Last week it was my turn to drive the Ballet carpool.
(Five little girls ages 8 & 9)
Shannon: Hey I think that's my dad's truck over there.
Kritsi: No, I don't think it is.
Shannon: I think it is my dad, it looks like his truck.
Kristi: The guy driving the truck doesn't look like your dad. Is your dad Mexican?
Shannon: No, he's Californian.
Kristi: I just don't know what to do about my birthday next week. We are having a big family party and I can invite one friend, but I don't know who to invite. I'm worried that when I invite only one friend, that all my other friends will find out about the party, and will feel bad that I didn't invite them.
Ashley: Um............. I think you just told us about it.
After listening to these girls talk for the 15 minute ride to ballet, and back home, I have made a few observations.
The word "like" is used much too frequently in their conversations.
"So, like we went to this like restaurant place, and it was like really cool, cause they had like this really good food, and you could eat like all you wanted to, and it was like SO delicious, and my brother was all like "I love this food!' And he was like stuffing his face, and I was all like looking at him like all funny and like thinking that he was like so totally weird, and my mom was all like "Hey, like don't eat all that!" and I'm like thinking like he is going to be like all sick from like eating all that food, and he's like "I'm hungry" and like it's making me sick like watching him eat all that......................."
Do any of you know a doctor who might be able to perform a "likectomy"
My daughter could be considered a "power talker".
Conversation between my kids yesterday:
Sidenote: Aaron's idol is Don Aslett, author of "Is there life after housework", "Clean in a minute" and "Do I dust first or vacuum?"
He is also known as "America's #1 cleaning expert" Aaron wants to take over his job someday.
Aaron: Before I start my cleaning business, I want to get me some business cards.
Brielle: What would you put on them?
Aaron, Well, since Don Aslett is still America's #1 cleaning expert, my business cards should probably say "America's #2 cleaning expert."
Brielle: Are you sure you want to be Americas #2 Cleaning expert?..........#2?
You want to be an expert on cleaning up #2??????
Aaron: Hmmmmm, maybe I should put something else on them.
Conversation # 2 between my kids:
Aaron: Why is CJ's voice getting lower?
Brielle: Because he's in puverty.
Aaron: What's puverty?
Brielle: It's what happens when you grow.
Aaron: Well, then what does PU mean?
Brielle: That means that something stinks.
Aaron: I think it would be better if they called puverty "PU"
(Warning, we are starting to potty train Max, and this conversation contains some potty talk, do not read while eating)
Brielle: (Looking at Max who has mac-n-cheese all over his face) Hey Max, what did you eat for lunch?
Me: No max, you did not eat poop. That's yucky! We don't do that!
Max: Eat poop!
Brielle: No Max, poop goes in the potty.
Max: (giggle, giggle) Poop go in my mouth, (giggle) down in my tummy.
Me: No Max, remember, what do we do with poop?
Max: (giggle, giggle, giggle...) EAT IT!
Apparently I have a comedian on my hands.
Sidenote: Max DID NOT eat any poop. I checked his breath.
And finally, I will end this post with the Aaron quote of the day:
Aaron: How much does your brain weigh?
Me: I don't know, what do you think?
Aaron: Probably as much as your head without the skull.