30.3.11

Conversations with the Peanut Gallery


Lauren showed me a picture of a volcano she had drawn and said, "Do you know what that stuff coming out of the top of the volcano is?"  "Lava," I replied.  "No," she said.  "I didn't know how to draw lava so I just drew a mustache instead."  I looked again and sure enough it was a handlebar mustache.

We were at the dentist office for the girls' cleaning and Anna was looking around the office.  She asked the dental hygenist what the Sharps container was for.  The hygenist responded it was for needles.  She then went on to say they used the needles to help take away the pain in case anyone needed a tooth pulled.  Anna perked up and said, "I know a girl who had to have her tooth pulled.  Afterwards, she took it home, put it in a jar and named it Rachel."

As you may have guessed, Lauren can be rough and tumble.  She tends to give Jacob a hard time but now that he's a little older, he tells on her.  The funny thing is though, that now he blames her for everything, whether she did it or not.  He fell on a toy the other day and came over to me, rubbing his back saying, "Ow.  Back hurt.  Low-reen (his pronounciation of Lauren) scratch.  Hurt."  The next day he got the knee of his pants wet in the dog's water dish and said, "Low-reen did."  This morning, he was scratching an owie he had on his knee that he gave himself.  I said, "C'mon, Buddy.  Let's put some neosporin on that."  He responded, "Low-reen scratch.  Low-reen did." 

Sitting down to a dinner of shrimp and rice, Anna asked, "Did God say it was OK to kill shrimp?"

Some older tidbits I'd written on post-its that I came across while spring cleaning:

At the end of drama camp this past summer, Doug asked Lauren if she'd made any friends during the week.  She responded, "No."  He asked, "What about that little boy sitting next to you?"  Again, she responded, "No."  He asked Anna the same question.  She replied, "Yes, a ton!"  Doug looked at me and said, "Well, that about sums it up."

Conversation upon turning on the computer and seeing a pop-up that says it is a non-media day in America:
Anna said, "Lauren, today is No TV day.  It says we're supposed to turn off our tvs, video games, and cell phones and go outside to play."  Lauren thought for a second and then said, "Yeah, just click the X."
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