Driving in the car….when I get to eavesdrop on all the good sisterly conversations….
Emma: Mary. When you get older and have a boyfriend do not carve your initials into a tree or spray paint your names on a bridge. Because if the police catch you, you'll go to jail.
Emma: Oh. And Mary. Don't have a boyfriend whose pants fall down.
Emma: Oh. And don't have a boyfriend who has a mohawk. Or pierced ears. Or a pierced nose.
Emma: And don't marry someone who is incredibly romantic. Because that gets annoying after awhile.
Mary: Well. I'm going to marry someone who looks just like Daddy and acts just like Daddy.
Mary(Later….after giving all this advice much contemplation….): And, it really doesn't matter what the person looks like, it just matters if they're nice to you and how they treat you.
22 comments on “the wisdom of youth”
ahh, lump in my throat. adorable girls.
sounds like mary will do just fine 🙂
excellent advice. I wish she had told me all that in my early dating years. ; )
I love the wisdom of little ones, and your little ones are quite wise 😉 I wanted to say hi, while I’m here, too. I’m new to your blog, but I love it and habit. Thank you for sharing.
that mary. you know i have a soft spot for her, right?and emma. smart girl.
i love this and think that is so precious and at the same time wildly hysterical. oh, the conversations of siblings, they are more treasured than gold.
Love it! They are both right in their own ways. So sweet!
ha! i hate those annoying romantics, too!xo.me, tt.
that is so super sweet.
true wisdom. i’m just really happy that she didn’t tell her not to marry a man with tattoos, cause if I’d followed that advice I wouldn’t be with Peter, and he’s a keeper.
So delicious, Molly! I love these little overheard moments. I was recently at a mamas meeting where some of the mamas were expressing surprise over the fact that sibling relationships are “a thing” (most of them are first-time mamas with one child, a couple of them have recently had a second). I was amazed that they were surprised by this; before James was born I remember thinking that the thing I was looking forward to the most was the relationship that would unfold between Elisabeth and her new sibling.
And now, I think about it, and the thing I love the most is that they have this relationship that I am not a part of. It belongs to just them. Catching glimpses of their sweetest and most intimate moments is about the best thing in my life. 🙂
That is the cutest thing ever… you gotta love sisters. I am the oldest of 6 girls and I can remember many moments like these growing up 🙂
Looks like Mary will do just fine 🙂
Thanks for sharing.
Oh goodness. I love that sort of eavesdropping. And the earrings can turn out OK, too, even if there are TWO of them, one on each ear.
What a perfect story to kick off my day. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Wise, wise girls.
Hee hee! What fun! I can’t wait to see who the boyfriends end up being.
That’s so great! I love it when we get these little glimpses into their minds.
I love eavesdropping in on my girls. I am also a girl scout leader and I learned a great trick to help in the listening. When the girls are in the back of the van and I am driving, I put all the sound to the back of the car so they have to talk over the music. I can hear them perfectly! Note* This doesn’t work once they are older and can just text each other on their cel phones.
oh…how i love this…
Ahh such wise girls already. love it.