Conversations

In the parking garage at Logan, picking up our rental car for the 4th of July weekend.
Claire: “Is this car an electric car?”
Kevin: “Nope, it’s gas.”
Claire, very judgy: “We don’t WANT a gas car, we want an electric guitar!”

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In NH, in the scrum while everyone was trying to get ready and head out the door to visit the library.
Henry: “I’ll be the mother, and you be the son,”
Claire: “And I’ll be the sunscreen!!”

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Claire, 7:12 am, sitting on Kevin’s pillow, typing away furiously on a purple post-it note folded in half: “I’m emailing Jeff. I’m letting him know I’m going to be on vacation in Norf Carolina. So! I can’t come to work, I’ll be on vacation.”
Me, eyes still closed: “Oh! Smart.”
Me: “Which Jeff?”
Claire: “The normal Jeff. Not the countdown Jeff.”

So, to summarize, Claire sends pretend emails to Jeff Bezos and thinks of him as “the normal Jeff.”

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Claire, at dinner, apropos of nothing: “Do you know what I will have in my house? [when she’s an adult] A desk, a computer, and everything Henry has in HIS house.”

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Henry has a mental block on “Angel food cake” and always instead says “Angel fruit cake”. A logical substitution. :-)

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Henry has three field trips a week for camp this summer, and the first two were off to a great start: the Burke Museum (complete with dinosaur skeletons) on Wednesday, and a tour of Safeco Field plus lunch at Jefferson Park (overlooking Boeing Field and all the planes landing) on Friday.

And yet, at bedtime: “I can’t WAIT until next week. Friday. Why? [Henry is a big believer in the Socratic Method] Library! We get to take out books. And what does that mean? Learn new words.” And he looked so pleased and content with the anticipation of it. :-)