Monday, January 17, 2011

show me some love, Lancelot

Andy, today after school: Mommy, I'm going to be really nice to Benjamin because today we learned about Martin Luther King Arthur and how he wanted us all to love each other.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Andy: Mommy, can you go get me a CapriSun?

Me: No, Andy. Why don't you get it yourself?

Andy: I can't. I have to watch this show.

Monday, January 10, 2011

last night

The time: 4 a.m.

The place: Our bed.

We wake up to the sound of Andy wrestling with our doorknob. When he gets the door open he comes in and lurks beside a half-sleeping Shawn. He mumbles something about being afraid and Shawn pulls him into bed and we all go back to sleep.

Half an hour later, Shawn wakes himself up enough to take Andy back to bed.

Shawn: What was the matter, buddy? Why did you come into our room?

Andy: I was scared.

Shawn: Why?

Andy: I heard a honking noise and it scared me.

Shawn: A honking noise?

Andy: Yeah. [pause] Oh wait, it was me. I tooted.

And he smiled at Shawn.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Andy: Mommy, this is a pretty house. Who built our house?

Me: Well, your great, great, great grandfather built this house.

Andy: Oh...why was he so great?