Friday, March 30, 2012


"Mom? I saw how they have Easter baskets with toys and dinosaurs and everything in them at the Rite-Aid. Did the Easter Bunny bring them there?"

"What do you think?"

"I don't think so. The Easter Bunny only works on Easter. Anything else would just be ridiculous."

Thursday, March 29, 2012


"Mom! Watch this! Watch this!"

"Okay, Babe."

"See how I'm dancing? And waving my arms and hands around like this?"


"Watch me!"

"I am, Honey."

"So? Did I hypnotize you?"

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


"Mom? Why can't we touch the sky?"

"Where do you think the sky starts?"

"Maybe above a really high tree or a tall building or something?"

"So if we climbed a tree or went on top of a building do you think we'd be able to touch the sky?"

"I bet bugs think we live in the sky already."

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Little Something

"Look at what I made at school, Mom."

"A little Easter basket? That's cute, Honey."

"And it's also a little bit scary because I wrote my name on it with red to look like blood."

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Man In the Moon

Bob had a sleep over last night with Grandma Jan and Pops. At 3:08am our phone rang.

"Daddy? Hi."

"What's up, Buddy?"

"I just wanted to talk to you."

"Are you okay?"


"Do you want to talk to Mom?"


"Hi, Baby."

"Mom? It was a good night but I had a bad dream. And I miss you guys a little."

"I miss you too. Do you think you can you go back to sleep and have sweet dreams now?"

"Mom, I love you, you know?"

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Smacksy Sunday Links

Uncle Dave is one of our favorite people. He's also quite the smartypants.

The internet was made for kittens.

And this is how the bunny likes to sleep.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Smacksy Saturday Photo: A Proclamation

Henceforth, all of my measurements will be measured in increments of mini candy bars.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bring Your Mother to Work Day

"So, Mom? I gave all my employees the day off yesterday because I'm a nice boss."

"Sounds like it."

"They worked all night long doing the counting."

"What kind of business do you have?"

"I'm sorry, Mom. I already did all of my interviews for the day."

Thursday, March 22, 2012


"Bob, how was your dinner?"

"It was great."

"And the cheesecake?"

"It was super great... but I ate too much... sadly."

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Little Gramps

"Aunt Jen, did you know there's this room at that store that has all these balls in it and it's for kids to play in? There's like a million balls and there's got to be so many germs. Going in there is like asking to get sick."

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What's New With Vi?

Guys? Today our cat Violet climbed into the tub and took a shower with Jeff. This kind of weirdo behavior is exactly why she belongs in Casa Rosenbeg.

Monday, March 19, 2012

But, Mom!

"Bob, you need to include Liam when you guys are playing."

"But he was mean to Clementine."

"You need to be patient with him, Babe. He's just a little guy."

"But, Mom!"

"You have a choice. You can either include him, or we can leave the park and go home."

"Mom, I really don't like your options."

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

"It's called a chanrock. It's pretty much magical, and everything."

Friday, March 16, 2012


"Good night, Bob."

"Hey, Mom? Who loves me more you or Daddy? Do you love me more than the whole world? You love me more than everything, right? I know. How many inches long is this bed? How long is an inch exactly? Is my hand and inch or is it more than an inch? I can't fall asleep. Why is no one doing anything to help me fall asleep? Mom? I love the way your hands smell.

"Good night, Bob."

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Well, Then

"Bob, I'm sorry we had such a hard time getting along with each other earlier."

"I'm sorry too, Mom... but... you started it."

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

And It Went Well

"Daddy and I went to your parent/teacher conference this morning."

"What kind of t-shirt?"

"No, not t-shirt, teacher."

"Oh... What happened to the t-shirt?"

"There was no t-shirt."

"Did you wear pajamas?"

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

When You Put It That Way...

"Mom! Come here! Quick!"

"What is it?"

"They sell marshmallows here at the grocery store!"

"They sure do."

"Does that mean we can go camping tonight?"

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Best

"I found the best stick in the world and it has three leaves and this acorn hat on it and I'm going to need to let it live in the house for the rest forever. You know what I mean, Mom?"

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Smacksy Sunday Links

This is very cool, courtesy of my friend Eileen.

This is fascinating, courtesy of my friend Jennifer.

And this is wonderful, courtesy of my friend Tina.

Happy Sunday.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Smacksy Saturday Photo: The Lion Mask

"I put jewels and ladybugs and a bloody fang on my lion mask. Did the bloody fang scare you a little?"

Friday, March 9, 2012


"Mom? Today at school GiGi told me that chocolate milk comes from chocolate cows."

"What did you say?"

"I told her to stop hallucinating."

Thursday, March 8, 2012


"Are you excited about your first t-ball practice, Buddy?"

"Yeah. I think it'll be super fun."

"Me too."

"I'm really fast at running, so that's good for t-ball."

"That is good."

"I'm sort of a tough guy now."

Then I tied the tough guy's new cleats and we left for the field.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Red Light, Green Light

"Hey, Mom? I noticed that all of the crossing guards in our neighborhood are older people."

"I think you're right."

"Do you have to be really old for that job?"


"I think that would be a really good job for me, you know with that orange vest and everything."

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monopoly Game: Day 3

"Mom, who's winning? You or me?"

"Well, you have a lot of properties but I have a lot of cash... But remember it's not just about who wins, we're playing to have fun."

"But who's going to be the winner?"

"The person who has money and property at the end. But really, whoever has the most fun is the winner."

"Mom? I am so going to beat you."

Monday, March 5, 2012

Under the Big Top

Today we went to the circus. We saw Cirque du Soleil's "Ovo" under the big top on Santa Monica Beach. It was spectacular. The acrobats, jugglers, clowns, trapeze artists, and high-wire performers were world class. Bob was spellbound. When it was over he gave his review:
"That was awesome. You know I don't even think I could do some of those things!"

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Smacksy Sunday Links

This is fascinating.

This is swell.

And this is what we sing at bedtime.

Happy Sunday.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012


"Bob? Would you rather have a turkey sandwich or macaroni and cheese?"

"Mom, shouldn't you just offer me the sandwich because it has more protein?"