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]
this was my putting the kids to bed tonight:
9yo [singing]: tractor! gonna see a chiropractor! he’s gonna fix my backtor! [dies laughing and rolling around on the bed]
[sidenote: clearly i need to rethink letting them watch the fairly oddparents]
6yo [as i tell her to get off the covers and under them]: booty up in the air! booty down on the ground! booty booty all around! [dissolves into giggling fit]
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 singing Mary had a little sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff, lamb, lamb, lamb
4yo: mama, can i sing you a song?
me: is it the mary had a little lamb one?
4yo: NOT THAT ONE. A DIFFERENT ONE.
4yo: i don’t remember what song it is.
7yo is singing the Banana Splits theme song in the shower.
both kids are singing “veggies in your butt” loudly as daddy gets them out of the shower. daddy is laughing with them.
then 4yo: you hit my buttocks.
7yo is singing to her umbrella.
both kids are singing: …..stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaron-cheese.
3yo: polly wolly wolllllly wall-eeeeeeee!