Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 12 brave bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in, sit a spell, and buzz around my house:
The Professor: “When I grow up, I want to work where my Dad works.”
Me: “You want to be an engineer! That’s great!”
The Princess: “Me too! I want to be THE WOMAN.”
Princess: “Mommy when I grow up I want to be as old as you.”
Princess: “Mommy, I want to be just like you when I grow up!”
Princess: “Yes! That way I can wear your hair things.”
I was telling Evil Genius all about the big fluffy orange kitty I saw on the way home.
Evil Genius: “I still want a Maine Coon cat!”
Me: “Oh me too, they are just nice cats.”
The Professor: “What’s a Maine Coon? Is it one of those cats without hair?”
Evil Genius: “No, that’s a Sphinx.”
The Professor: “Oh that’s good. I don’t want to see a naked cat.”
The Princess is going through a phase where EVERYTHING little is cute. I mean everything… animals, toys, chairs, etc. She says it’s because since they are little they are babies and babies are cute. Yesterday I heard her cooing in the kitchen. “Ohhhhhh, that is sooooo cute! Awwwwww.”
I thought maybe the cardinal we had been seeing was back in the yard. “What’s cute?”
The Princess: “The pepperoni minis! They are sooooo little and adorable!” She’s a weird kid.
Princess: “Is Daddy coming home soon?”
Me: “He stopped by his boss’s house. He’ll be home later.”
Princess: “Is Daddy going to a sleepover?”
Me: “We have a winter storm watch starting tomorrow with a 90 percent chance of precipitation. The one that didn’t do much had 100 percent chance of participation.”
Evil Genius: “Precipitation, not participation.”
Me: “Well it did participate, it just didn’t precipitate much.”
The kids are watching Paranorman. The Princess suddenly turns to Evil Genius and asks, “Daddy, are we allowed to laugh?”
I’m informed by Evil Genius as I walk into the room that the kids told him he had to go get a dead rat downstairs in the basement. I freak out for a second, then I ask “Is it really a rat?”
Evil Genius: “I don’t know. They said it was between this big (puts his hands about an inch apart) or this big (spreads his hands several feet apart.)”
Thank goodness it was just a mouse.
Basketball championship season:
The best game we ever watched? The one where one of the main team players had the last name “Aenema”, pronounced like enema. The comments made in our household were priceless:
“How ironic is it that guy is blocking!”
“He really cleaned out the competition!”
“I bet everything comes out ok in this game!”
I heard them announce the teams playing-I got all excited that one of them was called the “Warlocks”. My husband told me that they were actually the “Warhawks”. I was very sad.
Apparently, cannibalism is practiced in the land of Hello Kitties: One day as I brought the laundry upstairs to the Princess’s room, she told me she wanted to show me all of her Hello Kitties. She introduced them all to me-there was the Mommy, the Daddy, brothers, sisters, etc.
And what were they eating? A Hello Kitty head.
Conversation at dinner over Safari Animal Chicken Nuggets:
The Princess: (eats a giraffe) “I ate his brain!”
The Professor: No you didn’t eat his brain, you ate his head!”
The Princess: “Now he’s howling at you.”
The Professor: “Noooooo, he can’t howl at me because you ate his brain. If you ate his brain he can’t function. He’s brain dead.”
Ah, the dreamer versus the logical…
Princess: Mommy, Mommy, look what I did!
Me: Just a minute, I need to find some ibuprofen.
Princess: What do you need IBooPumpkin for?
The Princess: “Mommy, your legs look like a carseat!”
Surprisingly, both kids sat through “The Hobbit”. The Princess made it through about 3/4 of the movie, The Professor made it through the whole thing.
The Princess: “That guy has a sword.”
The Princess: “I’m thinking he’s either going to use it to fight some bad guys or cut up his food.”
Today is Evil Genius’s birthday, followed by my birthday on Mayday, and then the Princess’s birthday on May 6th. You can bet we’ll have some good birthday stuff to put on next month’s Fly on the Wall: The Birthday Edition! Happy EVIL GENIUS DAY!
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