Monday, January 21, 2013


We try to inject fun, but educational, conversation into our dinnertime discussions.  Lately the kids have been loving math quizzes.  Several years back though, our kids were still trying to grasp the fundamentals of the English language.  This conversation happened between Daddy and three-year old daughter.

Daddy: Okay girlie, this question is for you. “The bad little dog made another big mess." Which two words are opposites?

Girlie: Open and Shut

Daddy: Those are opposites but which two words are opposites in this sentence. “The bad LITTLE dog made another BIG mess.”

Girlie: Then we have to clean it up.

Well, as the old saying goes, "cleanliness is next to godliness," right?

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