Monday, June 04, 2007

This Is What We're Really Like

(after tickling me mercilessly):


Me: Now I get to tickle you.

Him: No. You get to try to tickle me. I tried and succeeded. Vini, Vidi, Vici, Baby. Although with you it becomes more like Vini . . . Defeated. It's so easy.

Me: Baby Girl, go bite Daddy.

(Baby Girl looks up, smiles, and then goes right back to foraging for some papery snacks.)

Him: Looks like your Attack Baby needs more training.


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Him: I need some new shoes for casual Fridays at work. Maybe some new hiking shoes, just like my old ones.

Me: You can't wear hiking shoes with work clothes, even on casual Fridays.

Him: Why not?

Me: Because you'll look like a . . . a . . . hobo!

Him: A hobo, you say. Ah yes . . . I can see it now: 'Sheriff, what do you make of this? Well, he's obviously a hobo. You can tell by his shoes.'

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(Older Girl and The Boy, playing "camping"):

Older Girl: You have to carry this backpack. And you have to carry this bag, too.

The Boy: No.

Older Girl: If you don't want me to lick you, you better carry this.

The Boy: Okay.



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Older Girl: Mom, I have a bug bite that really itches me. I need some of that calzone cream.


Me: Cortisone cream? Coming right up.

5 comments:

  1. 1. Maybe you could train the Attack Baby by wrapping paper around his ankles.
    2. Rob won't look like a hobo showing up to work wearing hiking boots. He'll just look like a software engineer from New England - the granola eating kind.
    3. Ha, ha, ha!!! Great threat!!
    4. Hmmm, can I get some cannoli cream instead.

    Hugs to all!

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  2. LOL -- too funny!!!

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  3. ROTFL! I like T's idea about paper on the ankles - that might help.

    FWIW, your family sounds as normal as mine who are currently packing dinner away and talking about "tooting".

    Yes, they're girls.

    Yes, I'm so proud.

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  4. too funny! at our house, we tell aidan to go "cha!" daddy or older brothers. (this results in a play karate kick to the shins or gut, with a loud cha!!)

    why do men think they can wear hiking boots anywhere other than hiking?

    sounds like older girl knows the ins and outs of camping pretty well - make the boys carry all the heavy stuff! good for her.

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  5. Oh God.

    Laughing so hard right now, can hardly stand it.

    Love the police/hobo shoe scenario.

    "Flip-flops? Hippie. Drop her back in San Francisco."

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