Saturday, November 29, 2014


Molly:  *in timeout* You're bein' mean to me!

Me:  You know what the consequences of bad choices are, so am I being mean, or did you choose bad consequences?

Molly:  Bad conse-- both!

(November 29, 2014)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Squealing in Restaurants

Charlotte:  *in response to the baby screaming a few tables away*  Babies squeaw in restawyants. 

Me:  Yes, they do. But big girls don't, right?

Charlotte:  Well . . . I'm a big giwl who squeals in restawyants. 

(November 22, 2014)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Not Done

Waiter:  *motioning to my plate*. Are you done?

Me:  Yes, thanks. 

Waiter:  *takes my plate, looks to the girls and their plate, which is mostly empty and has both their forks resting on it* You done?

Molly:  Yeah. 

Charlotte:  *puts her hand on her fork and gives the waiter a look that pretty much says she'll cut him*

Waiter:  *backs away from the table*

(November 21, 2014)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sound Effects

Charlotte:  *babbling and playing instead of going to sleep*

Me:  *stern-voiced* Charlotte, go. to. sleep. 

Charlotte:  *perfecrly imitates the "wrong answer" game-show sound cue*. Wah-wah-waaaaaah. 

(November 18, 2014)


Charlotte:  *humming to herself, playing with the tail of the Toodee stuffie she's supposed to be snuggling while falling asleep*

Me:  Do I have to take that away from you. 

Charlotte:  I'm jus' tryin' to undastan' da spikes. 

(November 18, 2014)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Charlotte:  But I hate da sun!

Me:  I know, but there's nothing we can do about it.

Charlotte:  Ahwight. I just suck my tumb. *does just that*

(November 11, 2014)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Proper Saturday

Charlotte:  We playin' Tiger Go. 

Me:  Oh?  What's that?

Charlotte:  It's a bideo. 

Me:  Oh, ok. What's it about?

Charlotte:  I don't know. 

Me:  Then how do you play it?

Charlotte:  The easy way . . . I mean, the propeh way. 

Me:  *laughing* I love you. 

Charlotte:  I don't. 

Me:  Aw, you don't love me?

Charlotte:  Nope. 

Me:  That makes Mommy sad. 

Charlotte:  *grinning* Ok, I do yove you. 

Me:  Oh good. That makes me happy. 

Charlotte:  But I don't yove you on Satewdays. 

(November 1, 2014)