Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's Cold

Charlotte: *at the refrigerator door* Cheese stick! *opens the refrigerator and gasps* My ball! *pulls out her bouncy ball* It's cold!

(July 29, 2015)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Until One Day

Molly: *playing Minecraft and narrating a story as she goes* They were all very happy. Until one day . . . they got mad. 

(July 27, 2015)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Not My Jam

Butch:  *listening to marching band arrangements of pop songs*

Charlotte:  *running into the room*  What's that song?

Butch:  This is called "Escape."

Charlotte:  Oh.  *running out of the room*  That's not my jam!

(July 25, 2015)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Shakin' Da May May

Charlotte:  *singing* Shakin' da may may. Shakin' da may may. Shakin' da may may.  Shakin' da may may.  Shakin' da may may.

Me:  What are you singing?

Charlotte:   Shakin' da may may.

Me:   Shakin' da may may?

Charlotte:  Uh-huh. 

Me:  Ok . . .

Charlotte:  *as if my confusion is ridiculous* It's part of "Suit and Tie."

(July 24, 2015)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Charlotte:  *prancing into the room with her arms full* Oh, Momma! *stops at the table and drops an armload of barrettes, bows, and headbands* Accessories!

(July 21, 2015)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thinking of Others

Molly and Charlotte:  *having been upstairs pretending to be dogs, they come downstairs to check on whether or not their grandma has arrived, then head back upstairs upon seeing that she has not*

Charlotte:  Let's leave the door open this time so everyone can hear our howling.

(July 17, 2015)

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Me:  *hearing a particular type of ruckus from the living room*  Are you two playing around on the chair again?

Molly:  Well . . . Charlotte is.

Charlotte:  But now I'm on the table!

(July 16, 2015)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Saving It

Charlotte: *pretending to style my hair with random things she finds around the room* And we need this. *holds up a flip-flop*

Me:  No. That is not touching my head. 

Charlotte:  Why?

Me:  Because you walk on that, and it's dirty. 

Charlotte:  *picks up another flip-flop* What about this one?

Me:  Nope. No flip-flops on my head. 

Charlotte:  Ok, we'll just save them for my turn to have my hair braided. 

(July 10, 2015)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New Ork

Video Charlotte's watching: Look! We're in New York!

Charlotte: Yay!  New Ork!

Me:  You like New York, huh?

Charlotte:  Yeah!  It's where Aunt Erica lives!

(Aunt Erica lives in New Town at St. Charles.)

(July 9, 2015)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

That Kid

Molly, Charlotte, and me:  *walking down the stairs*

Charlotte:  I'm supposed to be in front!

Me:  No, you don't always have to be in front. 

Molly:  That kid still has to learn. 

(July 8, 2015)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Ice Cream

Charlotte:  I want dessert please!

Butch:  Here. *gets out a container of cookies*

Charlotte:  *indignant* No! Not a cookie. 

Butch:  That's what you get. 

Charlotte:  We could have ice cream. 

Butch:  No, we don't have ice cream. 

Charlotte:  You should buy ice cream. And cheese sticks. 

(July 7, 2015)

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Picking Up

Adults: Pick up the toys. 

Molly: *starts picking up*

Charlotte: *just stands around*

Molly: Come on, Charlotte, start picking up!

Charlotte: Watchin' is pickin' up. 

(July 4, 2015)


Charlotte: Where are you going?

Me: Daddy and I are going to eat lunch and use some wifi. 

Charlotte: What's wifi?

Me: It's . . . like, the Internet. 

Charlotte: Like Google?

(July 4, 2015)


Me: You know what we're doing Saturday?

Molly:  No. 

Me:  We're hanging out with the Frankes. 

Molly:  Yes!

Me:  *to Charlotte* Do remember who the Frankes are?

Charlotte:  Monster High!

(July 1, 2015)