I’m not doing a WWW Wednesdays update today because I’m still reading Dandelion Wine (it’s really good, by the way). Instead I thought I’d do an update of “Kids say the darndest things” since it’s been a while. I don’t always capture the outrageous things my kids can say, but I’m glad when I do.
To make things easier, Son #1 is my 6-year old, Son #2 is my 4-year old.
Son #2 kept hugging me while sucking his thumb one recent morning in my car, while we were waiting for his school to start.
Me: Why are you hugging me? Are you tired?
Son #2: No. It’s because I love you.
Oh, I’ll take that!
Rock the vote
Son #1: When the election comes, I’m voting for Barack Obama.
Me: Why is he your choice?
Son #1: Because he’s already president and he deserves to stay president.
Me: Some presidents do well and deserve to be re-elected, and some don’t. What about Romney?
Son #1: I don’t think Mr. Romney would make a good president.
Out of the mouth of babes…
The coolest job
Son #2: When I grow up, I want to be a cockroach exterminator.
Me: Why is that?
Son #2: Because I get to wear a gas mask.
Beats sitting at a desk the whole day, for sure.
Books are a danger to your wallet
I recently bought a Lego Star Wars dictionary at the school book fair. The boys’ latest conversation while flipping the pages went like this:
Son #1 (pointing): I want this one.
Son #2 (pointing): And I want this one.
Son #1: And I want this AT-AT.
Son #2: Me too!
Son #1: Then we should get two. One for you, and one for me. And one for Mama so she has her own AT-AT and doesn’t play with ours.
How does he know I always wanted one?
Only in America
One day, I was talking with the boys about Big 5, a sporting goods store not far from our house. I wanted to buy some new swim goggles there for Son #2.
Son #1: They sell guns there, you know. And bowling balls.
That one left me speechless.
The next two cartoons are for all moms out there, who share the joys and pains of motherhood with me. Enjoy!
Yeah, it’s kind of like that.
Just looking at this cartoon makes me want to take a nap…