Inquiring Young Minds Want to Know March 10, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 12:45 pm

Hyperlad is one of the most inquisitive five-almost-six year olds I’ve ever known. He asks some very interesting questions, so I thought I’d answer a set of them right here.

  1. Yes, everyone dies.
  2. That’s right, you won’t get hurt in heaven.
  3. God makes them, with help from Mommy and Daddy.
  4. No, I don’t really want to tell you that part right now.
  5. It’s called decomposition.
  6. No, your new heavenly body will not be made of metal.
  7. Just don’t worry about how babies get there for now, ok?
  8. No, I’m not dying yet. It will be a long time from now.
  9. Would you please stop asking how babies get there? I”ll tell you later.
  10. Yes, that’s right, worms eat it.
  11. Yes, that’s right, they do poop it out and make better soil.
  12. Yes, you may have oatmeal for breakfast.

All of which leads me to a question of my own: just what do they teach on PBS Kids?

 
 

Note to hyperlad July 25, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 11:55 am

I can’t think of any circumstance under which one should wear a toilet seat on one’s head. The fact that you say you “can’t believe it!” doesn’t really change that.

 
 

Heard around the house March 24, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 2:32 pm

Artgal (reading from an Ungame card): When do you most feel God’s presence?

Hypertot: On Christmas. I love getting God’s presents for Christmas!

 
 

A Faith without Buzzwords March 20, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 5:22 am

The other evening, Hypertot and I were saying evening prayers, when he contributed this:
“God, if our whole family dies, please take our whole family to live with you.”

 
 

Heard around the house January 10, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 8:51 am

Hypertot: Daddy, Daddy! Curtain Climber’s on the table!
Daddy: Ok, I’m coming.
Hypertot: No, it’s not ok! Curtain Climber’s on the table!

Ah, the little literalist.

 
 

Permanent Marker on Computer Monitor December 18, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 10:00 am

What do you do when you realize that a Monkeytot has written on your LCD (or other kind of) screen with permanent marker? You ask Artgal. And Artgal promptly tells you to use a dry erase marker to clean it. And it works.

One caution: use Heloise’s advice, and wipe into the mark, not out from. If you wipe across your mark, it will smudge the dry erase ink and need more cleaning.

 
 

Note to Hypertot November 24, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 2:27 pm

I don’t care how much you like or dislike bar soap. You can’t wash your hands with toothpaste.

 
 

Note to Monkeytot November 22, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 9:58 pm

Remember when I said you couldn’t put a bandage in your nose? I’m sorry, but you can’t put one in your mouth, either. It just won’t work.

 
 

Note to Monkeytot November 15, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 3:45 pm

No, you can’t put a bandage in your nose, even if it is bleeding.

 
 

Note to Monkeytot November 4, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 8:03 am

While I appreciate your generosity with the baby, I wish you would stop feeding him. Snickers bars and horseradish stroganoff are really not ideal baby foods.