Thursday, October 1, 2009

a boy and his bear

We are currently on Fall Break from School and having a big ole time doing a lot of nothing.
But yesterday each of the boys got to go and do something special, something they don't get to do on a regular basis. Wylie went golfing with Daddoe and GrandPat and Miles and Momma went to Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Now visiting Build-A-Bear is not the sort of thing I would usually do, but it was a Special Treat Day and I knew Miles would love it. See Miles LOVES to create and craft. In fact, lately our way of punishing him is to put him on restriction from crafting. As in "This is your last warning. If you do that again you will not be allowed to craft for 2 days!"
Oh the trauma!

Luckily Build-a-Bear turned out to be a great hit with Miles, and he and his new best pal Bobby (yes he named him) have been inseparable since. "Bobby is an Army Pilot on the weekends, but he doesn't like to watch shows about that sort of thing, he just does it for his job."
Also "on Sunday, he has a meeting in Chicago."

You can see that Bobby is a very important and busy Bear.

On the way home in the car, with Bobby in his arms, I heard a loud sigh from the back seat and then this:
"He sure is a lovable bear."

Yes, he is Miles... I wonder where he got it from?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Miles Observing

Momma when I am really old I am still going to live wif you.
Even when I have kids. But you aren't going to be the boss of my kids, I am going to be the boss of my kids. You can be the boss of Daddoe.

Me: (on day 6 of Kindergarten) Have you made any friends yet at school?

Miles (exasperated:) No Momma, the boys haven't made friends yet. Only the girls have made friends.

Well, duh! Of course!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Miles today

While watching this with me

Momma, I like Miss Marbles
Is Miss Marbles an angel dressed up like an old lady?

Then at bedtime, after I had told him to get back in bed, that I had things I needed to go do

Him: But Momma, I am a night creature!

Me: I know Miles, but you need to settle down and go to sleep

Him: But Momma, my brain doesn't work that way!

Me (to myself:) Where have I heard that before???

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Momma, when do I get my new team? Next week right?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Miles' Prayer

at the high school today after getting to stand on the big stage, under the bright hot lights, and watching someone work the fly system, I hear Miles whispering this prayer:

"Please God, please let me grow up and work in the Pheatre. Please God, Please."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wylie makes his Daddoe Proud

(picture by Miles)

Momma did you hear that commercial? For the Egg Genie?

Do you know what they said? They said it would make bacon less greasy!

(with complete disgust) Now why would you want to do that? That is the best part!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Look Momma, I am the Hot Dog Man.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


with the doctor:

dr: So Miles what is going on?

miles: Well I am here for you look at my eyebrow and my ear.
Not that ear the odder one (as she starts the exam.)

dr: Why the other one?

miles: Because it hurts when I burp.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

On Sex

Miles age 4:

Momma guess what?
I can slap my penis and it doesn't even hurt!
And guess what else? It is getting bigger!!


Momma do you have boobs in there?
(doubtfully looking directly at where my boobs should be...)


Wylie (age 3, upon walking in on me getting into the shower)

with complete disgust in his voice and a wrinkled nose:
Momma, your bottom has a mustache!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Miles on Music

Ricky Skaggs is an old man right Mama?

Uh, yeah, I guess so (in comparison ya know...)

I think he died in the 1890's didn't he.

Mama I want to hear that cat and the cradle and the moon song.

Oh yeah? Why?

Cause it gives me the creeps.

And you like that?

Yeah, it makes me sad and that gives me the creeps and I like that.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Momma, I whipped Daddoe and he said "OW!"
Now everyone will know not to mess with me, because I am the Sheriff!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wylie (Classic)

Momma you're nervousin me!


Remember what I said Momma? When you only toot once it means you don't have to go stinky!