Thursday, February 26, 2009

A nightly tradition.

If you lived in our house, you would hear this, somewhere between the hours of 7 p.m. and 8 p.m, every single night:

Me/Cory: Ni-night, Calvin. I love you.
Calvin: Don't make any loud noises or quiet noises and don't watch the news and don't brush your teeth and go straight to bed.
Me/Cory: (While walking downstairs) Goodnight. See you in the morning.
Calvin: Don't watch the news! Don't brush your teeth! Go straight to bed!
Me/Cory: I love you. Goodnight.
Calvin: And tell Daddy (or Mommy) not to watch the news!
Me/Cory: Goodnight Calvin!
Calvin: Ni-night.

For months and months he went the route of, "Be sure to watch the news and brush your teeth", but several weeks ago he spontaneously decided to mix it up a bit.

What can I say? The kid is quirky.


  1. Gotta love the little ones and all that their brilliant minds come up with.

  2. back in the day when Cory used to tuck me in at night, we used to watch the news together. (sigh) summer nights.

  3. What can I say Shannan other than like father, like son.

    Cory had quite a few "quirks" when he was little too. OK, maybe still has a few...


  4. Hands down, of the new site, this is by far my most favorite/enjoyable post. It makes me want to grab a sleeping bag and spend the night at your place, simply to witness this nightly ritual.

    You guys free next Friday?