Dinner time is time to catch up on the day, ie ask probing questions to find out how the school day went. Typical answers include: I just don't remember what we did today. Recess was my favorite part of the day. Nothing was good today. Why can't we watch tv while we eat? etc...
A few nights ago Alison started to sing a song. Let me go off on a small tangent. Alison loves music! She has a cd player in her room with all of the kids cds. She loves to listen to music while she plays. She loves to perform concerts with the music and dress up as whom ever she feels like at that moment. We love to watch her perform. She has my ears though. She just hears different words than are actually being said. Case in point.
Song "Stop in the Name of Love"
Alison: stop in the neighborhood, before you rake my heart
Jennifer: it is stop in the name of love, before you brake my heart (said of course while cracking up)
John: no it is stop in the name of The!
Earlier in the month, John decided to tell us at dinner that he wanted a nickname. He did not understand why he didn't have one. We asked him what he thought his nickname should be.
John: Big Thunder D (followed by theme music) and dad can be Little Thunder D
Jennifer: what does the D stand for?
John: Davis of course!