Thursday, April 14, 2011

You can't say that anymore...

When I was a young whipper-snapper and our teacher wanted us to sit on the ground for something, we were always to told to sit "Indian-style".

Since it is not politically-correct to use that term I've tried to tell the boys to sit "cross-legged" but it doesn't roll off the tongue very well.

I sometimes wondered what they say in schools...but last night I found out.

When it was story time last night, the boys told Kristi to sit "criss-cross applesauce". How cute is that.

They also told her that during story time, they sit criss-cross applesauce and they keep their spoons in their bowls...(hands to themselves in their laps). Pretty neat, huh?

Matt also decided he wanted to sent me a package, so he got a box and raided the pantry with stuff he wanted to send me. A few of the items he felt I needed: powdered sugar, minced onion, mac-n-cheese, brown sugar.

The other day he found a big rock that he wanted to wrap up and send. He is a sweet boy, but one thing Afghanistan is not short of is rocks.


  1. So the other morning the boys made pigs in a blanket and there was one left over and the suggestion was made by Matt to send it to daddy. After school he took the cooled pig in the blanket upstairs, cut a piece of wrapping paper for it, and wrapped it snuggly into a "present". It is in our freezer keeping "fresh" so we can include it in your Easter box.

  2. Hey Kevin,
    This brings up an interesting point. What things can we send you? Are we allowed to send food, etc. Are there things that aren't allowed? The kids and I would like to send you an Easter box as well, but I am not exactly sure what we can send or not send. Could you do a blog on that? Or what is lacking out there that you miss, besides coffee? Thanks and hope you are well!

  3. Henry and Madeline were also told to sit criss-cross applesause, but keeping the spoons in the bowl is a new one to me! How fun!