Archive for September, 2012

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pancakes

Kate is my Sid the Science Kid.  Which is why stuff like this happens at breakfast:

Kate is assembling the solar system model.  Which was Paul’s originally, so Pluto makes an appearance.

Kate:  “Pluto shouldn’t really be here.  It’s a dwarf planet now.”

Mark (incredulous):  “A dork planet?”

Kate (ignoring this nonsense–she’s busy doing SCIENCE):  “What’s next…what’s next?  Neptune?”

Brian whips out the mnemonic.  Kate deigns to learn it even though it mentions Pluto.

Me:  “Sounds about right.  Pancakes 10,11, and 12 are in the pan right now.”

Mark:  “Harharhar.”

Kate:  “I can’t find Uranus.”

Me (sniggering, because I have a 10 year old’s sense of humor):  “We have the oddest conversations around here.”

Kate (under the table):  “I found Uranus, Dad.”

Brian snorts yogurt.

Mark Plans to Pimp My Ride

At the bus stop yesterday afternoon…

Me:  “I’m sorry, Mark, but your dentist appointment has had to be postponed until tomorrow.”

Mark:  “Why?”

Me:  “The car doctor isn’t done with our car yet.”

Mark:  “Why?  Are they installing weapons so we can defend ourselves?”

Me:  “No.  They’re fixing the brakes.”

Mark:  “I think we need weapons.  And jets.  So we can go fast.”

Actually, jets on the car does sound pretty good.

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