Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yin and Yang

Will and I are having a quiet morning in the car alone.

Will: Mom, I think I'm going to be a serious person when I grow up.

Mom: Why do you think that?

Will: Well, you know how you are a serious person and Daddy is a silly person?

Mom: I'm not sure about that...

Will: I think I am going to be serious. You know how I say {very serious voice here}, "No, Sophie, don't do that." ...I think that she is going to be a silly person like Daddy.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Will continues to ask us lots of questions that completely stump us. Obviously, he should have been in charge of developing the English language:

Will: Why is a flashlight called a flashlight? It doesn't flash. Why isn't it just called a light?

Will: Why is sawdust called sawdust and not wooddust? It comes from the wood, not the saw.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I don't gush too much about my kids, but seeing their affection toward each other is such a joy. Most often I see them displaying... um, we'll just call them "Emotions Other Than Affection", toward one another!

However, when Will says goodbye to me before unloading at school, he has begun to say goodbye to his sister, too. First, he "surprises" me with a hug from between the seats. Then he lurches over to her side of the car to give her a big hug before getting out.

Sophie grins, hugs back, and says in a deep, jovial Fat Albert voice, "HEY, THAT'S MY BOY!!!"

Monday, January 18, 2010

When you start locking your bedroom door at night... just never know what you might find outside it when you wake up in the morning.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sophie's vehicle of choice

Sophie: Do you know my favorite cereal?

Mom: No, what?

Sophie: Miniwheats! Because they have "Minnie" in them.

Sophie: There is a kind of car that is my favorite kind of car.

Mom: Oh?

Sophie: A "Minnie"-van. I *really* wish we could have one of those one day!

Monday, January 11, 2010