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A sad, sad sign of the times

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Shortstack is standing at the end of the dining room table, admiring a quarter he’d just received. 
‘Hey!  Guys!  Look!  Come look!  This quarter is actually made at the US Mint!!!’
‘Of course it is, sweetheart.  Where did you think it was made?’
‘I don’t know–maybe the China Mint?  Almost everything is made in China.’

 

Name Changes

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Last night at dinner:

‘What’s wrong? Why aren’t you eating?’

‘I’m just trying not to eat like a race horse for once.’

‘Why start now?’

‘Yeah, Mom—you usually eat like a vacuum cleaner!’

‘We’ll just have to start calling her Hoover.’

**short pause to explain that Hoover is a popular brand of vacuum**

‘Then you guys can call me ORECK!’ [...]

Backseat Boys

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Shortstack had a friend come home from school with him for the first time yesterday. Here are some of my favorite quotes (the ones that I can remember, at least…) from the afternoon. Unfortunately, there is no way to recreate the boys’ voices and inflection. I was in stitches the entire time. Would it always [...]

he won’t be going to Europe anytime soon

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Talk about a moment of randomness and ‘where the heck did that come from?’ During last week’s flu-fest, Shortstack ran into our room and declared that he was no longer on speaking terms with Batfrog. I was shocked, as he and Batfrog had become extra close over the past few weeks. [...]

blinded by the light

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Shortstack walks in office with a stuffed tortoise from one of the Kohl’s Cares for Kids sets that came out a while back. The tortoise’s legs are covering his eyes.
‘Look, Mom! He can’t see. He’s been blonded!’

ein wizenheimer

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

Last week, Shortstack and I were out and about around town, having an amusing discussion in the car between stopping points. I forget what our conversation was about, but at one point I said to him, ‘Don’t be a such a wiseguy!’ As is usually the case, I was quickly put in my [...]

W.R.O.N.G. again!

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

So it turns out that the ‘tighties‘ Shortstack was referring to weren’t tightey-whiteys after all, rather tights/pantyhose/stockings, etc. It clicked as we were changing from our school/work clothes to our ‘we aren’t doing SQUAT this afternoon’ attire and he saw the fist sized hole I had poked through the support pantyhose I wore [...]

master of the obvious

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Shortstack was enjoying some ‘private bath time’ Monday night while I was being a terrible mommy and catching up on some blogs across the hall in the office. He had been on the verge of being sick since Friday, but at this point his only symptom was still the extreme whininess (isn’t that the [...]

and this little piggy went WEEE all the way to the bank

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Shortstack has always asked for ‘piggy bank’ rides, as opposed to the usual ‘piggy BACK’ ride. Clever, astute analysis of this particular choice of words escapes me; thus I open the floor to you clever, astute Internet folk!

BACON!

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

This morning Papa Frog took Shortstack out to pick up a few things from the store and have a special breakfast out while I slept in for a bit (I told you where my priorities are…) and had a quiet few minutes to myself. Instead of going to Waffle House, Papa Frog suggested [...]

 
 

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