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You knew this would happen

Yes, you knew that I couldn't resist writing about my sister's most adorable children, being that I'm here and all. On the way home from the airport the other day, my 5 year-old nephew Brady dropped another philosophical nugget (see the first one here), and it went like this:

Misty (my sister, talking to me): Brady is such a cut-up! You should see him...

Brady: Mama, if you make people laugh, they like you...really!

(Us laughing)

Brady: You know, if you tell 'em a joke, they'll be your friends.

You can't argue with that, can you? I knew I liked him for a reason...

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Anonymous franca said...

Hey Tracie.

Your nephew is so intelligent. I love kids. So how does it feel to be back home in Texas? Do you miss Ischia?

3/13/2007 10:37 AM

Blogger Sicilian said...

Ahhhhhhh. .. . you should write down all the cute stuff you hear. . . save it. . . then when they get married. . . you have ammunition.

3/13/2007 12:51 PM

Blogger Travel Italy said...

Tracie, un nuovo mommy blog fatto dalla Zia!

3/13/2007 1:11 PM

Blogger Tracie B. said...

franca--it feels good! i don't miss ischia...i miss my old life!

sicilian--at this rate, i'll have a stockpile

travel--c'e' ne ancora

3/13/2007 2:29 PM

Anonymous Jennifer said...

What a cutie! Yep, it sounds like he's got it all figured out.

3/13/2007 4:07 PM

Anonymous J.Doe said...

What a smart nephew! And a proud aunt!

3/13/2007 5:29 PM

Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Wow, it took some scientists (written up in the New York Times this week, no less) a whole human study to determine the same thing, that laughter most often functions as a social lubricator than a response to humor.

3/14/2007 6:07 AM

Blogger Angelisa said...

Aw, what a cutie and a smart boy! Glad you're having a good time out there, Tracie. When will we see pics of tex-mex...please...i'm salivating at the mouth, just thinking about it...:-)

3/14/2007 2:21 PM

Blogger Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Good stuff. Kids are the best philosophers, I'm with you there!

3/15/2007 1:31 AM

Blogger Giulia said...

Laughter is the best medicine... looks like your nephew is heading in the right direction, keeping all those around him pleased!

3/15/2007 8:18 AM

Blogger Tracie B. said...

jenn--i think he does!

jdoe--VERY proud

susan--someone actually studied that? i thin there are WAY bigger mysteries

angelisa--when i go to austin, i'll get some!

shelley--oh he's a philospher alright

giulia--he keeps up smiling :)

3/15/2007 11:55 AM

Anonymous Milva said...

your nephew sounds so carino...i have 3 little boys ages 4 (almost 5), 3 and 11 months and they say the most profound things!

3/15/2007 9:50 PM


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