Ethan(5): "Why did daddy have to have surgery down there?"
Me: "Just because."
Ethan: "Because it wasn't working?"
Me: "Because it was working too well."
Ethan(5) singing: "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Was so much fun, we had to run, jump in someone's sleigh!"
Ethan(5): "But Mom, I want a piece of candy; I'm hot!"
Brenna(8)- "Mom, Ethan keeps yelling at us and telling us we can't try to put up the tire swing!"
Me- "You need to wait for Daddy to do that."
Brenna- "But we got out Daddy's drill and everything! We were having fun!
Ethan(4): "Mom, a penny just went down my throat."
"Mom, my throat hurts right here." -Ethan (4), pointing to a spot above his ear.
Ethan(4), pointing at a miniscule scab on my hand: "Mom, should we pick that scab? I did it before. It was awesome!"
While trying to explain genealogy to Brenna in the van...
Me: "So I'm 1/4 Swedish, 1/4 German, 1/4 Norwegian, and 1/4 English."
Maya(6): "And I'm 1/2 Chinese!"
Ethan(4): "And I'll have macaroni and chicken!"
Brenna(8): "Mom, were you alive in 1964?"
Brenna: "Wow, then this penny's really old!"
Maya(5): "Autie Kimmy doesn't have a beak. She has a mouth and a nose. She doesn't say quack quack. Or oink oink. Or moo moo."
"Maya, it's my turn!"-Ethan(3) in his sleep
Ethan(3): "Why's she sad?"
Aaron: "Oh, she's just feeling a little overwhelmed."
Ethan(3): "She bumped-ed her head?"
Ethan(3): "Dad, I'll be the tiger and you be the punch."
Brenna (7): "I know how to tell my left hand from my right hand because you write with your right hand and they both start with 'R'."
Ethan(3): "Where's Daddy?"
Me: "He's in Milwaukee."
Ethan: "He went for a walk?"
"Maya hurt my chubby!"
Ethan, 3, crying holding his cheeks
Ethan(3): "Mom I need a t-shirt!"
Ethan: "Because the chipmunks are getting stuck on my jammies!" -referring to wood chips
Maya(5):"We're playing Marco Polo! Brenna says 'Marco' and I say 'Polo' and when I touch something I have to find where it goes!" -describing Brenna's ingenious way of getting Maya to do all of the cleaning of their room
Maya(5): "I don't want a hot dog, I want the inside of a cow!"
Me: "Ethan, simmer down."
Ethan(3): "Mom, why did you tell me to super super hero down?"
Ethan(4): "I didn't even have to wash my hands because I didn't touch my butt-butt."
Aaron: "Yes, you need to wash your hands after you go to the bathroom."
Ethan: "But I don't have to 'cause I didn't even touch the hose thing."
Ethan(3)when he's unhappy with me:"Fine, then I'm not gonna be your mom anymore!"