Sarcasm, on a 4 year old?

I was sitting in a local ice cream shop, enjoying a treat and casually watching the two little girls at the table next to us enjoying their ice cream cones. About two-thirds of the way through her ice cream, the older of the two, who may have been four, got this panicked look on her face and said, "Mommy, I have to go to the bathroom....really bad. I don't know if I can make it." The mom, who was trying to enjoy her sundae, got up with this frustrated look on her face and said, really sarcastically, Read more [...]

All the news that’s fit to tweet, almost

I monitor my Twitter and Facebook streams in a program called TweetDeck and have one column dedicated to news with tweets from local, national and international news. A few of the tweets last week seemed just a bit off to me, so I thought I would share. Fight Childhood!? Weren't you one once? A local TV network tweeted to help one of their charity partners get a grant to fight childhood. When I pointed out the unfortunate truncation, they retweeted and were actually fighting childhood hunger. Fighting Read more [...]

I was detained at the border…

...on my way into America... twice! If you happened to read my DMV adventures and the issues I had considering my common name, you are going to love this one... The entire family went up to Niagara Falls this past weekend for an Irish Dance competition for my daughter, and we stayed on the Canadian side. Getting into Canada was easy, a few questions, and we were on our way to the hotel. We had a nice meal and hit the hotel to rest up for the competition in New York, just over the border, the next Read more [...]

Kids Say v27.0

I have been a little lax recording some Kids Say and have a few to share: Noah, in an effort to explain his sister's poor chore habits said, "Maybe by the time Hannah is my age she will have a little motivation, because I have a little bit." At least he is honest ;) Hannah, on seeing a Bolivian restaurant asked my wife why anyone would want to eat there because they would have to throw up afterward... just think about it for a moment. Finally, this evening. Hannah was insulted and fairly verbal Read more [...]

Kids Say v26.0

This was not from one of my kids, but it is definitely a keeper. I was in Kroger, getting the ingredients to make my FIL peanut butter pie for his birthday, when I noticed a young boy (maybe 2), sitting in the cart, with a parent on either side of him, pulling off his shirt. I then saw the reason, he had gotten sick and it was all over him and a large puddle had formed on the floor. My heart went out to the parents, we have all been there, and they were struggling trying to get him squared away Read more [...]

Kids Say v25.0

On Friday I saw a friend who mentioned he was going overseas to teach English and bring them Jesus . The kids and I were chatting after the fact and Noah said “I thought that was ‘cool’ until I found out that it was about Jesus and then I thought it was ‘really cool. ‘”

Hannah added “it would be cool to teach English in a different country. I want to go to Australia.” Oh Hannah. ;)