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The funnies

I’ve gotten so out of the habit of writing down things the boys say; but they’re still making me laugh almost every day.  The other day I grabbed a pen after Adam looked at Zara and said, “She’s pretty much a miniature human with an almost developed brain.” :) For real.  And then I discovered this ooooooold post in my drafts folder and figured better late than never.  So enjoy a few golden oldies.

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Adam was talking about radiation and the harmful effects it can have while we were fixing lunch.  I was microwaving leftovers when he got himself a drink and said, “I get really thirsty when I eat radiated food.”

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The boys had been studying parasites in Science toward the end of their school year.  About the same time Durlin and Emily came to visit and I got to take six month pictures of their darling, pudgy baby girl.  Liam was looking at the pictures of her later and said, “She is the smiliest baby I ever saw.  Every time you look at her she smiles.” Then he took a look at her chubby legs and said, “She’s so fat she might have that lymphocytic ermich….. whatever it’s called.”

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Liam went downstairs to brush his teeth and get ready for bed when suddenly he came huffing back up the steps.  “I’m a hound sniffing down my hug and kiss!”  Seriously? This is when I just want them never to grow up!

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We were driving into town and Adam was in thoughtful mode.  Pretty soon he said, “You know, Daddy isn’t quite over the hill, but he’s kind of on the edge.  [poignant pause] He’s just not very lively and [short pause] sharp anymore.”  Phew! Glad I’m still a year David’s junior. :)

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The boys were eating lunch and Adam was exclaiming over the good cherry tomatoes he’d picked in the garden.

Liam: “Is there a lucky day?”

Me: “You mean like on the calendar?”

Liam: “Yes.”

Me: “No.”

Liam: “Shoot.  I was going to try cherry tomatoes on that day.”

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We were riding up 29 North in Charlottesville when we came up beside a man on a motorcycle wearing a gopro on his helmet.  Liam took one look and said, “”Oh, that’s so lucky.  Then you don’t need a wife and a car.”  No need for wife paparazzi, huh?

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We’d been discussing how different people have different strengths.  One day Liam asked me, “What are you good at?”

Me: “Oh, the only thing I’m a pro at currently is being a mom to you guys.”

Liam: “No, you’re pretty good at clearing the dishwasher.”

Always good to have a vote of confidence somewhere. 😉

 

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