And Then I Stepped in Gum . . .

Monday, July 31, 2006

Cute Things They Say

In a discussion of reptilian anatomical functions (don't ask):

Katie: Do lizards stick their tongues out to smell?

Me: Yes, they do.

Katie: Like snakes. Snakes do that too, right? That's weird. Ants use their antannas to smell.

Me: An-TEN-nas. [Yes, I know it's antennae -- the correct pronunciation is more important at the moment than obscure Latinate forms.]

Katie: An-TEN-nas.

Ian: Right, ants use their antennas to smell. And I fink the TiVo guy uses his antennas to smell, too.

Dave: Not quite, buddy.

And in Target yesterday, where I have to say that we were not the only family having, um, interesting exchanges:

Ian, at the top of his lungs: Hey, remember when Daddy was sleeping on the couch?

[No, we don't know what he's talking about -- some time when Dave napped in the living room maybe? Yes, we laughed hysterically and tried to explain why to Katie. No, we don't think anyone overheard.]