Fish Sitters

29 Jun IMG_3203-0

Peter: i’m not going on the boat. I don’t want to be on the water. 

Me: So are we leaving you behind? 


Me: Who will take care of you?

Peter: Um…the fishies at the dock. 

Sort of Too Young to Die

28 Jun IMG_3097

We’re driving to the lake and there was lots of smoke from the wild fires. Charlotte asked if the smoke was bad for you and I said if there was lots of it. In a very over the top dramatic voice she said “Noooo! I’m too young to die!” And then in a normal voice “mom- you’re  sort of too young to die”  

Spontaneous Combustion

25 Jun

We had just dropped Charlotte off at soccer and we’re going to find a parking spot when Peter said ,”I don’t want to get out. I want to stay in the car and overheat.” When I told him he couldn’t stay in the car he said “I won’t start on fire!” 


The Car Cave Hotel

30 May IMG_2432

Once when I was a baby I had a baby car and I was driving it all around in your tummy and I drove it to a hotel with a car cave and it was called the car cave hotel and that’s where I went when I was a baby. And the hotel was full of babies.

Scare Tactics

25 May IMG_2496

last night I was in the middle of unloading the dishwasher and it was time for the kids to go to bed, so I asked Charlotte if she could help Peter brush his teeth. A couple of minutes later I heard Charlotte’s raised voice, “Peter open your mouth!! Fine! I won’t help you brush your teeth- all your teeth are going to rot and fall out of your mouth and everyone will laugh at you because you will look like an old man!!”


1 May

C: I don’t want a tattoo…I have enough needles in my life.

When I grow up

20 Apr

Peter and I were in the car and so to make conversation I asked him what he wanted to be when he grows up.

P: A worker. That works at worksites.

M: Like construction sites?

P: Yah.

M: And what will your job be?

P: I’ll drive the excavator. And Jacob – from daycare is going to work there with me and he’s going to drive and excavator too. And we will  fight zombies and kill them with chainsaws and then put dirt on them.

M: You mean you will bury them in the holes you did with your excavators?

P: Yah. But not deep holes. Just short holes. Lots of short holes. 2 millions of short holes.


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