Quote from EC: “No one who’s old thinks they’re old.”

Two people proving EC's pointThis one came from my 11 year old son in a conversation I overheard between he and his grandfather. EC asked grandpa why he was skinning most but not all of the skin off a cucumber. Grandpa replied that he liked it that way. EC replied with, “Gee, I never knew old people could be so picky.” To which EC’s grandfather said something along the lines of “I’m not old.” And that led to the quote above.

Quote from EC: “I have seen so many teeth but yours is the best.”

The Tooth Pixie?My now ten year old son decided he’d play the part of the “Tooth Pixie” for his sister who lost her first tooth over the weekend. He left the following note:

Dear Leia Hoover,

I love your tooth. In return I give you this $5 dollar bill. I have seen so many teeth but yours is the best. Love the Tooth Pixie.


Apparently the Tooth Pixie signs all official letters with “XP”. Who knew?

Quote from EC: “If I don’t make it through the night, I just want you to know this – you’re a bad manager.”

Ah yes, nothing like a little tornado warning and spending time in the basement with my eight year old son and (almost) four year old daughter. Contrary to what you might think, EC was not directing this quote at me. No, the target for this one was EC’s sister. I told EC that I didn’t realize his sister was a manager. He looked at me like I was the crazy one and then continued to contemplate (out loud) how he might die in a tornado tonight.