Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Random things overheard at my house

When S-- saw the printed ultrasound picture of the baby's spine (he didn't attend the ultrasound with the rest of us), he said:

"It looks like a lizard.....Are we having a lizard?!?!?"

At random times during the day, especially if he is displeased with one of us, T-- will declare, pointing his little finger forcibly at the offender:

"You're FIRED!"

I have no idea where he heard it or how he knows to use it so appropriately, but it sounds awfully funny coming from a four-year-old. (And if I comb his hair just right, he has that Trump do to go with it.)

The night before the ultrasound, as we were getting ready for bed, I mentioned to Phil that it was a good thing we'd left the boys' alarm clock on since it would get them up and ready to leave right when we needed to.

Me: "If they're already up and going, it won't be a problem to be out the door by 8:30."

Phil: "Why would we need to be out the door by 8:30?"

Me (looking incredulously at him, trying to decide if he was teasing and realizing he wasn't): "Are you SERIOUS?!?!?"

Phil: "Huh? ........ OH. Yeah. I forgot about that."

I nearly threw my wet washcloth at him.


AzĂșcar said...

HA! "Are we having a lizard?" That cracks me up! Only a boy would be THAT excited.

Lucky Red Hen said...

The male species... tee hee.

Bek said...

Yes, it is a girl lizard. ;-)

Congrats on your daughter. That is so much fun. It will be good for her to have all those older brothers... ;-)

Lyle said...

It would have been tempting to paly along and tell hime that it was indeed a lizard in your belly.

~cari~ said...

Aren't you glad you will soon have another female in the house!

compulsive writer said...

I love lizards, but girls are so much more fun.

Geo said...

No doubt you've registered your little miss at All About Pets . . . ?

Elizabeth-W said...

My 4 year old has that same sass! Only she will tell me something, and then put one hand on a hip, and point the other hand's index finger at me and say "And That's That!"
She now gets sent to her room and told we don't say that to grown-ups "and that's that!"

Sue said...

Too much apprentice at your house, huh? Cute, cute, cute!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

My older girls upon finding out that we were having another girl when I was pregnant with Melody started jumping around and screaming at their brothers "In your face. We won!"

Family: Isn't it about outnumbering your male siblings and viciously ganging up on them?

Of course, it'll be the flip side of that in your house soon.