"Preach the gospel at all times; if necessary, use words." Saint Francis of Assisi

Monday, March 07, 2011


Bronwyn told us that this week is going to be a wild school week with lots of tests and junk so we decided to dedicate this week to her to help keep her loose with funny stuff.

Honestly some things the rest of you won't get (it's in Portuguese) and some things you might understand but not think it's funny at all.

That's okay. Remember this week, except for tomorrow, is for Bronwyn.

We couldn't think of a better way to start the week than by sharing some Andersonisms.

Anderson actually has a cult following. Lots of people talk about his "isms" and email us asking when are we going to share more so today is for you guys as well.

Here we go:

Anderson (in the middle of a conversation): "It's like a duck/frog. It's a frog with a duck bill."
Me: "Uh, that doesn't exist."
Anderson: "Sure it does."
Me: "No it doesn't."
Anderson: "Hey Dad, imagination.......ever heard of it?"

Conversation while making a fire for our churrasco:
Anderson: "Dad, do you think I will ever be someone's dad?"
Me: "Sure."
Anderson: "I don't."
Me: "Why?"
Anderson: "I don't think I'm ever going to have a wife.
Me: "Why?"
Anderson: " I don't know.(long pause) Hey dad."
Me: "Yep."
Anderson: "Do you have to have a wife to be professional?"
Me: "To be professional? What do you mean?"
Anderson: "You know, to be 40 years old and to be a professional and to not have a wife."
Me: "I don't think so."
Anderson: "Good."
Me: "What do you mean exactly to be professional?"
Anderson: "You know, to be like a professional soccer player and not be married."

Anderson jammed his finger when playing soccer last Thursday and it's been, as you can imagine, a big concern of his since it happened.
A conversation about it:
Anderson: "Do we have any left-over casts?"
Your mom: "Hey dad, do we have any left-over casts?"
Me: "I don't think so. Why? For your jammed finger?"
Anderson: "Yes. I'm supposed to use a left-over cast or this (a piece of toilet paper) to put over my finger."

While watching televsion:
Anderson: "Hey dad, Abraham Lincoln looks just like you."

He's been hooked on Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. We then got him the movie and he became obsessed with getting his own journal. Your mom got him one. He goes it spurts but when he writes, as you can imagine, he definitely has interesting takes on life in general. Today he was journaling again but he didn't have much to write about. So we had this conversation:
Anderson: "Dad, what should I write about?"
Me: "With a journal you just write whatever is in your brain at that moment. Just write whatever you are thinking about."
Anderson: "Cheese?"
Me: "Sure."

I got up this morning at 5:30 and Anderson was up alone doing this:

I thought it was just a perfect fit on the day we post some of his sayings.

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