On Any Given Sunday in Parenthood Land is a compilation of things my children say over the course of an average weekend – trust me, I couldn’t make this stuff up.
“Daddy, I still have a bit of a cough. And I’ve still got some of the bless-yous.”
“I DON’T WANT CEREAL FOR BREAKFAST, I WANT SPECIAL K!!”
“I should go to Dizzy’s Bus Stop and tell Mr. Moe that I have an owie in my bum.”
“Yay!! Mommy’s having a shower – that means we’re going somewhere fun!”
“Mommy, that’s an idiom. You can’t ACTUALLY lose your mind because it’s inside your head.”
“I’ve got dough on my head!”
“Daddy, I found your pen under my bed. I’m sorry for giving your pen to my bed.”
“Woah cool – Daddy had two colours of hair – black AND white!”
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My friends’ daughter typed this on a real typewriter (for any of you under 30 years old, “typewriter” is what we used to call Microsoft Word).
There are many gems here, but probably my favorites is the explanation of what her Dad used to do at Amazon, how her Mum never gets days off, and of course how she and her siblings don’t always get along.
Fabulous report Genevieve! Well done.
“What’s a system?”
“Well, a system is a group of parts that work together to accomplish something. Like the nervous system in your body, which helps you think and feel things.”
“Are systems only in your body?”
“No, there are systems everywhere, like in computers for example.”
“Oh! I see. Computer systems.
They help you find Google, and funny pictures.”
So my son and I recently stayed with my parents for a couple of weeks (that’s its own story).
One day, grandma put on Cars for my son (his favourite), but it was an unfamiliar TV and she had trouble getting the volume to work.
No matter – he’s a happy little guy and was perfectly content watching it without any sound (he’s seen it 145,892 times so I’m sure following along with the plot was not a serious hurdle).
So the next morning, he asked papa if he could put Cars on for him.
“Papa, I can watch Cars?”
“You can make it with sound?”
“Yep, sound is on.”
“Oh, gramma gonna be SO proud of you.”