for instance, he will say, "on a scale of 1 to 10, i am tired."
or, "on a scale of 1 to 10, it looks like rain." or "on a scale of 1 to 10, i love you."
this morning as the children were getting ready to leave for church, i was reminding them to gather their sunday bags and get a piece of gum. because, i let them chew a whole piece of gum (on any other day, just a half piece) after the sacrament has been passed. and just now, typing it out, i may have to rethink that one. gum is probably a little irreverent to be chewing during sacrament meeting. however, i do not allow them to blow bubbles. ok? and we no longer take little baggies of snacks to church, so it really is the only refreshment they receive. on a scale of 1 to 10, i think maybe it is ok afterall. as long as they are reverent chewers.
anyway, oldest daughter has a stash of bubble gum that she has been rationing. middle daughter wanted a piece of it to drop into her sunday bag. she begged and pleaded with oldest daughter to have a piece of the precious gum.
as i am in the bathroom, applying non-waterproof mascara (when will i ever learn to wear only waterproof mascara on the sabbath?) i hear this little exchange:
middle daughter: can i pleeeaaassse have a piece of your gum?
oldest daughter: on a scale of 1 to 10............(pause, pause, pause)............. no.
many thanks to the husband.
however, as i was jumping into the car, i noticed middle daughter with a little piece of pink bubble gum tucked securely in her fist.
on a scale of 1 to 10, oldest daughter really is a sharer.