Sometimes I have to save for months to have enough kid quotes to fill up the white board in our hallway. I write down the memorable things that they say because if I don't I'll forget them and then they'll be gone forever. Which also helps to explain why I can write several hundred words on bugs and appliances: by writing about something I can halt the passage of time.
Quotes from Boy One
"Mama, we don't smell butterflies!" -- I don't remember the context for this quote, so I won't elaborate.
Quotes from Boy Two
"You can do it, Mama! You're over nine years old!" -- he wanted me to kill a mosquito eater that had gotten in the house and I wasn't very motivated.
"When I bigger, I gonna turn into a DRAGON!" -- sometimes I think he already is one but, sure.
(To Girl, while using a stethoscope) "Let me listen to your heart. Okay, now let me listen to your box. Where's your box?" -- in our house we talk a lot about being careful of the box in sister's tummy that keeps her heart going.
Playing a race in MarioKart (and, apparently anticipating how well he'll play) "Let's see what this one called. It called Fall Off."
"Mama, big guns are called 'Biscuits'." -- I think he meant MUSKets.
The morning that Daddy left for another overnight work trip: "Daddy won't come back anymore. We won't have a father anymore." -- you can probably guess how that made Daddy feel later.
Quotes from Girl
Having trouble dressing a dolly: "Mama, I'm not a big girl! I can't do it!"
"Can we talk to Daddy? I want to see him in the computer!" -- Skype is a great tool that we are still learning to use when Daddy is out of town.
A morning spent picking at a berry field introduced her to a new concept: the porta potty. "I don't want to use the scary toilet! It has wheels!! It might drive away!!!"
Regarding Beauty and the Beast: "The Beast is not a monster, the Beast is HAPPY!"
"Mama, I want to play with those bugs!" -- no explanation necessary.