-- Joshua: Mama, what is that cricket noise?
Me: It's a cricket.
Joshua: But I thought crickets only crick at nighttime.
Me: Some crickets crick during the day, too.
-- Yelled from the other room: "Mommy, Daddy's in an attitude!!"
-- Joshua: Is it gonna be cold today?
Me: Yes. It will be cool all week.
Joshua: When it rains....it will be snow!
-- Josh is learning -ap words this week:
Me: "The ___(map)___ is of North Carolina." What is that a picture of?
Josh: A sign?
Me: No. It's kind of like a sign that gives you directions. It starts with "mmmmm..."
-- "Baseball gloves look like five hot dog buns."
-- Josh: I want to be a screeching eel for Halloween. (From the Princess Bride.)
Me: I thought you wanted to be Harry Potter.
Josh: But a screeching eel is scarier.
Me: If you're a screeching eel, no one will know who you are.
Josh: Uh huh, I'll just say 'Trick or treat; I'm Josh!'
-- Me: You get to see all of your cousins this weekend!
Josh: ALL of them?!
Me: Yes! Jackson, Holt, & Hayes will all be at Poppa & Grammy's.
Josh: What about Liam?
Me: No, Liam won't be there.
Josh: But Liam is my cousin!
Me: Yes, Liam is your cousin. But it's a different kind of cousin b/c his Mama & your Mama are cousins so y'all are 2nd cousins. Jackson, Holt & Hayes are your 1st cousins. It's complicated. But technically, they're all your cousins.
Josh: And that guy that lives with Chris?
Josh: Yes, Finley. He's my cousin.
Me: Yes, he's your 2nd cousin, too. Finley, Liam & the new baby are all your 2nd cousins.
Josh: THE NEW BABY WILL BE MY COUSIN?!?!?!!!!!!
-- Josh has always liked rhyming and does it every chance he gets; even if he has to make up words to make it work. He also does a "as a" thing constantly.
Clean as a bean
Hungry as a bun
Crazy as a bazy
Gross as a bross
-- Josh: Grammy!! I know where we can eat supper!
Josh: At Wheel Barrel!
Josh: Wheel Barrel.
Grammy: You mean Cracker Barrel?
Josh: Oh, yea!
-- Josh: I'm gonna be the Ring Bear at Emily's wedding.
Me: Yes, and guess what?!
Me: Remember that wedding we went to that was outside and we danced?
Me: Their ring bearer didn't really carry the rings. But YOU are gonna carry the real rings! So you have a very important job!
Josh: So I'll give them their rings?
Me: You'll probably give them to Grandaddy and he'll give them to Jason & Emily.
Me: Yes! He's going to officiate the wedding if he's feeling better. We need to pray that he'll be feeling really good then.
Josh: I hope God knows.
Me: Knows what?
Josh: That Grandaddy is doing the wedding!
Me: He knows. :)
-- Josh to David: If you go to that NC State game, you're gonna be a Wolfpacker the whole rest of your life!
-- While packing his lunch box:
Me: Do you want the applesauce we made or the kind in the fridge?
Josh: Your kind tastes the best but I want to take this kind.
Me: Very diplomatic of you, kid.