Elijah: "Julie, how about instead of eating that pen [as he takes it away from her], you eat this graham cracker [as he hands it to her]?"
|This is not revenge on Julie's part. Really.|
At the library:
Me, to Elijah: "I think you would like this Hardy Boys book."
Elijah, looking at how thick it is: "No thanks."
Me: "It's about two boys having adventures and stuff, and having to find the bad guys."
Elijah: "Ok, let's get it."
|Getting Elijah to read a book is almost as difficult as shoring up this dam's leak.|
Savi: "Look Mom, the ipad put red dots under my name."
Me: "Yes, that's because it doesn't know your name is a real word and it thinks you misspelled it. Here, let me see if I can fix that."
Savi: "No, I like it like that."
|Someone at the reunion taught Savi some poses... or tried to?|
Savi: "Mom, can I have just one more beer?"
[She meant root beer.]
|Who doesn't like beer? I mean, besides me and half my family?|
One morning I told Gabe to go get some clothes to put on. He came back holding up pajama bottoms in one hand, and a pillowcase in the other.
|He may have learned the futility of chasing birds this day. Or he might not have.|
Savi: "Mom, can I have some coffee?"
["I mean tea."]
|Savi wanted tea because Kyrie had some; Kyrie wanted to pose because Savi did. I want to call this a "stork pose". Clearly it's a classic that should be added to the repertoire of all professional models.|