7yo’s description of the school grounds on first day of school

we can walk from our neighborhood to the kids’ school.  after we get off the path, there is a fenced drainage area.  with all the rain, it is now completely grown over and the animals are loud as all get out.

7yo:  it looks like muck, smells like yuck, and sounds like frog.

at least she’s honest?

i walk past 10yo and she makes this horrible growling scratchy noise.

me:  WTH was that??

10yo:  i was just clearing my throat in a loud and unfriendly way.

me:…..