Kid Conversations

by Cate on October 10, 2011

I love listening in on the conversations Nick and Maddie have in the backseat of the car.

Madeline: “Nick, can I have more cookies?”

Nick: “I gave you one.  Here’s one more.  That’s it.”

Madeline:  “That’s not fair!”

Nick:  “Life isn’t fair.  Get over it.”


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Awhile back, we picked up my Mom and head to Target.  She opened the passenger door, put her purse on the floor of the car and started to get in, at which point I started the car.

“Wait, Mommy, Mimi (grandma) needs to get in the car!”

Apparently I seem to have picked up a mistaken reputation for driving off when people are only halfway in the car.

* * * * *

“Peace out, homies.”

I gotta say, I was a little surprised to hear that little gem come out of Madeline’s mouth the first time over a year ago.  Not sure where it came from, but it makes still me giggle a little to hear her say it now.

* * * * *

“Nick, can you run these two containers of food over to the neighbors?”

What is it?

“Spinach Cheese Squares and Chocolate Sin Cookies.”

We always have enough food to give to somebody else.

I loved that he said that.  And he’s right.  In more ways than one.

* * * * *

“Mom, did you know I hardly sweat at recess?”

No, I didn’t know that.

“Really!  I do.  Hardly at all.”

Ok.  Thank you for letting me know.

“And one other girl too, Hayley.  She barely sweats at recess either.”

I’m just not sure what I’m supposed to do with this information.

* * * * *

“Mommy, I touched my armpits.  Can you smell them for me?”

* * * * *

“Mommy, they’re really old.”

This was said as we passed an elderly couple shopping at the grocery store.

Madeline, shh, please don’t say things like that out loud.

“But Mommy, they are!”

Ok, but just keep it to yourself.

“But Mommy, I’m not lying.  They’re really old!”

* * * * *

October 10, 2011 – Bonus Photos
Just Couldn't Do It
I hereby give props to anyone who drinks straight-up coconut water. Finally tried it today and just couldn’t get past the first sip. Apparently, I much prefer my coconut water as part of a Pina Colada.

Grammatical Errors Make Me Crazy
I am that annoying person who picks out grammatical errors and spelling mistakes on menus when we’re eating out. Stuff like that drives me crazy. “Vegitable?” Really?

Pumpkin Cupcakes
I love co-workers who bake. This pumpkin cupcake with pumpkin frosting came from a Skinny Taste recipe.

Constant Reminder
This frustrates me to no end. To log into my online banking, first I have to enter a user name. Then answer a security question. Then enter a password. For my security question, I always pick questions that have fact-based answers, because six months from now I will never remember what I said my favorite food or car was. This bank has a rotating set of security questions, and I use all the fact-based ones. I had to choose three questions from their list, and there were only three fact-based ones, so a few times a week, this is my question. Which, as you can probably guess, annoys the heck out of me. And yes, I called the bank. No way to use less questions or substitute another one. Ridiculous.

With Love from Beth
If you know me, you know that there is a short list of things that I will instantly swoon over. Hearts. Glitter. Pink. Polka Dots.  But I’m very specific. Subtle instances of these things. Not like every towel in my house is pink with purple hearts on it, you know? No surprise that both me and Madeline loved these heart-shaped sandwich cutters that Beth sent us recently. Wait ’till you see the new (glitter!) shoes I got this weekend. Talk about swoon!

I Heart Diet Coke
Oh yes, and do add Diet Coke to the list. Beth texted me a picture of a Diet Coke tote bag from Target last week. Love, love, love it.

Re-Entry is Hard
Mondays are rough for the kiddos, back to the grind. One day, when they’re dating, I’m going to break out some photo albums of them sleeping as kids. There is nothing, nothing, nothing like a sleeping kid to make your heart flutter.

Down Time
One hour of fourth grade homework assistance tonight, and this is how I kept myself busy. Oatmeal raisin cookie from Mystic and the new issue of People magazine.

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Joanne October 11, 2011 at 6:21 am

Now you see exactly why I adore them so much. It’s basically all here…in one post.

You need to try the Zico chocolate flavored coconut water…tastes just like chocolate milk but GOOD FOR YOU! And way fewer calories.

Pumpkin cupcake = need.


MariaV October 11, 2011 at 6:36 am

Are cupcakes off your swoon list?

My sister no longer writes to me because she knows I auto correct everything.


MariaV October 11, 2011 at 6:39 am

P.S. NYCT is running a series of ads about the ongoing subway system upgrades. I am very tempted to use a red marker to a few of them. MTA spent a lot of money on those ads, but no one bothered to proof read. Really?!


chris October 11, 2011 at 7:18 am

i love that security questions… memories or????? ahahah i can think of some things.


Joanie from CLBB October 11, 2011 at 9:00 am

Great stories and pics, as usual. Looks like the bangs-off-the-forehead look for Maddie is still going strong, woohoo, adorable.
DH recently opened his own account at my credit union and he had to pick 6 security questions AND a special 3-digit access code, good grief.
Oh, the fascination with armpits at that age, hee!


Patsy October 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Adorable! and, I MUST make those pumpkin cupcakes!


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