Archive for the ‘These People Crack Me Up’ Category

Merriam-Webster, take note

June 5, 2016 @ 10:35 am | Filed under: These People Crack Me Up

Huck, who is in the room for a lot of grammar discussions between the older kids and me: “That dog is jamping all over the place!”

Me: “What’s jamping?”

Huck: “The plural of jumping.”

make that Puck

May 16, 2016 @ 9:39 am | Filed under: These People Crack Me Up

Me, happening upon a small boy industriously wielding a feather duster on the bookcases: “Wow! Thank you!”

Huck, a certain gleam in his eye: “I need lots of dust so I can shake it in Rilla’s face.”

Subtle

April 8, 2016 @ 5:52 pm | Filed under: These People Crack Me Up

Huck, oh so casually: “Mom, I like it better when you leave the bag of marshmallows on the counter after you make lunch. Not for any reason. I just like it. FOR NO REASON.”

Just following instructions

March 1, 2016 @ 12:18 pm | Filed under: These People Crack Me Up

“But the bag said ‘Complete set’!” —child with Sharpie about to write letters on blank Scrabble tiles.

Sometimes I miss the obvious

February 2, 2016 @ 10:36 am | Filed under: Huck, These People Crack Me Up

In my house this morning: a breadcrumb trail of Angry Birds playing cards leading from my bedroom, down the hall, through the kitchen, through the patio room, to the wide-open sliding door.
 
Me: “It’s freezing in here!”
 
Huck: “That’s what the trail is for. To show you what a cold day it is.”

Overheard

December 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm | Filed under: Family, These People Crack Me Up

Scott: “What’s with all the hand gestures?”

Huck: “I’m silent-beatboxing.”

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Early warning system

December 24, 2015 @ 8:38 am | Filed under: These People Crack Me Up

Huck: “Mommy, be prepared for me to shout, ‘It’s Christmas, it’s Christmas, woohoo!’ tomorrow morning. It will probably startle you.”

I guess she has a future in catalog copy?

December 22, 2015 @ 4:12 pm | Filed under: Family, These People Crack Me Up

Rilla, standing in front of the coat closet: “I’m looking for Jane’s old coat with flowers on it.”

My mother, pulling out the flowered coat directly in front of Rilla’s face: “You mean this one?”

Rilla: “No, Mom said it was an aqua background. That’s seafoam.”

Heavy Artillery

December 14, 2015 @ 11:16 am | Filed under: Family, These People Crack Me Up

Huck (returning home from a playdate): Can I add something to my wish list? Two shields, a sword and a cotton ball.

Me: …A cotton ball?

Huck: You know, the little white round puffy kind?

Me: Okay, so a regular cotton ball. I’m just curious, what’s it for?

Huck: Well, it could be two shields and TWO swords. But Parker only has one sword, so he let me use it, and he had a cotton ball that he threw at me and I deflected it with my shield EVERY TIME.