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Acrobat

7yo: I’m an acrobat Mummy! I was born to acro! This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Blinded by science

[following a discussion about vampires and zombies and what times they’re active] 5yo: Mum pretend you’re a zombie! me: I’m too smart to be a zombie. 5yo: Stop blinding me with science! [not much later] 7yo: I can tell the future! I predict Daddy will be home soon! me: Will he be wet? 7yo: Maybe a little bit…unless there’s an unexpected thunderstorm. me: If you can tell the future then it shouldn’t be unexpected!

Arachnidding

9yo: Why is there a giant spiderweb there? It’s really bugging me. Or arachnidding. Or something. This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Squirt

[overheard from the kitchen] JJ (to 5yo): Don’t squirt that. Don’t squirt that. STOP GRINNING LIKE THAT YOU’RE GOING TO SQUIRT SOMETHING. This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Doo-wop

I told 7yo and 5yo they would have to wait a couple of hours for a box of frozen raspberries to defrost. 5yo: How much is a couple? me: Two. Dua. re. 7yo and 5yo: Doo-wop! Doo-wop! Doo-wop! me: [laughing too hard to correct them] This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Stolen crackers

JJ: Ahh you’ve got some crackers there! 5yo: Freshly stolen from the English! This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

The Angus Saga

This is my 7yo and her dog Angus (aka “Angillian and “Ningle Nangle Jangaloid” and permutations thereof, don’t ask, I don’t know). Yesterday (5th of August) at about 7:40pm JJ took both dogs (Angus and my dog Tali) for a walk as he normally does. As he was walking past the Gosnells Football Oval a “stray dog came out of nowhere” and grabbed Angus and started shaking him. The dog was halfway across the road before JJ saw it coming and had grabbed Angus by the time Tali noticed.

Three eyes

5yo: Mum when can I play the old Minecraft that we used to play? me: …? …tomorrow after bookwork. 5yo: Mum when can I have computer? me: When you can show me that you’re responsible enough to have one. 5yo: When can I have a third eye? me: …I guess when medicine and technology advance enough. This was all part of the same conversation. This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.

So much dumb things on internet

[5yo is sitting on my lap watching Youtube, he watches a clip I have a very low opinion of] me: That was really, really dumb. 5yo: There’s so much dumb things on internet! As he said it in a rather sing-song voice I’m wondering if he is parroting that from somewhere and if so, where :) This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Is this real?

9yo hopped into my bed in the early hours after The Linux Geek left for work. After chilling for a bit he asked me: “Is this real or is this a dream?” “I think so,” I replied after a moment’s hesitation. “There’s a creation myth, can’t remember whose, maybe one of the Native American tribes, about how the entire universe is the dream of some god and when that god wakes up we’ll all stop existing.