11-03-2013

The Dinosaur Age

Youngest: That was built a long time ago, like the late 1900s.

08-01-2013

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!

20-12-2012

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.

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.

01-10-2012

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.”

11-01-2011

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?”

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!”

25-11-2010

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.’

09-06-2010

A Twist of Math

Younger child reads out a math question – Find the difference between 147 and 205.

Answer: 205 is a multiple of 5 and 147 is not.

13-11-2009

Tooth Fairy Emergency

Note under baby girl’s pillow:
“I swallowed my tooth by axident. give me moeney still please.
love ……
to tooth fairy”