Quotes!

My highlights must be convincing, at least to a little girl. Charlotte: “Every day I see the streaks of yellow in your hair! And everyday I think you were born with them.”

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Charlotte: “It tastes like hot dog but its name is baloney.”

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Evelyn was poking at her advent calendar. Me: “Evelyn, what are you doing?” Ev: “I’m just giving some of the little doors a head start because they’re hard to open.”

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Ev: “In my class last year that was a boy who was really short. He was about one and a half Calvin.”

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Char: “Can you get me a bucket?”
Me: “Does your stomach still hurt?”
Char: “Yes. But… it’s not about the food. It’s that my eyes don’t feel right, like I saw too much light.”

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Me, talking to myself: “Hm. Curriculum vitae.”
Charlotte: “What’s that?”
Me: “It’s a document with information about your academic work.”
Charlotte: “Oh. What’s on your ‘vit-ee’?”

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Workshop week at Evelyn’s school. Me: “How did you sign up for the workshops you wanted?” “I signed up for almost all of them. I wanted to sign up for making cinnamon rings, but then I saw them and they had way too much cinnamon. And I was like, ‘no thanks; I’ll pass on that.'”

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When I am perfectly accessorized, Charlotte gets jealous and says, “Mommy, you don’t have to look PERfect!”

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Driving down Main Street at 5:15. Me: “Look, there’s your school, Charlotte.” Charlotte: “Yeah, but Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Nichols aren’t there. They’re at home in bed.”

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Evelyn: “Can I have… can you pass… Char, can you pass?… Char can you please pass… Can you please pass the plate of pancakes? (Smiles) I don’t know what I’m saying!”

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Char, popping edamame pods open and dropping the beans onto her plate: “Everyone in town is having babies.”

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Child wisdom. Charlotte and I were talking about what items can be returned to the store and what items can’t. She said, “Sometimes you can’t take things back. You have to choose what you picked.”

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On December 22, Charlotte: “Mommy, can you add something to my Christmas list? An American Girl doll.”

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Evelyn: “Nitrogen is my favorite gas. It’s also my favorite liquid.”

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Charlotte, on Christmas Eve: “I can’t WAIT for tomorrow morning to open presents!”
Evelyn: “I can. I’m focused on enjoying this moment right now.”

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Evelyn: “Summer is a long way away.”
Charlotte thinks it over. Christmas is over and her birthday is past: “I can’t wait for summer.”

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Me: “We’re taking down the Christmas decorations today.” Char: “Not the tree, though. We can take down the little things.” Me: “When do you think we should take down the Christmas tree?” Char: “I’d say… June.”

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On New Year’s Eve: Me: “We have some cookies to make today!”
Char: “We also have some TV to WATCH!”

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We moved the girls back into the same room together. Charlotte: “Mommy! On Evelyn’s side of the room she wants vampire stuff, and on my side of the room I want My Little Pony.”

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Evelyn: “Washable isn’t an excuse, Charlotte.”

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Evelyn, playing Wii with her sister: “Charlotte, you’re the queen of catch-up.”

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