Crazy things my kid said


We visited my parents at their new home in New Mexico. It was definitely spacious and went beyond the needs of two people. Nonetheless, my darling seven-year-old announced: “Our house is much bigger. When we get home, I’m going to be like, ‘Our house is so nice!'”



On a walk in my parents’ ‘hood. So incredibly peaceful and quiet here.

Another time she said, “These eggs are delicious, Nagy Mama.” (Hungarian for grandma)

“Why, thank you!”

“Because I like things that are burnt.”



The view from their front yard. I got to watch the sun setting on these hills every night. Gorgeous!

Back at home, she brought me a mini Reese’s Peanut Buttercup, one of my faves. “Would you like a piece of candy, Mom?”

“Sure! Thank you!”

Roughly half an hour later: “Mom, since you had a piece of candy, can I have one too?”

I think I have a con artist in the works.


What was left of the snow by the time we got there. We came during a warm front, which I didn’t mind, and the kids were happy. Didn’t even need coats!

My husband brought home cookies from work one day, each decorated a little differently. He explained the flavors when my seven-year-old chimed in, “And the brown ones are dog chocolate.”

Even typing that makes me want to give my keyboard some face.


Joe’s first feel of snow. He’s clearly enthralled.

More pictures next week! I hope you all are having a great 2018 so far!

Ever been to New Mexico? Where have you seen the prettiest views?

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  1. LOL! Oh man, what great lines! And you’d better keep an eye on the con artist; just think of all the things she could try to get away with when she hits her teens πŸ˜€ How did Joe like his first experience with snow? Looks like he was probably paying more attention to his sisters’ antics. Thank you for sharing such great pictures–and the laughs, of course!

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    • The snow was completely lost on him. Not even sure he realized his hand was on something cold. When he’s a little older he’ll be begging us to take him to see snow for the first time, and we’ll be like, “You saw snow when you were a baby!” It was the same with me and Disney World. They went when I was one. So unfair. πŸ˜›

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  2. Dog chocolate is presumably missing whatever dogs are sensitive to in chocolate — theobromine?

    Hard to believe your 7 YO’s eyes expanded so in NM (Like your parents’ yard was the only plot in the area that was hemmed in?), so she must’ve been just trash talking about the space. She saw how wide open the spaces were there, figured she had to say something to cut them down to size.


  3. I have been to New Mexico, as a matter of fact. Alamagordo area. White Sands National Monument is beautiful – we tried our hand at “sledding” down the sand dunes there. Didn’t work very well, lol.

    Nowadays, I always associate NM with “Breaking Bad.”


  4. Oh how I love a funny kid!!!!! And a parent who shares that humor. πŸ™‚

    I’ve seen some amazingly lovely views. I don’t think I’ve ever been to “a” place and not found something beautiful. But my favorite beautiful places include the stone cottages, the cliffs, the mountains, the sun on the waving green, the rain on the lush fields, the ruins of old castles and towers and abbeys, of Ireland. πŸ™‚

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  5. Makes for interesting days, the childrens’ comments, that’s for sure. How lovely for you all to be together for some peaceful days, as peaceful as they get right? I’ve driven through NM, the lighting is amazing same in Arizona.

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  6. Interesting how different sunrises and sunsets can be. Locations probably also make a difference. I recall being on the Alabama coast last year … many amazing sunrises … but much fewer wonderful sunsets … yet, regardless of the beauty or lack of, both are surreal events in their own way.

    Only been to New Mexico for a few days … actually a long weekend. What I saw was wonderful.


  7. So cute and funny. I will vividly remember the term dog chocolate every time I will eat a piece of dark chocolate from now on.

    New Mexico is very close to where we live. We are in El Paso, which is in the west end of Texas. NM shares borders with El Paso. We visited Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Ruidoso, Las Cruces, Old Mesilla Village, and a few other villages in NM that are close to El Paso. Cloudcroft, White Sands, Ruidoso — all are so beautiful. It is really hard to rank.

    Have a wonderful time.

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  8. Such delightful stories. They make me miss my grandchildren. My husband and I are in Las Cruces NM as I write this. We are thinking of buying a winter house here and becoming snowbirds for all the reasons your and some of your comments mention.


    • That’s not far from my parents! Do it! You four could be friends! And my family can visit you next time we’re out. πŸ™‚
      That may have either encouraged or discouraged you from moving there. πŸ˜‰


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