Sunday, August 28, 2016

Tall tales

The boys made themselves into "Indians." Then they raced around outside. When they came back in, I asked them what they were doing, and William said, "Barrett was the bad Indian and he ran around the house and I waited for him on the other side and when I found him I smacked him in the face! and sent him to jail!" And then I said, "William, did you really hit him in the face?" And he said reluctantly, no.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Will, quite randomly: "Mom! I wish we had a big toy cow with no head, and I wish it had a lid, and we could dump milk in there."

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Me, to Barrett: Come here, you piece of delight!
Barrett, indignant: I not a piece a yight!

William, writing a letter to Lucas, having licked the envelope to close it: Blech! Do we have any flavored envelopes?

Me, to Will while baking banana bread: Do you want to operate the microwave?
Will: Boy, can I?!