Thursday, December 29, 2011

canine tosis

Maya, our shepherd, has terrible dog breath. Today we were talking about it, and about the other dogs we've had. Andy asked about our Doberman Pinscher.

Andy: Did Suey smell, Mommy?

Me: No Andy, she didn't usually have dog breath.

Andy: Oh. Did she have person breath?

Friday, December 23, 2011

massive parenting fail

Andy and I were having a discussion about the Amish. I explained that they don't use cars or phones or radios or television.

Andy: Well then what do they watch?

Me: They don't watch tv honey.

Andy: They don't watch anything?

Me: They don't watch any tv at all.

Andy: Well, then they never feel happy!

It may be time for a change.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

what am i

Andy's new favorite game is called "What Animal Am I?" He created it himself. We've been playing it for a few days.

Then it morphed into a boys' game: What Machine Am I? This one is tougher for me. He's a train. He's a digger. He's a road paving machine. He's a computer. (He sat on the ground and beeped.)

Next it became "What Dude Am I?"

Finally it was "What Old Thing Am I?" This was ridiculous. First he was a garbage can. (I can't imagine why I couldn't guess that.) Then he curled into a ball on the floor.

Me: Andy, you've got to give me a clue. You're not even moving.

Andy: You know why? I'm a penny!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

good advice

"Ben! Remind yourself that you're being rude!"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

a [stupid] tradition dies

My husband loves The Three Stooges. He used to watch it with his own dad, and he had greatly hoped to share the tradition with his own boys.

I don't think it's going to work, though. Tonight Shawn put on the Stooges for Andy. I came down to the basement to see Andy sitting on the ottoman with a cookie in his hand, staring at Moe punching Curly in the stomach as they all ran from a mummy.

I asked, "Andy, do you think this is funny or do you think this is stupid?"

He answered, "I think it's stupid. It's just a bunch of old guys punching each other."

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

thanks for pointing that out

"Mommy, when you took your hand out of your mouth, um, I saw some slobber."

Thursday, December 8, 2011

careful editing

As I picked up Andy...

Me: Andy, how was school today?

Andy: Great! I didn't even get in trouble this time.