• Heard on the Backseat

    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.  

  • Heard on the Backseat

    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”.)

  • Heard on the Backseat

    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.

  • Heard on the Backseat

    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)