God sometimes gives us unexpected gifts. Our gift has been a grandson who enlivens our lives and makes retirement very different than the one we anticipated. He is a special joy. And that's "Casey." In 2006 we fulfilled our dream of living in Italy for a year. It was every bit as wonderful as anticipated. This blog begins in 2005 as we prepared for that experience. Since then we have explored many places together. That's the "Travel." And finally, I am a person of opinions--spiritually, politically, on just about anything and that's the "Other Stuff." Welcome to my blog.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Bet You Didn't Know!

Quick: Be the first to know this before it hits tomorrow's airwaves....

Last night we had a baby sitter for Casey (which, by the way, involves a lot more than the 30¢ per hour that I used to make.) When we came home, she began telling us how really, really smart Casey is. Of course, we already know this but were curious as to how she found out as they watched Ratatouille--not exactly a documentary.

Baby-sitter: He knows so many interesting scientific facts.

Me: Yes, but he tends to make up quite a few, too. How did he enlighten you?

Baby-sitter: I never knew that you can cough up your spleen.

Bet you didn't know this either.

11 comments:

jmisgro said...

I LOVE this post!

Jane said...

JoAnne, I laugh every time I think of it.

Gil said...

I know I should have paid more attention in school. Hope you guys are all well.

Jane said...

Hi Gil, I just knew I would hear from you on this one. We're doing fine--leave Wednesday for bella Italia. And you?

Janie said...

I thought you were going to say that he spoke in Italian to her the whole evening! Have a wonderful summer in Italy. I'm jealous!

Jane said...

Hi, Janie. Thanks for the wishes. I am sure we will!

Icet Tea For Me said...

Jane, I sure got a kick out of this post. Have a spectacular time in Italy.

Ciao,
Linda

Salam said...

i did not know what the word spleen meant... so I looked it up..That is soo funny! How did he ever think of that! We hope you will have a great time in Italy...and more "scientific" discoveries to Casey!!
Love U dearly.
monir, salam and carol

Jane said...

Hi Linda and Salem, yep--it's funny--so is he! Salem, last night Ben, Joyce and we were talking about you and Monir--were your ears burning?

Gil said...

Anne & I leave for Naples on June 23rd with our daughter in tow (until July 5th) and we leave July 10th.

Jane said...

Gil, have a wonderful time. We love southern Italy.