Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Year Bon Mots from BOY & GIRL

BOY: Mom, can I watch a program?


JCK: No, BOY. You've already watched enough TV this morning.

BOY: Dad, can I watch Noggin?

E: No, BOY.


BOY goes into the playroom and flops on the floor with an exaggerated sigh...


BOY: What is UP with my parents!?

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JCK: GIRL, I'm starting the bath.

GIRL: Oh, Mommy...Princess GIRL is not ready for a bath. Can't Princess GIRL play?

JCK: OK, Princess GIRL has 10 minutes.

GIRL: Yeah!

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BOY: Mom, we're going to Africa. And I'm really going to miss you.

JCK: Oh, no. I can't let you go to Africa by yourselves.

BOY: Why not, Mom?

JCK: I'd miss you too much.

GIRL: Mom... *SIGH* We're JUST going to Africa to have dinner with our grandparents. We'll be back in the morning.

JCK: Oh, I guess that's OK.

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At the dinner table while everyone else is getting up:

BOY: That is NOT the END of the conversation.


Apparently.

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Driving through Pasadena as the crews are dismantling the bleachers from the Rose Bowl Parade...

BOY: Mom! I saw more BUNKERS! I saw more BUNKERS!

JCK: Bleachers, BOY. Bleachers.

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GIRL: Has anyone seen my wand?

E: Has anyone seen Princess GIRL's wand?

Princess GIRL: And GIRL can't remember where she put it.

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GIRL: Mommy! Scrub a dub dub, Fashion in the tub!

GIRL referring to her new bath tub paper dolls. (They're so cool!)

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GIRL waiting in line with JCK at Trader Joe's.....

Lady: How old are YOU?

GIRL: ACTUALLY, I'm 4.

Lady: Oh? ACTUALLY?

GIRL: Yes.

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During dinner at a diner ........

BOY: Look, Dad! That MAN is having a BABY!

E: BOY, we don't point and talk about other people.

BOY: Look at his BIG stomach!

E: BOY, quiet.

BOY: He's having a BABY.

E: No, BOY. Men don't have babies.

BOY: Some men do.

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GIRL watching her mom walk across the restaurant and commenting upon her mom's return...

GIRL: You have a BIG bottom, Mommy. *GIGGLE*GIGGLE*

JCK: Do I?

GIRL: Yes, but fanny is a nicer word.

Later...

JCK to E: GIRL told me I had a big bottom.


JCK: Well, curving up and out, yes. Going wide...NO.


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Photo of pink camellias picked from our back yard. January in Southern California.


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19 comments:

  1. To the tune of that Carpenter's song: "We've only just begun . . . "

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  2. LOL what is UP with my parents?!

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  3. Going to Africa for dinner sounds like a lot of fun.

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  4. Oh gosh, I hope the man having the baby didn't hear BOY! Kids have no filter, do they? The honesty is refreshing, but it does get you in trouble sometimes!

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  5. Nothing better than the brutal honesty of a child!

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  6. Beautiful camellias.

    My son also said "Actually" a lot when he was that age. It makes them sound so very intellectual, doesn't it?

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  7. ACTUALLY
    that is NOT the END of the conversation.

    Oh, they slay me. Love it.

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  8. Actually, we went through an 'actually' phase. We've now moved into 'terribly.'

    Of course, boy is right; a man did have a baby.

    Too funny!

    And thank you, Cheri for The Carpenters song now on repeat in my head...

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  9. These were all such precious and funny conversations! Don't you just love the idea that you are documenting all these wonderful things your sweet children have said?!

    Happy New Year, J - to you and your beautiful family! I look forward to seeing lots of you in 2009!

    Kellan

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  10. You have awesome kids! Too funny, we hear the actually a lot in our house too, always makes me laugh.
    Oh and I have the same problem with my bottom. I always wanted me some j-lo curves, but instead it is flat and somehow still fat. ugh.

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  11. Yes, my favorite line is definitely 'WHAT IS UP WITH MY PARENTS'. The tide has turned and they now, already, know it all. :)

    Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year JCK!

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  12. I hope the man having the baby didn't hear your son? And, there's nothing wrong with a little bootay.

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  13. *huge laugh*
    my boys ever asked me that too, "why does that man have such a big tummy... is it because he is pregnant?"

    and when i said "no, man don't get pregnant"

    they said, "Mommy, I think you are wrong, 'cos there is no other reason for a big tummy, unless he haven't poo poo for many days!"

    *faint*

    (and the man heard every word!)

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  14. they're worth keeping around just for the funny things they say, no? :)

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  15. Too funny . . . if it makes you feel any better, the version I get is "mommy your BUTT is HUGE!"

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  16. They are too too funny. The Queen has been using Actually for a long time now as well. This afternoon she came out with "yadda, yadda, yadda." I have no clue where she heard that. We don't have TV for reruns of Seinfeld, nor do we have it on DVD.

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