Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Words of the Week, Volume 2

Last week, I posted some quotables from C. Today, it's D's turn!

Here he is, listening to his favorite song ("Maria," from The Sound of Music) with his "pastry lab" goggles on:
(Those are my old chemistry lab goggles. We eventually stopped correcting him, because "pastry lab" sounds so much nicer, don't you think? Mmm. Pastry lab. I want to go to there.)

Some recent quotes from our lovable little scamp:

"Daddy... I put peppa in yo eyes and yo nose and yo face and yo hair!"
(Said at the lunch table while holding up the pepper grinder.)

"The moon is ridiculous."
(Don't worry, he doesn't really mean that.)

"Scary-Looking Face is a boy."
(This is what he named his Halloween pumpkin. For the record, C named hers "Sweetie Pie," and it is a girl.)

"How do you say 'Toot McAllister' in French?"
(Hmm. "Le Toot McAllister"? With an exaggerated French accent?)

And, finally, a joke:

Q: Why did the ladder fly over the land?
A: Because it was looking for a beach to lay on! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Words of the Week, Volume 1

This week, I've been listening to the often-whimsical, occasionally nonsensical statements my daughter makes. Here are a few of the many gems.... 

"Look at me! I'm like a little bishop!" 
(Said while moving diagonally across the parquet floors. Brett has been teaching her chess--she seems to enjoy the game, mostly because of its long list of rules. She likes rules.)

"Seven-year-olds get iPhones." 
(Oh? This was news to me.)

"If spiders ate flowers, they'd have to be, like, a tarantula eating a forget-me-not." 
(Hmm, I suppose that size differential is just about right.)

And, finally....

"Only [the] French can see invisible things." 

Stay tuned next week for some wise words from my son, who also has his fair share of bon mots.