Friday, July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

Me:  Imogen, do you know what you would like for your birthday?  You've told me about what you want for your party, so we've booked that, but what kind of present would you like?

Imogen:  I would like a ball of string, Mummy.

Me:  A ball of string?

Imogen:  Yes, a ball of string.  That is what I would like.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 29, 2010 Round Two

Imogen:  Mummy, these mosquitoes are driving me to acorns!

Me:  Yup, they're driving me nuts too, kiddo.

Imogen:  But why do they have to keep driving me and driving me and driving me?  I hate acorns!!!

July 29, 2010

Imogen:  Mummy, my brother is a boy brother.

Me:  Yes, that's true.

Imogen:  But I want a girl brother.

Me:  Why's that, honey?

Imogen:  Well, because Oliver is a girl brother and he is more fun.  He still has a yucky penis like Julius does, but he's also a girl.  That's why I love him.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

Imogen:  I'm gonna marry Mulan and Cinderella and Belle and Aurora and Snow White.  No, actually Mum, you have to marry Snow White, okay?

Me:  Okay.  Why do I have to marry her?

Imogen:  Because I want her to be my better mum.

Me:  I see.

Imogen:  And I'm not going to marry Ariel, okay Mum?

Me:  Okay.  Why's that?

Imogen:  That's because I really don't want to turn into a mermaid.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 27, 2010, Round Two

Imogen, leaving a message on her grandad's voicemail:  Hi Grandad, it's Imogen.  And Imogen is leaving a message and it says that Imogen loves you.  That's all.

Me:  That was very nice, Imogen.

Imogen:  Yes, I told Grandad that I need him to look after Jude so we can go on the ferris wheel at Fort Edmonton Park.

July 27, 2010

Imogen:  Last night when I was sleeping then there was lots of ambulances and firetrucks and school buses.

Me:  Oh yes, I heard the sirens too.  I didn't know there were school buses though.

Imogen:  Oh yes, lots of school buses.

Me:  Did you see them out your window?

Imogen:  No, Mum.  I heard their sirens going wooo-wooo.  That was how I knowed it was school buses and ambulances and firetrucks.

Monday, July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010

Mummy, I'm making the very best rainbow picture of New Zealand because that's where all the best rainbows are.  And also because I love flags and rainbows and Zealands but not the old ones.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

July 25, 2010

Imogen:  Mum, I want to have my birthday party at the art gallery.

Me:  That sounds like a great idea.

Imogen:  Yes, because it has lots of room for people to bring me lots of presents.

Friday, July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010

Mummy, I need some of those vitamins that make my tummy crunchy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

July 22, 2010

Imogen:  Mummy, do you what was the problem with that parade?

Me:  Erm, what?

Imogen:  I wasn't in it.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 21, 2010

Imogen: I getted a firetruck book from a fireman, Mummy.

Me: Cool, Imogen. How did that happen?

Imogen: Well, I was singing a song like this:

                 Firetruck, firetruck, you make me so happy that I'm happy and then firetruck, firetruck sometimes I think you're too quiet.

And then the firetruck came racing to my house and the fireman gived me a colouring book with stickers in it.

Me:  Wow.

Imogen:  Yes, the firetruck heared my beautiful song and wanted to say thank you.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

July 17, 2010

4am. My bedroom.

Imogen: Mummy, I think it's time for breakfast.

Me: No, Imogen, it's time to go back to sleep. It's still nighttime.

Imogen: Mummy, let's play a little game called pretend.

Friday, July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010

Imogen: Mummy, you're better than sushi.

Me: Thanks Imogen. I liked the book we read about how much we love people too.

Imogen: You're even better than having a nice poo, Mummy.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 15, 2010 round three

Imogen was extra prolific with her insight today...

Me: Oh Imogen! That's a nasty bruise on your leg. Did you fall down at zoo camp?

Imogen: Mummy, that is NOT a nasty bruise. That is not a bruise. That bruise is just a happy purple smile.

July 15, 2010 round two

Hey look, Mum! Some little mosquitoes comed to visit us and want to say, "We're so sorry that we sucked your blood." Now they decided that they are only eating fruit.

July 15, 2010

Imogen: Mummy, I think that I could bring Stellaluna the fruit bat to zoo camping and she would love to be startled by the sea lion who leapt into the hallway.

Me: That was pretty cool. We were so surprised when the sea lion startled us, weren't we?

Imogen: Yes, and Stellaluna would like that.

Me: Why would she like that?

Imogen: That's because fruit bats think sea lions are happy like elephants.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010, round two

Imogen: I wonder what's the name of this frozen corn?

Me: I don't know, what do you think it is?

Imogen: I think its name is Really Special Frozen Corn.

Me: That's a nice name.

Imogen: Actually, I think its name is Really Really Special Frozen Corn.

Me: Are you telling me that you really like this corn, Imogen?

Imogen: Actually, I am telling you that I want to name it Rebecca.

July 13, 2010

Imogen: I want to draw some pictures, Mum.

Me: Sounds great. I'll get the markers.

Imogen: The first thing I'm going to draw is my very most favourite tulip potato.

Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12, 2010

Imogen: Mummy, I just love this tomato sauce. You are the best tomato sauce maker ever.

Me: Um, thanks Imogen. Why are you making that face if you like the sauce?

Imogen: Because it's gross.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11, 2010

Mummy, maybe when our car gets a little bit tired of being blue, we can paint it with lots of rainbows.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July 5, 2010

Imogen and I eavesdropped on the following conversation in a pet store today:

Man: So you mean none of these pets do tricks?

Pet Store Employee: No sir. Rodents and reptiles don't typically do tricks.

Man: Not even this one? (pointing to a gerbil.)

Employee: No sir, none of them do tricks.

Man: What about this one (pointing to another gerbil.)

Employee: No, none of these animals will do tricks.

Man: My daughter is 6 and I only want an animal that will do a trick.

Employee: In that case, you might need to consider adopting a cat or a dog from the shelter.

Man: What about this one? (pointing to the same gerbil as earlier)

Imogen, loudly: Mummy, I think that man is really stupid and should learn his own tricks.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4, 2010

Imogen: Do you want to hear me be a crazy rooster?

Friend: Sure!

Imogen: Oink, oink!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 3, 2010

Mummy, I want to be the the leader, okay? I'm running ahead. And you have to be the behinder.

Friday, July 2, 2010

July 2, 2010

Imogen, on Toy Story 3:

Mummy, that is one eNORmous movie that Athena-bear's uncle made. And I loved it so much. That's because it was so funny like Athena-bear's daddy. I liked it when the peas were in Mr. Potato Head's butt. I think David told his brother that part. That's because David thinks peas in butts are funny too.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July 1, 2010

Imogen: Merry Christmas Mum!

Me: Imogen, it's actually Canada Day.

Imogen: Merry Christmas and Happy Canada Day, Mum!

Family members who were much amused by Imogen's insistence on today being Christmas also got her wishing people Happy Easter. I guess since we're not very patriotic, it doesn't much matter. Imogen is happy as heck that it's Christmas, although a little annoyed that we have neither stockings nor a tree...