Thursday, March 26, 2009

Comedy Stylings

Quinn and Celeste both have pretty good senses of humor, but they haven't really reached the joke-telling stage of childhood yet. Except, this afternoon, Celeste came up with one that I think is pretty good, all things considered.

The girls often discuss what sort of dog they are at the moment, and Quinn was in the midst of running through a list of what color Labrador retriever she was.

Quinn: "I'm a black lab, no a white lab, no a brown lab ..."
Celeste: "chocolate lab!"
Quinn: "..., no a yellow lab, no a green lab, no a teal lab, no an orange lab, no a purple lab, ..."
Celeste: "No, no, no! You're a lavender retriever!"

Sunday, March 22, 2009

What was I doing?

Note the time: 11:15 a.m. on March 21st. Celeste just had her first senior moment.

I have had plenty of times when I strode into another room full of purpose only to realize that I had no idea what I had intended to do.

At this moment, the girls were both playing with Play-Doh and running around while Evelin and I both did a little work. Celeste ran upstairs, I heard her door open, and then "Now, why did I come up here?"

Eventually she figured it out though ... she wanted to get a book for me to read.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Who's There?

So after work, I headed to meet Evelin and the girls for the first iteration of Family Fun Night at Rhode Island Reds. We were the first ones there, and the girls had eaten before going, so Evelin had coffee, I had an Anchor Porter and the girls had a nice applely dessert.

While we were sitting around and talking, Quinn burst out with her comedy stylings.

Quinn: "Knock knock! Who dere?"
Me: "Who's there?"
Quinn: "Uhm, strawberry!"
Me: "Strawberry Who?"
Quinn: "Hahahahahahaha [pause] Can I come in?"

Evelin later told me that K---, Quinn and Celeste's cousin who was visiting earlier in the week was doing the classic banana, banana, banana, orange knock-knock routine, which is probably why Quinn picked a strawberry for the setup to her punch line.