Thursday, December 31, 2009


  • Chloë (2): *running, crying into the room* Mommy! I pokey my eye!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009


One of the neighbor kids was trying to get my attention...
  • Neighbor Kid: Hey. Hey. Aiden's Dad.
  • Aiden (7): His name is Mr. Leary!
That's my boy!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Early Christmas Quote

Aiden got a new bike for Christmas.
  • Aiden (7): Tight! I wanted a kick-stand!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Dog Ate My Presents

Every year it happens. Without fail.
  • Someone gives us a Christmas gift with food in it.
  • We don't know there's food in it, because it's gift-wrapped, food vacuum-sealed, and we don't have a hound's drug-sniffing olfactory capabilities.
  • We place it under the tree, then we wake up some morning soon thereafter to a fat beagle and a hastily opened gift.
Merry Christmas, Frisky.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Poor Elmo

Oh the things big brothers can teach you...
  • Chloë (2): *holds hand like a pistol* Bang, Bang! Elmo's crying!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Who's The Boss?

  • Aiden (7): I thought dads were supposed to be "The Boss"...
  • Robert: They are.
  • Aiden: ...
  • Robert: Yes, I am the Dad therefore, I'm the Boss.
  • Aiden: ...
  • Robert: Did you hear me?
  • Aiden: Mom says she's the boss.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Help Me!

  • Robert: Ok, Chloë. Go upstairs and Mommy will help you brush your teeth.
  • Chloë (2): HELP ME, MAMA! HELP ME!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Embarrassing Nudity

Warning, this post will utilize a word that is usually not used in good conversation...but it's life with kids, so ease up and spare me your emails of indignation!

While getting ready for the bath:
  • Aiden (7): Boys are the only ones who should be embarrassed when they are naked.
  • Sarah: Why is that?
  • Aiden: Because we have penises and girls don't.
Honestly, it's the truest thing I've heard in a while. God has blessed me with the straight-talk of kids!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I'm A Sorry Daddy?

While pushing Chloë in a cart in the store I bumped into a shelf...
  • Chloë (2): Uh-Oh!
  • Robert: Whoops, I bumped it!
  • Chloë: You're a sorry Daddy.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Short Bus

Aiden's buddy, Andrew, has never ridden a school bus...
  • Andrew (7): *looking at a short school bus* I want to ride that bus home!
  • Sarah: That bus is for handicapped kids. Do you know what handicapped means?
  • Aiden (7): Yeah. It's like...daycare kids.