Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Santa Claus

Benjamin said, "You know that I know Santa Claus is not real, right?"
Sure, I said, but it's nice to pretend.
"Now wait a minute," Steve says, "we have evidence! We had presents under the tree that said 'from Santa'."
Benjamin said, "yes, that's because some people know how to spell Santa Claus."
For the record, I didn't tell him Santa is not real. His best friend at school has 3 older brothers.


Stuart, we're going to go to the zoo today. "Today? Are we going to see cows?" No, we'll see elephants and monkeys and giraffes. He nodded and thought about this for a minute, and then, as if he was just checking, "Will we see dinosaurs?"

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Stuart got a rubber eraser in his Christmas Bon Bon.
He said, "I want to write something and then un race it."

Three little pigs

When we were walking to school on Wednesday, Stuart says, "Can we be three little pigs?"
"I'm the woof."
I'm the pig with the sticks.
Benjamin was an airplane at that point, but he was listening.
Stuart said, "Little pig, little pig, let me come IN!"
I said, not by the hair of my chiny-chin-chin.
Stuart said, "Then I'll huff, and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down," and spit on my hip.
Benjamin said, "Do it to me!"
Stuart said "Which pig are you?"
Benjamin said he was the pig with the straw.
Stuart said "OK."
"Go, Stu!" Benjamin prompted.
Stuart said, "Knock knock."

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Jingle all the way

Stuart sings, "Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle bells all the way..."
Benjamin is trying to read here and there. He was sounding out the word red. He said:
He did the same thing with row (pronounced woah), and broke into a chorus of "Woah, whoa, whoa your boat," in which Stuart joined in with an enthusiastic, "Mehwilly, mehwilly, mehwilly, wife is but a dweam."

Friday, December 10, 2010


I've never heard anyone use the phrase, "he crammed a piece of fettuccine in his mouth" before, but it seems appropriate here.