Oct 29, 2008

Slices of Life, Vol. 24

While watching the Olympics over the summer, Nicholas asked me about the medals that were being awarded, and Nathaniel also paid close attention to my answer.

Me: "The medals indicate first, second and third place. So if you win first place, you get a gold medal. For second, you get a silver medal. And for third, you get a bronze one."

Nathaniel: "Mommy, that's silly. It's gold, silver, and BROWNGE."


Currently loving: The way Nathaniel pronounces his friend Paul's name ... "Pole," and the way Nicholas pronounces my friend Parke's name ... "Pork."


After eating supper at a restaurant while my parents were visiting, Nathaniel was anxious to get home for a piece of cake. While Grayson was buckling him into his car seat:

Nathaniel: "Daddy, when we get home, can I have a piece of chocolate cake?"

Grayson: "We'll see."

Nathaniel: "But Daddy, I ate a Really Good Supper, and I've been good. I really want a piece of chocolate cake."

Grayson: "I SAID we'll see. We'll talk about it when we get home."

Nathaniel: "But DADDY, Mommy SAID I could have a piece when we get home, and I REALLY, REALLY want one. I ate ALL of my supper!"

Grayson: "Nathaniel, I said we'll talk about it when we get home. Don't ask me again."

Nathaniel: "So is that a No?"


Driving home from school one night:

Nathaniel: "Mommy, does 'barely' mean 'not really'?"

Me: "Pretty much, yes. Can you use it in a sentence?"

Nathaniel: "You BARELY STOPPED at that stop sign."


Also recently while driving home from school:

Nicholas: "Mommy, I can tell you some words that start with B."

Me: "OK, sure. Go ahead."

Nicholas: "Buh-buh-buh Baby. Buh-buh-buh Bubble. Buh-buh-buh Box. Buh-buh-buh Bear. Buh-buh-buh Berry. Buh-buh-buh Church ..."


We dropped in at a friend's house recently, and Nathaniel was excited to get to play with their Indiana Jones Legos. When recounting it to Grayson later:

Nathaniel: "Daddy, it was so cool. The Indiana Jones Lego had EVERYTHING ... his HAT, his WHIP, his LEGS ..."


Driving home from soccer practice, approaching a stop sign:

Nathaniel: "Mommy, be sure to stop GOOD."

Me: "Why is that?"

Nathaniel: "Because if a policeman or a ... police-her sees you not stop good, you might get a ticket."


Last night Grayson asked Nicholas to help clean up the den, which had toys strewn as far as the eye could see.

Nicholas: "Mommy, Daddy is SO MEAN."

Me: "He's not mean; he's just asking you to do something you need to do, and you don't want to do it."

Nicholas: "He is MEAN and STUPID."

Me: "Nicholas, I don't want to hear name-calling. Those are very ugly names, and they're not true about Daddy. You're just upset because you don't want to obey."

Nicholas: "No, TRUST ME. He makes me mad A LOT."

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1 comment:

*Jen* said...

Regarding the chocolate cake, I think Grayson said "We'll see when we get home" because he wanted to make sure there were at least two slices - one for him and one for Nathaniel. :-)

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