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I live in a big city with hubby, Munchie (3) and Bear-Bear (almost 1). I enjoy taking the kids to the park, reading, swimming, singing the alto part to Palestrina masses, and painting.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Radical Feminism

Mommy: You grew inside mommy's tummy before you were born.
Munchie: Can babies grow inside daddies' tummies too?
Mommy: No, just in mommies' tummies.
Munchie: Then what are men for?

Good question. Umm, we'll get to that later (looking shifty).
Sunday, October 3, 2010


Mommy: What do baby birds eat?

Munchie: Eggs

Mommy: What do big birds eat?

Munchie: Gummi worms!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


"Pumpkins are made out of squash"

Munchie was enthralled by the pumpkins at the grocery store and insisted that we buy one. This led to us making a pumpkin pie together, which turned out quite yummy. He made the above comment to me while we were scooping out the seeds. I thought it was pretty observant.

Next lesson: binomial nomenclature.
Sunday, September 19, 2010


"W starts with D"

...which is true, when you say it out loud. The English language is a strange thing indeed.
Friday, September 17, 2010

Personal Hygeine

"Spiders will live in your belly button if you don't clean that dirt out."

Aaarghhhh! I will always remember to wash thoroughly from now on!!!! I have no idea where he came up with this one.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Daddy: Mommy grew that plant.

Munchie: No, mommy just put it in the dirt. It grew itself.

Silly daddy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Variations on a Theme: C is for Cookie

Most of my generation is familiar with the Sesame Street classic that Cookie monster sings. (If you're not, or if you'd like to reminisce, you can listen to it here). Munchie's grandma has a Sesame Street DVD featuring this song, and he has been singing it a great deal lately. He has also taken to improvising new verses, for example:

"C is for Fire truck, that's good enough for me!"

Since he doesn't yet read, we will allow for creative spelling, however, he does sometimes get it right, as is evidenced by the following:

"G is for Grandma..."

and my personal favourite:

"G is for Garbage, that's good enough for me!"

Sunday, September 12, 2010

On Plumbing

"Water goes down the drain into someone else’s bathtub."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Basic Astronomy

"In the day, the sun goes all the way up to the 14th floor. At night, the sun goes down, down, all the way to the sidewalk."

Note: We live on the 14th floor, which is pretty high, even for adults. I suppose when you are 3, that it is practically astronomical. Munchie tends to use the number "14" as a stand in for any very large number.