Thursday, March 27, 2008

Overheard in the Family Room

(It is Em's fourth birthday today. Partied out, the kids are sprawled in front of the TV, watching a documentary.)

CHARLOTTE: Hey Em, that man just said that a baby beluga stays with his mother for two years.

EMILY [excitedly]: I could do that!

CHARLOTTE (dispassionately): You did. In fact you get to stay with your mother for LONGER than two years.

(Pause)

EMILY (relieved): Whew -- good.

11 comments:

lizbon said...

Awwwwwwww!

Annalea said...

That's so cute. :o) I love hearing what kids say to each other . . . especially 4-year-olds. Mine's a crack up.

Jo said...

Well, I guess her work is done!

Stace' said...

Precious!

Stace' said...

That puts you in the running for the Mother Of The Year award.

Ames said...

It is always nice to find out the kids are not, in fact, planning mutiny.

Kristine said...

That's too awesome.

Gwen said...

Too funny!

Shan said...

I'm hoping it's not some kind of clue indicating an underlying anxiety issue.

Kris said...

They are soooo sweet when young. I'm sure she's not anxious about anything. C's tells me all the time that he wants to live with me forever... I think he is just trying in a very sweet 5yo way that he loves us very much.

Stace' said...

Ohhhhhhh, I don't want my kids living with me forever. No, no, no!!!!