Monday, September 15, 2008

Overheard in Williamsburg

We are home from our mini-vacation to Williamsburg.  I learned SO much and had such a great time.  Big Dog says that this will definitely be an annual event.  It was well worth the money spent, but like I said in a previous post, we really kept the price reasonable for our budget by packing food and staying at an inexpensive hotel.


I wanted to share two things we heard in Williamsburg.  We took a tour of the Capitol Building and had a fantastic tour guide.  She spoke mostly to the students in the room.  At one point she was speaking to our son, Big Mac, about how the men argued in the room we were touring.  She said, "Everyone argues.  Even your tongue and your teeth disagree every now and then, because you bite your tongue sometimes."  I think that's brilliant!  I sometimes live my life with such a goal to keep everyone in my presence happy.  I want to avoid conflict at all costs.  But do you know what?  Even your tongue and your teeth disagree sometimes!


When we toured the Capitol and the Governor's Palace the tour-guides ushered us "above stairs."  I don't know if anyone uses the term, "above stairs" in other states or regions, but we always say "upstairs."  When I heard the term being used by the tour guides I made a mental note to start saying, "above stairs."  I just loved this new term.   Late Sunday afternoon, we arrived home from Virginia and began unpacking the van.  Big Dog was helping to unload and instructing the boys where to deliver bags, parcels and packages while I unpacked what had been deposited in the kitchen.  I nearly fell over when I heard him say to our sons, "Take your briefcases above stairs and unpack them."  I turned to him and said, "Above stairs?"  He said, "Yeah, that's what they said in Williamsburg.  I like it.  I think I'm going to start using it!"  Great minds think alike!

1 comment:

  1. Jen@Balancing Beauty and BedlamSeptember 26, 2008 at 9:32 AM

    I direct a Classical Conversation's group and many of the families went...we wanted to go SO much, but it just didn't work out. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!! We hope to be there next year.