New quotes

Charlotte: “May I play on Starfall?” (Starfall is an educational website) Me: “No.” Char: “Please? I like looking at screens for a long time!!”

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James: “Okay, girls! Who wants to help me make oatmeal raisin cookies?”
Charlotte: “I’d LOVE some.”

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Ev: “Char, guess why there are towns in the middle of highways.”
Char: “I don’t know.”
Ev: “Because the cars on the highway need to stop somewhere to get gas.”

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Charlotte and Evelyn playing together on the floor at my parents’ house: Char: “Isn’t it great to be away by ourselves? We don’t have to spend time doing things with other people.”

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Filling out Evelyn’s camp form: “Additional information pertinent to your child’s safe and happy time with us.” Evelyn thinks she can swim but cannot, not really.

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Watching World Cup. “Who on the field can touch the ball?” I ask, testing the girls.

“The goalkeeper?” asked Evelyn. “Like in soccer?”

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I ordered a vintage postcard from Miami Beach. I’m framing it, but I love the handwritten note on the back. Here’s what it says:

 

“Hi,

We arrived after a long tedious trip. I am not looking forward to the trip back. Love, Dad.”

 

LOL.

 

It’s addressed to Miss Sandra Barcourt, Essex NY. Mailed on August 7, 1969.

 

Can’t you just imagine the guy who wrote this?

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Charlotte, watching fireflies: “You know what happens when two collide? They make a bigger light so they can see around them.”

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Ev: “I saw Calvin’s little boy face.”
Me, misunderstanding: “Yeah, he really does look like a boy, doesn’t he?”
Ev: “No, I mean it’s the face he will use when he’s a little boy instead of a baby. He looks older.”

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Ev: “It’s fun to look back at distant memories.”
Me: “Like what?”
Ev: “Like, looking back at the time when a green snake bit someone at the museum.”

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Char, approaching Calvin with a magnifying glass: “I need to check him for Taj Mahal.”

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Me: “Charlotte, where would you like to go someday?”
Charlotte: “I would like to find the end of the rainbow.”

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Me: “Evelyn, look. We got a new stereo system.”
Evelyn: “Wow! Who bought it?”

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Charlotte: “I want a parfait. But no fruit in it.”

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Charlotte, holding a peanut butter M&M: “It’s so brown and tasty it could break my heart.”

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Watching the World Cup, Charlotte: “Look at that person with the American flag face!”

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so Calvin has just started getting scared by things: 1) a toy octopus, 2) a picture of a cow and 3) Mommy yelling when a soccer goal is scored.

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We have read The Velveteen Rabbit too many times. Charlotte, defending herself for why she snatched a stuffed toy from Cal: “But I love him and that makes him REAL!”

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Char, looking at me through her blue goggles: “Mommy, your skin is green! You’re turning WITCH!”

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Evelyn getting off of the Speedway ride at Dutch Wonderland: “That was fun. It also showed me that I’m not a very good driver!”

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I walked into the playroom to see Char with a hot pan holder and a plate with a toy pig on it. “Mmmm, it’s bacon,” she explained.

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Charlotte: “I don’t like my name. I want you to call me Crystal.” Me: “No, when you turn 18 you can change your name, but for now, your name is Charlotte. What about a nickname? Lottie? Char? Carlotta?” Charlotte: “I like Atlas…”

 

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