December 2, 2010

Those are MY ducks!

That our daughter has a "thing" for ducks is an understatement.  An unnamed parent in our house did a fabulous job of buying...but was not very discreet about hiding certain Christmas presents.  There is presently a very disgruntled chorus of "those are my ducks!  I wanna see my ducks!!!" ....being cried in the background.

July 30, 2010

"Is that the poop singing?"

My three-year-old daughter hears music in everything.  Not too long ago, we were driving around and had a hitch in the back of the truck and it made a loud "clank".  She joyfully exclaimed, "it's making MUSIC!"  Earlier today, she pooted, and then asked, "Is that the poop singing?"   I wonder what's next?

June 1, 2010

"I don't like that yucky face!"

We all went to Red Robin for Ms. Dimples' birthday dinner. We'd been sitting in our booth for a few minutes when she noticed the photo of Einstein on the wall, got a bit whiney, and then completely avoided looking at the photo. Next thing we heard was, "I don't like that yucky face!" Can you blame her? Glad she enjoyed dinner anyway!

May 22, 2010

Best Behavior

Today we spent a few hours with friends at their house.  Before we left, we reminded the kids we wanted them to be on their best behavior.  We had a really nice visit.  As we loaded up to go home, the boys were talking about how much fun they'd had, and how much they enjoyed it.  And our 4 1/2-year-old chimed in enthusiastically, "Now THAT's what I call BEST behavior."  Too funny.

May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I was putting away some laundry today when my 8 year old mentioned he still had a full hamper.  I asked him, "It's Mother's Day, aren't you going to do your own laundry today?" He answered, "I don't know how to turn on the washing machine...I'm not even sure Dad knows."

April 6, 2010

"How did it get in there in the first place?"

This morning I was reading through some blogs that I follow.  This post by my favorite author just made my morning.  It also helped me appreciate my own recent "deer-in-the-headlights" experience in a whole new way.

About a month ago, all three boys had asked to look at their baby books (that is not uncommon). While they were browsing through the pages, my seven-year-old looked up from the ultrasound photos and asked, "But how did the baby get IN there in the first place?"

Until today, I hadn't thought to appreciate the fact that we were at home when the question popped-up, AND that no other adults were present to witness my uh, "phenomenal handling" of the inquiry. 

Next question, please!

February 1, 2010

You Missed Your Kiss

This morning when I woke up, Mr. Sleep-Deprived had already left. My four-year-old felt the need to inform me, "You missed your kiss." He did leave me with the consolation that I could get my kiss later tonight when Daddy gets home.

January 9, 2010

Is it okay to say Mom's got an "extra-large" anything?!?

I was getting ready a few weeks ago and overheard this from the dining room:

7-year-old (to the 5-year-old): "Yours would be medium, mine would be large, and Mom's would be EXTRA-large"

(at which point I yelled from the other room...)
Me: "Hey! You don't say your mom has an "extra-large" ANYTHING!

7-year-old: "MOM!!!! We're talking about BRAINS!!!"

(I'm starting to think maybe an extra-large mouth is my problem).

Telling Time

I overheard this conversation between the boys recently. I am rarely awake before they are, but it was after 8 am.

4-year-old: (to his brothers) "Can we wake up?"
7-year-old: (to 5-year-old) "Can you go check the time?"
5-year-old: "No." (To 4-year-old) "You go do it."
4-year-old: "But I don't know how to tell the time."
7-year-old: (to 4-year-old) "Just go look and come back and tell us the numbers."
(long pause as 4-year-old comes out to check the clock)
4-year-old: "OH MY GOSH...there's an 8 on the end of it.....MOM! Can we wake up?!"