Monday, December 31, 2012

Not Quite...

Me: "Ruthie, when you wake up tomorrow, it will be next year!" 

Ruthie (eyes light up): "My birthday?!?!" 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Um, Thanks?

Gideon: "Did you have a shower and washed all the greeblies off?" 

Me: "Yup." 

Gideon: "Good job Mom, that was a good idea."

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Moms, Always Thinking of Others.

Judith: "Mom, why do you get 2 cookies?" 

Me: "One for me, one for the baby." 

Judith: "Oh, that's nice of you to share!" 

Yes, yes it is.

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Different Perspective

We were watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and when we got to the part where everyone gets up Christmas day and the Grinch watches them celebrate anyway despite his efforts to ruin it, Gideon sadly said "That must be really frustrating..." 

Who sympathizes with the Grinch?!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It Was a Fair Question

Me (to Judith): "Gideon got 2 goals at soccer tonight!" 

Judith: "In the right net?!" 

LOL yes.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Possessive About Cell Division?

David: "...It's kind of like mitosis."

Ruthie: "NO!  Dath MY tothith!"

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Evil Entropy is Attacking!

Dave rearranged Gideon's room, and when Gideon went to inspect it, he saw the pile of junk that was previously under his bed, and screamed in horror, pointed and cried "ENTROPY!!!" Dave and I just about died laughing, what a kid.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Now THAT'S Excited!

Me (just before sending Judith off to her dance recital): "Are you excited?" Judith: "I'm as excited as a pickle about to be eaten!!!!!"

Monday, November 19, 2012

Following Her Dreams

When Ruthie woke up this morning, she looked at me with a sparkle is her eye and said "Cake?" And she's been begging me to make cake ever since.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Real Spider Superhero!

Judith (looking at the fruit flies around the compost bin): "Whoa! We need to get ourselves a spider in here!"

Friday, November 16, 2012

Girl Logic

Judith: "No! I never ever ever want to do that!!! At least not until I change my mind..."

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nerd Boy

Gideon was in awe of the live band today. He screamed "There's so many decibels!!!" and busted out some nerdy little dance moves in the middle of the street.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Feels Like That Some Days...

Gideon: "You're not 28 anymore, Mom. You're 29! Soon you're going to be 100!!!"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Parenting Win

Gideon: "Hey Mom, are you playing dishes?" Me: "Yes, playing. Here's a towel, you can play too!"

Monday, November 12, 2012

Welcome to Life

Judith (regarding her paper route): "I like the money part, but not the work part."

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mary Poppins... Timelord?

Me: "Wow, how do you think Mary Poppins gets all those big things in her bag?" Judith (matter-of-factly): "It's probably like a TARDIS or something." I love her.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Mommy's Biggest Fan

Ruthie was holding the bag for me as I was harvesting kale, and she started chanting "Go Mommy! Go Mommy!" It's nice having my own cheerleader! Gardening is definitely my sport.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Just Playing!

Ruthie fell asleep this afternoon, and when she woke up I asked if she had a nice nap. She replied "No, I play bed!"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Acknowleding Her Inner Cat

One night as I was saying goodnight to the kids, Judith randomly said in a voice of desperation "I just wish I could sleep in a box!"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2 Year-Old Wisdom

Ruthie: "I don't want fall down the stairs, I be broke!!!"

And Now I Know...

Judith (randomly walks into my room): "Do you know how to do a handstand while holding your favourite animal? You hold it in your mouth!" *demonstrates immediately with Lambie*

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Obvious Answer

In the bathtub last night Judith was trying to teach phonics to the other kids. Judith (holding her toy mermaid): "Ariel... A-A-A-Ariel. What does Ariel start with?" Gideon: "A!" Ruthie (looks at the toy): "Hair!" :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Once Upon a Dream

Judith (randomly): "You know, I was shy once. We were having hot chocolate with marshmallows, we were inside and there was a girl with straight hair. I think I was 3 or 4 or 5. Or maybe it was just a dream..."

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hygiene Concerns

Gideon: "I don't want a vampire to suck my blood, that's disgusting." I suppose it's a valid concern, lol.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Flattery Works Sometimes...

Judith (coming in to my room long after she should be sleeping): "Mom, you're the best mom in the world. And do you know what the best moms do? Come and hang out with their kids in their beds!"

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Handy Man

Judith: "Daddy can fix ANYTHING! Except trees, once they're off, THEY'RE OFF!!!"

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Connecting The Dots...

Judith (while reading a book about the life cycle of frogs): "Hey, do seals turn into foxes?!" Good hypothesis for a 6 year-old, lol!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Dad's Middle-of-the-Night Thoughts

David: "Co-sleeping's like... Ugh, you're so annoying... but awww you're so cute..."

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Just Making Sure...

Gideon (pointing at the bras hanging on the clothesline in the basement): "What's that?"

Me: "Those are bras."

Gideon: "Oh, bras. Those are for girls?"

Me: "Yes."

Gideon: "Great!"

I guess he was relieved to have one less thing to worry about in life?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tractor Facts

Gideon (at the breakfast table): "John Deeres eat oil. Not mac and cheese or grass..."

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

And Now I Know...

Judith (running into my room first thing in the morning): "You know the thing with chickens is... they don't have pillows. You know why? Because they don't have bags to carry them!"

Then she ran out.

The random things I wake up to...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kids of the Technological Age

Judith (running into my room in the morning): "I hear Angry Birds! Are you playing Angry Birds?"

Me: "Uh, those are real birds... Outside."

Monday, March 19, 2012

Why We Celebrate Birthdays With Sweets

Judith: "When I have a baby, I'm going to give her (breast)milk right away. Milk is like birthday cake for new babies."

Friday, February 24, 2012

Inconsiderate Weather

There was a huge gust of wind outside and the noise scared Ruthie.

So then she ran to the window and shook her fist at it.

Yeah, you show that mean wind who's boss, girl!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We Was Just Babiez

Gideon saw a photo of Dave and I when we were first married, and he excitedly said "It's baby Mommy and baby Daddy!"

Pretty much, ha!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Decorative Anatomy

Gideon (pulling up his shirt): "Look at my boobies!"

Judith: "You don't have boobies. I have boobies because they will have milk some day when I have babies. Yours are just for decoration."


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Because Furnaces are a Sensitive Subject

Dave and Judith were discussing lying, and Judith came up with the example:

"It's like if someone said we had a rusty furnace?"

LOL! I'm glad I was eavesdropping!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Judith (New Year's Eve): "YAY! I can't wait to be NOCTURNAL tonight!!!"