June: “Mom, I feel deadly tired!”
June, after a wind storm: “Mom, I just want to keep the baby inside you in case the wind storm happens again!!!”
James: “Alice, you are as sweet as the North Wind is hard!”
We were listening to the Peterson “Birding by Ear” CD and the narrator described a bird as having a hoarse call. I tried to demonstrate what ‘hoarse’ sounds like and made a low, rumbling noise.
James: “Oh!!! You mean it has a sort of Russian accent?!”
James: “Mom, I am just crushed to find out that Captain Hook’s first name is James!”
After I’d been telling James about how June and Alice have been waking up most nights and climbing into bed with me, he offered to let them climb into bed with him instead; I thanked him for his kind offer.
James: “Can we talk further about this matter tomorrow?”
James, at bedtime: “I’m full, my heart is merry, and I feel I could sleep the clock round!!!”