Friday, January 21, 2011

Training starts early for "the belt"

Playing cards at the table...

Dad, catching a glimpse at her hand:  Oops!

9 year old daughter:  Don't worry.  You see I'm gathering red, but you don't know the species.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Well, they're sorta the same...

 At the Ice Skating Rink...

11 year old daughter:  Mom, when are they going to bring out the Zamborghini?

Mom:  You mean the Zamboni?

11 year old daughter:  Whatevs

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


On the phone with Grandma...

Grandma:  Vanson wants to talk with you.

Mom:  O.k.

8 year old son, very excited:  Mom!  Mom!  I tried a new food!  I tried a new food and I liked it.  It was CORN!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Mom:  And don't forget, you and Dad are going to that Father-daughter dance in February.

9 Year old daughter:  Oh that's right!

11 Year old daughter:  What?  What Father-daughter dance?

Mom:  It's only for Girl Scouts.

9 Year old daughter:  And yeah, I hope they have a PUNCH BOWL!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Maybe she's a little shopped out

In the car:

Mom, to 10 year old daughter:  What would you think about stopping at Macy's?
10 year old daughter:  I would not.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Those poor rabbis

nine year old son: Mom, have you ever climbed Mt. Everest?

mom: No, and I don't plan to. It's very difficult, and very expensive.

six year old daughter: Why is it so difficult?

son: Well, it's very dangerous up there at the high altitude. But there are these guys who carry your stuff for you, they're called rabbis.

mom: Uh...I think you mean sherpas.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

10 is the new 40

10 year old daughter, writing:  Mom, I need some ideas on how to wreck my journal when I'm done.  Things like burn it, drop it in the ocean
Mom:  You could drop it in hot lava

10 year old daughter:  C'mom mom, I need something plausible