driving out in the boonies, we pass a field with a group of trees in it.
daddy: there is a cow hiding in those trees.
8yo: there so is not.
driving on, we pass another field with a large shade tree in it. this time there is clearly a cow laying under the tree.
daddy: there’s a cow laying in the shade under that tree.
8yo: daddy is right, for once in his life.
5yo: here’s a song my friends sang at school. hi ho the merry-o the farmer ate a cow. [giggling] why would the farmer eat a cow?? that’s silly. then he’d become a cow.
5yo: i’m hungry…… i feel….moo.
5yo: i feel like a cow. a small siiiick cow.
7yo’s new phrase: oh, when cows read!! [spoken in same tone as oh, for crying out loud]
i have no clue….
7yo [yesterday in the car]: cousin Nikki and i are alike, and cousin Michael and you [4yo] are alike….
4yo [interrupting LIKE A COW – sorry, terrible inside joke]: you and Nikki are drama queens….
7yo: hey!!! i was gonna say we talk a lot….
me: [cracking up and wisely staying silent]
3yo and 6yo in back seat of car: