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This is like when we meet do to our family chore charts…they never really work out. Well, they do for about a month until everything starts falling apart. People just stop worrying about them. After a while Mom says, “We’re going to start chore charts again,” but we never do. We’ve tried all kinds of ways to keep them going, like tokens.

But still I do chores at least once a day. Sometimes I have to sweep twice because somebody will spill chips on the ground or crush them or something.  Chores would be great if I didn’t have to sweep. I’m going to invent a vacuum that works on wooden floors so you don’t have to sweep. It’ll be inexpensive and would make a great birthday present. I’m sure there are other children who would appreciate my vacuum.

Another great invention would be a robot maid that you can program to do things like put toys in the basement, put books away. And you could push a button that tells it not to throw stuff away. If the throwaway switch is on, it throws away stuff that normal people would consider garbage– like my solar ovens or the suitcase I made out of a goldfish box. But if the switch is off, it would keep those things. Basically this will be a maid that you can trust, because you can’t trust most maids.


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Of links and breadcrumbs…

This one is for Albert, the dead fish I found in the river by our house.

There’s a certain way my mind works.  Whenever I think about a certain thing it leads to something else and there’s a link.  Then it links to something else, then something else.  So if I ever forget what I’m thinking about I go back to the last link that I can remember.  It’s like bread crumbs.  Then I remember where I was and I can go on to the next link or start a whole new chain.  Here’s the funny thing, though.  No matter what I start thinking about, it eventually links back to Jesus.  Weird, huh?

8 YEAR OLD WESTON CHIMES IN: I think the same way too.  If I think about a guy building a building, I think he must know a lot about screws.  And if he knows a lot about screws, he can probably draw pictures of screws really well.  And if he can draw really well, he can probably paint really well…

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Do you ever wonder what adults do at church?  I think they sit in the gym and talk the whole time, and eat little treats that only adults like– like lasagna.  Then they walk around, every once in a while checking in on their kids in the classes.

It seems like their whole life adults are talking to people.  Like when we go on walks in the neighborhood and Mom and Dad see Grace or some of their other friends, they stop and talk for about two hours.  That’s great that they can do that, but what are we going to do while they’re talking?

It’s not like we can just listen in, because they just talk about bills and houses and other stuff only adults care about.

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This one is for Jesus.  Easter is all about Jesus and this is a very special day.

First there was the crucification.  That’s where they nailed him on a cross on a hill.  Then he died and they put him in a tomb, which is kind of freaky.  We don’t do tombs much any more, we do graves.  Then after 3 days he was resurrected.  That means I’ll be resurrected and have a perfect body.  That’s nice because that means I won’t need to eat, which means I won’t be a picky eater any more.

Then there’s the Easter Bunny.  He came last night, but he only brought candy and stuff, not big things.  That’s ok because I understand he doesn’t have the budget that Santa Claus does.

Previous Easter Blog Posts:
Did Jesus Really Live Again?
Sunday Night Prayers: Pets and the Easter Bunny
Thoughts on Easter (this one’s a must-read!)

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This one is for Gammy.

Valentine’s Day is gross because of all the love.  Love is for girls.  But Valentine’s didn’t used to be about girly love.  It started with a guy named Saint Valentine who cared about everyone.  He’d send them cards to show that he cared.  Weston says he died in a plane crash, but I think he got his head cut off.  So somebody said, “Hey, let’s make a holiday for that guy.”  There’s a difference between caring for people and gross girly love. I don’t know how all that changed to what we have now with all the hearts and pink stuff

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I’m a little sad because there are a lot of kids in my class that think dinosaurs are for babies.  They try to make me feel bad and stuff.  But what they don’t realize is how powerful dinosaurs were.  There is no animal alive as powerful as the dinosaurs were.  That’s not baby stuff.

And guess what else– those dinosaur documentaries on Discovery Channel?  See the guys talking on there?  Those are paleontologists that spent their whole life thinking about dinosaurs like me.  Now they make a lot of money just talking on TV shows.  That doesn’t seem like baby stuff to me at all.

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Hello, Bridger’s dad here.  I’m taking the liberty to write this special post this Veterans Day.  Regular readers of Bridger’s blog know that Bridger wants to be a soldier when he grows up (a soldier that also dabbles in paleontology and dinosaur graphics design).

Well the other day as we were cleaning the boys’ room we found a special card Bridger had made for “the soldiers.”  I don’t think it has a Veterans Day connection because we found it a week ago, but I wanted to post it today in honor of the servicemen and women Bridger looks up to so much.  If you are a member of the U.S. military, thank you for your service.  Please forward the link to this post to any member of the military you know.

The card is detailed, so I’ll post close-up scans of the best parts.  You’ll have to excuse Bridger’s spelling here.  The kid’s brilliant, but he can barely spell his own name correctly.


The front of the card


Enlargement of the soldier/tank drawing


The inside of the card. The banner across the center says "You can text me at http://www.thedinosaurboy.com." (all "texts" (blog comments) go thru Dad first.)


U.S.A. helicopter and soldier (not sure what the circle is)


"P.S. I am going to help you when I grow up and I am going to make inventions like shields and stuff."


Bridger's proposed inventions to help the soldiers


"Thank you for fighting for our freedom."

A special thanks for all those that have served and who are currently serving from Bridger, the Dinosaur Boy.

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I been thinking about it and I still don’t want to get married when I grow  up.  Me and Weston decided that we’ll just get our own house next to Mom and Dad’s house.  Then we’ll adopt some kids from the kid place where you adopt kids from.  I’ve never been there, but I can imagine it’s like this big room where a bunch of kids are playing with toys, waiting for moms and dads to come pick them out.  They probably are using their best manners so they’ll be picked.  Then you give the worker some money and leave with the kids you chose.  That’s what me and Weston will do.

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This one is for West.


I been thinking about something lately that I just don’t get.  Some baby animals when they get a certain age, their parents just push them away.  Why do they do that?  Luckily we humans don’t do that.  We keep loving our babies even when they get old.  That makes me thankful to be human.

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Do you know what my favorite birthday present I ever got was?  My cane from Tammy.  I don’t have a problem with my legs, but I love my cane anyway.  And that’s the thing- you don’t need to have a leg problem to carry a cane, because fancy people carry canes all the time.

My uncle T got married last week, even though I told him that would make him girly.  But he did it anyway, and I took my cane to his pretend wedding and reception so I could be fancy.

You know something else about canes?  I was talking to West about them and he says he noticed that people who carry canes are usually rich.  That’s a great point.

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