Friday, March 27, 2009

IQ

Erin knows a lot, and she'd be happy to tell you how smart she is in case you are unclear. She even let me know the order of smartness in our family and I was lucky enough to come in second, at least on that particular day--though I'm pretty sure she was just trying to be nice. Here are some examples:

Math
Erin: I know everything.
Me: Really? What's 7 x 8?
Erin: Well, sometimes I forget things.

The Human Body

Erin: (pointing to her arm) I know that these things in your arm are called brains.
Me: You mean veins?
Erin: No Mommy, BRAINS... and I know that those things that go on people's teeth are called bracelets.


Science
Erin: Today I learned that spiders are not insects because insects have 6 legs and spiders have 8 and because insects have bums and spiders don't. And did you know that in Spanish they call their bum a thorax?

Art

Erin: (holding up her hand) Daddy, my thumb really hurts.
Jared: Really?
Erin: Yeah... (looking very concerned) ...and this is my coloring hand.

Spiritual

Erin: How did Jesus get us here if he is in outer space?
(I had no comeback for this one. Good question)

Mortality
At the airport a really old lady comes up to us so concerned that Alex, who is climbing all over the stroller, is going to fall out. I thanked her even though I was pretty sure he was fine since he's been doing stuff like that since before he could walk. As she walked off Erin turned to me and said "She's going to die soon!" (Probably true, but so funny to hear her say)

Love
We were at the doctor when I kissed Erin.
Erin: Mommy, what day is it?
Me: It's Wednesday. (Strange question because she usually knows what day it is)
Erin: Then why did you kiss me? I told you that you can only kiss me on Mondays and Fridays.
So I do remember her saying that once, but I didn't think she was serious. Apparently she was. I have no idea what inspired her to set such a rule but she's sticking to it. FYI, she gave Jared Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I guess the other three days she is free from such torture.


Nutrition
I just read this to Erin and asked if she could think of any other funny things she has said.
Erin: Yeah, remember when I asked if I could have a fruit snack and you just laughed? (that was kind of funny--or when she asked for ice cream for breakfast today)

6 comments:

Heather said...

Erin is pretty funny, I'd say. Pretty clever too! Those were some great ones.

Lisa said...

Those are great! And how weird is this- while reading this post, Brian asked for ice cream for breakfast!

Brian and Callie said...

Brian and I laughed the whole way through the post :) Quite the little smartie you have! Hope the coloring hand healed to it's normal talent.

Laura said...

That is a great post. I cannot wait to hear some of these crazy things in person!

Alan Daniels Family said...

Man, Benjamin sounds like rainman compared to Marissa. He hasn't even tried to stand on his own yet. He just barely got his first 2 bottom teeth last week. He has mastered eating dog food though! Can your kid do that? HEHE :)

Tyson and Stephanie said...

She is too funny! How cute! I love the crazy things kids say. It is so entertaining. I'm glad to hear that it keeps on going for a few years for me.