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Funny things my kids say #23

 

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My youngest son just turned 8 and he is going through a very observant stage. You really can’t get anything by him these days.

Since we got Dexter, ET has been following him around and studying canine behaviour. This weekend he came to a conclusion…

“I wish I was a dog. They don’t have to go to school, they get lots of treats…”

He paused, then added in a loud whisper,

“…and they can lick their penis!”

Ahhh, the good life.

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11 ways I know we’re parents of little boys

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I know none of these are exclusive to a house with boys but, as a whole, I think the gender of our children is pretty clear.

1) Random toy collections litter every surface of our home. 

2) There is a high-tide line in our bathtub. 

3) “Wash your hands before you touch anything!” is a standing order. 

4) We have a mysterious “trail-mix” factory in our car.

5) We are grateful everytime the puddle on the bathroom floor is only water.

6) We know the excruciating pain of stepping barefoot on Lego. 

7) The only “F word” in our house is fart. 

8) We have a “no bugs/rocks/sticks in the house” rule. 

9) We can’t make plans until we check the kids’ hockey schedule.  

10) The laundry never ends. 

11) Our house had a stinky dog odor before we even got a dog!

Do you have boys, girls or a mixture? Does your house have a particular gender flavour?

Funny things my kids say #22

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This morning the 9-year-old was overheard sharing some wisdom with his friends…

“Note to self: when parents say “maybe” they usually mean no.”

True dat!

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More cake… Om Nom Nom!

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Is everyone familiar with this guy? His name is Om Nom and he is the star of Cut The Rope. It’s a great physics based game for tablets and smart phones that involves various puzzles where the goal is to get a piece of candy into Om Nom’s mouth. As you progress through the levels it gets increasingly difficult and becomes extremely challenging.

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Om Nom is my youngest nephew’s favourite video game character and Cut The Rope was his request when I offered to make the cake for his 6th birthday party.

I started modelling the fondant pieces last weekend and worked on it a bit each night. Of course, I started with Om Nom himself. (Those other dudes are the spiders who try to get to the candy first.)

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I worked on all of the other elements a little bit each night so that everything was ready in time for the party. The cake was baked last night and frosted with buttercream this morning.

Here it is all assembled.

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Like the R2D2, making this cake was so much fun!

What would your cake request be?

Funny things my kids say #21

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Before bed, there was a pause in the 7-year-old’s toothbrushing so that he could yell a question downstairs to his brother…

“CJ, what did you name the freckle on my butt?”

The 9-year-old hollered back,

“Jeff!”

Ahhh… Of course.

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Beep boop bleep…

No, I’m not swearing, I’m introducing my latest cake creation – R2D2.

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As I’ve written about here and here, I am personally invested in ALS research. Every year I solicit friends, family and colleagues to raise money for the Walk for ALS. For the past three years, I’ve also offered up a custom cake as an incentive.

This year, my commission came from a soon to be 7-year-old boy. His original order was an R2D2 in chocolate and a C3PO in gingerbread. (You’ve got to like a guy who knows exactly what he wants.) I managed to negotiate his order down to just the one droid. Whew!

I’m really pleased with how he turned out and I hope tomorrow’s birthday boy will be just as thrilled. The body and head are chocolate pound cake and his legs are moulded Rice Krispie treats. Everything is edible and very yummy.

I can’t take creative credit for R2 as there are several great “how to” posts out there that I referenced when I was originally searching for ideas. In case you are here looking for info, I used four 6″ rounds for the body and half a ball pan for the head. It was a relatively easy design and was really fun to do.

Most importantly, however, is that once again I impressed the shit out of my own kids!

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Did you do anything fun this weekend?

Funny things my kids say #20

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The other day, I became disgusted while eating lunch with the 6-year-old. Like most kids his age, he still chews with his mouth open. Deciding it was a good moment to teach better table manners, I asked him to try chewing with his mouth closed.

He watched me demonstrate and then gave it a shot. After a couple of attempts, he sighed and rejected the new method.

“Nope. My teeth can’t open as much… it’s not very efficient.”

The kid is too smart for his own good!

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