Oct. 1st, 2010 07:38 pm
krikketgirl: (Road Trip)
I know that the Customs people have to be nosy.

I know that they ask you odd questions to see whether you're flustered or act oddly.

However, I do think that some things are a bit beyond the pale. As, for instance, the following conversation, which occurred earlier today at the Canada/US Border.

Customs Official (CO): "Where are you headed today?"
Chris: "Back home to Indianapolis, Indiana."
CO: "Where have you been?"
Chris: "In Collingwood, Ontario."
CO: "Why?"
Chris: "For a religious festival."
CO: "Who's traveling with you today?"
Chris: "My wife and sons."
CO: "How many more kids are you going to have?"
Chris, after a brief pause: "Probably none."
CO: "Whaaat?" *pause* "Haven't you ever heard 'be fruitful and multiply'?"
Chris: "Um, yes, we have."

In addition, we had a lovely time in Collingwood, though I wasn't able to update LJ for one reason and another. We are now home and while I am so delightedly looking forward to seeing all my nearest and dearest, my heart grieves a bit for the new nearest and dearest we've just left behind. I look forward to a time when all my brothers and sisters will be in one place.


Aug. 12th, 2010 06:05 am
krikketgirl: (Boys)
The Oldest Boy has acquired a "special care" item of clothing. While looking at the tag, he asked, "So, does the crossed-out triangle mean no dryer?" Pause.

"Or does it mean that it won't help you with geometry problems? Because it would be cool if there was a shirt that would do that!"

His father chimed in, "I always thought it meant 'No being buried in pyramids with Pharaoh."


Aug. 11th, 2010 09:13 pm
krikketgirl: (Boys)
The Youngest Boy had to write a letter to his teacher about his expectations for the school year. I had to share (I've left the typos as they are in his letter):

Dear ms. _______,

Hi, my name is ____________. This year in your class I would like to learn about the Civil War, Chemicals, and how Scientific Processes work.
I also

I also would like to improve at working in a group because sometimes I find it hard to work with other people. I am pretty good at working on my own, though.

I also like it when teachers give clear and thorough explanations. I al I like to also know the due dates for all my projects as we start the project. I would also like to know when to turn in all assignments.

I also appreciate if students get rewards for good behavior and work.



krikketgirl: (Boys)
YB: "I wonder what it feels like to crack a peanut between your head and the table. Now I'm using my noggin! All I need is a peanut that looks semi-regular and...I'll need a napkin. I need to get a nice clear space on the table."

Results: "Well, it didn't work with me slowly applying pressure to it. I had to lift my head and wham it repeatedly."

ETA: So now the Oldest Boy and the Husband want to try this? What is WRONG with them?


Jul. 27th, 2010 07:04 pm
krikketgirl: (Default)
YB: "No, before the dude gets up there and starts yabbering about whatnot."

YB: "Did you seriously think that a ladle was a spoon?"
OB:"A ladle is like a spoon that hasn't completed its training. It's like all ladles are spoons, but not all spoons are ladles. Because a ladle is a type of a spoon."


Mar. 19th, 2010 06:15 pm
krikketgirl: (Boys)
Youngest Boy, working to open new gallon of milk: "Mom, just so you know...there's an old milk in the fridge. Only, I'm using the new one. Because, I'm using new chocolate. And it says, 'Don't put new wine in old wineskins, so...'"


Feb. 25th, 2010 07:26 am
krikketgirl: (Boys)
Youngest Boy: "Havarti just sounds like a pirate cheese. Ahoy, mateys, I'm Havarrrrrrti."


Jan. 16th, 2010 10:42 am
krikketgirl: (Boys)
The Youngest Boy, talking about the blanket fort they made in the living room to sleep in:

"It was awesome, and then we had the laundry basket at the end of the fort. That was the Smellinator Room, because when my nose gets too hot and then feels the fresh air, it feels good."


Jan. 3rd, 2010 05:30 pm
krikketgirl: (Love Chris)
Chris, reading introduction to Learning to Write Russian: "I was so excited because I thought I could read Russian...only then I realized that this is written in French!"


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