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Why five year-olds are awesome. 1 in a series of 20 million.


in funny to me at least,my girls

Sage has been interested in the Titanic lately, having heard a little bit about it. While we tried to explain in the least scary terms possible what happened, and how it’s very unlikely to happen again, she was still curious. And so she asked my mom in her words what the problem was exactly.

“Well,” Grandma said, “back then, the Captains on ships didn’t have any instruments.”

“That’s not true,” said Sage. “I saw. He had a piano.”

12 shards of brilliance… read them below or add one

Alyssa S July 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I just plain love it! Apparently the piano must have been out of tune or something because it completely missed warning anyone about that iceberg


AmyeToTheRescue! July 13, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Perfect! Out of the mouths of babes!
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Korinthia Klein July 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm

This actually made me tear up. What a sweet girl.
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Magpie July 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm



Kelley July 13, 2012 at 10:45 pm


This is the kind of story I’d tell overandoverandover again. Because it’s perfect.


Mom101 July 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

And I write it so I can read it overandoveragain.
Sometimes it’s nice to blog for your own memory’s sake.


Paul S. Gumbinner July 14, 2012 at 8:07 am

Baa-dah-boom. Is she related to Henny Youngman?


Mom101 July 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

God I hope not. I think I would have remembered that night.


Dorf's Daughter July 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

What a lucky grandma! To have seen the girls swimming in their indoor pool and to be privy to Sage’s sagacity. Priceless.


Kathy V July 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

Man, if only someone had thought of throwing the piano at the iceberg, all those lives could have been saved! Hindsight is 20/20, I suppose.
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Mom101 July 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Children can save the world, it’s true.


Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes July 16, 2012 at 7:10 am

Perfect, just perfect!


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