The Beginning of the Trifecta (July 26, 2007)
Avery Going To Dinner With Her Parents After an “Educational” Week With Aunt Orly:
Aunt Jenny: Avery, do you want milk?
Aunt Jenny: What? You love milk with your dinner.
Avery: Aunt Orly told me about the dangerous chemicals in milk. I think they’re called hormones.
Aunt Jenny (after I’m sure must have included at least one “thanks a lot Lori” eye roll): I’m sure this milk is fine.
Avery: Just to be safe, I’m going to get something else. I’ll have chocolate milk instead.
Sara: I need poster board Mommy. Do you have any I can use?
Avery: I need some too.
Kelly: Me too.
Mommy: OK, let me see what I have. We may have to cut it up to have enough for everyone.
Sara: Can we use the markers?
( I returned downstairs to leave them to their play.)
Sara: TWO DOLLARS!! TWO DOLLARS!! I need two dollars!
Avery: Kelly, I hope she can find some money so we can buy food.
Kelly: Where are we sleeping tonight?
Mommy: OH MY LORD, ARE YOU GUYS PLAYING HOMELESS?!!
(Running upstairs to find they had made beggar signs.)
Mommy: Well, OK. I wish you luck.
(Seriously. What was I supposed to do? Tell them not to connect to the issue of homelessness? Suggest it’s politically incorrect, thereby separating “us” from “them”? It was a lose-lose, so I told them to continue as they were.)
Staffing their lemonade stand at the garage sale. They are on an American Girl doll saving mission.
Handing out towels after swim time:
Sara: What are you reading Mommy? Does that title say “Fifty”?
Kelly: It can’t. It says 13.
Mommy: No, Sara’s right, it says fifty.
Kelly: But aren’t you reading “My Thirteenth Winter“?
Mommy: I finished that book last week. How do you remember that?
Kelly: You TOLD me. (She’s going to be fun as a tween.)
Sara: Don’t you have another book that says “Fifty” on your nightstand?
Mommy: Um…yes. They’re nothing important guys. They are just quick, little summer books for Mommies.
Kelly: Wow, you must really like math.
Sara: I thought Daddy was the one who liked math.
Mommy: Daddy loves…um, math. But Mommy loves math too.
Sara: So are your fifty books really good math books?
Mommy: Uh…uh…YES. I’m only in the first chapter, but I’m thinking these might be fun math books. OKAY, does everyone have a towel?! Who wants a cake pop? (Thereby changing the subject FOREVER.)