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Stink Bug

  • Me: Hey, you left a bunch of toys outside. You need to pick up after yourself, okay you little stinkbug?
  • Alex: Stinkbug? I'm not some kind of beetle or something!
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Knuckle Sandwich

  • Alex (at 10PM): I'm hungry!
  • Jamie: Too bad, so sad.
  • Alex: Can I have eggs?
  • Jamie: No.
  • Alex: Can I have chicken?
  • Jamie: No.
  • Alex: Can I have fries?
  • Jamie: No.
  • Alex: Then what can I have?
  • Jamie: A knuckle sandwich.
  • Alex: No. I don't like knuckle sandwiches.
  • Jamie: You know what it's time for? It's time for bed!
  • Alex: No! Don't say that! I really super want eggs! I'M HUNGRY!!!
  • (This can't do justice to the cuteness of his tiny, 3-year-old voice.)
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Potty Talk

  • Sophie: Alex, don't potty talk!
  • Alex: I didn't potty talk! All I said was, "pee and poo" and that's not potty talk. And anyway, I didn't really say it because I was just pretending.
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Naked

  • Sophie: I wish I could just play outside naked.
  • Me: Why?
  • Sophie: Because it's too hot to wear anything!
  • Me: I see. But what if you get too hot when you're outside naked. Then you can't take anything else off. It's not like you can take off your skin.
  • Sophie: Yeah. Then you'd just be meat and bones.
  • Me: That'd be pretty gross.
  • Sophie: Which is why God gave us skin.
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Naps

  • Sophie: It's too hot to play outside. WAY too hot.
  • Me: Oh yeah?
  • Sophie: Yeah.
  • Me: It's going to be hot all summer. What are you going to do then?
  • Sophie: Stay inside and take naps?
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A Hint of Mint

  • Sophie: How come there's a "hint of mint" but I can taste the mint fully?
  • Me: Are you drinking that Iced Tea?
  • Sophie: Yes.
  • Me: (Laughing.)
  • Sophie: I can taste a TON of mint!
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Sky Crocodiles

  • Me: Goodbye, Alex. I've got to go to work.
  • Alex, being hugged: Ok, but the water goes in the hole.
  • Me: It goes in the hole?
  • Alex: Yeah, with Crocodiles. Crocodiles fly in the sky!
  • Me: OK, have a good day then!
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My boys are Batman & Robin. And Iron Man.

When you’re a little guy, you can be any superhero, and all of them.

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I love this book! I used to always read it when I was a kid!!

Alex, 3 years old, in the bookstore.

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Lunch

This morning, Alex was reading an animal book with names in English and Spanish. He pointed to a picture of a horse and asked, “What’s that say?” “Caballo,” Jamie responded. “No, that’s LUNCH!” He declared.

And I think he meant it.

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