The adventures of little boy Finn

The what?!

After Mama dropped off Gabe and his enormous bass at school this morning, she pointed to a very tall building on the SLU campus. Me: “What would happen if I jumped off that building?” Mama: “You’d probably die. And it would hurt a lot.” Me: “What if I landed in a tree?” Mama: “You’d probably […]

Mama’s new name

I was over at Mama’s house, when the mailman showed up. Mama was talking to him, when I walked up to him and said, “Did you know my mom’s name is poop?”

Mama’s wish

Today Mama said, “In my next life, I’m going to have a normal, friendly, outgoing child.”

What I want to be when I grow up

Me: “I still haven’t decided what I want to be when I grow up.” Mama: “That’s okay. You have lots of time to decide. What are some of the things you’ve been thinking about?” Me: “I don’t know. All I’ve been thinking about is eating candy.”


Mama, at 7:30 this morning: “Finny, we’re about to go out the door. Socks and shoes, please.” Me: “Justice doesn’t put on socks and shoes.”

Who’s Cheatin’ Who?

Mama wrote: I love being Finn’s mom. This morning, still sleepily snuggling in bed, he sang “Who’s Cheatin’ Who?” with a perfect Texas drawl. I’m still cracking up. Scott Granneman, I’m assuming you had something to do with this?

Daddy & Mama talk about how awesome I am

Daddy to Mama: Finny was just so ridiculously sweet & nice & good tonight! I kinda hope he never changes. Mama to Daddy: Yeah, he’s a real honey. I love so much about him: his emphatic sincerity, his constant singing, his funny drawings, his little baby teeth that won’t be there much longer…

Oh no he didn’t!

Mama: “Wow, you guys, look at all the dandelions in that field!” 5-year-old Finn: “Whoa! Holy shit!”

Finny asked Mama for help

Mama & I had this conversation last night! Finn: “Mama, will you help me put on my jammies?” Me: “You can put your jammies on by yourself.” Finn: “But I want you to help me!” Me: “But you know how to put your jammies on all by yourself!” Finn: “Please, woman!”

Finny’s story to Mama tonight

Finny: “I’m gonna tell you a story. A mama chicken was serving some baby chickens lunch. Then they heard a great big stomping monster. It picked up a baby chicken, and the baby chicken cried, ‘Wah wah wah.’ The end.”