Thursday, May 27, 2010

I Stand Corrected

Colin was starving. I gave him a big bowl of spaghetti.

"Go to town, kid."

"No, Mom," he said, "I go to table."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Aww, Shucks.

I woke up with a smiling little face inches from mine:

"Mom! I'm your buddy!"

" are, honey."

"And you're my buddy too, right?"

"Yep. I am."

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dinnertime Existentialism

"Eat your chicken, kid. Bodies need protein too."

"I don't have a body."

"You don't?"


"What's that thing right there with toes and fingers and a head?"


Thursday, May 13, 2010

I'm Losing my Narvels

"Mom, Grandma has narvels!"


"Yeah! I got some narvels at school too!"

"What are 'narvels', babe?"

"Those little round things."

"Oh. You mean marbles."

"No I don't. They're narvels, Mom."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You Can Buy Those?

"Mom, it was my dream we went to the human store and the robot store too. And we got to a monster store. And we got a kid that's human like us, that talks. A girl one."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Latest Colinism

"Woo-la-who": n, a tubular plastic hoop, about 4 ft. in diameter, for rotating about the body by swinging the hips, used for physical exercise or in children's play: introduced in the 1950s.

Also known as a Hula Hoop.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Better Check That

Measuring the washing machine with his dad's tape measure:

"Twenty-six, seven, five, six. Mmmm...I better check that."

Drops tape measure and runs out back door.

Baby Blob

"Mom, when I was a baby I was boring."

Sunday, May 9, 2010


"I'n afraid of fire, Mom, an' airplane crashing. But I'm not afraid of dying."

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Finer Things in Life

"This is our big house where we live an' it has a sink and wittle cookies!"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Do I Really Need a Reason?

"Why did you got me a surprise, Mom?"

"Because I love you and you're awesome."

"Oh. Okay."

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Brown Guy

Trying to explain to Colin whose birthday party we were going to:

"You know the grown-up guy I was talking to, next to the pool last weekend?"


"You know, uh... Lily and Jasmine's Daddy?"


"You know...he had an orange bathing suit on?"

Colin said, "Oh yeah! The brown guy?!"

"Yeah! That guy!"

Laughing....because that is the most obvious thing, so why didn't I think to say that first?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I Finked he Wooked Willy, Willy Cute

Dressed in his bathing suit for a pool party:

"Mom, what do you fink - do I wook so cute?"

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Discovering Pillbugs:

"Mom! Wook! It's a Woah-ly Poah-ly! But where he's going? Oh. He needs to go find his mom."