Quick Takes #33: Strange conversations at our house

In the car:

Ms Drama: That was my fart.

Me: You can say “Excuse me”.

Ms Drama: Excuse me!

Ms Action: You can still be a princess though. Even if you fart.

Ms Drama: Yeah. Did you fart too?

Ms Action: Yes. Excuse me!

During clean up time:

Ms Action: That little man goes in the dollhouse.

Ms Drama: Should I put him in the bed?

Ms Action: No, put him on the potty, because he has to go lots and lots and lots of pretend poo poo.

In the car:

Ms Action (shrieking!!): Mom! My coat unzipped again!!!

Me: I’m sorry that happened, we will fix it when we get there.

Ms Action: No! It’s not right! Fix it now!

Me: Honey, sometimes coats don’t work the way they are supposed too. Like, my coat won’t zip at all right now because my belly is so big.

Ms Action (Matter-of-factly): That’s because you have a baby in your belly. That’s what wrong with you.

In  the Kitchen:

Me: Honey? Where is the Salad bowl?


Husband (smiling sheepishly): Um, I think I put it in that food cabinet. You know the one that you cleaned out in a pregnancy hormone induced rampage the other day and told me to never put dishes in there anymore?

At bedtime:

Ms Drama: What is a Jelly fish?

Ms Action: A jelly fish is made out of bubble gum.

Ms Drama: Ohhhh, so that the fish can eat them.

Ms Action: No, fish don’t eat Jelly fish.


Ms Action: Fish, BIG fish can eat people!

Ms Drama: Yeah, because they have big teeth like me. (chomps her teeth)

Ms Action: But people don’t like that, because teeth can hurt! So they say “no fish! Don’t bite me!”

In the Kitchen:
Husband: I thought we were eating the left over Thai food for lunch, why are you making French toast.

Me: YOU can have the Thai food, but I’ve been craving French toast for days now, so I’m having that.

Husband: Oh. Is that why you’ve been suggesting French toast for like every meal?


Ms Action: Mom, I’m a “kinkadoo”, do you know that word kinkadoo?

Me: Ummm, you mean a kangaroo?

Ms Action: No, a kinkadoo. Kink a doo.

Me: ??

Ms Drama: Oh no! The kinkadoo is stuck in a beehive!

Me: ??

Ms Drama: But then Diego will tell us to pull pull pull and we will get him out!

(That was when I realized they were talking about a cartoon. If anyone knows what Spanish word sounds like “kinkadoo” let me know!)

Clearly way past my naptime:

Me(crying): This day stinks. The house is messy, the kids won’t stop touching me and the bread for my sandwich won’t work right!

Hubby: Um, maybe you should go take a nap now.

Me (stomping my foot): No! I’m tired of being tired and I’m tired of sleeping!

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  • Anonymous

    Not Spanish, but I'm thinking Diego was rescuing a "kinkajou"–a South American marsupial, I believe. Memories…
    Cathy J

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06004160195445514822 Gretchen Mena

    So cute! It's a kinkajou…a little animal Diego had to help in an episode. They look like a cross between an ugly monkey and a ferret. My 2 year old son is also obsessed with Diego and the kinkajou.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08135229596877003069 Michelle

    These are sweet. And funny. And perfect. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01659200420621854710 Maggie

    Hehehe… these made me smile! I hope to remember to document my children's funny conversations!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04799393593685552159 not a minx, a moron, or a parasite

    Wonderful, fun post! Hugs for you and your family!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13674332089949439989 Young Mom

    Ah, that clears it up. I missed that particular episode. My kids love Go Diego Go too, more than Dora the Explorer even.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05598890631695015818 Pippi

    Lol. I think all kids would be a whole lot smarter if their parents didn't try to shove them into a mold. My sister in OK posts these same kinds of comments from her kids on FB. I love reading them. Some of them get a little scary; my 4-year-old nephew occasionally indulges violent tendencies which my sister finds innovative ways of overcoming. She is everything I want to be in a mother and am far too impatient and worrisome to ever attain to.

    I've been following your courtship posts and really enjoyed them. It's crazy the ideas some people get. I have become very angered lately by the prevalent mentality among fundamentalists that every aspect of their lives and actions must revolve around the need to either have sex or not have sex in any given situation. Seriously? Don't they ever stop and think that this indicates a rather drastic social disorder?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04738076740941616678 Rebecca @ The Road Home

    Loved these – I read them on my phone while sitting in traffic and I'm sure the people in the cars beside me thought I'd lost my mind b/c I was laughing so hard :).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10254315970336710941 CM

    I got excited as soon as I saw the title of your post. I love all the fun conversations, especially some of the things the girls come up with! :)

  • Rebecca in CA

    Your little girls are adorable and perfect!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14113319552099357610 Mary

    Love these so much! Really makes me wish my 2 1/2 year old daughter had a sibling to have delightful conversations with! Thanks for sharing. :)