I know some people consider “cute things my kids said” to be the lowest form of blogging, but sometimes I just gotta. Emma, at eight, is stretching her vocabulary. She uses almost all her “big words” correctly, but it’s just so funny to hear them coming out of her little mouth. At her age I was getting beaten up in school and on the street for using words like this … I hope the world has become more tolerant.
1. Emma on appropriate TV viewing: I’m explaining to her why some of the shows Mom and Dad watch are not appropriate for kids.
Emma: What about House?
Me: No. Definitely not. It’s in a hospital, and you see people cut open and stuff. Plus, they talk about a lot of grown up things.
Emma: Do people appear unclothed?
2. Emma on maternal oversight.
Me (bringing her back from her drama class): How did you get out of the house this morning without me noticing you have two odd socks on?
Emma: Well, Mommy, you’re just not very perceptive.
3. Emma on her father’s childhood of hardship.
Jason (as she’s talking about what she wants for her next birthday party): At least you have birthday parties.
Me: Daddy never had a birthday party when he was a kid.
Emma: Oh, Daddy, that’s terrible! Daddy, I’m empathizing with you!!