Quotes from the Kids

Charlotte, flexing her arm muscles: “This is the way to say ‘strong’ in English.”

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Charlotte: “Imagine if your hand was very fragile and you bit it. And it came off!”
Me: “Wow, I’m impressed that you know what fragile means.”
Charlotte: “At school, our snack was some very crumbly, fragile crackers!!!”

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The girls played “explorers” out in our yard this afternoon. When they came in, Evelyn said, “That was the most fun EVER. I didn’t know there were dangerous things in our own yard!”

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Evelyn, looking at Calvin’s teeth: “Hey! That’s not fair. Now he can bite us, and Charlotte had someone to bite, but I didn’t.”

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Charlotte, pouring Fruity Pebbles into a bowl: “LOOK! They’re Swedish Fish Cereal.”

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Cal dropped his toys. Char picked them up. “Say ‘thank you,’ Cal,” I said. Char: “Calvin’s not expecting me. No, accepting. I mean, respecting. He’s not respecting me.”

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Evelyn: “I don’t know what the t-ball was made of.” Char: “They’re made from corn and fuzz.”

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Char: “Who was the little boy who got bathtised on Sunday?”

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Ev: “Who inspired Fancy Nancy?” Charlotte: “ME! I did!” Ev: “No you didn’t.” Charlotte: “Oh, the illustrator must have.”

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Evelyn, looking for hidden objects in a picture: “Boy, these things are such a pain in the neck. ”

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Charlotte in the kitchen with me. We’re listening to classical choral music by Bach: “This kind of music makes me calm down.” Me: “Me too.” Char: “So you don’t scream at us when we’re being naughty?” Me: “Yeah.”

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Evelyn, holding Calvin: “Calvin is reaching for Charlotte’s pretzels! No carbohydrates for you yet, Calvin! Just vegetables.”

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I was pouring honey in my tea. Charlotte, pointing: “Mommy, when you weren’t looking I drank some of that.” Me: “My tea?” Charlotte: “No, the honey. But it was a long time ago, like a hundred-hundred days ago… that’s like when the dinosaurs were alive!”

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