I'm going to spread 2011 over a few posts because I can do that.
Because I'm the boss.
In 2011, Miguel was 10 and Zeca was 6 and I searched through my pictures from that year to find one to accompany this post. This picture was taken in Obidos, Portugal - one of my favorite places. The window behind them is a couple of feet deep and beyond that is a sheer drop. I asked to take their picture and they both immediately climbed inside the window and started goofing around which freaked me out because I imagined them plummeting to their deaths. I assume this picture was taken after I extricated them from the window. Obviously, they were still goofing around but at least there was a stone wall to keep them from falling.
Keep those little faces in mind as you read some of the best quotes of 2011:
"Recently I've become interested in the exciting art of cheese carving!" - Miguel, age 10 (2011)
Me (aloud to self): "How bad is my hair?" Miguel: "Very bad. It's very messed up." (2011)
Miguel: "That's my hobby - reading trashy tabloids. I really like the People magazine." #fb (2011)
Zeca: "To be a man, you must know your Disney princesses." Miguel: "To be a woman, you must know your superheroes." (2011)
We were talking about pediatricians and Zeca said, "I thought Nicki Minaj was my doctor." (2011)
Playing legos - Zeca: "The mom is eating chicken." Miguel: "No - the mom is ziplining!" (2011)
Miguel said Zeca punched him in the face. We freaked b/c his eyes looked bruised. Later he said, "I just remembered its eye shadow!" (2011)
Miguel just got in the car reeking of garlic. Me: "How much garlic did you eat?!" Miguel: "Just two bulbs." BULBS! (2011)
Miguel: "It's nice to stare at something fuzzy and cute before you plunge into a world or horror." cute=kitten and horror=homework (2011)
Miguel: "What if I made a giant plastic hamster ball and I ran inside it?" #fb (2011)
Me: "Hey now! Sorry is not a game of revenge." Miguel: "Um, mom. It says revenge right on the box." #gamenight (2011)