Monday, July 2, 2007

Conversations on the Home Front -- Apples to Apples

Jake: Poodles are arrogant, powerful and fuzzy-- but they are not refreshing!
Nate: Oh, come on! There's nothing more refreshing than a freshly laundered poodle.
Andy: Especially after the dryer...POOF!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Conversations with a Toddler-- In Traffic

Me: Valor, can you say "car?"
Val: Caaar
Me: Val, can you say "van?"
Val: Vannnn
Me: How about "yield?"
Val: "Eeled."
Me: Very good! What about "speed limit?"
Val: Vrooooom!
Pause.
BJ: He is his father's son.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Isn't It Supposed to be "Redneck?"

My husband's computer store has been cleared out, and some of the remains have taken temporary residence in our home. Andy's reaction to the pile?

"We're Silicon Valley white-trash."

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Conversations with a Two-Year Old -- Articulation

"See that ice falling down? That's called hail."
"Whale!"
"Not quite Val, say hhhhail."
"Whale!"
"Hhhhhh-ail."
"Whale."
"Val, watch my mouth-- hh, hh, hh, hh...hail."
"Hh, hh, hh...whale!"

Monday, March 12, 2007

Overheard-- Zoo Incounter

J-bo and me at the zoo:

Me:That's an elephant. Big, aren't they?
Him: I'm pretty sure they're not kosher.

Um.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Conversations with a Two-Year Old -- Parenting Bad Day

My mother:

"Valor! Whatever you're doing; stop. Whatever you're thinking about doing; don't even think about. Don't do it either. Get away from whatever you're near. And I can't see what you're into, but get out of it!"

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Love Thursday -- Brothers


I had heard horror stories about jealous toddlers who had be watched like hawks when around the new baby. I was worried about how Val might react to his brother. I don't have to worry, except when Val wants to play ball with his brother.










He loves to share toys too.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Love Thursday-- Play

And lest there be any confusion-- I'm behind the camera; the lovely woman you see there is Syhalla. You may remember her as the funny one in many "Conversations on the Home Front."