Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Growing and Car Ride Conversations

Nina had her 6-month checkup yesterday. She's huge. 18 lbs (90th percentile), 27 1/2 inches (also 90th percentile). Completely perfect (but we already knew that). She'd roll from one end of the house to the other if you let her and is starting to form actual sounds (other than screaming or spitting everywhere).

So the other day I was driving the kids to school. Here's the conversation that ensued.

Henry: You know what Mom?

Liz: What Henry

Henry: Some of the girls in my class? Well, they think I'm hot.

Liz: (trying to remain calm) Henry, what does that mean exactly?

Henry: It means they think I'm cute and handsome and they want to be my girlfriend

Jack: And when a girl is hot, it means she's pretty and gorgeous.

Liz: Uh-huh. Can we just say people are pretty or cute? Can we not use the word 'hot?'

Henry: No. I'm hot. That's what they said.

Liz: Uh-huh. Henry, do you have a girlfriend? Because the last time I asked you said 'Absolutely not!'

Henry: Yeah, I have a few.

Liz: A few? How about one. I really think it's polite to have only one at a time.

Henry: Okay. Well then I pick Tiffany.

Liz: Why Tiffany?

Henry: Because she has big front teeth like I do.

Liz: Uh-huh. It's important to choose someone with whom you have something in common.

Jack: Well, I still have 6 or 7 girlfriends. And I'm not going to have just one. I mean, I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

Always the sensitive one....


Michael and Michelle said...

Your baby girl is getting so big! I think she has passed mine on the scales.
Your boys are really funny:)


SBreemes said...

Oh my word, Liz, that is the funniest thing ever! I *heart* Henry! So glad to hear that Miss Nina is growing so nicely - she is a cutie pie!

Dawn said...

Too funny!! I think you should post some new pics of Nina! :) We haven't seen her in awhile...

Trendy Mindy said...

That is sooo cute!! Sweet boys!!

nell ann said...

That is too funny! A little friend once told me the best things about his girlfriend was that she let him play video games all day without complaining, lived only one street away, and best of all--had really long hair. Boys are too funny...and never grow out of it!