Two Kody’s

When Ryan got home and discovered we have a foster dog, he said: “Oh my god, I can’t believe we have 2 Kody’s! How did that happen! Oh my god!” When I said her name is Chloe, he said he would just call them both Kody, since they were the same except the girl Kody was much skinnier.

You’re Not Ready to Be a SuperHero

While playing Batman and Robin with Brandon, I heard Ryan tell Brandon “Just forget it. You’re not ready to be a super hero like me.  It was a good try, maybe you’ll be a super hero tomorrow.”

Brandon wondered what he could do to be a better Robin.

“It’s simple, Brandon!  All you have to do is learn to fight villains better! Wait til I tell Superman about this.  And don’t forget, don’t tell anybody about my secret identity because if you do? Then my secret identity is off and we’re gonna be in so much trouble with the law.”


Call Me Maybe: Discussion

The song lyrics of that incredibly annoying, yet catchy song, “Call Me, Maybe” include: “Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad”

Brandon was singing along to the radio and Ryan interrupted.  He wanted to know how Brandon could miss somebody before they came into his life?

I was amazed at this question, coming from a 6 year old – but then Brandon’s reply was just as shocking: “I think it means you’re missing something but you don’t know you’re missing it until you have it.”



Confusing Mornings

Ryan’s new school starts earlier than his last school so he has to get up before it is light out.  When I went upstairs to wake him up, he looked out the window and said, “I know it’s morning even though it’s dark out. Sometimes God likes to play these tricks on us and make the day start out very confusing.”

Handy Dandy Notebook!

Today we went to Staples to finish getting school supplies.  Ryan was jumping up and down by the bin of tiny composition notebooks – the kind designed to write down your homework.  “It’s a HANDY DANDY NOTEBOOK! I have to have it!” he grabs it out of the bin and did the Blues Clues dance that Joe/Steve does when it’s time to start looking for clues.  He continued to do that dance throughout the entire store, every second, every step.


To see what the dance looks like:  (starts at 3:00).