What Is a Sticker?

[Playing Blurt with the kids.] Mom: A small piece of paper with glue on the back, used to mark or decorate something. Belinda (22): Sticky note! Caleb (9): Sticky paper! Belinda: Post-it note!…The generic form of post-it note! Caleb: Glue paper! Belinda:...

Brain Appendages

Monica (15): Mom, are earlobes called earlobes because it has something to do with the brain, or just because they wanted to call them earlobes? Belinda (22): Monica, are nerves called nerves because they get on your nerves? Monica: No, you know, because you have...

Wig

[Breakfast conversation overheard between father and daughter.] Dad: Just think how long it took to get her hair that straight. Alana (19): It's a wig. Samuel: What? Alana: Wig. Samuel: What? Alana: Wig. Samuel: Wig? Alana: Wig. Samuel:...

Chosen Me

[While in the car with the kids, discussing how it was 12:12 on 12/12/12.] Samson (12): Oh! When is the next one? Mom: We won't have another one like that until 1:01 on 1/1/3001. Monica (15): I don't think we'll still be here then. Mom: I don't plan to be here. I'd be...