• Heard on the Backseat

    New Finance

    Elder child: “Mommy, things at the Lego store are much more expensive this year than last year.” The joys of watching children shop now that they are spending their own money!

  • Heard on the Backseat

    Birds and Bees

    As I turn on to my street last night. Radio: “Silent night, holy night, … round yon virgin.” Younger pipes up: “Mommy, what’s a virgin.” Mommy sings: “Sleep in heavenly peace.” Older: “Don’t ask me, ask Mommy.” Mommy bites the bullet: “A virgin is someone who has never had sex.” Younger jumps out the car (we are now home), does a little dance in the driveway and yells: “I’m a virgin!” I swear sometimes I live in a sitcom and the cameras are just hidden really well.

  • Heard on the Backseat

    Big Plans

    “If we pool our money we can buy a full popcorn machine and set it up down in the basement.” Siblings that get along? Not always a good thing.

  • Heard on the Backseat

    Gentle Reminders

    This morning on the way to school. 9-yr old – “Mommy, if you see the tooth fairy today, please tell her that my tooth is under my pillow in a little blue box. It has been there for 3 days now.”

  • Heard on the Backseat

    Inheritances

    After listening to her grandmother describe a trip she would be taking, my seven year old piped up, hands on hips: “And how much is all of this going to cost?”

  • Heard on the Backseat

    Like It Is

    We were looking at a piece of abstract artwork. I explained to my seven and ten year old that it was abstract and each person looking at it could have a different impression of what it meant. My seven year old had a few theories, my ten year old commented: “It just looks like bad art!”

  • Heard on the Backseat

    Safety First

    My daughter enters the TV room, throws a tube of glue on the table. Daughter: Who put this in my room? Mommy: Probably the helper. Daughter: Well, it clearly says ‘Keep out of reach of children.’