Monday, November 07, 2011

Kevinisms 4 11/12

We are on the way to the Robot Garage, a place for kids to experiment with legos.







"Kevin, would you like to try see how our new GPS system works."

"Yes." I hand it back to him and he hears the woman's voice tell us to turn. "Who's that lady in there?"

"She's not real. It's a satellite up in space that sees where our car is and where we want to go?"

"Way up there, huh?"

"Yep. (and I am grasping here--really I have no idea of how it works but the robot garage percolates in my head.) "It's kind of like a robot in space." I am pleased with this inaccurate but apropos of the day analogy.

He pushes something accidentally, and the GPS goes dead. "Uh, oh."

I quickly pick up my trusty mapquest map and begin reading directions to Phil.

Kevin-"I guess you're the robot now, Nana."

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"My Daddy says we should keep our pumpkins on the porch until Thanksgiving because that's a pumpkin holiday too. But look, he has to get rid of them by Christmas because...cause that's enough pumpkin stuff."
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Kevin "I'm having pizza and a Buzz Lightyear Cake for my birthday party--the one with kids."
Me "What about your family party?"
Sigh. "My Mom will have to figure that one out. I can't do everything."
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(Trips to Target figure heavily into Kevin's agenda)

Kevin "You know that popcorn holder you got me at Target. I lost it. Can we get another one?"
Me "I guess we can. But we can't buy a toy this time. Your birthday's coming up and we're going to Robot Garage."
Kevin. "Oh. Maybe that popcorn holder is in my toy box. I better look first."
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At the Robot Garage, the employees are putting together a storage shelf disturbing his view of the lego kits

Kevin "Don't they know there are people here trying to buy toys?"

13 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - Oh, these are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing them! I just love his insights!

Anonymous said...

I love the Kevinisms. Especially the robot line.

Jeff M.

Gerard said...

Yes, Target trips are ideal occasions to ask for LEGO kits. My kids have been circling their selections in Christmas toy catalogs.

I took my kids to an art museum at U of WI a couple weeks ago (with mixed results). They were more keen on the promised ice cream shop visit afterward.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Visiting Target is a one-hour affair and circling is the right word. Somehow he can instinctively gauge what we will spend.
Art museum visits are spent in the gift shop and cafeteria.

Christine said...

He is awesome!

F.T. Bradley: said...

I love Kevin :-)

I hope you're collecting these somewhere for him; he'll like it when he's older. I regret not writing down more of this stuff.

pattinase (abbott) said...

right back at you, Chris. I am still wondering where those hairbrushes are.
That's why I put them on here, Fleur. Otherwise, they'd be gone.
Thanks!

Naomi Johnson said...

He's right: that IS enough pumpkin stuff!

Charles Gramlich said...

That lady in there! lol. These are great years for interesting sayings.

Joe Barone said...

I loved the exchange about the popcorn holder.

George said...

Kids say the darndest things!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Funny I didn't notice it as much with my kids but I was in my mid- twenties then and probably still said such things myself.

Dorte H said...

Haha. Children know how to get the priorities straight, don´t they :D