Monday, July 20, 2015

Lucy Gems

I started this little blog when Naomi was almost 3, and for a long time it revolved around her: ridiculous and funny things that she said and did, what life was like with such a funny, rambunctious toddler underfoot and so on. But now she is 6 and there is a new resident ridiculous, funny, rambunctious almost 3-year-old, who has an extra side of serious sass to boot, and who deserves her own little web log of her absurd ways. So here it goes.

The thing about Lucy is her hair:

It frames everything that she says and does because you're like, "wait, is that a 2-year-old talking to me or a middle-aged woman who just walked out of a salon after getting her hair blown out?". Is it Lucy or a young Candice Bergen?, you may wonder.

It's hard to tell the difference.

I assure you that I literally never do anything to it, I don't even brush it save for after her bi-weekly hose down in the tub (she is terrified of the bath since the incident.)

I think this haiku sums up Lucy's  life pretty aptly:

Taking toys away
"I need more apple juice NOW"
Lives in pretend world  

I have been awful at recording stuff that Lucy and Bernadette say to continue Too Much Talking (I'll work on it), but here are a few gems that have poured fourth from Lucy in the last few months that I could not NOT remember.

Walking into her room to a smell that indicated recent defecation:
Ana: Lucy, did you poop?
Lucy: Yes. Then I jumped up, get down, stand up, turn around. Then I smacked my head. It was bad. Really, really bad.

In response to something very coherent that Naomi said:
"Me-no-me just doesn't make any sense"

"Mama!! My skin is falling off!!!!!!!!!!!!"

"When I was a little baby, I had a baby in my tummy!"

Walking up to me excitedly:
Lucy: Hey, mom! You're shitty!
Ana: What?
Lucy: You're shitty, mom!
Ana: What does that mean?
Lucy: It means that you're shitty!


  1. Your first quote has the most awesome typo ever. Even Baby Jesus pooped.

    And what hair! My Lucy has had hers cut off since she was a baby and given her strong feelings about it being combed, it will remain that way.

  2. Yes her hair really looks amazing. :)

  3. Literally laughed out loud! Oh my goodness!

  4. Literally laughed out loud! Oh my goodness!

  5. Literally laughed out loud! Oh my goodness!

  6. Reasons to Believe in Jesus

    Reasons to believe Jesus is alive in a new life with God can be found in quotes from two prominent atheists and a biology textbook.

    Thus the passion of man is the reverse of that of Christ, for man loses himself as man in order that God may be born. But the idea of God is contradictory and we lose ourselves in vain. Man is a useless passion. (Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology, New York: Washington Square Press, p. 784)

    Among the traditional candidates for comprehensive understanding of the relation of mind to the physical world, I believe the weight of evidence favors some from of neutral monism over the traditional alternatives of materialism, idealism, and dualism. (Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, location 69 of 1831)

    And certain properties of the human brain distinguish our species from all other animals. The human brain is, after all, the only known collection of matter that tries to understand itself. To most biologists, the brain and the mind are one and the same; understand how the brain is organized and how it works, and we’ll understand such mindful functions as abstract thought and feelings. Some philosophers are less comfortable with this mechanistic view of mind, finding Descartes’ concept of a mind-body duality more attractive. (Neil Campbell, Biology, 4th edition, p. 776 )

    Sartre speaks of the "passion of man," not the passion of Christians. He is acknowledging that all religions east and west believe there is a transcendental reality and that perfect fulfillment comes from being united with this reality after we die. He then defines this passion with a reference to Christian doctrine which means he is acknowledging the historical reasons for believing in Jesus. He does not deny God exists. He is only saying the concept of God is contradictory. He then admits that since life ends in the grave, it has no meaning.

    From the title of the book, you can see that Nagel understands that humans are embodied sprits and that the humans soul is spiritual. He says, however, that dualism and idealism are "traditional" alternatives to materialism. Dualism and idealism are just bright ideas from Descartes and Berkeley. The traditional alternative to materialism is monism. According to Thomas Aquinas unity is the transcendental property of being. Campbell does not even grasp the concept of monism. The only theories he grasps are dualism and materialism.

    If all atheists were like Sartre, it would be an obstacle to faith. An important reason to believe in Jesus is that practically all atheists are like Nagel and Campbell, not like Sartre.

    by David Roemer

  7. I have to say I'm pretty impressed at Lucy's hair! She's the same age as my Tahlia but easily has 6 extra inches of hair growth! Plus, um, I wish mine looked like that rolling out of bed, sheesh! It seriously looks like you curled it and styled it.