Kid Quotes: What Should I Dream About?

Johnny (five years old): What should I dream about so I don’t have scary dreams? Mama: How about puppies and kittens? Johnny: But if I dream about kittens, I might dream about them scratching me with their claws. Mama: Maybe you can dream about kittens who had their claws removed. Johnny: What? How would that […]

Kid Quotes: So Many Good Things

My kids are great at saying clever and funny things when I need a laugh. Here are a few favorite recent kid quotes! Seven-year-old Emma, on a day when she was being especially helpful: Mama, why do you think I’m doing so many good things today? Hoping the kids won’t wake up the baby… Mama: […]

Kid Quotes: Fiction

This is what all too many of my attempts at photographing five-year-old Johnny look like, lately. He tells me this is his “bad guy face”. It reminds me more of Calvin and Hobbes. :) On to kid quotes! Lily said something really funny, and I wish I could remember what. Maybe that will show up […]

Kid Quotes: Loud and Quiet

Happy Baby Anna Putting together a dinosaur puzzle: Emma (6 years old): Woah, that dinosaur is eating another dinosaur! Johnny (4 years old): He’s a bad guy. Emma: No, he’s just making a bad choice. Johnny, writing capital and lowercase letters: This is loud “A” and this is quiet “a”. Preparing for Christmas… Emma: How […]

Kid Quotes: Plugged In

Two-year-old Lily, photographed by six-year-old Emma Four-year-old Johnny, pointing at the umbilical cord in an artist’s depiction of an in-utero baby. Why is that baby plugged in? Ow! Six-year-old Emma, climbing into the car on a hot day: I feel like a pizza in the oven! Two-year-old Lily, looking at a photo where I’m holding […]