Convos with the Kiddos: Part Eight


We were watching ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on TV . . .

78 reindeer?  But where’s Rudolph?
Me:  I think this might have happened before he was born.
7:  Well, is that first reindeer his father . . . Dixon?


Watching The Voice . . .

Carson Daly:  So if you want to vote for Cassie . . .
7:  I don’t!  She’s awful!
Me:  You’re being pretty mean to her.
7:  You think enemies are nice to their enemies?
Me:  Um, she’s your enemy now?


A Christmas commercial comes on the TV for Samsung phones (elves make Santa a video, telling him he can watch it on the sleigh, then Mrs. Claus says she also make him a video . . . but that he probably shouldn’t watch it on the sleigh . . .  suggestive look . . . eyebrows raised).

7:  I saw a different commercial like that.  A guy is getting on a plane and his kid made a video, and then his wife also made a video, but tells him he probably shouldn’t watch it on the plane.  I agree!  You probably shouldn’t watch videos on planes.  Except for the ones they have on there for you.

I am so thankfully that he did not catch the naughty undertones of that commercial.


Listening to a mix tape (yes, I still call it that, but technically a CD) in the car, and Elvis Presley’s Suspicious Minds comes on . . .

Me:  I’ll give you a dollar if you can tell me who sings this.
7:  Hmmmm . . . Michael Buble?
Me:  Sigh.  You’re killing me here, kid.



The Geico commercial comes on TV . . .

4:  Is that the eggo?
Me:  What is an eggo?
4:  That little guy on TV.  Is he an eggo?
Me:  No babe, that’s a gecko.


4:  Nobody wants an old blompy paper.
Me:  Blompy?
4:  Yeah, that means all curled up and crazy.


4:  Hey mommy, I know something that’s no such thing.
Me:  Oh yeah, what’s that?
4:  Candy Juice!

Yeah, pretty sure that’s called “soda” my son.


4:  This is true:  when we got there, we saw fire fighters playing basketball.
Me:  That’s true, huh?
4:  Yeah!  And if you’d been there to see it, it would be the truth!

He’s gonna be a brilliant defense attorney someday.  I’m so proud!  *sniff*


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4:  Mommy, I want to make two snowmen.
Me:  I’m not sure there’s enough snow for 2, bud.
4:  Can I tell you why I want to make 2?  Let me whisper in your ear.  ((because I want the snowmen to be you and me!))

Heart . . . melting . . . so . . . much!

Me on the right, my son on the left, and some random pirate kid that jumped in the middle!  (Ok, fine . . . that's 4).

That’s me on the right, my son on the left, and some random pirate kid sitting in the middle! (Ok, fine . . . that’s 4).


4:  Yeah, do that, baby!
7:  Baby?
4:  You know how some people are Rock Stars and they say, “yeah, baby!”


4:  You know what I want to be when I grow up?  The Hawk!
7:  You will have to be WAY stronger to be The Hawk.
4:  Oh, I will work out every single day.  And I’ll be like “can I have some broccoli, please?  Can I have some cauliflower, please?” because those are super healthy!

I fully support my son’s goal to become a fictional character.


Hubs:  I got you guys something from Costa Rica!
7:  ((said with full on disdain))  Let me guess . . . a shirt.
Me:  Well, I guess you don’t want it then, huh?
4:  Maybe it’s a big bag of candy!
Hubs:  Oh yes, I definitely got you guys a big bag of CANDY.
4:  Or maybe it’s a big bag of VEGETABLES.  For 7 to put in his mouth!!

4 is getting way too good with the comebacks.  We’re gonna be in trouble soon . . .


25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JM Randolph
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 08:39:00

    What a great way to start my morning, laughs from kids and an Elvis Presley ear worm. Suspicious Minds is one of my all-time favorite songs.

    I was trying to draw a parallel about something to my 17-year-old and I go, “Remember the Matrix?” and she was all “No. What’s the Matrix?” And it slowly dawned on me that the Matrix was pretty much the last non-vampire/wizard/talking animal movie that I have seen, which is why it seems like yesterday to me.


    • mistyslaws
      Feb 07, 2013 @ 11:19:43

      The Matrix seems to be popping up a lot lately. I think you need to sit her down to watch it. She’s old enough now.

      I love Elvis. Once he realized who it was, he goes, “Oh! Is it that guy, your favorite?” And while not my favorite, per se, I have tried to educate him in the past about Elvis.


  2. renée a. schuls-jacobson
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 08:39:44

    Love the snowman comment. And the pic. They grow up so fast. And they eat all their vegetables, don’t they? 😉


  3. Valerie
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 08:46:38

    I too have an archnemesis… Clay Akman… Or… Whatever his real name is. Nobody hates kittens on my watch. NOBODY!!!




  4. s1ngal
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 09:09:02

    It’s official – your 4 is the COOLEST 4
    “Oh, I will work out every single day. And I’ll be like “can I have some broccoli, please? Can I have some cauliflower, please?” because those are super healthy!”


  5. thoughtsappear
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 10:54:29

    I just pictured a gecko popping out of a toaster like an eggo. It was awesome.


  6. Vesta Vayne
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 11:01:47

    I love convos with the kiddos! And blompy is totally a word.


  7. Go Jules Go
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 12:39:56

    I am going to use blompy all the time, baby! (Also I’m a rock star.)


  8. winopants
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 15:39:53

    “Leggo my gecko” ehehe


  9. Carrie - Cannibalistic Nerd
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 16:37:01

    I’m almost positive I’ve used the word blompy before. I can’t believe the comment box underlined it in red like it doesn’t exist or something!


  10. Transformed nonconformist (Brett Minor)
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 19:23:13

    I thought blompy was a description for a large person who didn’t fit well into their clothes.


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  12. pegoleg
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 10:33:46

    Not only will your son be a super-hero fictional character, he’ll be a really POLITE one. Double score!

    These are priceless.


  13. The Cotton Floozy
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 16:51:10

    Blompy! Good word.


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