7yo [striding on our elliptical]: mama, do we have state farm?
7yo [singing]: and like a good neighbor, state farm is there. [looks around]
me [laughing]: you realize that only works on tv – it’s not real.
7yo: sure it is. watch. [sings] like a good neighbor, state farm is there. [changes expression on her face and deepens her voice] hello!
me: [cracking up]
6yo [talking from back seat on way to library]: i love going to new libraries. it’s cool to go see new libraries. and new things. it’s cool to see new things. too. you know, even tho i like my booster seat with the back on, it’s okay with the back off too. i like it both ways. i’ll make a decision by the time we get there about which way i want it to be. because i have to make a decision. the last time we had the back on was before we took it off was when we went down to see mimi and papa. i still have red ink on my hands from drawing earlier. it didn’t come off. look, there’s our gym. do you like the ellipticals there? you don’t like them there, do you?
my brain: [boom]
naked 7yo “surfing” on the elliptical