On MLK Day:
Gavin: "Momma, Martin Luther Kingdom said we should love each other."
Early morning happiness:
Gavin: "Mommy, can you dress up today so I can tell you you look pretty?"
Opening the refrigerator to put away his drink:
Gavin, while butt-shaking: "I'm gonna do a little jig to put away my milk."
After a spring snow:
Gavin: "Mommy, does God knows it's spring?"
Me: "I'm sure he does, buddy. Why do you ask?"
Gavin: "I'm gonna tell him it's not 'posed to snow when it's spring. Do you think he'll be mad at me?"
Typical 5-year-old humor:
From a CD: "Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily...life is but a dream."
Gavin: "[giggle] They said butt."
After throwing a fit when he didn't get his way:
Me: "Gavin, I can't hear you when you whine. Make your voice sound like mine."
Gavin: "I can't make my voice sound like yours. I'm a man."
After Bennett made a giant mess while eating a cookie:
Me: "Bennett, that's quite a mess you made there."
Gavin: "He's being creative."