Friday, March 14, 2008

Backseat Chatter

Today I thought I'd share some of the exchanges I've heard in the minivan. I can't wait to get a new car, but we sure have had some interesting times in there these past 9 years.

Backseat Chatter:

Molly (age 4):

Santa Claus isn’t real.

Jake (age 6):

Duh. I’ve known that for a long time!

Molly (age 4):

Yeah. It’s your mom and dad who put on the red suit and come down the chimney.

Jake (age 6):

(Hand to forehead) Aargh.

Backseat Chatter:

Molly (age 5):

They can’t have a baby. They aren’t married.

Jake (age 7):

Yes they can! It happens. It happened to Aunt Marie. She got too close to a man and these microscopic creatures went from his body into hers. That’s how she got Sean.

Backseat Chatter:

Molly (age 6):
Mom, can we get a kitten?

Mom (age 38):
We’ll see.

Jake (age 8):
Darn. “We’ll see” means NO. “I’ll think about” it means YES.

Molly (age 6)
You’re right. That’s always the way it is.


holyyogini said...

Nice. Much more fun than the typical conversation in our backseat:

Shut up!

No! You shut up!

Mom! He/She said shutup!!

Christy said...

OMG the microscopic organisms comment made me spit out my tea!

Stimey said...

Microscopic organisms. Oh my lord. :)

I LOVE the last one. They had you figured out at an early age.

Ann Imig said...

I wish I documented more of these conversations.


Leslie said...

HILARIOUS!!! This stuff sounds like something carefully written for comedy. SO awesome that this was spontaneous! They hear MUCH more than we think they do - and understand it more than we can imagine!

The microscopic creatures idea makes me want to never, well, you know, again! HA HA HA HA HA!

Wonderful conversations...