Brilliance in the Bath Tub

Overheard last night: Char and Cal were in the bath tub.
Calvin: “Look! I can make the soap go *into* my washcloth.”
Char: “It’s not really in your washcloth… it’s breaking into teeny-tiny pieces… Calvin, I’m like Einstein compared to you.”

She’s a Reader

Charlotte: “What was that thing in the movie, when the witch was sticking the doll with pins to control the real person?”
Me: “It’s a voodoo doll.”
Evelyn, interrupting: “No, it’s a simulacrum.”

(she mispronounced it, but still.)

Grievous Weight

Walking home from school, Evelyn describes in great and morose detail why she wants to go on a nature hike soon. Part of her reason is basically that fall is short and sweet and will pass too quickly.
I start laughing. “That all sounds good, but you sound *so* grumpy, Evelyn!”
Evelyn, immediately: “I’m always grumpy when I’m carrying something heavy.”

Like a Commercial

Calvin: “If you want to do something, just stop what you’re doing and do it!”

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Preschool Problems

On the way to school this morning, Calvin: “Oh no! I told myself in the night time that I wouldn’t wear these shorts because I was wearing them for my pajamas. But I forgot to change them this morning!”


Calvin, to James, who is wearing a TARDIS t-shirt: “Why you wearing a shirt with a port-o-pot on it, Daddy?”

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“How are you doing, Calvin?”
Cal: “I’m sad.”
“Why do you feel sad?”
Cal: “Because I wanted to go to NEW ZEALAND after TODAY, not a long time from now. I want to go after this night. I want to see penguins there.”

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