Sunday, July 1, 2012

Conversation after the kids came home from their friends' house:
Me: What did you have for lunch?
Trevor: Meat soup.
Me: Was it chili?
Trevor: No, it was hot.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Noel: I can write an uppercase "N" but not a downercase "n".
Trevor, in the house he's lived in for half his life: Where's the bathroom?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The kids are playing with polly pockets.
Trevor: Her house looks like an amazement park.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Funny things kids say, of course

We parked next to a car that had fuzzy dice hanging on the mirror, only black with white spots. A few days ago we had been playing dominoes.
Noel: Look, there's vamanos (with a perfect Spanish accent) in that car.
Later on, in the tub, the kids were having a contest for the "cleanest, shiniest" face. Trevor insisted we find a real judge.
Trevor: Get out the sledgehammer! (Just think about this one.)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Trevor decided today that he will be forming a "secret club". Here are the details he shared with me:
The club will consist of eight people; Hailey, Anna, Kozette, Kellan, Will, Thomas, George and Tessa.
The club will meet downstairs, where they will have a sleepover in his closet, except the kids who are small enough to fit under the bed.
They will eat juicy foods, but not crumbly ones (except chips.) Juicy foods are constituted mostly of fruit, and an example of a crumbly food is sandwiches.
I'm not sure why it's secret.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cute stuff

Noel's pronunciation of bathroom: bat-yume.
When talking about an event that occurred at any time in the past, she used to say "yesterday." Now she says "tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow."
We went to Goodwill and she held up a plastic piece o' junk and asked "is this half off?"
Trevor has informed me that he wants a stepbrother. He also wants Todd and I to divorce and remarry so he can have two moms and two dads.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I have to tell you something...

These kids will do anything to drag out bedtime. A drink of water, cover my head, where's special bear? Noel learned from Trevor to say "I have to tell you something." But when you say "what is it?" she says, hmmm. hmmm.
The next day she says, "Trevor, I have to tell you something."
Trevor says, "what?"
She responds "Trevor, I have to tell you something."
Trevor says "You can tell me anything, Noel."