I have never watched the Olympics as much as I have this year. I could name the recipient and event of every one of Canada’s medals (9 gold, 7 silver, 4 bronze). I’ve been staying up watching TV til midnight every night, and even recording some events if I have to go out. This is not really anything to brag about. I’m even starting to dream about the Olympics. After the women’s figure skating short program on Tuesday, I had a dream that night that I got an email from Joannie Rochette asking me what the standings were. If I’m going to dream about the Olympics, I would prefer to dream about being awesome at something and winning a medal. Oh well, I am pretty awesome at reading my email.
The rest of today’s post is a sampling of kid conversations I’ve written down in the last week or two.
Spencer and Neve were bickering.
Neve: If you say that one more time, I’m going to expel you.
Spencer: Neve, do you even know what expel means? It means you get kicked out of school.
Neve: Well, when I say it, it means I’m going to spell you with my wand.
Neve: Mom, what does overdo mean?
I launch into a long, detailed explanation, complete with an example of a person who is supposed to rest to recover from an illness, but ends up working and exercising and “over-doing” it.
Neve still has a blank look on her face.
Spencer: Neve, do you mean overdue, like a library book?
Turns out she did.
When Neve wore her princess dress to school last week, Chloe asked her if the other kids liked it. “It was their nightmare,” Neve said. “But a pretty nightmare.”
I have no idea what that means.
Neve got a needle at the doctor’s today. She did not win any medals for bravery. She cried before, during, and after the needle. In the midst of her tears, she sobbed, “Why did he have to do the needle in THIS arm (her left one)? This is the arm I use to hold the phone! Waaaaa!”
Luckily she didn’t receive any important phone calls tonight.
HEY! We just got another medal! Make that 10 gold!