Monday, July 25, 2011

Nearby Letterboxes

Mom: Roger, I can't find the DVR remote for the bedroom.

Dad: Is it under the bed on my side?

Mom: I looked there. I had it earlier this morning, but now I can't find it. I don't know if I lost it or if the kids took off with it.

Schatz: Did you look in my room?

Mom: Is it in your room?

Schatz: Yes.

Mom: Will you go find it for me?

Schatz: No, Mommy, I hid it. You have to go find it like a letterbox.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dunk Tank....On Steriods

Roger is organizing a Family Day (Organization Day to our military readers) for his unit. This morning he was trying to describe a dunk tank to the kids...

Roger: There will be a big tank and Daddy will be sitting above the tank. They will give you two baseballs to throw. If you hit the target, I'll fall off the seat into the tank.

Maura: That sounds like fun.

Schatz: And there will be sharks swimming in the tank to scare you.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Just Saying No" in Action

Roger quit smoking today. He has been unsuccessfully trying to quit for a long time. He decided that today was the day. To give the kids a chance to be involved in this process, we thought we'd let the kids tear up the last of the cigarettes and throw them in the trash.

Roger: I've got something for you girls.

Schatz and Maura: What?

Roger pulls the last two cigarettes out of the packet and hands one to each kid. Before he could explain what the cigarettes were for:

Maura (very solumnly): No, thanks, Dad. I don't smoke.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Kids Mimic Everything You Say

Schatz: Mommy, I have a job for you.

Mommy: You have a job for me?

Schatz: Yes, Mommy, I need you to put some more tea in my cup.

Random Conversation

Schatz loves dogs. She cannot pass a dog without stopping to pet it, kiss it, love on it...and chatter with the owner...I don't think she understands what a rescue dog is, but she didn't let that stop the conversation.

Schatz: Can I pet your doggie?

Random Stranger (walking her two dogs): Yes, They like kids.

Schatz: What kind of dog is it?

Stranger: We're not really sure. They were rescue dogs.

Scahtz: I have a dog. My Lucy dog is not a rescue dog. She is a Golden Retriever dog.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Osama What's His Name

I was having a random conversation with a boy (maybe 8 or 9 years old) at the pool today...

Me: Oh, yeah? How long ago was your dad in the Army?

Boy: I don't remember. But he was in the Army and had to go and look for...(pauses and tries to remember) know, that guy they just shot.

Me: Osama bin Laden? Did your dad go to Afghanistan?

Boy (snapping his fingers): Yeah, that's the one.