Category Archives: Conversations

Vignettes

Peanut: “Little girls are actually little women.” D: “That’s true.  And what are little boys?” Peanut: “Spiders.” ———— Ms. B: “You know what word makes me feel uncomfortable: lukewarm ———— (Overheard while the girls were bickering with each other downstairs) … Continue reading

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Growing Up

Oma (commenting on Halloween costume number three for the Peanut): “I love your wings. Can I wear them?” Peanut: “No. You’re too big.  Maybe when you grow up little you can wear wings and trick or treat and get candy!” … Continue reading

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Conversations with the Peanut

Peanut: Soooo, Mommy, how was your day? Me: My day was good! How was yours? Peanut: No! ….. Soooooo, Mommy, how was your day? Me: … It was good. How was yours? Peanut: No!!!! ….. Soooooo, Mommy, how was your … Continue reading

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Evening Commute

Yesterday I ducked out of work early for a Mother’s Day party at the Peanut’s daycare. We decorated a popsicle-stick picture frame with foam shapes and glitter and ate cookies that had clearly been heavily frosted and sprinkled by the … Continue reading

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This is love, eleven years in

Me: I was worried you were going to hate me. D: HATE you?! Me: Well, maybe just be supremely annoyed with me. D (spoken with an air of experience): Honey, I can be annoyed with you all day long and … Continue reading

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Vignettes – Ms. B. Edition

(Flipping through a Crate and Barrel catalog) “When I grow up my house is only going to have stuff from Crate and Barrel in it. Like this vase, that’s cute. And this couch. That dog’s cute. (It was a real … Continue reading

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Vignettes – Peanut Edition

In the mornings I ask Peanut how she would like me to fix her hair, and she tells me she wants either “pony hair” or “piggy hair.” She also sometimes wants a bow in her hair, which she calls “my … Continue reading

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Vignettes

When I drop the Peanut off at daycare, the Peanut still tries to climb my face in an attempt to get me to stay while declaring to all the other kids, ‘My Mommy!’ in a ‘back off’ tone. But when … Continue reading

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Recently overheard at our house

“Mom. Honestly. It’s called a turn signal.  You should try using one some time.” —– “Why do kids say ‘KK’ now instead of ‘OK?’” “I think it’s because it’s easier to spell.” “…. Are you messing with me?” —– “Somebody … Continue reading

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Peanut-isms

When you want to say ‘thank you,’ its okay to shorten it to just “Thank.” No, that’s not a typo. Drop that ‘s.’ When you burp, say “Oh goodness, so sorry.” When you want to give or receive a hug, … Continue reading

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