Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The next great Hemingway?


While walking past their bedroom the other night, I overheard Chase tell McKay the following:

"Old fashioned things are so much better. They're not made of cheap junk, and they last a lot longer. I just can't waste my time on plastic anymore."

Amen, brother. Amen.

25 comments:

Dalene said...

I always want to say something kinda witty in my comments, but as it turns out, I got nothin' today. YOU, however, are not only blogger extraordinaire, you also take amazing pictures and have beautiful children. Where, oh where, do your talents end?

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I love this thinking! I bet he got that from his momma! NO doubt!

anna jo said...

I really like this kid.

Anna said...

Ok, I predict you will pull out this blog posting sometime in the years to come when he switches sides and finds something new he really, really, really wants. Say a shiny red sports car when he's 16 years old.

Kari said...

How funny! He sounds like a smart kid.

Katie said...

speechless... wise beyond his years.

queenieweenie said...

that boy is precious

Annemarie said...

Wise words. His mother must be very, very smart.

Annie said...

Oh, Chase. He's one of those old souls in a young little body, isn't he?!

Awesome photo.

Tia Juana said...

That boy is where its at!

AD said...

That photo looks like something from a magazine. Seriously. And I loved your son's comment. Does he ever play video games? Or am I the only slacker mom?

I finally came up with my own "Letter to Me" and posted it on my blog. A couple of my readers came up with really good ones. Thanks for the inspiration!

Bridget said...

Chase is mature beyond his years.

andrea said...

i'm so glad we're real life friends now so that i can tell you how fascinated and intrigued i am with your son, and you won't have to go private on me.

Kimberly said...

I can't deny that I love the plunking sound of a typewriter! What a cutie Chase is!

Robyn said...

I don't think I even knew the difference when I was his age...between old fashioned and cheap modern plastic. Way to go, Chase!

Laurie said...

Can he teach that to my boys?

Hollyween said...

Amen is right. They make things out of total crap these days.

Lauren in GA said...

I am so impressed with him! Such wisdom...TRULY!

Christy said...

From your descriptions, he reminds me so much of my 10 year old. Although he hasn't rejected plastic yet, but he does write books with paper and a pencil.

Lynsie said...

Amen. Amen.
I try and buy Jaimen the old classic stuff. I found a cool website around Christmas last year that had all the old wooden toys that I used to have when I was little. They are so much better, and more durable too.

Hazen5 said...

He's so cute and a very Old Soul!

Susy said...

It is the young and the wise that will lead.....food for thought.

crystal said...

I love it...."I just can't waste my time..." heeheee

Chatter said...

"I just can't waste my time on plastic anymore". That is priceless. When he does great things with himself in the future this can be a quote they use for him. It's great! I love this kid (and I've never met him).

Kristy said...

He's amazing! I love his young wisdom.

I'm sure more people need to say that last line..."I just can't waste my time on plastic anymore." (meaning credit cards...haha!)