Tag Archives: thingstheysay

The greater good

I took the kids to the doctor for their yearly checkups earlier this week, and as it turned out, Abby needed a Hepatitis A booster. Dr. B commented that she was sorry since Abby probably hadn’t been expecting to get any shots.

Abby replied, completely serious, “I don’t like shots, but they are for the greater good.”

Chat

You Can’t Handle the Tooth

> __Madeline__ Can I write the tooth fairy a letter?
> __Me__ Don’t worry, she’ll get it.
> __Madeline__ How does the tooth fairy know to come get my tooth?
> __Me__ She knows.
> __Madeline__ Did you call her?

Chat

Food?


food?
food is an asymmetric information problem or just a poor explosive
anyway or gonna get expensive, for all sorts of reasons. or undefined
or good! or cancelled for this Friday and next as the house will be
packed, PACKED, with people or excellent and surprisingly cheap

Obviously

> Rebecca What happens when I’ve gone through all the ballet levels?
> Matthew You get to fight the boss, obviously.

Rocket Science

Marcus: Mom, if you were a character in a comic book, and there was a web site about the comic book, and there was a page for your character on the web site, your famous quote would be “Rocket science this is not.”

Lyrical

In the car on the way home from Thanksgiving, with Abigail wailing and Rebecca singing to her and me swiftly succumbing to Madeline’s cold.

Rebecca: Mom, do you know any other Christmas carols I can sing to her?
Me: My throat is sore and I have no voice.
Rebecca: I don’t know the words to that one.

Wheels Spinning, Spinning Wheels

While reviewing [Flickr](http://www.flickr.com/) images for a web site banner, Marcus poked his nose over my shoulder.

Marcus: What is all that?
Me: Yarn.
Marcus: That’s a lot of yarn.
Me: Yes, it is.
Marcus: So, do they have yarn making machines?
Me: Yes, they’re called spinning wheels.
Marcus: Oooooooh.