You know how when you hang out with a particular subset of geek friends, conversations often devolve into quotes from, say Star Wars or Star Trek or Kevin Smith movies or ... I don't know, Madonna songs?* In our house, conversations lately tend to devolve into quotes from Sandra Boynton boardbooks.
Some I perpetuate.
Scene, Angelfish in crib calling to be picked up. Mommy enters.
Me: Shout out loud good morning sun!
Angelfish: Happy morning everyone!
More happen organically.
Scene, kitchen. Clownfish in fridge, Angelfish eating breakfast in high chair.
Clownfish: Can I have a (yogurt treat) with my breakfast?
Me: Well, you've had a bunch of fruit... why not save it for a morning snack?
Clownfiah: Morning snack is here for you. Milk and cookies and broccoli stew.
Clownfish: For the bunny, not for you.
Angelfish: OH WHEW!
Scene, shopping mall, with stroller full of girls. Conversation in which Clownfish and I discuss our family "dinosaur names" -- I am mommysaurolophus, as an example.
Me: We can't take the stairs.
Clownfish: Dinosaurs crammed in an elevator!
* No? Maybe its just my friends then. Hmm.
Quotes are from Hey Wake Up! and Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! by Sandra Boynton.