December 19, 2007

News Flash: Junk Food Is Yummy!

Today while making lunch I had this conversation with our two-year-old:

2YO: "Is pear good for you?"
Me: "Yes, pear is good for you."
2YO: "Is chocolate good for you?"
Me: "No, chocolate is junk food."
2YO: "Junk food is yummy."

December 17, 2007

Favorite Attraction at the San Diego Zoo

I might have expected his answer from the adults in the group, but I was very surprised when our 5 1/2-year-old recalled the foot massager as his favorite thing at the World Famous San Diego Zoo.

December 15, 2007

Have Pillow Will Sleep - Part II


This kid can apparently sleep anywhere!!!!

For further evidence, see here.

December 14, 2007

Tool Time Flashback

Do you remember the 90s TV show Home Improvement? I had a big flashback to the well-intentioned, yet accident-prone Tim the Toolman Taylor as our 3-year-old recently made his way around the house "fixing things". Look closely at his toolbelt and tell me that OSHA isn't already on it's way to shut down this worksite.

December 12, 2007

Strange looking camels

After a couple hours walking around the San Diego Zoo, I let the boys know we were getting close to the camels. As we approached, our five-year-old said, "well those are sure strange looking camels..."

I was looking at the camels, and didn't quite understand what he was talking about until I realized he was looking at these in the adjacent enclosure.

December 11, 2007

Where does your strength come from?

We were at a restaurant having dinner when our oldest complained he was getting tired. I rather facetiously suggested that he should forego playing his Gameboy the following day (during his brothers' naps) and instead take a nap. His response: "My Gameboy gives me strength."

December 10, 2007

"You're a BOOK!"

The boys were watching Milo and Otis. During a scene with Milo, Otis and a snake our two-year-old announced, "I'm a cat!"

Asked about his 5-year-old brother, he said,"you're a DOG!"
About his almost 4-year-old brother, "you're a NAKE (snake)!"
Then his dad said, "what am I?" He thought for a moment and proudly announced, "you're a BOOK!"
Finally, "what about mom?" Again he thought, and with a grin announced, "you're a VAN!"

Pretty descriptive, considering how often he sees his dad reading, and me driving everyone around!

December 7, 2007

"Bad Guy Finder"

We just got home from a last-minute family vacation to San Diego. One of the first things we did was tour the USS Midway (conveniently located across from our hotel). While on the flight deck we passed a telescope (clearly placed for tourist purposes to view the surroundings), and our five-year-old asked his dad, "Did the good guys used to use that to find the bad guys?"