Saturday, August 27, 2011

27 Aug 2011

I have been too busy to write some of the good ones down lately! But this morning as we are packing up the house and Calvin is apparently bored out of his head, he asked to watch a DVD. Like this: "MomMom, put this in the tv slop!". That must mean the place where you put the disk. :)I always tell him he has to ask someone besides Mommy to help him watch tv because I haven't learned how to get it to the right program, so he was helping me out.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

11 August 2011

Tonight on the drive from phd, Maisie and Calvin were oohing and aahhhing over the moon. Maisie said it would follow us home, but not really move. So as we passed some tall trees, I asked if they could both see it. And then I answered my own question, "I do!" Of course Calvin the semi-parrot yells "Me do! Me do!!" I say again, "I do!". And Calvin the semi-parrot repeats, "Me do!". So I attempt a correction, louder this time, so he can understand, "I do! I do!!" and Calvin the semi-parrot yells "Me do!" I can't take it another time, so I say, "Calvin, say 'I do'" half a beat of silence during which I can FEEL the gears, and the exasperation until he yells: "YOU DO!" Ok kid. You win.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Well, this one is a little late, Calvin actually said it before the apricot incident, but I forgot to get it written down!

We were going on nightly walks for a while, and when we walk by Hille's, their dogs bark furiously at us-for a long time! Since we come up to their house from the back and then loop all the way around it. So one night we were just about past, and after Greg and I had been shushing the dogs, Calvin says,"Dogs! Stop! Coughing!"

Apparently, bark in "dog" sounds like cough in "human" when you are two!