Before we had Andie we were very nervous that the boys would be jealous or resentful. But I was not prepared for how aggressively in love with her they would actually be. They’re like obsessed. I can’t even keep them away from her. They will dead a$$ stop everything they are doing and have to hug and kiss her every five minutes. I’m being literal. It might even be less intervals than five minutes
Casey has now combined “oh my gosh” with “holy cow” and walks around exclaiming “Oh my cow!”
JACK: We don’t wipe our boogers on baby Andie right?
DAN: … No
JACK: Yeah cause she probably wants to be clean.
We recently hired a new babysitter named “Makenzie”. And when I first told Casey her name he repeated it back as “Mechanics?” Now no matter how many times I correct him he keeps asking me “Is she really good at fixing cars?”
JACK (taking a selfie with Dan): Dad, you look good. Like an old chef.
CASEY: (whispering) Tell the story about the gingerbread man.
ME: Okay. Once upon a time-
CASEY: (whispering) No, tell the story about the gingerbread man burned me and I died. And then you plugged me in and I charged up. And then the bubbles from my tongue made me fart.
CASEY: (whispering) Tell that one.
JACK: If I have this little cut on my foot I will survive.
Dan was sweetly carrying Casey past the stairs.
CASEY: Don’t throw me down the stairs, Dad.
I was scrubbing toilets when Casey came up behind me.
CASEY: Oh my goodness! Why is the potty so colorful? Can I have a turn?
So I shrugged and let him have a whack with the toilet scrubber. He swirled it around slowly.
CASEY: Mommy, do I look like a witch?
I picked up Jack and his best friend Emmy from school and this was the conversation in our car.
EMMY: (to me) Do you know what a secret crush is? Because I have one.
ME: Ohhhh wow! How fun!
JACK: Have you ever had your heart outside of yourself and smooshed and it’s like you’re dead but you’re not really dead?
ME: What? (laughing) Did a secret crush do that to you?
JACK: No. No one’s ever been in MY heart.