Tuesday, July 24, 2012


The kids were playing in their room when I peeked in and
overheard THIS:
R:"How do you make it so real?"
B:"First, I do this (hunches her shoulders) then this (causes
shoulders to shiver) and this (makes lower lip start to quiver
and tears well up in her eyes ON CUE ) and that's it."
R:"It's so GOOD!"
B:(flourishes and giggles)
Me:(Leaning against the doorframe)"REEEALLYYY..."
B:(jumps, startled, turns all doe-eyed, lower lip starts quivering)
Me:"Yeah- I just watched you teach your brother how to fake cry. No way in HELL I'm falling for it now."
That girl has mad skills. Now I just need to figure out how to channel her powers for the cause of good...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Patience, young Grasshopper

B:"Daddy, I'm sad, because I'm not grown up. I want to do grownup things."
Me: "Like what, honey?"
B: "Karate. I want to break bricks with my face."