A snippet to tide you over

By Mir
November 5, 2013

A bit later today I’m going to have a super-useful piece up over at Alpha Mom—pinky swear—but in the meantime it occurs to me that I haven’t posted since last week, and sometimes that makes my father think that I am dead in a ditch somewhere.

(Hi, Dad! Not dead!)

Tuesday mornings are my favorite, because it’s the only morning when both kids have to get up and out around the same time. (It’s co-op day for Monkey. On regular homeschool days I just don’t bother getting him up until Chickadee leaves.) I love to eavesdrop on the two of them negotiating for counter space and such in the bathroom, because it seems to be the ONE time they consistently enjoy each other’s company. (I know. It’s weird.)

Overheard this morning:
Monkey: So you know how you used to have two kidneys?
Chickadee: I… STILL HAVE two kidneys…?
Monkey: Oh, yeah, well, I’ve been meaning to tell you something….

Later I reminded Chickie that people will come and go from her life, but her brother is forever. She kind of rolled her eyes, so I added, “There are worse people to be stuck with, you know.”

“I know,” she said. “… like you,” she added, with a smirk.

We were on our way to school, so I just slowed down a little and pushed her out of the car. I think that was fair.


  1. deva

    I just cracked up at that conversation. I love sibling relationships.

  2. Brigitte

    Ha! You got some special kids there, I’m guessing you’ll keep them? ;-D

  3. Aimee

    LOL, I lurve your kids.

    Oh and the part where you pushed her out of the car? TOTALLY FAIR.

  4. Therese

    Love it! At least you didn’t back up over her when you shoved her out of the car ;)

  5. dad


    Thanks for the notification.

  6. kapgaf

    Sibling conversations are wonderful.

    The whole backing up over her thing ? I’d have been sorely tempted but would have rolled down the window just to say how lucky she was that I didn’t want to get the tires dirty!

  7. Tenessa

    The family that laughs together stays together. Or something.

  8. Sharon

    The groundwork has been laid:) I learn the most from my grown children when I observe/overhear them interacting with each other.

  9. Jan

    Wait, so … You: not dead in a ditch. Chickadee: maybe?

  10. PopC

    It was only fair if you slowed down a little before pushing her out. :{)

  11. Nancy

    I love listening in on my two preschoolers having conversations. Earlier this week my daughter patiently explained to her brother, “I onwee have a bagina. You have a bagina and a pizza.”

    I nearly died laughing.

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