Overheard | 10

Driving home from the grocery store on a weekend afternoon, angry because they know nap comes after lunch,

Me: What do you want for lunch?


Madden: Yeah, because we don’t like nothing. We don’t like taking naps and we don’t like eating something!


Me: Here, Madden. You can wear these shorts.

Madden: Mom. I don’t want to wear those shorts.

Me: Why not?

Madden: Because they might be booby-trapped.


Madden: Mom. I wish we could put our roof in the middle of our house so it could be like a barn.


Fighting in the car while on the way home from daycare one afternoon; Emma brings up her Baby Alive dollΒ AGAIN,


Emma takes offense at this point,

Emma: Well you’re going to go to the doctor and you’re going to get a poke-y shot on your eyeball and your nose and your ear and your head AND YOUR PRIVATES. That’s what’s gonna happen.

Madden: Well if you put fire on yourself, you will melt!


After finishing his meal before me,

Madden: I already beat you!

Me: Oh man. You’re fast!

Madden: Yeah! I beat you because I’m faster than you. Because I was running like exercise like this (mimics running), with knives. And I’m faster than you because you’re 29 and I’m 4 years old.

Me: Touche.


Emma: Mom, why do you never shop at Walmart?

Me: Um. Well. Because I don’t agree with their ethical practices.

Emma: But I LOVE Walmart.

Me: Well they treat people badly. And Daddy works for Target anyway. Sooooo…


When told to choose a movie together to watch and Emma tries so hard to talk Madden into her choice,

Emma: You’re gonna LOVE it, Madden. But you’ve never seen it before so you might not like it just a little bit but it’s going to be awesome.


Waiting behind an idiot driver who isn’t turning right even though no one is coming,

Madden: We’re gonna turn right?

Me: Yeah. As soon as this fuckface goes.

Madden: You mean as soon as the traffic is done.

Me: Yes. Same thing.


Eats one bite of his pancake,

Madden: Mom. I have the hiccups because I ate too much.

(He didn’t have the hiccups.)


Angry at me and in the back seat with my water bottle,

Madden: You are NOT my best friend anymore.


Madden: Why do you call me a liar? Huh? FINE! You can do that but then I’ll steal all the water from your water bottle.

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