Thursday, October 4, 2007


Today I have extra kids running around my house, David, Jace and Abby, Jason's nephews and niece. While the three youngest were napping, and David was on a ride with Uncle Jason, Jace was watching me make a top-secret Christmas project.

"Is that work?" nodding toward my sewing machine.

"Not for me. Some people don't like to sew, but I enjoy it. It's relaxing to me, so it's not work. Do you know what I mean?"

"Weeeell.....I like to paint. And some people don't. When I grow up, I'm going to paint big pictures, and people will buy them. And then I'll give the money to poor people...I think I'll live in Africa. There are really, really poor people there."

"If the people are poor there, then who would buy your pictures?"

"You." Of course!

"So what else do you like to do, that's not work for you?"

"Um...long, thoughtful pause...I like to write!"

"Oh, wow. Some people really hate to write."

"Well, I don't like to write something I HAVE to write. But when I get older and can read and write bigger words, then I'm going to write TEN chapters!"

I respond with the appropriate measured excitement.

"And you know what it's going to be about?! About SuperTeeth! He is SOO cool, and his best super power is this, watch!--stands back, bares teeth and spews a loud K sound--and his teeth are really, really sharp, like razors, and they fly out of his mouth and--KSH!!--cut things like this--KSH!!--countertop. And they can--KSH!!--cut through like your sewing machine, things that are metal."

"What does SuperTeeth do when he spits out all his teeth and he doesn't have any left? Does he just have to eat stuff like grits then?"

"NO! He has strings attached to his teeth, and he just pulls them back in right after he spits them."

I hope SuperTeeth uses ADA-approved toothpaste. And good luck to Jace, my dreamy nephew.


Carrie said...


Cottonista said...

I must add that SuperTeeth spits his teeth one at a time, his superpower method of detering his enemies.

joy said...

Great story! I love kids' imaginations.

krista said...

Wow, did you write that down right away? I usually forget those cute little things they say if I don't write it down right away. Way to have almost all the kids asleep! I loved your cookies, too! They are one of those things that are too pretty to eat!

heather said...

Cute Joyce, We need a picture of this little guy. How old is he?

Anonymous said...

too funny :). I can just see his eyes light up as he rattled that off to you. He and David have quite the imaginations !! Jan

sherri said...

Great story, Joyce! His mom will want to make a scrapbook page out of that one. With her photography skills, I'm sure she can get the perfect picture of SuperTeeth.

Les said...

Wow, you have such an awesome nephew!!! Super Teeth wants you to know that he changed his mind and wants 30 chapters instead of 10 chapters. =) That is a great story, Joyce, and as his mother, I thank you for writing it down!