Thursday, October 30, 2008

What's for Breakfast?

I returned from running weekly errands at about 8 am. I unloaded all the bags from the van, and M started rummaging.

M: "What's for breakfast?"
Mommy: "Pickled pigs feet and fried lizard."
M: "Oh." (long pause) "Have we ever had that before?"
Z: "I think she's kidding. She better be kidding."

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dinner, Anyone?

Last week I made chili for dinner. It's not a favorite, and I know that, but I like it and it's inexpensive and filling so I continue to make it periodically. This last time I made it I asked who liked it and Z, J, & M all raised their hands.

L said: "It's not as bad as it usually is."

Two nights ago, as I was kneading the pizza dough, L walks through the kitchen.

L: "What's for dinner?"
Mom: "Pizza."
L: "Have you started doing something different? Because it's not as bad as it used to be."

I need to explain to him someday that his wife might not be as accepting of his compliments as I am.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


The boys have a snack at 3:00 everyday. It's predictable, it's about halfway between lunch and dinner, it works well with our activities. It keeps them from asking for food all day long.

M (at 2:40): "Can we have snack?"
Mommy: "In twenty minutes."
M: "Oh. How about 3 minutes..."
Mommy (interrupting him): "No, at 3:00"
M: "...uh, 2 minutes, because then it would be zero minutes faster and I'm hungry and I don't like twenty minutes and I don't want to wait and it's not fair."

I had to laugh at his reasoning. Being four must be fun. He actually thought that might persuade me.

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Media

Want a scary example of media bias? Go read this post by Jenn over at White Trash Mama, watch the video, and follow her instructions.

Overwhelming majority, eh?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Theology With a Four Year Old

M: "Did God make everyone?"
Mommy: "Yes, God made everyone."
M: "But not the bad guys, right?"
Mommy: "God made everyone."
M: "Even the bad guys that put him on the cross?"
Mommy: "Yes, God made everyone."
M: "What'd he do that for?!?!"
Mommy: (pause while I try to figure out how to explain the origin of evil to a 4 year old)
M: "Hmph. Guess we'll have to wait and ask God about that."

The Baby Is Getting Smart

N saw an old picture of L, Z, J, & M.

N (excitedly): "Hey! There's my guys! (tone switches from excited to confuzzled) Hey!! Where's N?!?!?"


N really likes chocolate milk. I indulge him and put just a pinch of chocolate milk mix in his milk. Sometimes the pinch is actually just a granule or two of the mix. This worked well for the past year or so, ever since he started asking for chocolate milk. He's started to catch on, though, and this scenario is starting to become more common.

N: "Chocolate milk, Mom."
Mommy: pours milk
N: "No shake, Mom."
Mommy: puts a pinch of chocolate milk mix in the milk
N: "No shake, Mom. Thanks, Mom."

Then he holds his cup up over his head and looks quizzically up through the bottom of the cup. If he can see the chocolate milk mix sinking to the bottom (he can't see the chocolate sinking if I shake it) he gives me a grin. If not, he furrows his brow and walks off.