Tuesday, May 31, 2011

oh dread

We had 10 kids over yesterday, which means we will be finding this sort of thing around the house for the next several days.

this just in

The pool is still cold.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Sonja (pointing at a green Honda Civic): "That's the kind of car I used to have."

Evan: "When I was a baby?"

Sonja: "No, before Mommy and Daddy were married."

Evan: "Before you were married? That was before time."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pickle and Rosevelt My Cats, by Evan McHenry (unedited)

Once I got two cats one was Simon and the other was Collin. We renamed Collin, Pickle and Simon, Rosevelt. Pickle was very dumb. Now I don't mean bad dumb I mean not smart dumb. Now Rosevelt on the other hand is very fat. I mean when he sits down he looks like a roosting hen. I mean I can't tell if he is a walrus or a cat. Rosevelt escapes a lot outside I always catch him and call him a fat mass of fatness. It turns out at the last sentence I stoped typing because computer class ended and now is a new computer class and a lot of time passed between one computer class and the other. And now we let him out and free rome. Pickle is sooooooo cute he has a "flubby tummy" he is adorable. His full name is Collin crashlandon slapity joe pickle mchenry. I know I know it's a long name but it's cute and it fit's him perfectly. Did I mention he is tan and white and sometimes I call him "Rusty" like in the film oceans 11 because Rusty wears a tan coat and white dress shirt. Pickle sometimes drinks from the toilet. Once he was drinking from The toilet and I closed the lid and said, "sorry Pickle your magic portal has been closed off."

agreeing to disagree

Evan: "You say 'edible,' I say 'eatable.' Let's call the whole thing off."

Sunday, May 22, 2011

changing one word can change a song's entire meaning

Sage was going around this morning singing the "Lollipop" song, but using the word "habitat" instead: "Habitat, habitat, oh habi-habitat."

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

intellectual property

Evan: "I speak Gibberish. Do you know the Gibberish word for 'best friend'?"

Eric: "No."

Evan: "It's 'nincompoo.' What does 'nincompoo' mean in English?"

Eric: "It's 'nincompoop,' and it means somebody who's not so smart."

Evan: "That's a hilarious word, 'nincompoop.' Pickle is kind of a nincompoop."

Eric: "Well, 'nincompoop' is kind of a mean word. You'd only use it to describe somebody who's not a very nice person and who's also not very smart. Sometimes Pickle doesn't seem so smart, but he's very sweet."

Evan: "Yeah."

Eric: "And he's smart in some ways. Like he's very good at coming up with new ideas for getting into trouble."

Evan: "Yeah. Like, 'I think I'll patent knocking over this bookcase.'"

Eric: "Right."

Evan: "If Pickle gets a patent on knocking over bookcases and makes two million dollars, will you take that money away from him or let him keep it?"

Saturday, May 7, 2011


A busy day at Evan's Lego diner. That's Poppop in the chef's hat. I'm the one outside, "teaching poetry to Rock Monsters."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Evan: "I'm going to sell my Lego motorcycle to Andrew for $10."

Eric: "No, Evan. No monetary transactions."

Evan: "Why don't you want me entrepreneuing at school?"

Monday, May 2, 2011

sweet dreams

Sage: "There's candy upstairs in my room. Can I have that for dessert?"

Eric: "What kind of candy is it?"

Sage: "That thing that's like, sugar dipped in sugar."