• http://jeanieinparadise.blogspot.com/ Jeanie

    Thank you for the giggle I was looking for this morning. Priceless.

  • Ann Snyder Rishell

    My daughter loved the “It wasn’t CGI” part! Great!

  • Jennifer Cafferty-Davis

    Priceless – poor Marlo. She really does have the best of intentions, lol! But I can totally relate to the “oh dear god” going off in your head. Good stuff!

  • Jen

    That made me laugh. Marlo is a crackup.

  • Jen Tullis

    That made me laugh! “It wasn’t CGI!” Your girls are so awesome!

  • americanrecluse

    And to think, I was excited thinking we were going to get a Dane post. This is even better!

  • Ali

    My favorite “kids today moments” have to be when the 3yo handed me a toy phone and told me to find a cartoon and when the 8 yo responded to my “no internet, no cells, no GPS” stories with a disbelieving “I don’t believe you. Google it and show me”.

    Also, I hate practical jokes. Tyrant would have been dead to me loooonnng ago.

  • Meg

    I laughed so much I woke up the sleeping dog who glared at me. Although I’m not sure how neither dog picked up the hand and tried to destroy it . . .

  • Magatha

    I’m gonna missth Marlo’sth chipped tooth when her grown-up onesth come in.

  • http://www.escapingelegance.com/ Stephanie Reidy

    That is crazy! I can’t believe octopuses are colour-blind!

  • Lee

    You can’t put an octopus in a tutu.

  • Maggie Spitler

    Oh my Lord! Funniest thing I’ve read in FOREVER! Thank you!

  • onthegomom

    I can’t… I just can’t. OMG… this here is just too much. Funniest. Thing. Ever.

  • Kristen

    My kids do that alllll the time, it’s so mortifying. I call them conversation hijackers, because they will steal a conversation, make it their own, and hold everyone hostage. And then before you know it, that random stranger on the sidewalk knows that your child is wearing a coat with a broken zipper “because we are poor”.

  • Emily

    I really didn’t want that story to end.

  • Carrie

    Am I the only one who didn’t find the prank funny?

  • Lauren3

    I think it was funny in that they obviously knew Leta could take a prank like that and not freak out, but I admittedly don’t understand the resolution… like, they dropped her off without ending the joke and laughing about it together. The phone call afterward is kinda weird, I guess. But that’s more of an indictment against the execution of the prank, not Tyrant’s intentions ;)

  • seren

    Leta said “lying” not “laying”. BLESS YOU!!!!! The misuse of “laying” really makes me go * all * stabby.

  • Magatha

    But do they even make eight-eights?

  • http://ferryfolk.com Danalan

    It doesn’t matter how old you are, when a 3-year old hands you a toy phone, you answer it.

  • JayAre

    I’m pretty sure she’s going to grow up and be the World’s Best Blogger.

  • Meagan G

    I was warned about this! My mother still tells me about how, as a child, I announced out very loudly, that the lady behind us in the line at the supermarket had a mustache more than daddies! So now, when my own five year old rats me out to our pediatrician that I flicked the babies cheek (a desperate attempt to try to stop the screaming habit that she was perfecting), my mother just laughs at me.

  • Kodi

    You stories are so wonderfully hilarious. “Didn’t know they were colorblind! Good stuff!” — probably my favorite line in the whole thing.

  • Chloe

    Hahahaha. I actually laughed out loud at this! Thanks Heather!

  • http://www.edenriley.com/ edenland

    DYING from laughter, thank you. Marlo is fucking hilarious. And Leta looks stunning x

  • martadc

    I have tears of laughter, Marlo is amazing! thank you for your stories, this is why I keep coming back, EPIC scene! (can’t wait for my own embarrassing ‘questions’ from my little one…)