Sunday, April 24, 2016

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.-Scott Adams

Daphne: Oh flowers!

Me: Yes flowers. Do you like that one?

Daphne: Yeah

Me: Mamma painted that.

Daphne: Mamma paint flower! 

Points at different picture

Daphne: Daddy.

Me: Yes Daddy painted the bridge.

Points at various other pictures

Daphne: Mamma's, Mamma's, Fona's, Mamma's, Fona's, Daddy's 


Daphne: Daphne's?

Me: How about this summer I'll get some finger paints and we can paint together. Would you like that?

Daphne: Yeah 

Points at wall

Daphne: Daphne's 

Me: Sure we'll put your painting up

Daphne: YEAH!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

He's in the army now, a-blowin' reveille He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B-The Andrews Sisters Bogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Dave got a new bugle
Dave: I'm going to bring this baby camping. I can play reveile every morning. 

Me: Awww sweetie, it'll only be one morning then I'll stab you in your sleep. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

On the plains of the red planet I uphold the law. And I do it with a pair of robot fists.-Theme from Sparks Nevada Marshal on Mars

If you haven't already found the Thrilling Adventure Hour you are missing out. I 1000% recommend it. It is hilarious and brilliant.

If you have found it you'll love this. Sometimes at bedtime I sing Daphne the theme from Sparks Nevada Marshal on Mars. Tonight she did the "Pow!"

Thrilling Adventure Hour

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard-Winnie the Pooh*

When I was four my Dad took me to the hospital to see my Mom and new baby brother. On the way we stopped so I could pick out a gift for the new baby. I picked a Winnie the Pooh that played music. After he died I found the bear in his room and kept it. 

This morning Daphne spotted it in my closet and tried to claim it for her own. I told her no she couldn't have it but she could play with it. 

A few hours later I looked at a calendar and realized the anniversary of his death was last week. 18 years. He's now been gone as long as he was alive. 

I think maybe I was wrong. She should have the bear. He wouldn't mind. 
*F you auto correct. Don't you dare tell me that's the wrong way to spell Winnie!

Monday, March 21, 2016

I'm the leader of the geek patrol. That makes me king geek.-Gambit, Gambit #12

Me: No thank you Daphne. No I don't want a cheeto. No please don't rub it on my boob. No Daphne, Rogue doesn't want a cheeto either.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.-River Phoenix

Fiona: Hey Mommy can I ask you something?

Me: Do I want to wear that mask? 'Cause yeah!
Actually she wanted to tell me something about weaving but whatever. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.-Bill Gates

Daphne: Daddy go?

Me: He went to Lowes.

Daphne: Eewsh?

Me: Lowes.

Daphne: Eewsh?

Me: Lowes.

Daphne: Eewsh?

Me: Lowes.

Daphne: Okay.