V: Is that poison ivy?
V: Is it banana? [Pointing to plantain leaves.]
“Daddy, take a shower. Your armpits are stinky.” – Talia, when I leaned over her to help her at breakfast.
“Mom, when I need you, I need you. And that’s a rhyme.” – Annie, at 4 am on the couch snuggling
“Hey, where did my shade go?” – Talia, walking into the sunshine, out of the shade.
“How does the potty work to flush because it looked hot!” – Emeth, after flushing the toilet while the power was out. I had told him that we could still flush the toilet without electricity, but that we needed electricity to get hot water. So naturally, if the toilet water looked hot, one would wonder how it could flush.
“Have you ever licked your scab before? It tastes kind of yucky lemonish.” – Emeth
“Can anyone be so still that they could feel a tree growing?” – Emeth
“The trees are wind-ing me off.” – Talia
“Can you inside-out this?” – Talia
After watching Tarzan on Netflix:
Annie: “I never want to watch it again.”
Micaela: “I didn’t really like it.”
Emeth: “I liked it just a little bit.”
Vitalia: “I liked it.”
A: Come on, Baby, let’s watch a movie!
V: I’M NOT READY!
A: That’s okay. Mama’s just gonna watch a-ber-tizements.