Marcel has been in rare quotable fashion lately:
Last week, I came back up the stairs from the driveway at 6:55 am, already late for an early appointment. A lab appointment that required a twelve hour fast (read: no coffee) looked at Shrek, and announced with defeat; “My battery is dead, again. Can you please help me?”
Without skipping a beat, Marcel jumps off the couch, throws his arms over his head and in rah-rah fashion and hollers; “Yes! Yes Shrek buddy! This is your time to SHINE!”
You have never seen two people smiling so big, while jumping a battery at 7:00 in the morning.
“Mom do you really think yelling at me to stop yelling is an effective parenting strategy?”
On blended families:
“Well sometimes I find myself shaking, wondering, do I really KNOW Shrek? I mean, how do I know if what I am feeling is what you really are supposed to feel about your dad?”
“The only thing we can ever be perfect at really, is being yourself.”
I love that kid! Sending hugs to all of you. xo
good grief these are fantastic!
Ha! He’s something for sure.
Kate, it’s time for Marcel to publish something along the lines of “The World Asa I see it.” Wow!!! Dad
I so love Marcel’s quotes. That boy is wise beyond his years!
What a thoughtful kid! Makes me wish Shrek had kept track/ written down the things we used to say as kids.
I find the last quote you’ve posted from Marcel this go-around to be particularly inspiring this morning: “The only thing we can ever be perfect at really, is being yourself.” Love it.