Gabby and Big G with friends at church.
Random conversations from the past few weeks. All true (cross my heart).
Anytime Gabby sees a scale somewhere, she immediately jumps on it.
GABBY: (Standing on scale) Dad! Come here! Come see how old I am!
She looks at numbers.
GABBY: (excited beyond belief) I’m twenty eleven years old!
One day Big G walks into the kitchen carrying one of Gabby’s princess wands. It’s actually a large, plastic sword-like bubble wand. He’s using it to smack a football around the floor.
GAVIN: Hockey! Hockey! Hockey!
ME: You’re playing hockey?
GAVIN: Uh! Huh!
One day walking at the park, Gabby saw this sign (to the left). She pointed to it.
GABBY: You know what that sign says dad?
ME: What does it say?
GABBY: Seagulls welcome.
We’re in the van on the way to Fayetteville. As we hit the Greensboro bypass and join the eight-lane, Gabby – sitting in the backseat – sees many cars behind us heading our way.
GABBY: (screaming at the cars) Stop! Stop! Stoooppp! Stop!
She pauses to catch breath.
GABBY: Now I’m gonna say it like Dora. (deep breath) Hola! Hola! Hoooolllaaa!
Big G has a new word. He says it using two long drawn out syllables. I can’t help but make my own joke.
GAVIN: Da-da fuuun-eee. Funnn-eee dada.
ME: I’m funny?!
ME: Am I funny ha-ha, or funny..(pause)..not haha?
GAVIN: Funnn-eee ha-ha, da-da.
A rare quote from the Teen. One morning she and a friend are making pancakes.
TEEN: Rob. where in Boone can you buy a Bob Marley t-shirt?
ME: I don’t know. Why?
TEEN: I want one!
ME: (Trying not to smirk) Quick, name me three Bob Marley songs.
TEEN: (taken aback) He sings?!?