Oodles of Googlies

Me : “Ricky? Did you get into your sister’s things..?”
Ricky : “Nooooo..”
Me : “Are you sure??”
Ricky : “Yessss… probably… I maybe accidentally borrowed something of Paige’s.. But she put them all over the house!! I sincerely don’t think she’ll notice that I borrowed one pair!”
Me : “Where did you get them?”
Ricky : “From one of the pictures in the living room.. I left all the other googly eyes alone though! I swear! We still have them on the TV, the light switch, all the other portraits, and the wooden apple on the shelf! They’ve been all over our house for years! I don’t even notice them anymore… My mushroom looked sad. Now he looks smart!!”
Me : “He looks smart and a little afraid..”
Ricky : “He’s afraid of you, Mom!! He’s heard things!!”
Me : “Oh shush!”


Shoe Shopping with Dad

Ricky : “Mom! Look at what a mess Dad’s making in the shoe store?! He’s got shoes all over!!”
Me : “It almost looks like an invisible man is walking towards you…… Muahahaha!! He’s gonna get you!!”
Ricky : “MOM!! Stop!”
Tiny Tina from Inside Ricky’s Bag : 
“Donn haff a crafp attahk, Whricky!”
Ricky : “WHAAATT??!”
Me : “She said don’t have a crap attack, Ricky! Hahahaha!!”


River Ricky

Ricky : “Mom? How far would you say we are from the Housatonic River in Kent, Connecticut?”
Me : “We’re about a mile and a half from there. Why?”
Ricky : “I saw them on the news… They’re all flooded because of the ice jams on the river.. Are we gonna get flooded?! Is the river gonna swallow us up! Is our yard going to be a skating rink, too??!!”
Me : “I’m pretty sure we’re going to be okay. We’re far enough away and high enough where there shouldn’t be any problems from the river here. Don’t worry.”
Ricky : “Can we go see the frozen river and the chunks of ice??”
Me : “No. It’s too dangerous. They don’t want lookie-loos making things worse. Roads are closed and the river is frozen across the main roadway. They’ve got experts there to help them figure out what to do..”
Ricky : “I’m an expert! I can help!!”
Me : “Yeah.. I’m pretty sure if I showed up with you in tow they’d tell me where to go..”
Ricky : “Are you being sarcastic??”
Me : “Yes. Yes I am.”


Ricky, Ricky, Everywhere!

Ricky : “Mom..? What is this??”
Me : “It’s you, cut out of vinyl and stuck to black paper..”
Ricky : “Why??!”
Me : “I just wanted to see how it would come out.. I’m thinking of making something like this for my car.. The cuts are a little complicated though… I may have to simplify you bit..”
Ricky : “I’m naturally a very complicated person. Good luck with that… By the way, I think it should say ‘Ricky’ instead of Blythe..”
Egg to Chip : “So eventually we’re going to be driving around in a car with her face on it too??”
Chip : “Apparently.. I’m trembling with excitement.”
Egg : “You don’t sound like you are…?”
Chip : “That was sarcasm, Egg.”