Friday, February 03, 2012

Inside Voices

Mom: Why are your "inside voices" so much louder than your "outside voices"?!
C (age 8): I don't know...maybe its because you're always inside when we're outside.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

It's good to be Queen...

Me: B, Princesses share. Aren't you a Princess?
B: No! I'm a QUEEN!

Friday, June 17, 2011

An issue with tissue...

#4 had to bring a box of tissue to school for his own use at the beginning of the year. Today he showed it to me, proudly pointing out that it was still almost full.
#3: Why?
#4: I didn't need to blow my nose very much.
#3: Why? Because you used your shirt?

Sunday, June 12, 2011


#2 learned about courage in church today and that you can't have courage if you aren't afraid. He decided that Superman isn't courageous because he is invincible and has nothing to be afraid of, but then decided that Superman is brave because he wears his underwear on the outside of his clothes...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Socks or dog ears...

Today at church I noticed a filthy looking sock sitting under #4's seat. I asked him what it was doing there and he said with a perfectly straight face, "It's my bookmark!"

Friday, April 15, 2011

Some almost forgotten gems...

B asked me recently if I would buy her a pink "loolyhoop". I wish that is what hula hoops were really called! I have a tendency to dance around the house if there is music on. We have a backyardigans CD that we got for Miss B, and it was playing. I danced into the kitchen where our 12 year old son S was sweeping. He was staring at the floor looking upset so I asked him what was wrong, and he said he was embarrassed at the way I danced. I had a momentary feeling of triumph at being able to embarrass my kid from the safety of my own home. Then, a few days later, the same CD was playing and I walked by the kitchen to see that same 12 year old dancing his way across the kitchen. He didn't even realize he was doing it until I pointed it out to him.
We bought a new computer chair a few months ago, and the boys took the box it came in and made it into their own amusement park ride. One would get inside and the others would roll or spin the box around and give him a ride. I got a little nervous when they took it upstairs though. I can just see them pushing it down the stairs with someone inside...
I was playing hangman with K (he is 9) and I was the one guessing the letters. He often chooses video game titles for his hangman words and phrases. I figured out that he was writing Luigi's Mansion, but he had not written a letter s in mansion. I pointed it out and he proceeded to write it out as least it had the write number of blanks!
Heard at our house a couple of days after Christmas, "I'm going to take those guns away if you don't stop shooting things with them!" and then, "MOM! That's what you're supposed to do with them!" They got nerf guns for Christmas. Miss B lines up her M&Ms in color order, just like me!
Miss B calls ponytails "Tonytails."
Miss B sometimes asks for treats in threes. For instance, with donut holes, she needs to have a Mommy, a Daddy and a Baby donut hole.
#1 told #4 that he had Tapioca for brains. #4 looked very offended and said, "I have a brain! I just don't use it very much!"

Just close your eyes and pretend you are sleeping!

A few days ago, Miss B started pretending to be asleep whenever she gets into trouble. The first time she was laying down pretending, but now she just closes her eyes and stands really still. After a second she will open one eye and look to see if her ploy is working on whoever she is in trouble with, and if it isn't, she closes her eyes again. It's really cute.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A musical prayer...

It was Miss B's turn to say family prayer tonight (she is almost three). D helped her, only instead of just repeating what he said, she sang it back. "Thank thee for today-ay-ay." "Please help us do what's Ri-i-ight." "Help us to be sa-a-afe." I admit that I peeked. Not only was she singing the prayer, she had one hand on her hip and was dancing too.