Sunday, August 28, 2011

Good Call

Molly:  *Walking funny.*  I hurt.
Me:  What's wrong?
Molly:  I poopie.  *Walking past me.*
Me:  Where you goin'?
Molly:  Daddy.
Me:  Good call.

Vitamins vs. Cookies

Molly:  What ya doin'?
Me:  Taking my vitamins.
Molly:  Oh.  I take my cookies.

(August 28, 2011)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kloey's Dad

Me:  Did you have fun with Aiden today?
Molly:  Yeah.
Me:  Do you like Aiden?
Molly:  I like Braxton.
Me:  Did you have fun with Kloey today?
Molly:  Yeah.
Me:  Do you like Kloey?
Molly:  I like Kloey's dad!

(Aiden and Kloey are kids at the babysitter.  Braxton is the babysitter's dog.  Kloey's dad is a former student of ours.)

(August 23, 2011)

Friday, August 19, 2011

That's a Great Story

Butch:  *Looking over a new teaching book he brought home.  With mock excitement.*  Look!  It's a rubric!
Molly:  Wow!  That's a great story.

(August 19, 2011)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yes It Was

Molly:  *Upon learning that one of Charlotte's toys was broken and couldn't be fixed with new batteries.*  God damn!
Me:  *Giving Butch the this-is-all-your-fault look.*
Butch:  What?  That wasn't that.
Molly:  Yes it was!

(August 17, 2011)


Molly:  I wanna jump up high.  I wanna do 1-2-5 jump.
Butch:  You mean 1-2-3, right?
Molly:  No, I don't wanna do 1-2-3.  I wanna do 1-2-5.

(August 17, 2011)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Do It Again!

Molly:  Do it again!  *Rough-housing with Butch.*
Butch:  I'm going to pull your arms out of socket.
Molly:  Okay!

(August 14, 2011)

Not Afraid of You

Me:  *After listening to Molly's claims that she is "scared of" everything from ghosts to the tiger on Charlotte's jumperoo.*  Molly, are you scared of Mommy?
Molly:  *Giggling and speaking in a tone that conveys this is the most ridiculous thing she's ever heard.*  Noooooo.  I not afraid of YOU!

(August 12, 2011)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Aw Dear

Molly:  *After the power went out just long enough to reset the internet connection and thus the Netflix-streaming Diego episode she was watching.*  Aw, goddamn!  *Pause.*  Aw, goddamn!
Me:  Molly, I know Daddy says that sometimes, but we really shouldn't say it, ok?
Molly:  *Quiet for a second.*  Aw, dear!

(August 12, 2011)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Not Exactly

Me:  "Sniffing the air."  Molly, are you poopie?
Molly:  Noooooooo.
Me:  Really?  Are you poopie?
Molly:  Well ... not exactly ...

(It turns out she wasn't.)

(August 10, 2011)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Favorite Erica

Me:  *Pointing to a very old picture of my sister."  Who's this?
Molly:  Ummmmmm ... *Clearly has no idea.*
Me:  That's Aunt Erica.
Molly:  Oooooh!  That's my Erica!  That's my favorite Erica!

(August 4, 2011)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Na Na Na Na

Molly:  *Singing while Butch ices the chocolate cake he just made*  Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, I want cake!  Na na na na, cake cake cake cake, cake cake cake, cake cake cake cake!

(August 7, 2011)

Friday, August 5, 2011


Molly:  *Walks into the room after being instructed to tell her daddy that she needs her Pull-Up changed.  Immediately gets distracted by a picture of Curious George on the computer screen.*  Look!  It's George!
Butch:  Are you supposed to tell me something?
Molly:  *Pats her booty with one hand.*  Poopie.

(August 5, 2011)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

How About

Molly:  I want a special cookie!
Me:  You have to eat something else before you can have a cookie.
Molly:  I want a cookie!
Me:  Ok, you can have a cookie, but you have to eat something else first.  You want popcorn?  Rice?
Molly:  How about a cookie?

(August 4, 2011)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Angry Birds

Molly:  *Upon hearing two notes of the Angry Birds game starting up.*  I wanna play Birds!  *Runs across the room to where Butch has the iPad.*

(August 3, 2011)