"Eyes are for poking."
Conversation in the car -
Me: "Now when we get to tap class, I want you guys to listen to your teacher and not horse around... Deal?"
Finn: "..... Ummm, Mom, I'm going to have to stop making so many deals with you all the time. We have so many deals my head is going to 'splode."
Eli (without hesitation): "Then we'll have to get you a robot head."
Finn: "Oh. Well. OK!"
Finn, to his dance teacher -
"My mom said if we do something hard or if I get tired I can sit down and watch."
(I so did not say that.)
Finn, at least 3 times a week -
"This is the most awesome day EVER!"
"When can we spend the night with Nana/Papa/Grandmother/Grandaddy/Abby/Anna Grace/Kieran-and-Connery???"
Eli, after watching Finn's tooth fall out -
"I'm not going to get big teeth in my mouth. I'll just keep these little teeth. And all my blood."
Not a quote but an awfully good piece of art -
The boys have spent part of the summer ganging up on me during my morning computer time. They are the warriors and I am the evil monster. Specifically, Medusa with the snake hair and the gaze that turns men to stone.
Portrait of Mom by Finn.