Saturday, February 27, 2010

That's a good question...

On the way to Lowe's today, out of the blue:

Ade: "Daddy, why does Jesus make mean people - like pirates, and bad guys and stuff?"

Friday, February 26, 2010


We were on the way to the store to get some ice-cream tonight:

Ade: "Does ice cream have sugar?"

Dad: "Definitely."


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Too many compliments?

Dad: "Nice job. You're awesome."

Ade, matter of factly: "I know."

And a few days ago....

Ade: "You're the awesomest, and I'm the smartest."

At least I'm the awesomest, I guess.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bird Olympics

It's a cold morning. So cold that the bird bath froze over.

Ade: "Is that ice?" - touching the frozen water.

Me: "Yep."

Ade: "Now the birds can ice-skate!"

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sun, Moon, and Me

From Nana: The other day Ade told me, "Isn't it cool that the clouds and the sun and the moon do whatever God wants them to do?" So I of course said - "Yeah, I guess WE should do what God wants us to do too, right?" Then he sighed and said - "Yeah, I guess so."

The eyes have it

Mom has Ade convinced that God has given her special powers to know when he is being naughty. The other day, she caught him doing something he wasn't supposed to...

Ade: "It's a bummer you have special eyes."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Prince Charming King Game

Ade: "Can I play the Prince-Charming-King-Game?"

Me: "You're going to have to show me which game that is."

Ade: "It's in my closet, hold me up."

Me, lifting him up high into his closet: "Which one?"

Ade, pointing to a board game: "This one, the Prince-Charming-King-Game."

Me: "You mean Monopoly? He does look like a Prince-Charming-King, doesn't he?"

Can I see that..

Ade, looking up at the cabinets in the kitchen: "Can I see that telescope?"

Me, looking around confusedly: "What telescope?"

Ade, insistent: "THAT telescope."

Me: "I don't see any telescope dude."

Ade: "By the paper towels."

Me, seeing the empty paper towel tube: "Oh, THAT telescope."

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Fishing song...

Ade has this CD of kids songs from England. One of them is Ring around the roses. In England, apparently, it goes like this:

Ring a ring of roses.
A pocket full of poses.
A tissue, a tissue.
We all fall down.

Ade's little cousin Eliana was over today, and he began to sing the song to her.

Ade's version:
Ring a ring of roses.
A pocket full of poses.
A fish poo, a fish poo.
We all fall down.

Mom: "Did you say fish poo? Like fish poop?"

Ade: "Yeah, it's a fishing song."

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Background: Mom, Dad and Ade in the car. Mom spelling strategic parts of her conversation with Dad to keep the contents secure from little ears.

Ade: "Why are you talking with letters?"

Mom: "Sometimes Mommy and Daddy have to spell things, to keep it secret from you."

Ade: -Eye roll-

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Who ate all the hammers?

So we're playing "cash register"...

Ade: "What would you like to buy today?"

Dad: "I need a hammer. Do you have any?"

Ade: "Um...I'm sorry, somebody ate all the hammers. Is there anything else you need?"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dinner Manipulation...

Ade, to Mom: "McDonald's or Burger King: Which is better to you?"

Mom: "Um, I think I like Burger King best."

Ade: "Dad...Mom say's we can have Burger King! I want nuggets, and apples and..."

Youthful flavor...

You might know the song Jesus Loves the Little Children. Maybe not, here's an except: "...Red and Yellow, Black and White. They are precious in his sight..."

Ade's version: "...A Vanilla, Black and White..."

Monday, February 1, 2010

Detective Work

Background: A "baby-ball" is what Ade calls those pervasive little air-soft pellets that you see everywhere. They're like plastic BB's. On to the story...

Ade, coming in from the living room: "Mom, I found this baby-ball. It's candy, it's a candy-baby-ball, and I saw some candy paper in the garbage. Was someone eating candy? I think you were eating some candy."

Mom: "...I think you're right."