Stuff Cade Says #4

If you didn’t see it yesterday, go on over to The House Studio and check out my guest post for their ongoing “Monday is for the Random” segment. It involves a combination of the Jackson 5/Nirvana (Smells Like Rockin’ Robin) as well as a very scary Mary Poppins.

Now for today’s regularly scheduled programming.

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Picture this: we are driving down the road in my 1990 GMC Safari minivan.  That’s right, much like the one pictured here, but gray instead of blue, and without the big house in the background.  Also, ours does not have a/c, and the windows won’t go down.  And the radio shouts at you like a large cat dying of colic, even when you turn the volume all the way down.  Cade and Lucy are in the back seat.

Cade: Dad, what’s wrong with your radio?

Lucy: It’s broken.

Me: Yeah, it doesn’t work.

Cade: Why not?

Me: I don’t know, it’s old.

Cade: Why don’t you fix it?

Me: I can’t do it myself, and I don’t want to spend the money to fix it.

Cade: Why not?

Me: Because it would probably cost like a hundred dollars (I always use this amount because to them, the need to come up with $100 is an insurmountable obstacle)

Silence for a moment.

Cade: I bet if you ask Mimi (his grandma) she’d give it to you.

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Previous episodes of “Stuff Cade Says” include:

the one when Cade suggested I breastfeed our baby

the one about why God gave us clothes

the one about superheroes, and the power of Home Depot