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One night while tucking Abby into bed she sweetly chimed, "good night! Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bites bug you!" I like her thinking. Sometimes life bites. The trick is to not let it bug you.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Because I Said So, That's Why!

Scott has accused me of having something to say about everything, and truth be told, I do enjoy exploiting blog venues for soapbox purposes. But today I tried hard to think of something I felt inclined to pontificate on, and I came up with nothing. Then I realized I was actually saying a lot, but it was just all ridiculous. So I decided to start keeping track. Here are a few statements that left my mouth today:
  • Don't throw play-dough on the clean clothes.
  • An ox is not the same as a mountain goat.
  • We don't drink tubby water.
  • A dinosaur would not have been friends with another dinosaur who wanted to eat him.
  • Bun, or no bun?
  • You've gotta keep your tongue low in your mouth when you want to whistle.
  • Do not throw things at your brother's head.
I also had to explain to one of my sons why the word "pasty" is not a word he wants to use in noun form. (Unless he is changing his pronunciation and referring to delicious British savory pies, which he was not.)

But the quote of the day which will be etched in the family consciousness forever did not come from me. It was Ian, who said:
"What are those little things in the dirt that make the dirt dirty?"

I don't know why I ever even try to say anything meaningful. Clearly, the most interesting statements emerging from this house originate with my kids.

By the way, if anyone has an answer to the dirt question, please get back to me. I still haven't given an answer.


The Bunker Family said...

"We don't drink tubby water" is a staple for me! Another one is "Doorknobs are not for hanging." That one gets confusing b/c technically you can hang something on a doorknob but not necessarily a 2-year-old child.

Ginger said...

Your kids must keep things cleaned up. Two staples in my house are, "Clean clothes don't go in the hamper", and "Putting it on the floor isn't putting it away!"

bcolemere said...

I like the picture and the beautiful rule fireplace, I'm sure that was done with lots of love.

Karen said...

We have a floor issue too, Ginger, and a doorknob one. The door to the pantry is about to come off its hinges! Bryan, I think I should put the commemorative photo of the fireplace tiler back on display, but we all feel a little inadequate compared to that buff physique.

Deb said...


You crack me up!! I love to read your always makes me happy! Hope you guys are well!

Karen said...

Thanks, Deb! I hope you haven't given up on blogging- I'd love to see a post from you. I think we share a love of finding the ridiculous in the mundane. lol