Thursday, June 30, 2011

Some random conversations between my children and me over the past little bit:

Jakers: So, when we have our new baby, can we still keep Logan?

Me: Yes, of course.

Jakers: So we'll give away our new baby?

Me: No, we'll keep Logan and the new baby.

Jakers: What? We keep all our babies?

Me: Yes, yes, we do.


Spe: Mom. I have a secret to tell you.

Me: Okay.

Spe: I really love Barbies, but I'm afraid everyone will think I'm a jerk.

Me: (Insert ten minute conversation about how he can like whatever he wants, and if he wants me to buy some Barbies to play with, I will buy them for him, and no one will think he's a jerk, because girls and boys are allowed to play with whatever they want . . . ad nauseum)

Spe: Oh. I was just kidding. I really hate Barbies.

Me: (weakly) Oh. Ha ha. That was really a funny joke.


Veevs (in the car): Mom, can you turn it to NPR?

Me (secretly proud of my news-loving, urbane child): Of course.

She listens for a little bit.

Veevs: Geez, I just wish they'd talk some more about Anthony Weiner!

Totally urbane, that one.


Mel said...

Ah! Your kids are awesome. So far my most quotable conversation with Grady is this:

Me: "Grady, say grandpa!"
Grady: "Grandpa."
Me: "Say it loud!"
Grady: "Loud."

Ah, toddlers and their limited vocabulary.

Kathryn said...

Great post! Kids are so funny sometimes. My 3-year-old niece wanted to return her newborn sister to the hospital. She was disappointed to learn that hospitals don't take returns.

julie said...

The Barbie conversation made me laugh out loud! It's good to hear from you, Heidi!

Jen said...

Hahaha. Your kids are delightful. I'm glad you keep all your babies. I try to do that too, but sometimes I am tempted to give one away. Like the three year old right now.

Leisha said...

I miss you. Desperately. Especially the urbane child. I am returning to the land of the living. Spread the word! xoxox