Sweet Boy#2–“Just a minute, I’ve got to snort some vomit out of my nose.”
When friends of Sweet Boy#1 come up to visit, they spend their time up on the woodshed roof, building snowmen and then pushing them off the roof to their doom.
Sweet Boy#2–“I like the smell of fresh-opened board games.”
Sweet Boy#3–“Sneaky Cow!” He then rolls off the bean bag couch and onto Sweet Boy#2
Sweet Boy#3–“It means I get to sit on you! Because I sneaky-cowed you!”
The Hunky Hubby–“What game is that?”
Sweet Boy#3–“It’s the game of life!”
The Hunky Hubby–Jumps on the boys and says–“Sneaky Cow!”
Sweet Boy#3–“You can’t sneaky-cow me. I invented it!”
The Hunky Hubby–“I invented you.”
Yes, all of Sweet Boy#3’s dialogue ends in an exclamation point. If you had been there, you would realize that these sentences are indeed punctuated correctly.
Sweet Boy#2–At the dinner table–“Oooh, ooooh, oooh … .” He asks for the milk using only monkey noises. “I want to be a caveman when I grow up. So I don’t have to do ELA or use a fork!”
We compromise when he changes to “Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh, please!”
So, I have been writing down these quotes for years (9 total) and this week the boys sat down, all three of them, in front of my computer and read through pages and pages of Boy Quotes … without hitting, kicking, strangling, or doing anything malicious to one another’s hair and or shoes. They laughed and read and read and laughed and I was so glad that I’d written all this stuff down. That moment made the hours spent on this all worthwhile.
Sweet Boy#1–“Boy Quotes are the best.”
Sweet Boy#3–“We are ridiculous!”