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An early Christmas gift from Emma

December 16, 2011 - Betsy Bethel
I am long overdue on another installment of "Emmaisms," little things my daughter says that I think are funny and/or thought-provoking. So here's a Christmas edition, call it a little early Christmas gift of a smile from Emma.

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After I saw a soldier in uniform while driving through Martins Ferry, Emma said: "Was that a real soldier or a fake one?" (This was right after Halloween.) Me: "A real one." Emma: "Wow!!! Wait 'til I tell my friends my mom saw a REAL soldier!!!!"

On a side note, we salute all the families who have loved ones serving and are praying for every single soldier's safe return!

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According to Emma, "cigaretters" are people who smoke. "Smokers" are the actual cigarettes.

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You know those smartphone advertising grid symbol thingies that are popping up everywhere from storefornt windows to advertisements? Emma calls them "DNA codes."

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One of the highest compliments I've ever received came from Emma the other day: "Mama, you're like a waterfall on a lovely afternoon."

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The would-be magician: "Do you want to see me make this marble disappear? OK wait, close your eyes and count to 3."

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The would-be comic: "My right hand is the one I write with ... My left hand is the one I left with!"

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The would-be superhero: Watch out, Mama! You're my national emeny."

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The would-be engineer: "Is this cap childproof? How does it know I'm a child!?"

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The would-be philospher: "Mom, does God celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas?"

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And finally, another conversation about Christmas, inspired by listening to the "B.E. Taylor Christmas" CDs (I wonder if B.E. realizes what an influence his music has on children, as well as adults?)

Emma asked me where Bethlehem is. I resisted to urge to say "on top of that hill over there" (LOL) and instead told her it was in Israel, which is on the Mediterranean Sea on the other side of the world. She said: "Do you think maybe if we cross that river (meaning the sea), that we could meet God?" When I told her God was everywhere, she asked: "What about Mary and Joseph? Could we meet them?" I said no, and then she asked: "Are Mary and Joseph dead?" (yes) "Are they in heaven?" (yes) "So when I get to heaven, I'll get to meet Mary and Joseph?!" (uh-huh) "YES!!!"

:)

 
 

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