Justice is what love looks like in public.
Vanessa took our five kids to the shoe store for summer shoes.
Clerk: Do you work for WordPress?
Vanessa: Um, my husband works for Automattic. He helps make WordPress. How did you guess that?
C: Two of your kids are wearing WordPress shirts.
Iteration is not failure.
Tonight while Olivia, age 2, was drinking her milk after dinner.
Olivia: Is this almond vanilla milk?
Me: Yeah, almond vanilla. It’s your milk.
Olivia: It’s yo’ momma’s milk! Oooooh snap!
She leaned back and put her hand to her mouth during the “Oooooh snap”. Perfect delivery. I don’t say anything like that often, very rarely actually, but she picked it up and delivered.
The second in an occasional series of posts of “Quotes of the Whenever”. I’m working on a server transition for Austin Catholic New Media, so a light post for today.
At about 10 a.m.
Olivia: How about crackers? (asking for some crackers)
Me: Okay, I’ll give you crackers now, but then no more for the rest of the day.
Olivia: No deal.
This was after Olivia doing something silly.
Me: You’re being a goosey-goose!
Olivia: Don’t call me that! Call me mija! (Spanish slang for my daughter)
Me: Okay, Mija, I’ll call you that, but you’re still a goosey-goose.
Olivia: I’m not a goosey-goose! I’m my own monkey! I eat bananas!
Me: [Telling Olivia she shouldn’t do whatever she was doing that she had been told not to before.]
Olivia: (Fighting Tears) Don’t say that! Just stop!
For those wondering, Catalina isn’t talking yet. She’s trying. Hard. She has a solid “Dadadada” and some sign language, but nothing that would translate well to QOTW.
I will never forsake Texas and her cause. I am her son.
«José Antonio Navarro»
Inspired by Kathryn, I’m going to start recording some of Olivia’s (and eventually Catalina’s) spoken gems.
Too Much Angry Birds?
Me: ::pig noise::
Olivia: No, piggy daddy!
Me: ::pig noise::
Olivia: I throw birdie at you! (throwing motion with her arm.)
Time for Mouthwash for Daddy:
Me: Ah, damn it.
Olivia: No say damn it! Bad word! No say damn it!
Alright, So We’re A Bit Sensitive:
Me: Dang it.
Olivia: No say dang it! Bad word!
What’s In A Name?
Me: What’s your name?
Olivia: Olivia Rose Gonzalez Kraft!
Me: Good, Mommy?
Olivia: Vanessa Gonzalez Kraft
Olivia: Grandma Yoli
Olivia: Oscar the Grouch