Monday, February 28, 2011

Looking Out For Me

"Mom? Daddy has an office. My office is the park. Where's your office?"

"I guess my office is wherever you are."

"Oh... you should ask for your own office."

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011


"So, Mom? With you and me and Daddy and Daisy and Pearl and Violet we have six people in our family."

"There are six of us but it's really three people and three animals."

"Right. Three people plus three animals equals six people."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

High Hopes

"You did a great job on the kick-board, buddy."

"Thanks. I'm so cold. Can you take off my goggles and give me my towel and can you help me put on my shirt and jacket and sweat pants and my sandals and give me my water, Mom?"

"Do you remember how many things I can do at a time?"


"That's right."

"Don't worry, Mom. Maybe you can do two at a time when you get older."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oh, Boy

"Dad? May I have that cupcake?"

"Eat five more bites of broccoli, please."

"I did it! Give me the cupcake right now! Now!"

"Wow. What are we teaching you?"

"You're teaching me to have sugar."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Close Your Eyes

"So Mom? Close your eyes right now. I have a surprise for you."

"I can't close my eyes right now baby, I'm driving."

"And that wouldn't be safe?"

"Right. But we're pulling in the driveway so I can close my eyes soon."

"The surprise is in the house so when we walk in just close your eyes then."


"Surprise! I made you The Empire!"

"It's perfect."

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lunch With Grandma

photo from here

"Thank you, Mee Mee."

"You're very welcome. What nice manners you have, Bob."

"Mee Mee? Secretly I want to be a bad boy."

"A bad boy? Why do you want to be a bad boy?"

"It sounds fun. But secretly."

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Smacksy Sunday Links

I am not writing this from the book-covered table in my Barcelona flat because I do not have a Barcelona flat. If I did, this one would do just fine.

Love this photo series of couples who have been married more than 50 years.

Adore this picture.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Smacksy Saturday Photo: Missing the Sun

Today it's raining and we're dreaming about summer. We're wearing sunscreen in the house for the smell.

Friday, February 18, 2011


"So, Mom? I didn't play with anybody at school today."

"Why not?"

"No one I wanted to play with wanted to play with me back."

"How was that for you?"

"It was okay. I am good alone sometimes."

Thursday, February 17, 2011


"Mom? I've fallen down a lot today. A whole lot."

"I noticed that."

"Why am I falling down so much?"

"I think it's because you're very tired."

"I thought it was because of gravity."

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oy, With the Music

"Mom? Is this music the rock and roll?"

"Yes, Little Grampa, it is the rock and roll."

"It's too loud for my ears."

"I'll turn it down."

"I think the singers from the jazz music have a better voice."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


"I got a lot of Valentines from school, Mom."

"You sure did."

"I got 16. I counted."

"I thought it was 15."

"It was but then I made another Valentine for myself because I love me."

Monday, February 14, 2011

Homemade Valentines

"This one's for dad. I put hearts on it because I love him and Yoda on it because he loves Yoda."

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Overheard at the Pre-School Coloring Table

photo from here

This morning I was a class-parent at Bob's pre-school. I worked at the coloring table. This is what I heard...

Sammy: I'm going to color my paper with rainbows. I love rainbows. They're the promise of God.

Becca: My parents told me there is no God.

David: Yes there is.

Sammy: I believe in God.

Becca: I believe my parents.

David: There is a God. He looks like oxygen and he made all of us, Becca. Even your parents.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


photo from here

"Hey, Mom? Mom? Who broke this flashlight?"

"It's broken?"

"Yeah, it just did. Who broke it, Mom?"

"I'm guessing you did."

"Well, I didn't see me do it."

"Were your eyes closed?"

"Sort of, probably."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


photo from here

"Mom? Are there one-hundred-two-thousand-two-thousand-billion-bajillion-one-million-four vitamins in milk?"

"Not quite that many."

"More like twenty?"


"It's really good."

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What He Said

Bob and Pearl having a moment

"So, Bob? When I pick you up from Brandon's house today I don't want to hear any whining. I don't want you to hide or try to negotiate more time there. When I get there, you have to be ready to pack up your Lego guys and go. What do you say?"

"I'll try."

"What is it that Yoda says?"

"Size matters not?"

"No, the other thing. The one about trying."

"Do or do not there is no try?"

"Yeah that. Please don't 'try' to have good behavior when I pick you up. I need you to just do it."

"Yoda's not my favorite. I like Anakin."

Monday, February 7, 2011

Just the Guys

"Should we play another game, you guys?"

"Mom? I think just Dad and I should play this next game."

"Oh. Okay."

"We're playing Candy Land for Men."

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Smacksy Sunday Links

A fabulous moment with the Rat Pack plus Johnny Carson. (Johnny sings!)

Enjoy this one minute vacation in the Yosemite Valley.

I had nine different friends send me this fantastic commercial this week. No, it isn't Bob but I am posting it anyway.

Happy Sunday.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

I Just Don't Get It

"So, Dad? I just don't get it.

"Get what, Bob?"

"When the baby grows inside the mama's tummy, how did it get there? I just don't get it."

"Well... to make a baby it takes part of a man and part of a woman together, but these are very small parts, like remember how we talked before about cells and how they divide? So one becomes two and two become four until they start forming into a baby. The baby stays in the mama for nine months until it gets ready for the world and then it comes out and grows up into a big boy, like Bob. Does that make sense?"

"So, Dad? Why would they make the droid control ship so easy for Anakin to blow up? He just flew in and blasted it and then all the droids didn't work and the war was over. I just don't get it."

"Well, Bob. That's what you call a plot hole."

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Good Scents

"Bob, your hair smells great."

"Thanks. Can I smell you?


"Mom? You smell like clean, clean, clean, clean lady."

"That's the name of my cologne."

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

You Don't Say

"You know, Mom? This is the best game ever."

"I like it too."

"Santa brought it to me, remember?"

"I do remember."

"Santa's really smart."

"He is."

"I think he's even smarter than you, Mom."