January Quotes

In the car, Calvin is trying to tell me a story, but keeps stopping: “I have to pick up the word, but some words are tricky. So we have to snatch for the words.”

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We watched the original Star Wars movies for the first time this weekend, and the kids really enjoyed them all. During one suspenseful scene, I asked Calvin if he was doing okay. Cal, emphatically: “I’m not in the MOVIE, Mommy.”

Calvin: “My favorite part was when the father helped his son. By pushing the scary mom down.”

Evelyn, as the credits roll on Return of the Jedi: “Well. That’s a whole lot of carnage.”

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Shopping with Evelyn for school clothes, I find a shirt that I like. When I put it back on the rack, Evelyn: “You know you’re an underbuyer, Mom.”

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Calvin, helping clean up toys: “I’m good at makings attitudes, Mommy.”

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On a roadtrip to James’ sister’s wedding, Avicii comes on. Cal, groaning, “Ugh! I heard this song TOO many times, turn this song off!”

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Cal, looking out at the snow: “We can’t drive yet because the road is still fuzzy.”

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Got Calvin out of his bed this morning while wearing James’ t-shirt. Cal: “Mommy—you Daddy?”

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I ask Evelyn to stop singing Katy Perry’s “Hot ‘N Cold” over and over again. Evelyn: “But that’s the only happiness I have.”

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Calvin, stroking my cheek: “Mommy, when I grow bigger, I will take care of you. & Daddy will grow smaller and smaller and I will take care of him too.”

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Calvin to Charlotte (who was in a snit): “Don’t hate. Hatin’ makes you sick.”

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Cal, holding a Junior Mint between his fingers: “I squeeze this together so it’s the size for MY mouth.”

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James calls, waiting in line with the girls to buy Hobbit tickets. He reports that Evelyn wants to know if they’re going to see the “regular version or the LEGO version.”

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Cal, singing: “Feliz MommyDad, Feliz MommyDad.”

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Calvin, having unwrapped a new bike enough to see the handlebars: “It’s a MOTORCYCLE!”

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Evelyn with her new field hockey stick! The girls are both taking 6 weeks of indoor hockey lessons through Field Hockey Fanatix.

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A beautiful bride with all her neices!

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Calvin sharing his toy car with the groom.

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