”

My littlest brother just substituted “deoxygenated” for “dehydrated.”

Then we were talking about planting apple seeds and growing apple trees. And he started out, “Plant tomato seeds, get tomato… tree…”

*some kindergarten girls are playing pretend*
K 1: “But when does she [a character] turn good?”
K 2: “At the end of the game.”
K 2: “That’s a long time.”

Here’s a couple more from my brother:

“I put salad dressing on everything. Except soup.” (He does.)

“Shouldn’t have told me that [piano] pedal makes it louder; now I use it ALL the time.” (He does.)

Kindergarten girl: “I love toys. But my [4th grade] brother doesn’t. But I think he changed his mind and still likes them.”

Reading about the Israelites in the wilderness, my littlest brother remarked: “They act like bad children. No, not like children—like bad adults.”

Gooz: “These plans are amazing! Papa Chuck thought of everything! This is going to be a great treehouse. When you get done with your treehouse, you gonna build this one?”
Stacy: “We are building that one.”
Gooz: “Where’s the big beam to hold up the roof? This has 2 windows and a rope ladder. Yours has a stick holding up the ceiling.”
Stacy: “…We got a little ahead of ourselves, but it’ll be good and strong when we’re finished. We’re the kind of builders who…work off a picture in their heads. What do you call those builders?”
Gooz: “Unemployed.”

-kids building a treehouse in Paws & Tales: “A Good Foundation”

I tell ya, Insight for Living‘s kids radio show “Paws & Tales” has some great writing. ^^

Older boy, trying to get the girl who has the ball to throw it: “Yoga class is over!”

One kindergartner to another, over some squabble they were having: “You’re making us want to cry and you’re breaking our hearts.”

Overheard in a kindergartener game of pretend: “Of course, you’re just born, so you’re 0.”

Kids are hilarious. But don’t underestimate them! Remember what Jesus said:

And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read,
‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have perfected praise’?”
-Matthew 21:14

Random thoughts #16: Christmas, in pictures, poem, and song!

A few Christmas goodies 🙂

Christmas crafts done by some of the kindergartners I watch in daycare:


Wreaths made from puzzle pieces glued on paper plates and painted green, with beads for holly berries


Christmas trees decorated with shiny rickrack



Paper tree decorations- glittered stars, colored balls, and snowmen


Santa hats with cotton

Stockings with cotton balls

Stockings with cotton balls


Paper lanterns; the “colored glass” part is tissue paper glued on wax paper with watered-down glue.

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.
-Christiana Rossetti

This version of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” interlaced with the Israeli national anthem “Hatikvah” is done by the group Selah. Just beautiful.


Random Thoughts #13: Kid-isms!!

A whole post dedicated to the quotable daycare kids I help watch 🙂 They’ve been super talkative lately 😉

3rd grade boy: “God is like water. Water can take the shape of anything. And God can too. I just came up with that. Right now.”

Same boy: “I want to be an investment banker, because teachers aren’t paid enough and they have to work really hard.” Genius.

2nd grade girl to friend, on a hot day: “Why should I go go over there with you when you don’t even know what you want to do? I’d just be spending my body energy!”

The food chain, as told by a 2nd grader: “And then the whale ate the shark, and the blue whale ate the whale.”

As tech-savvy as the kids of this generation are…they stand there fascinated by a simple Etch-a-Sketch. Losing the old skills, we are.

Elementary-age kid about his sister in middle school: “She got a phone, and she was like “I’ll never ask for anything again”; and the next thing you know, she wants a laptop.” 😆

5th grade girl: “My dad likes to get massages when we go on a cruise; I think it’s so he can get to lie down and not be considered lazy.”

Later, she was weighing the con of having to wear a fancy dress to the dinners on the cruise, with the pro of said dinners being all-you-can-eat buffets. 😆

5th grade girl (not same one): “I’m going to say “over yonder” instead of “over there.”” #paidattentioninLitclass 😎

Boy 1: “Cricket is like the British version of baseball. Except with flat bats.”
Boy 2: “But not flat like a platypus??”
Boy 1: “No, flat like a paddle.”

*kids in daycare are watching a movie, and a character starts crying, then soft music plays*
Kid 1: “Oh, no, not the piano music!”
Kid 2: “Yeah, that makes crying in movies worse!”

One Sunday, the younger grades sang “The Lamb” in church. Their sweet voices singing the simple melody beautifully illustrated 2 things:
1) the innocence of the Lamb, Jesus
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29
2) His care over us, especially children, as the Good Shepherd over lambs
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. John 10:11
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Luke 18:16
Listen to the song here:

Random Thoughts #1: Thankful

First “official” random thoughts 🙂

Today, I thought I’d share some things that I’m thankful for. 😀

1. Father God, so awesome, yet He cares for us
2. Jesus, our Savior, Redeemer and Friend
3. Holy Spirit Who guides and leads us
4. The Bible
5. Life — spiritual and physical
6. My family—awesome parents, sisters and brothers—and extended family
7. Good friends
8. Examples and role models, in the Bible and throughout history
9. Yummy, wholesome food, and enough of it
10. The beautiful world God created
11. The 5 senses
12. America, our great nation, and the Godly principles it was founded upon
13. Enjoyable, inspiring, entertaining, fun books, movies, TV shows and radio shows
14. Colors
15. The conveniences of the western world, namely indoor plumbing
16. Music — instrumental and vocal
17. Sewing, knitting, drawing, painting, photography, and all things artsy
18. The wind — from cool breezes on hot days to chilly blasts that encourage cozy activities
19. Snow and rain
20. Computers and the Internet
21. College by transfer credit and distance learning
22. The incredible solar system…stars, planets, comets, moons…
23. Vehicles for transportation
24. Clearances, sales, and lower prices
25. God’s many blessings

Don’t forget to thank God today and all through the year! Blessed Thanksgiving!

Introducing… Random Thoughts!

I thought I’d try posting some Random Thoughts periodically. Just recent musings, or things that happened in the day. Hope you enjoy! Feel free to respond in the comments section! 😀

Random observations today from the kids I watch in the daycare where I work.

“Turkeys are pretty.”

Well, these are! Made of dried beans, some colored with food coloring, and lentils. 😎 Handmade by the kindergarteners.





“If it doesn’t have wings, it doesn’t look like a ship.”

Got that right. Guess Star Wars didn’t get that memo 😕

“Some people are archeologists.”

Spoken after said kindergartener found a button on the floor. Oh well, even Indiana Jones had to start somewhere, right?

“It’s cold out there.”

Yes. Yes it is. Has been for the past few days. Cold, cloudy, foggy, rainy…and cold. My favorite type of weather 😀 Just not always to go out in…

“Jesus died to save people from their sins!”

Take a moment and thank Him for it, won’t you?


A cool shot into the sun that my sister took

~ Took these pics of sunflowers on a bright, sunny day 😀 Can you see the bee on the last three?

Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

~ Ecclesiastes 11:7 ~


~ I took these during the “blue moon” of August 31, 2012

When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; what is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?

~ Psalm 8:2-3 ~

Fruit 2

Fig leaf




~ Pictures taken by our family at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles

Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

~ Joel 2:22 ~

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(these pictures were taken by our family at VisionHeirs’ awesome Living History Days)

August 1 was designated Chick-fil-a Appreciation Day, to support the company and its CEO Dan Cathy for his commitment to the Biblical principle of traditional marriage—marriage between one man and one woman. Our family visited a restaurant at about 9:45 pm yesterday, and were told that many Chick-fil-a stores had to close because they had run out of stock! At other locations, lines stretched down the street; August 1 was a day of record sales for Chick-fil-a! We are so glad. Let us continue to support the company and others like it, that dedicate to stand behind the principles of the Bible.

Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
~ Psalm 106:3 ~

Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
~ Isaiah 3:10 ~

Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for My salvation is near to come, and My righteousness to be revealed.
~ Isaiah 56:1 ~

(these pictures from Chick-fil-a’s website)

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