Monday, April 30, 2007

A Surprise for Mommy

As we were leaving preschool today, Ann pointed out a row of painted projects that were drying in the hallway outside the classroom. They seemed to be little cups full of earth, a popsicle stick, and some beans.

"Mommy," said Ann, "Do you know what's coming up after Lag Ba'Omer?"


"Mother's Day."


"Yes. And we will say thank you for you doing things for us. Like giving us food, or things to eat, or just everything."

"That's very nice, Ann."

"Also, we will give you something. It's a surprise, so I'm not going to tell you that it's a plant! I'll tell you what the surprise is going to be when you open it!"

"I can't wait, Ann!"

Sunday, April 29, 2007

JIB Awards!

We've been nominated (well, by me, but hey, just go with it) for a Jewish and Israeli Blog Award in the Best Group Blog category!

The JIBs are a great way to get new readers introduced to blogs, so let's make a good impression and get our kids to say some truly goofy things!

You can vote here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Ghost of Fudge

Our daughter Fudge is away in New York (vote here!), but her spirit lives on in her five-year-old sister:

Mrs. B: Did you eat all these cookies??

The PT: No, I licked them.

What's in a Name?

Wednesday is recycling day around here, and it was time to get the pile of recyclable paper out to the trash can.

One piece of paper in the pile was a plain, white envelope with Ann's name on it in red marker - the envelope that had contained her "Preschool Graduation" invitation (!).

Ann (3) snatched it out of the pile, and dramatically exclaimed, "My name!! You can't throw my name into the garbage! I need to keep my name for a long, long time!"

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Multi-Grain Cheerios

My niece Henna Baila (2.5) knew what she wanted for breakfast a few days, and was happy announcing it to her parents:
I want Moldy Green Cheerios!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Science Wonders for Kids

Come check out Talia's blog. She's very excited to have added new questions and would love to get some feedback.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

That's Confusing!

The PT (holding her arms at her side and her legs together): Look! I'm an "I"!

Me: Or a lower case "L"!

The PT: Erm...why don't they just make a lower case "L" a little "L"? It's too confusing!

Me: I have no idea.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

So literal!

At the hotel, in the children's dining room, as I'm bringing some chicken over to Ada (2 1/2):

Me: Ada, look! I got you the best chicken in the house.

She (laughing at the "joke"): Dis not a house!

And then, a short while later...

Me (hugging her to pieces): I love you, baby doll.

She (looking at me like I'm an idiot): I not a doll, I'm a Ada!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Private - Keep Out

In light of the recent rains, Ann (3) has taken to insisting that all her clothes are "wet from the storm" whenever we get home.

Today after preschool, she took everything off and was a little slow to get dressed in something "dry".

"Ann," I said, "You can start by getting another pair of underwear."

Her reply: "Um, Mommy? How about if we don't talk about things that are 'privacy'. Okay?"

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Recipe for Egg Salad

Mrs. B: Iguana, you can make some egg salad if you want. Do you know how?

Iguana (10): I think I do. You add salt, pepper, mayonnaise and...mustard.

Mrs. B: Right.

The PT (5): Erm...I think you need some eggs...because they call it "egg salad."

Friday, April 13, 2007

Blum offerings

Things to Look Forward to:

Your kids get driver's licenses and borrow your car!

Cell Phone: Uh...Abba?

Abba: Hello? Who is this?


What are you doing on Fudge's cell phone?

She drove me to the orthodontist.


And the keys are in the car...but we aren't.


And...we called Mommy but she can't pick us up...because we have the car.

And?'re in clinic seeing patients, so she got Grampa to agree to go to your office and get your car key and bring it over here so we can get in.

I see.

Aren't you going to say something?

Is there something that NEEDS to be said?

Uh...I guess not.

The only way this could be worse would be if the car were still running.