Here is a sample of the boys’ quotable quotations from 2011:
Ted, catching Griffin shooting a nerf gun at Rowan: We’ve told you before – no shooting at your brothers.
Griffin: We’re not, dad. I’m a Jedi and he’s my padawan. I’m training him to deflect blaster shots.
Griffin: Dad, can we go to Canadian Tire?
Ted: What for, bud?
Griffin: Do I have to have a reason?
Gavin is sniffing quite loudly.
Ted: Do you want a tissue?
Gavin: No, I can sneeze it back in.
While watching a movie:
Rowan: What does that say?
Ted: “This show is rated G. It is suitable for all ages.”
Rowan: That’s great, Dad. You can watch it too.
Gavin to Ted: I kiss your nose. I kiss your cheek, and (turning his face) your other cheek. I kiss your chin, and (pushing his head back) I kiss your other chin.
Rowan: I’m immortal.
Gavin: No, I’m immortal.
Rowan: OK, we can both be immortal, but I’m more immortal than you.
Gavin, injured while playing hockey: Ouch!! That hurt! Say sorry two times.
Rowan: Sorry. Sorry.
Gavin: It still hurts. Say sorry five times.
Nathalie: Gavin, how did you get so cute?
Gavin, after thinking it over for a bit: Mummy and Daddy gave me lots of hugs and kisses.