Discipline fail

March 17th, 2013

Me: Charlotte, did you hit your sister with a bat?

Charlotte: (nods) But I couldn’t find a ball!

Me: (snorts)

When I grow up…

October 3rd, 2012

“…I’m going to be a musician, and a food writer. And I’m going to write about your food!”

-Henrietta, 10/3/12

You heard it here first!

Another quotable

June 13th, 2012

As we were getting dinner together tonight, Charlotte marched into the kitchen to announce,

“Mommy, I have a poopy. I made a present for you!”

First loose tooth

March 22nd, 2012

It’s official — Henrietta finally has her first loose tooth. She’s been eagerly awaiting this all year!


March 19th, 2012

Riding in the car, talking about trees…

Grandpa: Do you know how to tell the difference between a spruce and a hemlock?
Charlotte: Yes. One is black, and one is…pink!

Oh, a joke? I get jokes!

February 6th, 2012

Dinner has devolved into knock-knock jokes.

Charlotte: Knock-knock!
Ben: Who’s there?
Charlotte: Banana!
Ben: Banana who?
Charlotte: (with great enthusiasm) Bananaman!

Two little things

January 25th, 2012

Funny moments from this morning’s commute:

  • As we passed Cambridge Common (a restaurant/bar with a fantastic beer selection and remarkably delicious macaroni & cheese), Charlotte piped up from the back seat, “I can eat mac and cheese?” Apparently this was not the first time she shared that association. I guess we go there pretty often.
  • A little while later, as we walked to day care, she spotted a very fluffy black dog that we see often, and announced, “There’s a doggie! That’s a kitty cat doggie.” I think because it’s fluffy and black like Basil?

Two years old

January 9th, 2012

Charlotte is two!

Two years old!

Candles were lit, silly hats were worn, and songs were sung:

Key stats from her checkup:

  • 35″ tall (~81st percentile)
  • 26 lbs 4.5 ounces (~50th percentile)
  • 52cm head circumference (on a chart of her own, right up there with her big sister)
  • Blood was drawn, and she sat quietly for the whole thing—not even a whimper. Wow!

ETA: Perhaps in celebration, Charlotte pooped on the potty at school today!

Divided loyalties

November 21st, 2011

Talking about the football loss this weekend:
“Well, I can be a little bit happy. I mean, I went to Harvard Yard Child Care Center.”

Oh no! What have we done?

She knows what she wants

November 14th, 2011

Charlotte enters the living room and announces:

“I want some music.”

“I wanna dance!”