2009 Ruby Quotes


In 2008, shortly after she began talking, Steve and I started capturing Ruby’s funny quotes in a Twitter account (@areyoubewhy if you’d like to follow it). I posted early tweets about Ruby in previous posts, and am now catching back up. Here are the rest from 2009 – all are her exact words.

Did you know? The sun is in space! 3/26/2009
I got to go on a bike ride with Papa! I liked the freeway noise when we were on the bike. 3/30/2009
I’m the blocker. I block people. I’m blocking you! 3/30/2009
I’m not rock ‘n roll. I’m Ruby. 4/4/2009
Mama should change me because she’s beautiful and you’re not. 4/9/2009
When I grow up, I wanna be a teacher. 4/9/2009
I don’t have any patience. 4/12/2009
I really like purple things, cuz that’s my favorite color. 4/15/2009
Parts of the body are ON YOU. Bones are on you. Bones are in your mouth. 4/16/2009
I once celebrated my birthday and I like balloons. 4/17/2009
I dreamed about baconnaise. 4/23/2009
Ham makes me run around! 4/28/2009
I wish I lived in Toronto with Aunt Ni. 5/1/2009
I like your haircut. It shows your forehead. 5/2/2009
Cold tigers say “BRRR!” [ed note: this is a pun on “GRRR.”] 5/5/2009
Mama, I’m Batman. What does Batman do? 5/12/2009
I’m going to climb higher than you want me to! 5/24/2009
This screw represents the building that I’m making. 5/30/2009
I grow when I get undressed. I get bigger. 6/3/2009
I didn’t want lots because I’m not in lots mode. Sometimes I’m not in lots mode. 6/7/2009
The green monster upstairs doesn’t have a tongue. I don’t know his name. He’s in the shelf, in the corner. 6/9/2009
Oong Goong Goong’s on her trip, that I telled you. And she’s flying a really long way. She actually has a big, big airplane. 6/14/2009
Oong Goong Goong is Manoa. I call people all different names. 6/22/2009
Firecrackers are SO LOUD. They’re like somebody yelling. 6/29/2009
Life is boring. It really is boring. 7/15/2009
The Beastie Boys are my favorite. The Beastie Boys seem so sweet. 7/18/2009
It’s so fun to ride the train. And they have big windows. I like to look at the train tracks. 7/18/2009
How do you play “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” on this drum? 8/3/2009
Eeeeew! Smurf berries: eeeeew! 8/9/2009
I’m just an anchor. I’m stopping the boat. I’m stopping the boat. I’m stopping the boat. 8/16/2009
Even after I die, I’ll still be happy. 8/16/2009
It’s getting hotter and hotter. I can do all of my voices. I have lots of voices when it’s hot enough. 8/17/2009
When I’m a grownup, I wanna operate a bridge. I want a bridge operating lesson. I want to see all the boats going in the water. 8/20/2009
This is my lemon face. And this is also my lime face. 8/30/2009
Now I know my A B Cs, next time you should wash your hands. 9/3/2009
I keep the pleases and the thank yous in my belly, and also the love. You just have to squeeze them out. 9/8/2009
Who knows the sign for “shake your body”? 9/10/2009
You’re getting old, Mama. 9/14/2009
Papa, tell me about the robots on other planets. 9/23/2009
Know how fast I can run? Super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super super fast. 9/29/2009
I’m a math lizard! We should do some math. I like math. 10/3/2009
We’re going to Canaderdada! 10/10/2009
My name is Farty Pants. Excuse me. 10/14/2009
My bat doesn’t have a face. The daytime gives him eyes. My bat is awake all day and asleep all night. 10/16/2009
We can listen to the quiet rain! 10/17/2009
Please don’t take my sunshine away, punk rock girl. Punk rock girl takes the sunshine away. 10/17/2009
My kisses soak into your skin. 10/18/2009
Sometimes, when I’m mad I say “damp!” But it doesn’t count. 10/19/2009
I want to go in the mirror so I can see what my sad face looks like. 10/23/2009
Flunderpants! 10/27/2009
I love to do Rock Band! I wanna be the guitar. 11/1/2009
Mama, can there be cheeseballs? Are cheeseballs dessert? 11/3/2009
Papa, what is time? 11/4/2009
I’ve got two talking babies in my mouth. 11/17/2009
Mama, we’re poisonous snakes who buy things. 11/23/2009
I don’t like capital ‘i’s. And when I say that it makes me think of the eyes I see with. 11/24/2009
I’m going to have two dreams tonight. One is a fishy dream and one is a phone dream. And I’m not very good at drawing numbers. 11/24/2009
I love you, sunshine out there. 11/27/2009
Oong Goonggoong is at Papa’s house. She’s looking for bad guys. Once you see her, she’ll get more used to you. She’ll love you. 12/1/2009
I brang Ruby back to the store and now I’m Sleeping Beauty. 12/3/2009
I don’t want to be a scientist. I want to be a math person. What’s three plus three? 12/6/2009
Mama I’m Oong Goonggoong. I AM. I just like to be names. I’m still the same person, but I changed my name, but I have the same kind of hair. 12/6/2009
Five plus zero is five. Ten plus zero is ten. Red plus zero is red. 12/9/2009
Shake it baby, shake it, yeah, shake it, alright baby shake it, yeah, shake it alright. 12/9/2009
Oong Goonggoong and me are parents now, and we have a grownup PEPS to go to every day. They have beds there and you can sleep there. 12/14/2009
I wish I had a flamethrower. 12/18/2009
Mama, today on the solstice I have a big wondering, about the stars and lullabies and everything that’s at night. 12/22/2009
Nana, you should make a baby. 12/24/2009
No, that was a WINTERsault. It’s too cold for somersaults. 12/28/2009
When I grow up I’m going to be a super builder. I’m going to be building and creating. I’m going to be busy every day. 12/31/2009