Saturday, October 13, 2012
Car Contest Quotes
S. Dad, are you going to take the truck through the car wash?
S. But what if there is a car contest and your car still has bird poop on it? Then you wouldn't win.
D. You are right. I guess I wouldn't win.
D: Hey look, there's a boat at the gas station. Why is it there?
S: It is probably getting gas, so that it can drive on the river... or else it wouldn't be able to move at all when it was in the river.
D: What if they used a paddle? Would that work?
D: Could you say "hit it" and then they would all start paddling and you could waterski? Would it go fast enough?
S: No. Because the motorboat is too heavy and big and strong.
S: You would need like 100 people paddling. Then it would work, maybe.
D: But with so many people, then the boat would sink.
S: It would need to be 100 babies! (Laughing hysterically)
Eating a popsicle
S: Mom, the first colour of the rainbow is red.
R: How do you know?
S: (Points to red on popsicle box)
R: That's not a rainbow.
S: But red is the first colour of the rainbow.
R: But how do you know?
D: Because it is the longest wavelength in the visible spectrum of light.
R: Oh, Dad has a good reason.
S: I already knew that.
After the first week of kindergarten
S: Dad, do you know what my school cares about the most?
S: The Circle of Courage. (No further explanation given.)
S: Mom, all the kids in my class say that I am the best at everything. (No reason given.)
S: We did races today and I won.
D: Oh yeah? What race was this?
S: We had to run 30 times in the gym and I was the first one.
D: You mean you did 30 laps.
S: Uh, yes. And I was the first one done.
D: Wow. How did you keep track of how many times you went around, if it was so many?
S: We just did.
D: And you were first? By how much
S: This much (uses fingers of one hand to illustrate).
Later, at parent-teacher interviews
D: Look at this Terry Fox picture. Is this why you did so much running?
Teacher: What was that?
D: He told us he's been doing lots of running races.
Teacher. Oh, we do 3 laps around the gym to warm up.
S: La la la (singing)
R: Scotty, I don't hear you sing very much, but you sound so good singing.
Later, in the tub alone
S: La la la laaa...
S: Did you like my singing mom?
R: Yes, it was great. Maybe now you can add some words.
S: Dad, I am the smartest one in my school.
D: Really? You think you are the smartest one in the whole school?
D: How do you know?
S: Well, some of the kids think that an "F" is a "D". And I know that it's not.
D: But what if the other kids learn more things?
S: Then we might be the same.
S: But then I would learn more things, and I will still be the smartest one.
D: Katie, why is there a pillow under the table?
K: I wanted a pillow.
D: Are you going to sleep under there?
D: Now are you sleeping, Katie? Make a sleeping sound.
K: .... Sleeping! .... Sleeping!