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.

 
 

A Curtain Climber by Any Other Name April 20, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 9:30 am

I’ve been thinking about names for Curtain Climber, and have wondered if we should come up with a new name for him. So far, we’ve thought of:

  • Rocker Climber
  • Counter Climber
  • Table Climber
  • Cabinet Climber
  • Computer Monitor Climber
  • Television Climber
  • Mom Climber

All in all, I’m not convinced any other name would make much of a difference. The funny thing is, the curtains are about the only thing he hasn’t climbed. But to make up for it, he occasionally makes me climb the walls.

Ah, motherhood: it’s not a job, it’s a vocation. It has to be… a job would be too easy to quit!

Have a happy week, all!

 
 

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 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 Hypertot May 17, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 9:50 pm

Honeybunch, you are indeed “allowed” to go to your room, and I suggest you go when told, regardless of your misconception. No, sending you there doesn’t make Daddy a bad person, nor a bank robber, as you so eloquently stated, and I seriously doubt he’s going to go to jail as a result. But nice try.

 
 

Note to Hypertot May 1, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 11:15 am

I think it’s great that you learned how to make your own peanut butter sandwiches; but do you think you could use a butter knife, instead of a plastic toy dagger?

 
 

How to Make Music Using Just a Hypertot for an Instrument February 8, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 10:59 am

Hum or whistle the first 9 notes of Duelling Banjos.
Hypertots mimic.

 
 

Note to Hypertot January 16, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 11:08 am

While I’m pleased that your language skills are developing, I think you’re missing some basic concepts. “Will you open it?” is a well-constructed question, but I don’t think your brother will be able to help you open that fork, no matter how many times you ask.

 
 

Note to Hypertot October 20, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina M @ 6:09 am

We do not have actual green eggs and ham in the house. You cannot have them for breakfast.