EK to our babysitter: I’m going to make your hair look exotic!
J: Mama, when I get up, can we do that thing we did the other day?
Me: Yeah, babe. What thing?
J: I don’t remember.
Heard from the back seat…
J: EK, we’re not playing that panties game!
EK at dinner: Did you know that bats use listening and feeling and snelling (no typo) to find their way around ’cause they can’t see?
Everyone: Oh wow! Cool! No way!
EK: Yeah, that’s how I get to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Listening, feeling, and snelling.
EK, randomly: Mom, I want to join a bunch of kids. I want to work on my soccers.
EK, randomly mimicking the self-check out: Thank you for shopping at Lowe’s Foods!
D: *crying in the car at 9:00am*
EK: Why don’t you go to sleep, D? You’ll do less crying that way.
Me: He’s not even been awake a full hour, sweetie.
EK, with a bag full of sandy seashells: These are sorry shells for D. Because he wasn’t feeling good.
J, to EK, while brushing their teeth: Don’t just eat it like a lollipop!
There you have it: Things I Couldn’t Make Up If I Tried. What are your kids surprising you with these days?