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Dandy-Lines *updated with video*

Well, it seems that dandelions have not only launched an assault on my yard, but they are pervasive in the blog-o-sphere right now: Craver’s busy trying to annihilate them, Charity’s reflecting on them and LL is eating them. As I stare out at the new crop peeping up out of the grass in my neighbor’s lawn (the other neighbor recently sent her son over to mow their lawn because it looked so bad, and they’re trying to sell their house), I thought I would join in the ode to dandelions with my own posting.

Over the last couple weeks in our house, here have been a few of my favorite lines – they’re real dandys…

Take Jesus out of your mouth right now.
We don’t eat flamingoes in our house.
Markers are for coloring, not for eating.
Don’t put your face in that puddle! Yucky!
Honey, why are you lying face down in the sand?
You have to say, “Catch, mama” before you jump, not afterwards.
Did she just climb out the back window and on top of her car by herself?

note: for some reason the video hangs up at 4 seconds. so as soon the video starts, advance that little slider below the movie to 5 seconds and you’re good.

Any good ones to add?

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10 comments

  1. Charity Singleton

    How great! These are dandy’s too be sure.

    My friends’ children and my neices and nephews are all the time coming up with good ones. Ok, here’s one my nephew said, “My hands are so chapped, and I haven’t even been licking them at all.” (After his mom tells him that licking his lips makes THEM chapped!)

  2. Craver Vii

    I wish I could remember some. I’m sure I’ve heard some good ones, but right now, I’m just laughing so hard at the ones you wrote!

  3. spaghettipie

    CS – Oh, I hate it when my hands get chapped from licking them…

    LL – Right back atcha!

    C – Glad to give you a chuckle today. When you think of one, come back and tell us!

    I thought of another one…actually, it wasn’t something I said, but rather a note a took:
    “Possibly get some heaters to blow up on Jesus.” When I was reading my notes later, I laughed at the picture of exploding heaters.

  4. Llama Momma

    Hilarious! And I love the video of your daugher climbing the cozy coupe. I’m glad we’re not the only ones! One time, I bought a play kitchen at a garage sale because they LOVED playing with these at playgroup. But at our house they promptly tipped it over and used it as a slide. Eventually, I gave the kitchen away and bought a slide for our living room. 🙂

  5. Craver Vii

    Did anybody else feel the adrenaline surging as you got up off your chair to stand ready to catch the little stuntgirl?

  6. Eve

    Craver-nope, I found out long ago that they bounce 🙂

    My son (4) was cutting out a piece of paper during our family Bible study. When asked what he was cutting, he replied “The dark domain”

    “Whaaa…?” We asked. “You know, He arose from the dark domain!”

  7. spaghettipie

    LM – Nice…I can’t keep her from climbing on anything. She has no fear. The worse part is that once she gets on top of things, she jumps. Sometimes toward me…sometimes not.

    Sars – I know, life is so unfair. 🙂

    C – Actually, I was on the phone and standing nearby. Once she made it to the top, though, I knew I needed to stop filming and prepare for the leap.

    E – So nice to see you here! Thanks for dropping by. Ah, the dark domain. Nice addition to our little collection of quotes here.

  8. spaghettipie

    Here are a couple from this evening:

    No ma’am. Do not stick your fork in the dog’s ear.

    (from the toddler) Obey, Daddy. Obey!

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