Language Barriers

“We could teach them sign language now, while they’re young.”
— Shannon, continuing the homeschool discussion about which foreign languages to teach the girls and at what ages

“Sign language may screw up future efforts at language education because it’s totally different in how it’s put together.”
— John

“But people teach babies sign language.”
— Shannon

“Sure, they teach them “please” and “thank you,” not “May I go upstairs and change my clothes?”.
— John

“Because babies can’t change their clothes!”
— Emily 🙂

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Having a bad allergy reaction

Lunchtime

“Do you think there’s a nutritional element to her eyes?”
– Mama, to Daddy, trying to figure out what is causing Emily’s eyes to get red and swollen

“You think she has food allergies?”
– Daddy, clairifying

“But I NEED to eat!!”
– Emily, quite dismayed, thinking she might have an allergy to ALL food