31 May 2010

Classic quotes, Vol. 25

While you're remembering our fallen troops this Memorial Day, lighten up the mood a bit with some recent quotes from my 3-year-old daughter M- and my 6-year-old son D-:

M- (just standing there, repeating herself over and over): I'm going to clean up after myself, without even a word. I'm gonna clean up the whole house, without even a word!

D- (absolutely incredulous, after my mom congratulated him for telling a grownup about something that happened): ...But I DIDN'T tell a grownup! I told DAD!! *

M- (while waxing poetic about the popsicle she was just given): Visions that are dancing through my head, are POPsicles!

D- (overheard from the playroom, in a very stern, controlled tone): No, I'm NOT playing school with you, I'm playing my own game. Stop trying to make me, or I'll just tell Dad. (unintelligible response) ... No, then you'll have no kids at ALL, because I'M. NOT. PLAYING. And if you try to PUSH me on it, I'll. Tell. Dad.

M- (towing a long string of paper behind her, pulling off a line many guys have vainly tried through history): Wanna pet my snake?? He's really long...



* I would make this same distinction.

8 comments:

unmitigated me said...

You've already taught him the snake line? You are one forward thinking dad!

Always Home and Uncool said...

Better a kid at heart than an adult by age.

People in the Sun said...

My dancing visions are Nutella sandwiches!

Mary said...

I wonder how many other things she does without even a WORD. I thin maybe she don know what that means. [Inugo Montoya, Princess Bride reference)

Father Knows (Travis) Best said...

Dude, you're lucky. Being a grownup sucks.

Neena said...

you need to start telling your daughter to never pet a snake of any kind - at least until she's 35 or your're dead!

Muskrat said...

Becoming a grown up blows. They expect you to pay taxes. Stay away, dad!

SurprisedMom said...

This is a stitch! I've forgotten how funny little kids can be!