13 // 52

13 // 52 // Lillia
13 // 52 // Zane

“A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015.”

Lillia: This week you were really excited about April Fool’s Day. On Monday afternoon, you and your friend spent a long time thinking up ways to prank your classmates (all of your ideas were good-natured fun, not cruel tricks). My favorite one was the “quarter nose trick” in which you color the edge of a quarter ahead of time with a pencil, and then ask your unsuspecting victim to roll the quarter down his or her nose, thus making a graphite line on their nose. I hear you fooled many people with that one! You’ve always had a goofy side — you really take after my mother in that way 🙂

Zane: This week you’re sick again, but I am just so completely done with writing about illnesses. So, I’m going to share some conversations that we had this week instead. Three year-olds are the perfect mixture of burgeoning intelligence and sweet naivete.

Conversation #1:
playing with a Duplo garbage truck
Zane: I’m doomed!
Me: Doomed?
Zane: Yes, that’s another way to say you’re full of trash.
Conversation #2:
listening to birds singing
Me: They are all trying to find mates.
Zane: I’m a bird mate!
Me: You’re a bird mate?
Zane: Yes, I LOVE birds!
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Kelli Ann Wilson

Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year.

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  1. April 3, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    I think there ‘s something theological in Zane’s “…doomed means …full of trash”!

  2. April 3, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    Favorite Zane conversation of the week:
    I’m lying in bed with a bad cold having come home from work early when Zane bursts into the bedroom.
    Zane: I need some pennies!
    Me: I have a box in the living room filled with change. Ask your Mother.
    Zane: There are two red boxes filled with pennies in her cloffice!
    Me: Well, you still need to ask your mother then.
    Zane: Let me ask my arm. (He makes a mouth shape with his hand)
    Zane’s arm: (Zane with a strange voice as he moves his hand) Yes Zane, you can have the pennies.
    Zane: See, my arm says it is okay.

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