Convos with the Kiddos: Part Six

Watching the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics:

7:  This is starting to look like Super Mario Bros. with those rings and that spinny thing.  Those are all in the game.


While mom is drinking a cocktail:

7:  Is that an adult drink?

Me:  Yes.

7:  What’s in it?  Is it al . . . alc . . .

Me:  Alcohol, yes.

4:  You’re drinking Octonauts???

Anne Taintor


4:  Can you eat clams?

Me:  Yes.

4:  Even big mommy clams?

Me:  Yes.

7:  You can eat every kind of clam, except pregnant clams.

Me:  Why not pregnant clams?

7:  Because then you’d have a BABY CLAM in your belly!

Me:  Oh, good point.


See if you can guess the context of this conversation:

7:  No fair!  You get the side with the big balls!

4:  I like big balls!

Me:  Eat your dinner.*

Anne Taintor


4:  I want to spin on the floor with one finger, but I can’t because I would hurt my whole body.


Flipping through radio stations, I pass by a Britney Spears song:

4:  Go back to the Justin Spears song!  She’s my favorite!


Riding the Ferris Wheel:

4:  This was one of my favorite rides when I was a little kid!


At the fair, asking him if he wanted to go on a flipping upside down ride:

4:  No no no no no no.  I have a baaaaaad feeling about that.

Anne Taintor


4:  I wish we had 11 fingers so we could count to 11.

– Obligatory Spinal Tap reference here –


4:  Mom, is this funny?  Guacamole, you’re the one!  You make bathtime so much fun!

A budding comedian, that one.


4:  I wish I was a girl.

Me:  Why?

4:  Because girls are pretty.

Me:  But you’re pretty, too.

4:  NO MOM, girls are PRETTIER!!


Having Chinese food for the first time, prior to even trying it:

4:  I don’t like Chinese food!  I only like England food.

Anne Taintor


* Shaking Parmesan cheese from the container, and it had gotten clumpy and formed “cheese balls.”  Now get your minds out of the gutter, perverts!


30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Valerie
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 08:56:43

    You’re kids are heroes… I too want to spin around on 1 finger. Seriously… That’s how you win a break dance fight every time.. The opposer goes with their pop and lock move… Then you come in all BAM!!! ONE FINGER SPIN BITCHES!!! then the crowd cheers… And someone buys me a drink.

    One day… Sigh…

    Hugs! Valerie


  2. s1ngal
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 09:06:43

    I bet “…This was one of my favorite rides when I was a little kid!” 😀


  3. Renée A. Schuls-Jacobson
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 09:18:49

    Awwwww! It’s posts like these that make me wish I wasn’t peri-menopausal. I love my only, but it would be nice to have another voice in the mix. Maybe.


    • mistyslaws
      Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:04:05

      Ah yes, but I don’t write about the times they bicker and fight and smack the other in the eye with a flashlight. THOSE are the times I wish I only had one! 😉


  4. weezafish
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 09:21:12

    Guacamole at bathtime you say? Hmmmm. Is it wrong I want to try that?! No, chips would get soggy. You should so launch ‘a’ Britney Bieber. I mean a Justin Spears. They’re not real people are they, those pop folk? Going now …


    • mistyslaws
      Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:05:03

      Well, if you can have wine while in the bath, I don’t see why guac would be prohibited. I say, go for it!

      I will not be responsible for the creation of one of those famebots. No thanks.


  5. hiddinsight
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 09:43:40

    Sooo funny. I have a 7-year old too. He doesn’t seem to like it when I drink alcohol either. Or when I do anything he deems “bad” actually. Which sometimes makes me wonder if he will eventually be saying, “you said I could do it…”


  6. bluzdude
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 10:38:12

    I was going to guess “Spaghetti and meatballs” for the dinnertime mystery.


  7. thoughtsappear
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 11:11:32

    Hehe…you said “cheese balls.”


  8. She's a Maineiac
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 12:40:59

    Hey–I only like England food, too!


  9. Carrie - Cannibalistic Nerd
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 13:15:11

    Who doesn’t compare everything they see to Super Mario Brothers? Right? Right?


  10. Jen
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 15:11:35

    I like that Justin Spears too. But not as much as Iike Carly Rae Bieber.


  11. pegoleg
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 16:57:39

    I like France and Spain food too.


  12. Jessica
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 01:38:58

    Oh, the humanity! How dare you drink the Octonauts!


  13. Vesta Vayne
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 11:34:41

    Ha! “I only like England food.”

    Bangers and Mash?


  14. Go Jules Go
    Sep 28, 2012 @ 09:40:26

    I am so upset with myself that I couldn’t figure out the balls comment without your footnote. I apologize to your entire family for my lame mind.

    I love 4. “This was one of my favorite rides when I was a little kid!”


    • mistyslaws
      Oct 04, 2012 @ 14:09:37

      Well really, you are going to have to work harder next time. For shame, Jules! 😉

      He is a real stinker, isn’t he? I’m kinda partial myself. 🙂


  15. mark
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 12:52:39

    Wowza, there are some gems there. Clearly 4 hasn’t been to England. Make some beans on toast and see if 4 still likes England food. bleh.


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