1. “She looks like Quasimodo with that bump on her back.” (in reference to our cat, who has developed a strange knot on her spine)

2. “Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…” (our youngest has adopted this when someone carries on too long about an injustice)

3. “K, do that thing with your ‘nibbles’ like The Rock does with his.” (from my son after watching her roll her stomach, he decided he wanted her to bounce her pecs like Dwayne Johnson in “The Gameplan”)

4. “Can we make school short so I can play Monkeyball banana splits?” (again, my son…it’s a request I hear daily, to no avail. And the game is called Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz.)

5. “Do I look harp?” (asked daily by youngest once she is dressed – ‘harp’ = ‘sharp’.)

6. “What IS that smell?” (uh…K…clean the cat’s litterbox, please.)

7. “Thou shalt not kill.” (when asked what the Bible says about how we should treat our brothers and sisters)

8. “Oh my darlin, oh my darlin, oh my darrrrlin, what’s yer name?” (youngest’s version of “clementine” as sung by Huckleberry Hound)

9. “Tell me just ooooone more story and sing me just ooooone more song?” (a nightly plea from two youngest at bedtime – simply a stall tactic)

10. “Mama, your tummy is so soft like a pillow.”
“You shouldn’t tell mama that – it’s just that she eats too much and doesn’t get enough exercise.” (conversation between two youngest)

11. “Look, mama! My hope is floating!” (youngest in the tub, referring to a bar of ivory soap – ‘so pure it floats’)

12. “Mama, how come you taste the pages before you turn them?” (son, referring to my habit of licking my fingers to turn the pages)

and finally…
13. “This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles and a very sharp beak.” (my eldest reading from a science book to her brother and sister)

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16 Comments on Overheard this week…TT #4

  1. mom huebert
    January 31, 2008 at 12:44 pm (9 years ago)

    What a crack-up! Your kids are cute. (I was going to refer especially to my favorite, but when I read them over again, I couldn’t decide. They’re all funny!)

  2. emeraldcityguy
    January 31, 2008 at 1:39 pm (9 years ago)

    Probably said #7 a few times about my siblings too. Happy TT

  3. Lisa
    January 31, 2008 at 2:26 pm (9 years ago)

    I spit coffee through my nose! Those were hilarious, especially # 7!

    My 13 is up as well!

  4. Miranda
    January 31, 2008 at 3:17 pm (9 years ago)

    Lol…thats so cute.

    Great list, Happy TT!

  5. Patti
    January 31, 2008 at 9:04 pm (9 years ago)

    Haha!! I needed that chuckle! What a great list!!! I can’t decide my fave either … but 2, 7, 10 and 13 are top contenders!! Thanks for the laughs! πŸ™‚

  6. Flea
    February 1, 2008 at 7:07 am (9 years ago)

    So hope really does float, huh? I knew it!

  7. yertle
    February 1, 2008 at 4:37 pm (9 years ago)

    So cute. Thanks for the laughs.

  8. Nicholas
    February 1, 2008 at 6:06 pm (9 years ago)

    #13 is priceless.

  9. Fresh Girl
    February 1, 2008 at 8:21 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh gosh, these all made me laugh, but #13 made me howl! And I’m going to adopt “nibbles” and make it my own. πŸ˜‰

  10. Megan
    February 4, 2008 at 9:37 pm (9 years ago)

    I never knew that octopus had testicals!

  11. Bloggers
    February 7, 2008 at 7:19 am (9 years ago)

    Awesome ! So funny. I really needed this today.

  12. Laura
    February 7, 2008 at 8:22 am (9 years ago)

    Oh, those were so fun! Kids say the greatest things, don’t they?!? Happy t-13!

  13. suchsimplepleasures
    February 7, 2008 at 9:26 am (9 years ago)

    i loved that list! i adore seeing how kids come up with their own things…words, names etc…it’s so fun!
    happy tt!

  14. Rebecca
    February 7, 2008 at 5:38 pm (9 years ago)

    I love the “Thou Shalt Not Kill,” especially given the preamble to your response. πŸ™‚

  15. MondaythroughSunday
    February 7, 2008 at 9:26 pm (9 years ago)

    LOL..fun list!

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