Cody is an expert researcher. When he is interested in something, he likes to look it up online. He loved malls there for awhile and would study mall directories. Then he loved elevators and escalators. We took him all over town so he could ride them. (Cody - do you remember what brand of elevator they have at the airport?) These days, he's into computers and operating systems as you'll see by some of his quotes.
Cody: You were born in time for the release of Windows
Me: I was? When did that come out?
Me: Wow. I was 15. I didn't have a computer though.
Cody: When did you have a computer?
Me: I think it was 1993
Cody: What version of Windows did you have?
Me: I think it was Windows 3.1
(I just asked him when Windows 3.1 was released, and he said "Nineteen Ninety....question mark")
I happened to get a new laptop for Christmas (and it's a beauty!). The minute it was unwrapped, Cody got a little growly. A few of his gems:
"I always wanted a [Windows] 7, but I'm stuck with the nasty XP"
"This XP gives me a migraine"
I let him help me set it up. I left him alone while I started prepping for dinner. I hear him say "I'm bored with this." and then "I'm editing." I went to check on him and he'd taken all the files from the flash drive and saved them on the desktop. The screen was COVERED with document icons. I can't work with that kind of visual clutter so I had to remove them (Sorry, Codes!)
One day, he took sister's glasses. Amid a chorus of "be careful" and "don't break them" Cody announces, "I just want to see the world through Kiersten's eyes"
One morning, Cody was especially sluggish. We're on a tight timeline in the mornings so I had to keep waving his breakfast in front of him to get him to eat. After several bites, he asked for his chocolate milk which I provided. His sister says, "He's treating you like his slave." To which Cody replies, "Actually slavery is illegal now."
Cody woke up, ran into the living room. (looking backwards on the couch) "Mother, tomorrow is Thanksgiving"
Me: Yes it is
C: So I'm telling what I'm thankful for
(turns around and kisses my cheek)
C: I'm also thankful for the pugs.
While watching Alvin & The Chipmunks newest movie, I get this:
C: Mom, I have something to tell you
Me: What's that?
C: The blue one - he's smart just like me
Me: Yes, he is!
While trying to brush his teeth before school:
No wash cloth in the sink on school days. Quit being sloppy residents."
Cody, I hope you had fun reading these. You can read your other quotes by clicking HERE