Category Archives: Funny Stuff My Daughter Says

Throwback Thursday: The Four-Year-Old writes Elvis

The Ten-Year-Old has been an Elvis fan for at least six of her ten years. There have been a few rocky points in their relationship, however. Like that time The Four-Year-Old learned that Elvis didn’t really like cats. And then … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Even I can’t believe The Five-Year-Old just said that

Seeing The Nine-Year-Old tucking Rusty in for the night this week, reminded me of this gem from March 2012… The Build-a-Bear Lady, preparing to sew up The Five-Year-Old’s new dachshund at the store’s stuffing station: “Do you know if your … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Parenting Fail

Dateline: March 28, 2012 The Five-Year-Old, under her breathe: “[mild expletive, mild expletive], our phone is broken. [mild expletive, mild expletive].” I knew the day when The Five-Year-Old started using that particular expletive was bound to come. Still, I wasn’t at … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Four-Year-Old’s Vintage White Leather Cowboy Boots

When The Nine-Year-Old was a mere Four-Year-Old, she walked into an antique shop in Cape Cod one rainy afternoon and discovered a just-her-size pair of vintage white leather cowboy boots. As The Four-Year-Old said while jumping up and down in the … Continue reading

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The Six-Year-Old Watches Cartoons – “Superman Episode 3: The Arctic Giant” (1942) #ThrowbackThursday

I had such a good time in December trolling through the archives for Throwback Thursday posts, that I’ve decided to keep it up for a while. This one was originally published on May 13, 2013, when The Nine-Year-Old was only … Continue reading

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Classic Caterpickles: “Does Santa spend the rest of the year sleeping?”

Mommyo, admiring her then four-year-old daughter’s new pink and brown Dawson Crocs: “Boy, The Four-Year-Old, Santa did a great job with those shoes. They sure are cute. I wish they came in my size.” The (then) Four-Year-Old: “Ask Santa!” Mommyo: … Continue reading

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Classic Caterpickles: “Why doesn’t Santa have heart disease?”

After reading The Night Before Christmas, The (then) Five-Year-Old and I had a conversation about the perils of smoking, and whether Santa smoked. The (then) Five-Year-Old had obviously been busy processing this information because a few days later she asked me, “Why … Continue reading

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Look what the 9YO left on my computer this time

I wonder which book inspired this? Also, Admiral Canelo is going to have to learn not to leave his Top Secret CAT-FACE files open on a shared computer if he wants to keep his Level 12 Security Clearance. Related Links: More … Continue reading

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My carefree no-fuss Thanksgiving

As regular readers know, I’ve hosted Thanksgiving for the past few years. Since cooking is not an activity that comes naturally to me, this involves about three weeks of planning. We live in a third floor walk-up, so I like … Continue reading

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Dinner at Caterpickles

Mommyo, anxiously: “Oh dear, I think these green beans may be just a tad overdone. What do you think, The (then) Eight-Year-Old?” The (then) Eight-Year-Old, using skills honed from hours watching Chopped, Master Chef Junior, and the Great British Baking … Continue reading

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