Seth is growing to be quite the paleontologist/theologian, as the following items will show:

(overheard during his siesta time)
Deinosuchus, be peaceful! Or an angel will fly to you and attack you!…glory, glory, glory to God!…peace everywhere, even in the Deinosuchus world!”

(during our lunchtime conversation)
“God made dinosaurs on one day, and made one man [Adam] on the same day, and then the meat-eating therapods ate him!”

Unrelated, but here’s another of Seth’s volcano stories, as transcribed by Dada:

Mount St Helens was a big mountain that is exploding! It is knocking down lots of trees. Ash is flying. The huge explosion of Mount St Helens is exploding into the forest! Lots of things are dying. The mountain is BOOMED UP! The eruption is flamming and blamming and clamming! The towns are slamming! The towns are getting blammed up by the eruption. It is going into the town and exploding them up. So many ruins happened when Mount St Helens erupted. The eruption is slamming and bamming into the marmot cave. The marmots are going to die. There is a snowman in the marmot cave and the snow is melting. The explosion is exploding onto a Brachiosaurus. The “ickathicka” is exploding out of Mount St Helens.

A few choice Seth quotes from the past few days:

Do you know why it’s called break dancing? Because you do it to break music…music that broke other songs.

Did you know that chairs are the descendants of ladders?

What’s the best dinosaur to give a kiss to? A diplodicus!

Do scientists ever run for their lives?

Seth quote of the day:

“I will cut you for free.”

Board Meeting Minutes
Eelfang Household

Bathtub, 4/1/2011 6:30pm

Attendees: Seth, Chairman; Todd, Vice-Chairman


Chairman announces his entry in the following fashion: “GUESS WHO COMING? GUESS WHO COMING? GRRRRRRRRRR SETH!”

Chairman requests meeting, “LIKE DADA WORK!”, in the bathtub. Vice-Chairman calls the meeting to order.

First order of business – exploratory committee formed to investigate Wiggleworms. The following interview takes place:

Vice-Chairman: Looks like wiggleworm is splashing in the bathtub.
Chairman: HAHAHA! (splashes)

Vice-Chairman: Why are you a wiggleworm?
Chairman: BECAUSE ME WIGGLY! (splashes)

Meeting Recess called to allow Vice-Chairman to scrub the Chairman.

Meeting resumes.

Chairman introduces new board member, “MAMA!” Mama appears to be a crumpled-up washcloth stuffed in a plastic cup.

Vice-chairman notes the large amount of liquid dripping out of Mama, which has the appearance of bathwater, dripping out of a washcloth. Chairman corrects this observation by noting that “MAMA PEEING ON ME!”

Mama proceeds to pee on Chairman’s leg, Chairman’s hand, and on Vice-Chairman’s head.

Vice-chairman submits his report on the Bathwater to (non-pretend) Urine ratio. The Chairman has successfully met the organization’s goals of a 0% urine concentration in the bathwater. The board elects to award the Chairman with a performance bonus, payable in the form of allowing him to drink the shower water.

The board takes a shower to rinse off, and the Chairman collects his bonus vigorously. The shower ends, and the board dries themselves.

The Chairman re-opens discussion on the Wiggleworm issue:

Vice-Chairman: I don’t know, what?

The Chairman is dressed in pajamas and teeth are brushed.

The meeting is adjourned to allow for the reading of books and serving of bedtime snack.

Seth is obsessed with anything with buttons. His favorite toy is our cell phones. We don’t let him play with them too frequently (we’ve had some drool-related malfunctions with the phones before, which we’re trying to avoid), so the fact that they are forbidden fruit makes them all the more exciting.

He’s also always loved playing with remote controls. So far, he hasn’t broken any of them, but we’ve separated the pile of controls into ones that he’s allowed to play with (devices that are easy to control using buttons on the front) and ones that he’s not allowed to touch (for devices where the remote control is the only way to use some functions).

For Christmas, he got both a toy remote control and toy cell phone. Both of them are among his favorite toys, and since they both make noise and have bigger buttons, they’ve almost entirely replaced his love for “grown-up” remote controls. However, he still loves our cell phones, because they are the only thing with a screen and lights – and sometimes, when Dad has been away at work all day, Mom can press magic buttons and Seth gets to hear Dad talk to him for a little while on the cell phone.

The other day I was letting Seth play with my cell phone as a way of keeping the peace while I changed his diaper. I check on the phone from time to time to make sure he isn’t making a call or downloading ringtones, but everything seemed normal. After the diaper change was complete, I took my phone back, and gave him his Sesame Street remote control. As he pressed the buttons, Elmo’s voice called out the numbers he was pushing. After some random button mashing, Seth settled into a pattern using the buttons in the upper-left and lower-right corner of the keypad, and Elmo started repeating, “9! 1! 1! 9! 1! 1!”

I think we’re going to have to be extra-vigilant about making sure our phone keypads are locked.