Monday, November 8, 2010

isms that lead to life lessons

Owen in the car today playing "let's pretend" with Hazel:

"It's like you're really rich and you always have 5 dollars in your car every day and you have all the famous cd's to listen to, and someone else only has a penny in his car and just really dumb cd's and he's really jealous of you."


Hazel said to me the other day "This is how moms and dads kiss." And proceeded to close her eyes, tilt her head and stick out her tongue.

I gave her a weird look and said "Where did you see that?"

"On tv"

"What show are you watching that shows people kissing with their tongues?"


"Was it a mom and dad kissing that way?"


"Well you aren't allowed to kiss like that until you are married....and even then you don't have to. Daddy and I don't always kiss with our tongues out. I think that's kind of gross."

"No- I'm a kid. I don't kiss like that."

long pause

"But kids can pick their nose!"


Christie said...

Ha! The nose picking part is pretty funny! This makes me think of a really cool CD (Alanis Morrisette). I wonder if anyone was jealous of us?

sondra german said...

dang i wish i had $5 in my car everyday...

The Allred Family said...

Owen is is about other people wanting to be you. :)

Eve said...

With that last ism- I'm so not jealous of you :)

Julie said...

I laughed so hard when I read the kissing post. Your kids are hilarious!

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