Dad: Max, what do you know about correlation?

Max: It  does not imply causality. 

Of course, his tediously intellectual father taught him that, and as a result, there is now a 4 year old who knows more than you about economics, science and politics.


Occan-dingdong: In a children’s book, character who is drawn facing the reader. 


That’s an Occan-dingdong. The rain babies are like an occan-dingdong. A strommel baby. 

Navel Gazing

I’m looking at my belly button. Omphaloskepsis!

Dad is one of those obnoxious NPR-listening, wood-toy-buying, balsamic-vinegar-sprinkling, tweed-jacket-wearing parents that teaches his kid absurd words.

Squeaking Viscera

Boneman is a 30cm tall plastic skeleton with rubber guts. ( But in our bobo family, we would not say “guts” any more than eat iceberg lettuce. )  Max found boneman, but not his intestines:

Where is the squeaking viscera? I can’t find the squeaking viscera!