Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Holding Emma

I know that this blog, Epic Insight, is supposed to be about the funny, but I wanted to share something kind of serious today.

I had a perfect day with Emma today.  I mean, just perfect.  Let me tell you about our day, and then I'll explain why it meant so much to me.

We started out by counting the stars on her responsibility chart.  This chart allows her to earn "stars" for doing certain chores (like using the potty or picking up her toys).  She can then "cash" these stars in for a surprise gift.  Usually it's a new My Little Pony, but recently Barnes and Noble sent me a coupon in the email in honor of her birthday for a free cookie, so I decided to save it for her next star chart surprise.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Vegetable Pig

A guest post by Theresa and her son Miles.

Miles: That's my favorite vegetable.
Theresa: What is?
Miles: Pig.
Theresa: Pig is not a vegetable.
Miles: Yes it is.
Theresa: What's it taste like?
Miles: Corn.

Her very good blog can be found here.

I highly recommend it!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Peacock Butt

Emma: May I have some cheese, please?
Carina: That was very polite, Emma.
Emma: Yes! It was!
Carina: (to Mike) That was so pompous that I swear peacock feathers sprang out of her butt.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What are the waves saying?

Today was Emma's first time to the beach! 

Carmen, Carina, Libby, Emma and I all went to the beach today.

Carmen tried to get Emma to go into the waves.

Carmen: Emma dont be afraid of the waves. Close your eyes and listen to what they have to say. They are talking to you. 

Emma: (closes her eyes and then opens them a little saying): I dont like what they are saying to me. They are too loud. 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Halloween Thighs

Carina:  Oh!  Mike!  You should totally be Aang for Halloween this year!

Mike:  Oh my god, I love that idea so much I'm going to start looking for costumes right now.

Carina:  If you're Aang I can totally pull off Toph.

Stay Upstairs

Larry: (Passing Emma on the stairs) Emma, do you want to come downstairs?
Emma: No, I want to stay upstairs and be in trouble.  That makes me HAPPY!

Friday, August 5, 2011


This morning Emma said:

I'm hungry like a dragon! An adult big dragon!