Friday, August 31, 2012

Alphabet Laughs- Q Is For Quints And Quiet And Quips

This post doesn't start off
with a laugh today.
Does anyone remember the
 They were the first known set of
QUINTS to survive.
Aren't they beautiful little girls?
At four months old they were removed
from their parents and not returned
until they were nine years old.
You can read about it by
clicking on the link.
So Sad!
Which made me think how
that house must have been with
all those babies removed.
I experience only a shadow
of what that must have been like
when the kids leave after
being here for a day or two.
The house is
And, while I do like the quiet,
I also like the hum of activity.
While SweetCheeks is visiting
I almost always jot down a
quip or two from her.
She is just 
and you know what I mean by that
when I am driving her home-
She is always thinking about
something-you never know 
WHAT will come out of her mouth.
How come Papa sleehps 
with his underweahr on?
Those are pajama shorts, SweetCheeks.
No theyhre nott-theyhre his
I am not gonna argue
with a 5 year old- well...I might
sometimes but not today.
You know WHY he weahrs his
underweahr to bed?
So, God dusn't see his buhtt
when he gehts up to go to 
the bafthroom!
An answer for everything!
....Gotta love a kid like that....

Can you tell she is her own
best audience?
your photo name


  1. Sweetcheeks and my Josie would have a hoot together. Happy Friday, friend!

  2. That's the same face I made when I read her quip :)

  3. Hahahaha, I am cracking up just like her!!!

  4. I've read about the Dionne quintuplets before, it is a very sad and shocking story. That they were exploited in such a terrible way, and gawked upon by so many is awful.
    SweetCheeks is too funny! She is probably right though ;)

  5. Heehee! Isn't it funny to think of the things that must go through her mind on a daily basis?

  6. My grandmother had a calendar with the Quints picture on it, never thought to ask where she got it.

    Maybe you should have told her so SHE wouldn't see his butt when he got up to go to bathroom, lol.

  7. I love that she is her own best audience, that means she's secure in herself, what a refreshing change from all we hear now about kids and their self doubts, this kid has her head on straight,

  8. So funny, Diana! I was about to ask where on earth she gets her ideas and kooky sense of humor from. And then I remembered: YOU, of course!!!

  9. Outta the mouths of babes! I love it! :)
    Diana, here's a tute I gave on a blog post about those little glitter houses. I hope you'll make some and then show us!
    Here's the post:

    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  10. She is just so funny. The picture of her just shows that she is quite a little stinker. I bet your hubby had a laugh on that one.
    Not funny about those babies. I just barely remember that. Didn't know they were taken away. I will have to read about it.
    Have a good week-end.

  11. Diana, I would love to spend a day with you and Sweetcheeks.:):) She cracks me up. Speaking of little quips kids repete...Emma repetes things Ted Bear says. Like when Emma saw a palomino horse, he said any palomino is a pal-of-mine-oh. Or when the cat bats at her, he says that the cat is saying"I'll hit you with my left so many times that you'll beg for a right." Then I hear her saying it.
    Where can I get some of those underpajamas??:):) Smiles to you, Susie

  12. Happy Friday Friend.

    Being as cute as she is. Will get her far like her Grandma (YOU)

    Being loved even by strangers far away like ( ME )

  13. Just love Sweet cakes!!!
    Being from Quebec the Quints are such a part of our history - very sad story!
    Have a wonderful loooonnnngggg wknd Diana!

  14. Great answer on the underwear and I'm gonna use it next time we are asked the question about Grandpa. I never knew that about the Dionne quints. So sad indeed.
    Have a great weekend.

  15. it's so sad about those quintuplets, I remember reading about their lives long ago.

    Oh, SweetCheeks comes up with the best...always makes me laugh!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Diana! :)


  16. Can you imagine the kids she's going to have? Lord have mercy.
    I remember the quints and they did a lot of ads for ivory soap. I think they took them to make money off of them and when the cuteness wore off, they sent them back home. I wonder who made off with the bucks?
    Well- its raining already here. Got to go out and put some tarps up.

  17. We can presume that God hates bare butts from this. I think she just likes saying the word butt! It's true the quints were horribly exploited and had many psychological issues when they grew up. Aren't we doing the same think today? Now, we put them on TV. ~ Maureen

  18. Love this! I taught young children for 30+ years. You never know what they are going to say, but it's usually something that will make you chuckle with delight.

  19. hahhaha.
    I love the quiet.
    I have never heard of those quintuplets...sounds like a sad story!
    enjoy your weekend!

  20. What a hoot! How do you keep from rolling in the floor?!?:)

    Our oldest was 20 months old when we had twins! I imagine there were many times when we thought we had triplets! I cannot imagine having five at the same time, but I certainly wouldn't want them taken away! I remember when those quints were born. I guess that definitely puts some years on me!:)

    Have a wonderful Friday, Diana.

    xo Nellie

  21. LOL!! Loved this post and Sweet Cheeks. She is adorable.

  22. *LOL* That's hilarious! We wouldn't want anyone seeing anything they shouldn't so I'm glad Papa has those underwear!

  23. Hysterical I tell you! I think she has your sense of
    I can't believe the things she/you come up with.
    Have a delightful day and weekend.
    Hugs, Noreen

  24. LOL!!! Love her photo as she enjoys her joke!
    xxx, T.

  25. A day with a dose of SweetCheeks is a great day!!

    Love it!

  26. I just had little visitors leave after spending a week and am missing them and the sweet way they see the world. I'm sure you spent your entire visit smiling! Off to read your story about the quints.

  27. Those babies don't even look real, they look like dolls! Sounds like a sad story, I don't care for things that make me cry!

    So happy you visited my blog! Girl I have been so busy this summer I can't even blog! I really miss all my blogging friends, going to try to get back into it again!

    See ya soon!

  28. Hi Diana... I am new to your blog and I love it! I do remember reading about the quints but what struck me most was your last question~ Can you tell she is her own best audience? That was something my Mother used to like to say about me! Your Sweet Cheeks is quite adorable and funny too!

  29. Kids always think they are the funniest things and they pretty much are :)

  30. That's so funny! I get such a kick out of spending time with my granddaughter too. She's only three (today is her birthday - whoohoo), but she is such a hoot and so fun to be around as a tiny little companion. I love it!

  31. Woman! You get me laughing out loud every. single. time!! Gotta love that girl! Ha!

  32. She does look rather pleased with herself and her "funny!" Enjoy the weekend.

  33. I tell ya....that girl's going to have her own TV show someday.

    Just sayin'.....


    xoxo laurie

  34. She's a character isn't she? Can't help but love her to pieces...after all, she is a true original. I hope she stays that way!

    The Dionne quints' story is so very sad. Unimaginable for the parents ~


  35. She's a character isn't she? Can't help but love her to pieces...after all, she is a true original. I hope she stays that way!

    The Dionne quints' story is so very sad. Unimaginable for the parents ~


  36. What a crack-up! I'm talkin bout sweet cheeks, not buht cheeks ; }

  37. Now that is funny!! i do love a good sense of humour!!! I dont remember the quintuplets, how sad that they were taken away>> will have to read up on that as I am very curious now..
    have a wonderful weekend diana!
    hugs xxx

  38. hahaha! Sweet Cheeks at her best!!
    Enjoy your weekend, Diana!

  39. Nothing better than words from the mouth of a child. You can tell she is a fun girl.

  40. She is so funny! Oh I think she is getting quite a big audience on your blog!!

  41. Gotta love our Sweet Cheeks. Did you know you can have a nice, I mean really nice, book made from your posts. She would you really love those, SOMEDAY!
    Love to all, Ginger

  42. We love that SweetCheeks! I think she's on to something there... ":o)

  43. Hi Diana, I thought I would drop in before I call it a day. Looking forward to three days off. I remember the quintuplets. I had forgotten about them being taken away. Sweetcheeks gave me a chuckle, I even told that to my hubby and he laughed. Our son gets his electricity back tonight or tomorrow. A hot meal is what he wants. Have a great weekend. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

  44. OH MY! I am still laughing...tell her I didn't know that and I always wondered! heeheehee!

  45. Love Sweet Cheeks, Diana...I know she keeps you entertained! ♥ That is so sad about the Dionne quints; I didn't know they were removed from their home...
    My Mom had one of the dolls they made of them; Marie. I played with her when I was little (she was one of those "composition" dolls with the teeth, which always kind of creeped me out...)
    Years later, when Mom moved, Marie and another doll of Mom's (Sunshine), mysteriously disappeared...we didn't even realize it until much later. Mom had had a garage sale at the old house, and we think someone must have "helped themselves" to the box the dolls were in...even though it wasn't part of the sale :(

  46. Oh my gosh I can't get enough of sweet cheeks stories! She's too funny! Keep them coming.


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