Heard recently in the Lane household–most often in the car:
Mate (after sipping from the wrong cup from the cupholder in the front of the car): Yeah– what’s IN there?
Me (eyes bugging in horror): “GUM!”
Mate (choking back laughter): “Mmmmminty!”
Chicken (wide eyed and ironic): “Yeah, Zoomboy– if you don’t believe in Santa, he won’t come, and then Big T and I will suffer from broken hearts!”
Me (horrified, because Zoomboy ain’t stupid!): “Careful, Chicken– remember Zoomboy gets S-A-R-C-A-S-M!”
Painful silence as everyone who can read tries to figure out this word.
Mate: “That’s closer than I got!”
Squishy Belle (when her father has not jumped on the gas pedal with both feet, whistling through time and space in order to see more Christmas lights in one go): “Green, Dad, GREEN!!!!!”
Squishy Belle (while waiting for Dad to come to the table with Taco Bell while we’re at the mall): “Mom! I’m getting POTATOES AND CHEESE!!!”
(This one has been boiled down.)
Me: “Mate, why can’t I access GoodReads anymore?”
Mate: “Because I blocked it.”
Me: “Why’d you do that?”
Mate: “You asked me to.”
Me: “Oh yeah… it was bumming me out…”
Littlewitch (via e-mail): THAT is a good Mate!
And for those of you who follow THE show… you will enjoy this.