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[after riding the Staten Island ferry and seeing the Statue of Liberty]
Me: Did you have fun today? What did you do?
A: I rode on the boat, and we saw the bridges, and the old witch!
Me: This is tomato juice--have you ever had tomato juice?
Me: Do you want to try it?
A: What is that, meat juice?
Me: No, it's tomato juice. Do you want some?
A: Are those potatos in there?
Me: No, silly, that's ice. And get your finger out of the cup.
A: Oh, ice! Yum!
Mama: OK, let's go--you need to put your shoes back on
A: No, I don't want to wear shoes. I want to stay in my feet.
Bye daddy, I'm going to school.
OK--how long will you be gone?
Um, thirty seconds. I'll call you on your telephones if you need something, OK?
[after reading a book about Pecos Bill lassoing a tornado, points at a shadow on the ceiling]
Look Baba, it's like Pecos Bill and the Potato!
[while reading a book about monkeys, two pages after an entry on the capuchin monkey]
Let's read a different book. This one's silly, with silly words you read.
What do you mean, silly words?
Like cappuccino monkey.
[playing alone in the living room]
Ugh! Ahh, I fell down. Ouch, it's hurting! ... Well, that's what happens when little girls play on the floor.
[being hyper, running all over the house]
Whew! I think I had too much sugar!
"What do you want for lunch?"
"A ham-bur.... dog."
[baby brother is gnawing on his sleep shirt--big sister holding out her hand with imaginary food in it]
"Here, here go. Here's some pizza... for when you're finished eating your pajamas."
"Where we are going?"
"We're going to a party. Are you excited?"
"Yeah, I'm so decided for the party!"
[playing in the gravel 1/2 block away from the house]
"OK, come on. It's time to go."
"No mama, I'm busy. Just leave me the keys, and I'll meet you there."
I took my whole family to the show--including our 2 1/2-year-old daughter and our 3-month-old son. The verdicts for each of us:
1) I had a blast--it was great to see so many people enjoying themselves. I saw breakdancing, drumming, and lowrider-hopping, and saw some great music acts. And I played all sorts of games I'd never played before, on systems I don't own.
2) My wife isn't even into games, but she had a good time too. I think her favorite part was watching other people play DDR.
3) Our 3-month-old son seemed content. I think some areas were probably too loud for him, but he didn't make much of a fuss--and we didn't keep him in those areas for more than a few minutes at a time. I think he liked all the lights.
4) Our daughter had a great time. She played King Kong, some baseball game, and SSX--SSX was her favorite, since the controls were so simple. She also liked the lowrider hopping, breakdancers, and watching people play DDR. The only bad part was trying to tear her away from the show when it was time to leave.
We didn't have anyone older in our test group, but I did see a bunch of middle-aged people around enjoying themselves, so I think the all-ages claim is valid. We'll definitely be going back next year--and not just because I work here!
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