Too quiet

My 10 year old daughter has been home from Ethiopia for five months. The other day she asked for a piece of gum. I told her no, saying that it would be dinner time soon.

She sighed heavily. “But my mouth is so quiet!”


  1. Sometimes you gotta wonder what they mean.

    I have an Ethiopian friend who recently said to me about my 17 year old son, “His face you like look.” I paused for a minute and said, “You mean his face looks like mine?” Yes!

    I know there are many, many times that I don’t get it at all. And sometimes I think I figure it out long after the visit is over

  2. Hilarious! That sounds like something my son would say. You gotta love those kid quotes. It makes for some great material!

  3. Too cute!

    Unfortunately for me, when my mouth is too quiet, I tend to eat instead of chew gum.

  4. Ahahahahaha!!

  5. Quiet mouth is a quality I love in children. And now that I think of it, I like it in adults too.

  6. I wholeheartedly admire the life you have created for yourself!