Quotes

Unprompted, Evelyn and Charlotte say that my brother, Don, looks like Prince William. But handsomer.

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I was reading aloud about the royal wedding when Charlotte interrupted. “CAN WE GO THERE?!!”

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Evelyn: “There’s a game, spiderhands, that is just as famous in our class as tag is!”

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Conversation about marriage at breakfast:
Charlotte: “Calvin is going to be our TWO daddy.”
Me: “That doesn’t make sense. Are you going to be Calvin’s mommy?”
Charlotte: “No, because you aren’t allowed to marry people in your family. That’s why I’m going to marry Ella!”
Evelyn: “No! You can’t marry people you know.”

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Char, holding up a shrimp on her fork: “Look at this! It’s going to turn into fibersmoosh!”

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Ev: “I know it’s not really, but isn’t a pineapple an apple with pine needles on it. It grows from a pine tree, but it’s an apple.”

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Charlotte, in a tired-sounding voice: “My teeth were working *so hard* to eat those jelly beans.”

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Char, describing her day at preschool: “We played, we read books, we talked, everything. Except fly. Because we can’t fly.”

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note home from Evelyn’s teacher: “Evelyn signed herself up for the talent show to do a flute act. Is that okay with you?”

Um, she doesn’t play the flute.

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Char: “When I push the spoon into Calvin’s mouth really far back it makes him giggle!”
Me: “I think that’s gagging, not giggling.

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Evelyn: “Look! My party favor bag has a Justin Beaver straw in it!”

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Evelyn: “I made the perfect bowl of instant oatmeal. But I made a few mistakes along the way.”

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Evelyn, coming home from a birthday party at the bowling alley: “They played the Cha-Cha Slide, which I can’t stand. The beat’s too slow so you can’t get your heartrate up.”

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Char: “You won for being the best baby ever, Cal! Here’s the championship bappy [pacifier]!”

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Calvin sneezed. Charlotte: “He bless you’d in my hair.”

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Me: “I’m going to make myself a cup of tea.”
Charlotte: “I’m not.”

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Evelyn, out of the blue, with hardboiled egg yolk in her mouth and around her lips: “What’s cholesterol?”

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Me at the grocery store: “I just want to buy everything.”
Evelyn: “That’s why they put it there!”

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Charlotte: “SEE!? I knew we shouldn’t have gotten another baby. ALL he does is crying.”

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Charlotte: “I ate all the carrots. I hid them away in my stomach where Evelyn can never get them.”

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Me, almost in tears: “I don’t think it’s ever going to be warm and sunny again.”
Charlotte, firmly: “Yes it will, Mommy, because spring is coming.”

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