Monthly Archives: October 2011

Waxing poetic

I am cleaning R’s ears.

R – Eew!  Look at the wax!  It’s so dirty!

Mom– Yeah, your ears were pretty grimy.

R — The wax protects my ears, right?

Mom — Right.  It traps dirt so it won’t go deep in your ear.

R — That’s why it looks so dirty and yellow.

Mom — I guess.

R — What color is wax when it’s clean?


The evening forecast

On our way home from school, I make dinner arrangements with a friend from work over the phone, then call Dad to finalize the details.

B — What?!  Is someone coming over for dinner?

Mom — Yes.  Pastor L is coming over.

R and B — Yay!!!

R — It’s gonna be a lovely day!


The golden state

In the car, on the way home from school.

B — … it was Connecticut skin color.

R — Right.  But we have California skin color.

B — Right!  ‘Cause we were born in California!

Mom– B, what is Connecticut skin color?

B — It’s sort of like peachy.

R — It’s pale.

B — Yeah, sort of like whitish pinkish.

Mom — What’s California skin color?

R — You know… brown!

B — Like us!


Man overboard

In the bathroom.

B — Did you see my poop, Mom?!  It was huge!  (Then, proudly) That was a man poop!


Word to your mother

B, to Mom — You always say “Ee-hee-tow” to me.  What does it mean?

Mom — “Hijito” means “little son”.

B — Is it Spanish?

Mom — Yes.

B — Oh.  I thought you made up that word.


Size matters

B’s Christmas wish list:


Top banana

A decoration left on the table after breakfast, courtesy of R & B.  Because when the inspiration hits, they act on it.