Longtime readers of Caterpickles will remember that in the very early days of the blog, I used to devote Saturday mornings to funny things my daughter said.
As she got older, she asked that I stop doing that, so I did.
However, I am pleased to report that given the heaviness of our current news environment, The Thirteen-Year-Old has given me permission to post a special illustrated edition of “Funny Things My Mom Says As Recorded by The Thirteen-Year-Old.”
Context: Lately, in an attempt to channel Canelo’s still fairly boundless energy in a more positive and less bite-y direction, I’ve been playing with him in the evenings. Naturally I talk to him while I’m doing this. The Thirteen-Year-Old, apparently, finds this absolutely hilarious, and has been keeping a list of “Funny Things My Mom Says.” I stumbled across it while cleaning the hall bookcase earlier this week.
Here are a few of my daughter’s favorites from the list.
1: “Dude, you’re a waterbed for a mouse.”
2: “This is not how you play cat and mouse. This is how you play horse.”
3: “Hey! That’s my yarn bucket!”
For the record, I’ve been trying in vain to keep Canelo out of my yarn since he was a kitten. It’s one of the reasons I always wash my blankets before I give them away.
I am never going to train this cat out of his love of knitting in all of its stages. Which is no doubt why Michael gave me a fabric duffel bag with a zip top for me to use to corral the yarn for my various projects instead.
Take care of yourself today.
More Funny Things My Daughter Says:
- The Seven-Year-Old stands up for monsters (Caterpickles)
- Never go to war with a cat (Caterpickles)
- My other car is a batmobile (Caterpickles)
- Weekend at Caterpickles (Caterpickles)