Friday, April 29, 2011

what's in a name?

Evan: "Guess who my two favorite characters are from Lord of the Rings."

Eric: "Frodo and Gandalf."

Evan: "Nope. Aragorn and Legolas. I like Legolas because he's a great archer and he's got 'Lego' in his name. He's perfect!"

(Evan would later admit that it was a shame that the name was pronounced "Lego loss.")

served again

Evan: "What's the Lego set you want more than any other?"

Eric: "Oh Evan, I just can't muster the same enthusiasm for Legos that you have. I don't really want any Lego set."

Evan: "You don't?"

Eric: "Well, I want Lego sets for you -- I mean, I want you to have the sets that you want."

Evan: "Well you can make that a reality."

Saturday, April 23, 2011

not my problem

Sonja: "I think you need a warmer outfit today."

Sage: "No, I'm fine."

Sonja: "I'm cold just looking at you."

Sage: "Well then put on something warmer."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

what's the word?

Eric: "How does it feel to be five years old?"

Sage: "Ginormous."


Sage: "Are we going to buy a new house pretty soon?"

Eric: "Why would we buy a new house?"

Sage: "Well, no offense, but... this house is kind of boring."

Eric: "Really? What's boring about it?"

Sage: "Well... it doesn't have a trampoline."

Eric: "Why would we buy a new house to solve that problem? Wouldn't it make more sense to buy a trampoline?"

Sage: "Well, trampolines are kind of expensive."

Eric: "They're not as expensive as houses."

Sage: "Okay. We'll buy a trampoline tomorrow."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

yo no soy

Evan: "If my tongue had eyes, tofu would be invisible."

Sage has plans

Eric: "Well, it's not a very good Dairy Queen day, but if you score a goal I'll get you a special treat of some kind."

Sage: "I think it's a very good Dairy Queen day. The sun is shining, but it's cold, so the ice cream won't melt."


Sage: "Oh water bottle, I love you. I'm going to marry you. (Kisses water bottle.) You're a boy, right? (Switches to falsetto.) Yes, I'm a boy. Daddy, don't laugh at me and my new husband."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

soccer strategy

Evan: "There's no way we're going to come back and win this game."

Eric: "Evan, don't say that. If you think like that you won't do your best when Coach Todd puts you back in."

Evan: "I'm trying to keep my expectations low, because I'd rather be surprised than disappointed."