Things My Kids Said


During a discussion on Sunday evening after dinner with Head, the topic comes up of “what would one say if you punched someone, and then wanted to deliver a smart parting remark?”

“How about, ‘Here’s your receipt!'” my daughter suggested.

Her father heard her.  He told me.  I died laughing.  Then I told her Aunt Ressis.  Who also died laughing.

“What do you let her watch??” she wanted to know.

I asked Ane.  Apparently, she picked it up from “Batman: The Brave and The Bold” cartoon series.  Which explains a lot.



I picked him up on Friday afternoon for his ABA session early from school.  As we were leaving, he announces, “Mom, I have a new girlfriend!”

I did a double-take.  “You have a new girlfriend?”

“Yeah.  We played in the sand together.  She made a sand volcano and it blowed up!”

“What’s her name, buddy?”

He stared at me blankly.  “Ummm… I don’t know.”

Apparently some nice little girl played with him in the sand pit on the playground, and they had fun together.  However, it wasn’t a girl in his class.  Now, if he was just better with names…



Yesterday, as I was preparing to wash the kitchen floor (it needed a cleaning badly), Rerun wandered over to my bucket of warm suds.  “Wook, Mom-mom, wawwers!”

“Yes, but you are not allowed to touch, baby.”

“Go ou-side?”

“Sure, you can go outside and play!”  I replied enthusiastically.  I opened the sliding glass door for him.  He opened the screen door and walked outside onto the back deck.  Then he turned around, and gave me a confused look.

“Tad?  Where Tad?” he wanted to know.

“Oh, honey, Tad’s at school.  He got on the bus and went to school.  You know that.”

Rerun’s face crumpled up.  “Taaaad!!!”  he wailed.

“Rerun, he went to school!  Tad will be back later.”

“Taaaad!!”  he cried, with big tears rolling down his cheeks, as he came back inside.

My heart just swelled with love as I picked him up to hug him.  “You poor little guy.  You just want to play with your brother, don’t you?”

I knew he was getting tired, so I gave him his lunch and put his down for his nap.  But him wanting so badly to play with his brother was one of the most adorable examples of brotherly attachment and love that I’ve ever seen.

One Response to “Things My Kids Said”

  1. Ressis
    September 25th, 2012 11:49

    Still hilarious.