07-05-2014

Economics

Me: So how much does it cost?

Oldest: $230.

Me: How much money do you have?

Oldest: $110

Me: So how much do you need?

Oldest: $120. (Pause) That’s why I hate math, it’s so disappointing.

 

06-05-2014

Indispensable

Me (after getting an important reminder from my youngest):
What would I do without you?

Youngest:
I really don’t know!

16-02-2014

In Context

After I expressed confusion during a conversation with my youngest.
Think about what I said, Mommy. There were many context clues.

Animal Farm

Younger child while reading George Orwell’s Animal Farm says with disgust:
    Now they’re acting like humans!

Me:
And this is a bad thing?

Her:
    Yes!

(Thank goodness she plans to be a vet and not a “people doctor”.)

23-12-2013

Health Nuts

Youngest: (After I expressed concern that a snack might have artificial colouring)
There’s no colouring, it’s all natural mom. That’s probably why it tastes so weird.

10-11-2013

Lightning Bolts

Oldest: If everyone is special then no one is special. It’s like highlighting every single word in your book as being important. It makes no sense.

06-11-2013

Big Government

Oldest: (After my–clearly flawed–explanation of how daylight saving time works)
     So the government controls the sun?

06-04-2013

Play Ball

My very active but less coordinated child:
    Mommy, I want to play a sport.

Mommy (happy but surprised):
    Really, what sport?

Child:
    Any sport.

Mommy:
    Why do you want to play a sport?
(Clearly the question I should have asked first.)

Child:
     I saw some sports clothes I really loved.
(Universe shifts back into place)