Monday, January 18, 2010

Apples and Parallelograms

A typical discussion:

Me: Cathryn, what would you like on your baloney sandwich: mustard or ketchup?
Cate: Macaroni and cheese!
M: Would you like milk or water?
C: Juice!
M: Applesauce or raisins?
C: .........pudding?

I am assuming this will end at some point, right? Then again, perhaps I should adopt this strategy in my own life......

"Mrs. Carlson would you like to pay the fine or go to traffic school?"

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Food Chain, pt. II

I thought I had posted this story, but now I can't find here it goes again:

Back in September we were at Huntington Beach on Friday night and saw Catalina on the horizon. My friend Danielle was over there doing some research, so we asked the kids if we should swim over to the island to visit her....

Jack (after much thought): No, because the alligators will eat us.
Me: Actually buddy there aren't any alligators in the ocean, so that wouldn't be a problem.
Ava (piping up): No Jack, we'll get eated by SHARKS.
Me: That's right baby, the sharks will get us. Good call.

The Food Chain

We are at the San Diego zoo, in front of the jaguar cage watching a truly magnificent black jaguar pace before us....every so often he slows down as he passes, eying us.....

Jack: I like him. I want to pet him.
Me: He IS beautiful, isn't he? But that's probably not a good idea look like a snack to him.
J: What does he eat? Does he eat meat?
M: Yep. He eats meat.
J: And we are made of meat, right mom?
M: Right buddy; we are made of meat.
J: I don't think I like him anymore.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

She of the Winged Foot

Cathryn: Why don't I ever get to be the hider?
Me: Well, you have to be the first one the find the hider and then you can be the next hider.
C: But I caaaaannnnnn'tttttt!
M: That's the spirit!
C: I don't have the fast feet!!!!

Children of the Corn

Found this on the kitchen table this morning. So, looks like we won't be sleeping soundly for a while......

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Saturday Morning in the Mountains

We are up at Big Bear; the big boys, this time including Malcolm, are off snowboarding. I am at the cabin with Jack, Cate, Ava and Xander. After jumping off the couch for an hour Ava decided to put on a play. Cate decided to play super heroes. So what we ended up with was a series of performances interrupted by cries of "Super heroes! Quick! Someone is in trouble!"
"Super heroes never tell."

Those super heroes. So very mysterious.