Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Emily's Many Thoughts on Romance

We often have discussions around here about love, dating, courtship, romance, and marriage. Our children all have strong opinions, and Emily is probably the most vocal about what she wants.

For one thing, she announced recently, she wants Mr. Right to have that "In love, can’t eat, can’t sleep" feeling when he falls for her.

Ben couldn’t imagine. He’s always hungry. Why would a girl make you not want to eat?

But the next day he came to me and said, "I did think of a time when I get that ‘can’t eat, can’t sleep’ feeling. It’s about half an hour before a Duck game, and also at the end if it’s a close game."

What a romantic soul.

Emily also announced recently that she has four qualifications for her Guy:

He has to be nice.
He doesn’t have to look perfect but just so he doesn’t look dweeby.
If he makes fun of me—Huh-uh.
He has to call me Princess and treat me like one.

(Looks like we still have a bit of fine-tuning and training to do.)

Emily also wrote this poem:

Who wants a handsome prince?
I know how you could get him.
You find him when he’s sitting down
And then you just, like, hit him.

You’ll knock him to the ground
And then you tie a string around him
You drag him to your mother
And then tell her just found him.

Another way to get a prince
Is to go down to the creek
And give a little frog a peck
Upon his little cheek.

And BOOM he’ll turn into a prince
I don’t know why at all
But you will have a handsome prince
Upon your beck and call.

But if I simply get a guy
That’s good enough for me
I’ll stick a crown upon his head
And claim he’s royalty.

Quote of the Day:
"But Mom, I’m just such a person who likes to talk and talk."
--Jenny, on one of those days when I begged her to be quiet for just five minutes

10 comments:

  1. Emily, If you ever get this accomplished, please come to Sewing Circle for 'show and tell'. I, for one, will sit there with a dropped jaw.

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  2. *laughs!*

    Too cute.

    -Carolita

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  3. Oh, the poem is wonderful! That would have gotten high marks in my English class, simply for creativity! It belongs in a book!

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  4. Good Job emily. I also loved Ben's comments!!!!!! Go Ducks!!

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  5. That's hilarious.

    Myron--Carolita's brother :)

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  6. Great poem. Classic.

    -shelley

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  7. I'm adding my high marks for Emily's peom! Actually, Emily, I noticed that you accidentily got a profound idea in there : ) at the end: "I'll stick a crown upon his head/ And claim he's royalty" - That sounds to me like the basic idea of what a wife's job is: to treat her man like royalty even though he may be just "a guy," or when he's not treating you like a princess. : )

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  8. I'm adding my high marks for Emily's peom! Actually, Emily, I noticed that you accidentily got a profound idea in there : ) at the end: "I'll stick a crown upon his head/ And claim he's royalty" - That sounds to me like the basic idea of what a wife's job is: to treat her man like royalty even though he may be just "a guy," or when he's not treating you like a princess. : )

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  9. Emily should be able to find a guy like that. :) my qualification list is crazy long. i love the poem. awesome.

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