DAVID B. THOMAS
Jan 11

First game of hide and seek

Me: “Let’s play a game called hide and seek. You hide, and I try to find you.” The Boy: “Okay, I’ll go hide in my closet.”
Sep 09

Nice timing, too

The Boy, pointing at a woman walking by: “Look at that lady. She’s walking… like a duck.”
Aug 04

Well, okay then

Mommy: “What are you eating? The Boy: “Cat fur.”
Jul 01

The tricycle journey of a thousand miles begins with a single pedal

The Boy: Mommy, you want to push me on the bicycle? The Mrs: Sure. Where do you want to go? The Boy: Arizona.
Jun 27

Might make it tough to fill out forms

The Mrs: What’s your first name? The Boy: Conrad The Mrs: What’s your last name? The Boy: Thomas The Mrs: What’s your middle name? The Boy: Clifford the Big Red Dog
Jun 06

The perfect wedding guest

We took The Boy to see his former (and beloved) nanny Bonnie get married yesterday. I was a bit apprehensive about his ability to sit through the ceremony, but we hit on an interesting formula. He went down for his nap much later than usual, so he had only been sleeping for about half an hour when we got him up to go. He was dazed and cranky all the way there, and just waking up as we arrived. He sat quietly and attentively through the short ceremony, then just as it was ending and Bonnie and Steve had been presented for the first time as husband and wife, he said, just loud enough to be heard a few rows away, “All done.” He got an appreciative laugh from the crowd. Then just as they turned us loose to head to the reception, he said, “Now let’s eat cake.”
May 14

Start with a dolphin

Me: “What do you want to do at the beach?” The Boy: “I want to ride bicycles and sharks.”
May 01

When done correctly, yes

The Boy: “Mommy, what’s that?” The Mrs: “It’s art.” The Boy: “It’s big and dangerous.”
Apr 05

I’m afraid to show him the baby formula

The Boy saw a bag of dog food in the store and said, “I eat puppy dogs.”
Apr 04

I don’t even need to make this stuff up

The Boy and I are watching a cartoon. Somebody just said, “On your mark, get set, go.” The Boy said, “On your mark, get set, no.”