Recently overheard at our home -
Sha Sha (11) to NiNi (9) - "Why do you always come to me with your problems?"
Dad to girls - "Are you sure you want to paint your desk 'Home Depot' orange?"
Mom (you don't really think I'm giving you my age in parenteses, do you?) to girls - "I swear that if you move that pile of stuff one more time without putting it away, I will dump in all in the trash!!!!!!"
NiNi to mom - "Dad needs a pudding knife? Where is it?" (She meant putty knife.) A lot of confusion ensued until we figured that one out....
The boy - during a conversation about crossbred dogs, "So that dog is a terriyaki, since it is a terrier and Yorkie?"
Gigi (2) to open jack-in box - "Daddy in the box?" Do you see a resemblance?
Later, she would giggle when it popped out and say "Hi, daddy!"