Wednesday, August 31, 2011
"Dad? How is Violet supposed to celebrate a cat birthday with only humans?"
"You think she should have a cat party?"
"Yeah. Maybe Miss Belva could bring Cindy from next door and Mee Mee could bring Marty over."
"That would be pretty crazy. Would they have cat birthday cake?"
"Cat cake is made out of turkey. We can make it. It's what Vi's wants."
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
"Bud? Next week we're going to walk to school a couple of times to see how long it takes us."
"So we're ready for school?"
"Yeah, that way we'll know what time we have to leave in the mornings."
"Am I going to ride my scooter?"
"That'll be good most days. On days that it's wet out we should walk."
"Or if there's thunder and lightning we can take the car?"
"And if we're fire fighters we can take a fire truck."
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
"Mom? Why was Douglas from around the block at my dentist appointment?"
"He just happened to be at the dentist office for his appointment at the same time you were."
"But he watched my whole appointment."
"I think he wanted to see how a big boy like you acts at the dentist, Bob."
"I think he just wanted to watch that Winnie the Pooh movie that was on the TV in the ceiling over my lay-back chair."
Labels: boys is boys
Monday, August 22, 2011
"Hey, Mom? Want to see my new move? It's kind of like a yoga and karate move put together and if I can keep this one foot over there and hold my arm up like this, see? Wait, see? No wait, hold on, see? Not that one. Did you see that other one? I'm okay but did you see that one? Okay watch this. See my up arm? And move done! I know, awesome move."
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
"Mom? What is this thing?"
"It's a thing people used to use to write letters and books and things before we had home computers.
"I don't get it. Why didn't anyone want to have a computer?"
"They weren't available. Computers haven't been around that long."
"Yeah, but you have, Mom."
Labels: A Way With Words
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
"Mom? Can I have one more show, please?"
"What was that sound?"
"That sound you made like, 'whhhhhhhhhh.' Like that."
"That was a sigh. I was feeling tired of you asking me for shows."
"You should use your words, Mom."
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Fascinating excerpts from James Mollison's photography book, Where Children Sleep. (Scroll to the bottom of the article and find the slide show.)
You know I love me a good dog video. This is :14 seconds of goodness.
And from Listen To Your Mother LA, "Cheese" by Cheryl Rosenberg.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
"What's over there, Mom?"
"You mean the tomatoes?"
"Yeah, but what are the other ones?"
"Looks like... plums."
"I know why Daddy put those together."
"Why is that?"
"I think because he's really into eating things that are circles all together on the same plate."
"But the plate's not a circle so I'll think about it some more and get back to you."
Labels: alrighty then
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
"Mom? Why did you stop? Why are you talking to that policeman?"
"He pulled us over for having expired registration."
"Why is it expired?"
"Because our fifteen year-old car wouldn't pass a smog check so we had a new catalytic converter put in but then it still wouldn't pass a smog check because we have to drive the car ninety miles to re-set the computer and apparently we've only driven about forty miles so far and I couldn't tell because our odometer doesn't work and also I didn't have our updated insurance in the car and mommy was irresponsible and didn't start this process three months ago when she should have."
"Mom? You have something in your nose."
"Nice. Thanks for telling me, Bob."
"Mom? Where did you put it?"
"The thing you just took out of your nose?"
Labels: car talks
Monday, August 8, 2011
"We've been driving a long time, Dad."
"It's only been about eight minutes."
"Are we closer to our house or Lego Land, right now?"
"Right now we're closer to the house."
"How about now?"
"It's going to take a couple of hours, Bob."
"Dad? Now are we closer to Lego Land than the house?"
"No, but we're pointed in the right direction."
"You should hurry, Dad. All the Legos are waiting for us."
Labels: car talks
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
"How was your day, Dad? Was it disturbing? Embarrassing? Confusing?"
"No, none of those. Maybe a little tiring."
"Oh. That's pretty good then. Let's have a snappy dinner."
"What's a snappy dinner?"
"It means really good. I'm really good, Dad."