Saturday, November 30, 2013

Big, Jiggly Belly

Molly:  *watching me get dressed*  Mommy, why do you have that big, jiggly belly?

Me:  Well, because I had two big babies in there. 

Molly:  And because you eat a lot of food?

Me:  Right. There's that, too. 

(November 30, 2013)

That Bother You?

Charlotte:  *tapping a fairy wand on my knee*  Dat bodeh you?  Dat bodeh you?  Dat bodeh you?

(November 30, 2013)

What Squirrels Say

Molly:  *correcting Charlotte's version of "The Fox" by Ylvis*  And it's not "cha cha cha."  It's not "cha cha cha."  That's what a squirrel says.  Not a fox.  That's what squirrels say.

(November 30, 2013)

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Molly:  *describing how her aunt's dog gave her a little playful nip*  Lucy just nippled me!

(November 28, 2013)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Me:  *trying to get Charlotte to be still while I brushed her hair*  Here, tell the baby doll a story. 

Charlotte:  *takes the baby and sings*  Stowy stowy, I fawted. 

Me:  That's your whole story?

Charlotte:  Uh-huh.  *tosses baby doll*

(November 27, 2013)

Jingle Bells

Me:  Are you singing "Jingle Bells" in music class?

Molly:  Yeah.

Me:  Can you sing it for me now?

Molly:  *singing, loudly and proudly*  Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!  Oh what fum it is to ride in a ONE. HORSE. SOME. THIN'. SLEIGH!

(November 27, 2013)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Your Turn

Charlotte:  *abandoning the toys she had been putting away*

Me:  Come on, Charlotte. Keep picking up. 

Charlotte:  No. It you tuwn. 

(November 25, 2013)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Poop Jokes

Molly:  I can make jokes!

Me:  Oh yeah?

Molly:  *singing* We love peanut butter -- and bus poop!

Me:  No. We don't need to make poop jokes. 

Molly:  I love poop jokes!

(November 15, 2015)

Friday, November 8, 2013

My Brain

Molly:  *playing "teacher," telling one of her imaginary students that he shouldn't have brought a knife to school in his pocket*

Me:  Um, Molly?

Molly:  What?

Me:  Did someone bring a knife to school?

Molly:  No, I'm just playing.  I'm being the teacher, and I'm just talking to one of my students over here.

Me:  Ok.  Right, I get that.  But where did you get that idea about a kid bringing a knife to school?

Molly:  From my brain.

Butch:  *laughing*  You just got owned!

(November 8, 2013)

Monday, November 4, 2013

He Said _____

Molly and Me:  *waiting in the car for Butch, listening to music on my phone*

Macklemore:  "When I was in the third grade, I thought that I was gay ..."

Molly:  Hey!  He said "third grade"!

Me:  *smiling*  He sure did, baby. 

(November 4, 2013)

Friday, November 1, 2013


Charlotte:  *attempting to do something that had just ended badly and resulted in a mess when she tried it five minutes ago*

Me:  What--no!  Didn't you learn your lesson last time?!

Charlotte:  No.

(November 1, 2013)