Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Truth About Mario

  • Chloë (4):  What are you playing?
  • Aiden (9.5):  Super Mario Brothers
  • Chloë:  I think Mario really likes money.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

To Tell A Lie

  • Sarah:  Chloë, why did you do just do that?
  • Chloë (4):  ...
  • Sarah:  Are you trying to think of a lie?
  • Chloë:  Can I do that?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Faith Like A Child...With Candy

  • Sarah:  Where'd you get that candy?
  • Chloë (4):  God.
  • Sarah:  God gave you that candy?
  • Chloë:  He let me have candy. He's my perfect God.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hic - cups

  • Chloë (4):  Do you have hyphens?
  • Sarah:  Yes, I have hiccups.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Dog Buffet Or Kitchen?

  • Aiden (9):  When Chloë eats in here its like a dog buffet floor for Archie.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Paternal Semantics

  • Chloë (4):  Who's my father?
  • Sarah:  *pointing Robert's direction*  He's right there, silly!
  • Chloë:  He's not my father, he's my Daddy.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Becoming A Big Girl

  • Robert:  When did you get to be such a big girl?
  • Chloë (4):  If I was 14 I would be.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Getting Married

  • Chloë (4):  I'm gonna marry Aiden when I grow up.
  • Sarah:  You can't marry your brother. You'll have to pick another man.
  • Chloë:  But I love him!
  • Aiden:  Chloë, that's just wrong.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Age Appropriate

Chloë wanted to play beach ball with some kids at Klineline Park so she went right up to the dad:
  • Chloë (3.75): Can I play with your kids?
  • The Dad: Of course you can.
    *He told his daughter to kick the ball to the "little girl"
    *Chloë interrupted him:
  • Chloë: *Excuse me, I am turning 4 soon, so I would prefer you call me a "big girl!"

Friday, August 12, 2011

Castle Protocol

  • Chloë (3.75): Do you dance in that castle, or just walk in there?

Monday, August 8, 2011

It's How You Say It

  • Aiden (9): I'm not buying that for you.
  • Chloë (3.75): No, you're buying that with me.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Truth Be Toe'd

  • Sarah: Chloë, how did your toes get blue and pink?
  • Chloë (3.5): Um...Um...Um...I don't remember the truth!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Situational Awareness

  • Aiden (9): That girl was eyeballing my ice cream.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Good Advice

  • Aiden (9): Don't wear underwear with decorations on them because you might get embarrassed.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

2D Tune

  • Robert: That singer sounds flat.
  • Aiden (9): Yeah, she only sings in 2D.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Trade For Water

Sarah got RC Cola. Chloë opted for water. Then it came to the table:

  • Chloë (3.5): Mommy, let's switch!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


  • Chloë (3.5): I want you to take me to a dance party.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


  • Chloë (3.5): Daddy, don't squish me.
  • Robert: I won't.
  • Chloë: Well, you can squish me a little bit.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Goodnight Names

  • Robert: Goodnight little girl.
  • Chloë (3.5): Goodnight big daddy.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Regarding the two paintings of birds in our house:

  • Chloë (3.5): They don't sing. They don't fly. They're just lookers.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Opening A Puzzle Box

  • Chloë (3.5): Daddy, you have GOT to check this out.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Spicy Food

  • Robert: Here's some sauce for dipping.
  • Chloë (3.5): Is it the hurting one?
  • Robert: No. It doesn't hurt.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It "Bacons" The Question

  • Aiden (8.75): Who doesn't like Bacon?
  • Robert: ...
  • Aiden: Probably not vegetarians.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Grill Master

Sarah, starting up the grill for some outdoor cooking:

  • Chloë (3.5): Umm...maybe you should let Daddy do that.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

From Aiden, On Mother's Day

Probably should have posted this a little closer to Mother's Day...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

But Really, Pug + Cavalier = Archie

Again, artwork courtesy of another 5 good minutes from Spaceman Design.

See previous post for more context.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Who Ya Like

After she waved goodbye to Sarah:
  • Chloë (3.5): I like her.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Drama Queen

  • Robert: You're a drama queen.
  • Chloë (3.5): Then you're the drama queen daddy.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Aiden Saves

Just another important contribution to another WS Cheetahs victory.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Dog Park

  • Chloë (3.5): Where are all the slides and swings?
  • Sarah: They don't have those things at dog parks.
  • Chloë: I don't like this dog park.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Table Talk

  • Chloë (3.5): Poop is disgusting!
  • Sarah: Ummm, Chloë, we don't talk like that at the table.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Face It

A girl from down the street, upon meeting Aiden and his dad together:
  • Girl: You two have the same face.
  • Aiden: ...
  • Robert: That's because I'm him from the future.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Changing Clothes

  • Chloë (3): I'm a changed woman. Don't worry, Daddy.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


  • Chloë (3.5): *Putting her forehead on mine* "Oh Daddy, you're so lovely."

Monday, March 28, 2011


  • Aiden (8.5): What's in your drink?
  • Robert: Lemon.
  • Aiden: Oh good. It's not backwash.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Imminent Concern

  • Robert: Archie's just dying for someone to sit with him.
  • Chloë (3): Oh no! Is Archie dying?
  • Robert: No, he's not dying. That was just a figure of speech.
  • Chloë: ...*still concerned*
  • Robert: It's just a joke - no, it's a saying - no, Daddy was just pretending.
  • Chloë: ...
  • Robert: Don't worry, Archie fine. I shouldn't have said that.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


  • Aiden (8): I'm pretty sure that Chupacabra is not real.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

On Spilling

  • Chloë (3): *Spills her drink on her shirt* "Ah, sick!"

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spray the Ice Cream

After putting flavor sauce on her ice cream:
  • Chloë (3): Daddy, did you spray my ice cream?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Normal Food

  • Robert: Here, I made this special oatmeal with goodies in it for you.
  • Chloë (3): *tastes a bite* Can I have some normal food?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

On Giving Gifts Early

  • Robert: Let's give mom her birthday gift now.
  • Aiden (8.5): A gift and no party? That would be cheap.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


  • Robert: Be careful with that package, you don't want to damage it.
  • Chloë (3): Don't worry, I won't damn it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Toilet Talk

  • Chloë (3): Alright toilet paper, get ready, your not gonna like this.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


  • Chloë (3): *punching keys on a calculator*
  • Robert: What are you doing?
  • Chloë: I'm texting.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Robert, procurring a cart to go into the store with...
  • Chloë (3): We don't need a cart. I probably won't run away.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Warm Sun, Bright Sun

  • Sarah: Thank you for all of this warm sun, God!
  • Chloë (3): Dear God, please make the sun go away. It's hurting my eyes.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

More Than A Friend

  • Man At Church (MAC): *To Aiden and Chloë* Are you two actually friends?
  • Aiden (8): ...
  • MAC: Are you brother and sister?
  • Aiden: Yes.
  • MAC: And you actually like each other?
  • Aiden: Yeah.
  • MAC: That's great!

  • Aiden: *To Dad* What?
  • Robert: He's impressed that you and Chloë are friends with each other.
  • Aiden: Ok?
  • Robert: You know...that you two actually like each other.
  • Aiden: But it's much more than friends...
  • Robert: Really?
  • Aiden: And MUCH more than like...

(Oh man, best thing I've heard in a long, long time.)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Accurate Logic

  • Robert: Chloë, are you sorry now?
  • Chloë (3): Yes.
  • Robert: What are you sorry for?
  • Chloë: Because I was in time out.
  • Robert: Why were you in time out?
  • Chloë: Because you told me to.
  • Robert: Why did I tell you to?
  • Chloë: Because you were mad at me.
  • Robert: Why was I mad at you?
  • Chloë: Because your feelings were hurt.
  • Robert: Why were my feelings hurt?
  • Chloë: Because you had me in time out.
I have been bested by a child...

Monday, January 3, 2011

Just A Girl

  • Sarah: Are you going to be tough like a big kid?
  • Chloë (3): But I'm not a big kid. I'm a girl.
Then she went on to clarify:
  • Chloë: Aiden's the big kid and Daddy's the tough guy.