7 Overheard Things

March 6, 2014

Linking up with MamaKat today, answering the prompt: Name 7 things you overheard this week.


~ All they want to do is crush your joy for, like, life.

-Miss D., commenting on middle school teachers. Totally undramatically.


~Some people poop every day?

-Miss M., who clearly needs more fiber in her diet.


~ It’s not going to kill you to go out on a Friday night.

-my husband, the smartass, and he is wrong!


~You are eating BEETS for lunch? How do you not throw up?

-Miss M., to Ivan


~Don’t worry. I’m sure you were hilarious!

-my mother, to me, after a very nerve-wracking audition for Listen to Your Mother-Boulder.


~Shitting myself feels like a thing I really might do right now.

-me, before my LTYM-Boulder audition


~Honey, is that a foot in his mouth?



That thing you thought was a dirty stick? It’s a thigh bone.


-my husband, on Mozzy’s delightful decision to drag a dessicated rabbit carcass into our kitchen from outside



Hope you readers have a good weekend!  I’ll be nervously awaiting news from LTYM-Boulder and trying to keep Mozz-Man from stealth pooping in the laundry room, eating my underwear, and/or dragging more dead things into the house. He is almost 5 months old now and he’s going through (what I assume) a period of life eerily similar to the Terrible Twos. He’s dirty, he’s disobedient, and he’s proud.  Gaaa, someone bring me a flask!

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Shannon March 6, 2014 at 7:18 am

I’ll be thinking of you this weekend as you wait to hear about LTYM.
And for the sake of commiseration, my dog has taken to pooping on the pool cover because she forgot that it is there buried under all the snow. I interrupted her process this morning to reprimand her and she repaid me by making me wipe what remained.


Dana Talusani March 7, 2014 at 8:50 am


You know it’s a long winter when the dog forgets that you own a pool. Yikes!


Abby March 6, 2014 at 9:54 am

I’m glad she’s still hanging with Ivan ;)

I heard two women (probably mid-20s) talking in the store. One of them said her boyfriend was going ice fishing. The other said she didn’t know that they had a boat. I’ll let that sink in for a minute…


Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes March 6, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I’m crosssing my fingers for LTYM!
Best thing I overheard: N°1 to N°2 : “It is ok…, just take of your underpants, your skirt isn’t wet. Just put on new underwear and we’ll take the big bathtowel to clean it up. Daddy will never know.”
N°2 had just had an ‘accident’ and her older sister wanted to help cover up the ‘crime’. Rest assured, I did put the towel in the laundry immediatly afterwards…


Dana Talusani March 7, 2014 at 8:51 am


All “accidents” here are covered up from Daddy, too! Kind of sweet that #1 wanted to help her sister.


Phoo-d March 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Hmmm…best thing I heard this week? Probably on the snow covered drive to Sioux Falls having Anna ask “Is this Africa?” No honey, still South Dakota. Lol.


Dana Talusani March 7, 2014 at 8:53 am


That made me laugh!


Kate March 6, 2014 at 7:29 pm

‘But mom, it was covered in dirt’ -child of mine referring to the doggie doo doo she pick up. (!?!?!!)


Privilege of Parenting March 6, 2014 at 10:08 pm

An attorney friend was conducting a deposition and asked, “Are you sexually active,” to which the woman replied, “No, I just lie there.”

Certainly wishing you good news and an all-around excellent weekend :)


Dana Talusani March 7, 2014 at 8:54 am

P of P:

That’s pretty hilarious! Did the attorney laugh?


Privilege of Parenting March 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm

She tried not to… and failed :)


Alison March 6, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Good luck for LTYM!!!!
I think everyone around here needs more fibre. Sigh.


Kristen @ Motherese March 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

Thanks for the laugh this morning. I certainly needed it! The thing around here that’s had me laughing all week is my 3yo daughter’s decision to refer to her vagina as a “butt penis.” I mean, why not?

Fingers (and toes) crossed for LTYM, but I’m already proud of you for putting yourself out there and auditioning. Not an easy thing at all! xo


Dana Talusani March 8, 2014 at 10:55 am


“Butt penis” is hilarious! Doesn’t it make you wonder what the heck goes on in their little minds all day? Love it.


pamela March 7, 2014 at 11:48 am

Hilarious as always. I am so glad you are part of “Listen to Your Mother!!!”

Yesterday Oliver was talking about basketball and said: “I’m really good at shooting. I just haven’t made any baskets yet.” Oh the hubris of the 8 year old!


Dana Talusani March 8, 2014 at 10:59 am


His confidence is amazing–you’re doing a good job with that one! I had to smile because it reminded me of something Miss D. said this week: “I think I want to go out for track this spring, but do they take kids who can’t run fast?” I told her to go for it, but it should be an interesting season…


Biz March 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Good Luck Dana! I hope you have a great weekend!


Robbie March 7, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Woohoo! I understand congratulations are in order!


Dana Talusani March 8, 2014 at 11:01 am

Thank you, Robbie! I was kind of shocked I got in!


Tiffany March 8, 2014 at 6:35 am

I wish Miss D had me….then she’d know we’re not all soul suckers! Fingers crossed for you hike you await the news. How could they not pick you??


Dana Talusani March 8, 2014 at 11:04 am


I wish she had you, too! I think part of the problem is that she adored her 5th grade teacher and he adored her back. The adjustment to middle school has been SO hard for her–having 6 teachers a day is very different than just having one (and one who thinks you hang the moon at that).


denise March 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Kitch. A stop here always brightens my day and brings a smile to my face. I agree with Kristen–brava for putting yourself and your almost-shat-in-pants out there for LTYM. LOVE this.



elizabeth March 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm

I miss living in the city so I can listen in on other people’s conversations, because you would hear the most random and glorious moments of stupidity. The last time Michael and I were there was right before the Super Bowl and it hit the 40s so snow was finally starting to melt, and I literally heard someone say “where’s that water coming from?”

Usually, I’m more privy to the college kids in my building telling each other stories that begin or end with “and I was SO WASTED!”


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