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.