Cameron, upon hearing me refer to him as six and three-quarters:
"Why didn't you TELL me it was my three-quarters birthday?"
Easton, 4, when his grandma, Jean Hewson, entered his room wearing pajamas in a brown and pink cupcake print:
"Grandma, are those your pajamas?"
"Yes, they are."
"Oh, they are sure cupcakey!"
I've been home with Alister today because he has stomach flu. My policy is that the less said about this sort of thing the better, but I will say that I'm quite sure he went through his entire wardrobe of pajamas in the last 24 hours.
Things started to look up this afternoon, though, when he was well enough to ask to watch the movie Cars.
I forgot to hit "menu" straight away so we ended up watching the previews. Alister didn't mind, though.
"Coming Soon! I love Coming Soon! Coming Soon is funny!"
His father and I were talking about the gradual roll-out of all-day kindergarten in Ontario this morning, when Cameron, ever nosy, asked, "What are you talking about?"
I explained that there would soon be all-day kindergarten in some Ontario schools, and that it might be available at our school by the time Alister, now 2, enters schools.
"I don't think that's a very good idea," said Cameron. "That's too long."
I proceeded to carry on about how part of the day would be very play-based, and about leveled-playing fields and about how not every family can afford a nanny or a really good daycare. In other words: blah, blah, blah, blah and blah.
"I can't let that happen to my brother. I CARE about him!"
Tonight when his baby brother was using particularly bad table manners, Cameron, 6, had this to say:
"Silence please. This is a public servants announcements from Cameron DeCloet. Please do not invite him [Alister] for dinner. Thank you for listening to the public servants announcement. Oh, and no smoking."
Cameron: "Is there homework at adult school?"
Me: "You mean university?"
Me: "Yes. You go to class less but there's WAY more homework."
Cameron: "Oh, dang."
"Every once in a while when I see Maddy, she tries to kiss me. But I never let that happen."
You could say that our youngest has done some age-inappropriate TV viewing as a function of being the little brother who just happens to be in the room.
Alister, 2: "Vampires kiss the horsies, right? The ghost scares the reindeer. I know dat Scooby-Doo."