Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Timezone logic

[We had just returned from a vacation in Hawaii on Sunday night and had to prepare for getting up early Monday morning.]

Laura: "Did you set the alarm?"
Jack: "Yep. 6:50am. Of course, it will feel like 4:50am."
Laura: "You're always bringing up the timezone changes and making it seem a lot worse."
Jack: "I'm not making it worse. I'm just pointing out that our bodies will feel like it is 2 hours earlier because our bodies are still on Hawaii time. So 6:50am will feel like 4:50am."
Laura: "Okay, but only for a couple hours. Then it will feel like 6:50am."

[I can't argue with that.]

Reclining car seats

[Jason, who is 4, surprised me by tilting back his seat in the van into a reclined position. And he did it while sitting in his booster seat!]

Jack: "I didn't know Jason could do that."
Laura [disgruntled]: "Yes, he does that sometimes when we are car-pooling with the Lindemulder kids. But he doesn't seem to know how to straighten his seat back up."
Jack: "So you have to go back there and tilt it back up?"
Laura: "Yes, apparently his job is to make my life harder."

Friday, January 02, 2009

"I Don't Know"

[Laura used to sing a song when she was a kid to bug her brother that she made up called "I don't know". I heard this for the first time recently.]

Jack: "I wonder if my phone is downstairs..."
Laura [singing her song]: "I don't know, I don't know. If you ask me, what I'll tell you is that I don't know."
[Jack just looks at her, surprised.]
Laura: "Go ahead. Ask me something."
Jack: "If you're just going to answer 'I don't know' why would I ask you?"
Laura [singing triumphantly]: "I don't know!"