it takes a….barn?

5yo:  mama!  i know all the names of all the baby animals!!

me: that’s great!  so, what is the name of a baby goat?

5yo:  ummmm…..i’m not sure.

mama:  [trying not to give her the answers] maybe it’s a..cub?

5yo:  no, that’s a baby bear.

me:  right!  but maybe it is also a cub?

5yo:  no. it is not.

me: i actually think it is called a kid.

5yo:  mooooom!  a baby goat is NOT a kid.  I am what is known as a kid!!! [fairly rolls eyes at my stupidity]

me: [trying hard not to laugh] oh, ok, i’m sorry.  what about a lion?

5yo:  a baby lion is a….wildcat.

me: uh huh.  a tiger?

5yo:  that’s a pup.  like a baby dog. but a baby tiger.

me:  got it.  how about a bird?

5yo:  that’s a bird-y.  like a bird, with an ee on the end.

me:  [stifling a laugh] and a fish?

5yo:  a fish-y. [big smile]

me:  and a monkey?

5yo:  a monk.  it’s a strange sounding word, i know, but that’s what it’s called.

me:  gotcha.

morning at my house

daddy pretends to bite 8yo’s arm.

8yo:  don’t bite my blubber!!!

daddy and me:  [falling on the floor laughing]

5yo:  she has blubber because she is a whale because she is loud like a whale.  whale’s go aaaaaoooooohhhhh when they talk.

me:  ….

i was laughing too hard to hear the part that followed, but it devolved into this:

8yo:  i’m blubberman and i shoot blubber out of my…..toe.

5yo:  i’m webgirl [??? don’t ask – i don’t know where the web came from] and i shoot webs out of my belly button!!

both take off running around the house with one arm in front, like superman.  LOL

oh yeah

sent 5yo in her room to get her night clothes on.  this is what we hear:

5yo:  i’m gonna go in my room and THROW off my robe!  i’m naked – oh yeah [in sing songy voice].

me and daddy:  [cracking up]

5yo:  [making a song out of it]  i’m naked – oh yeah. oh yeah. oh yeah.


in case you were wondering how it sounded…..