big sister turns nine today. i don’t know which is harder to believe. that it has been nine years already or that she is half way to being out of the house. they are both traumatizing to think about. with that said, she is still our very sweet mty. this was our dinner conversation tonight.

m2: i heard mrs. l tell someone that i was a good reader.
mom: were you eavesdropping?
m2: dropping what?
m1: ees. you were dropping your ees. that’s not good. you want ees. ees are for when you are doing excellent.
mom and dad: (laughing hysterically) after we composed ourselves we were able to talk about eavesdropping, not dropping ees.