"Can't my castle jump over other pieces?"
"But the Queen can move EVERYWHERE. Like over here in an S formation"
"It's albout SACRA-FICING your pieces."
"It's ok if I lose my king. It doesn't mean the game is over. I still have lots of other pieces."
"It's called CHEST"
(when playing chess)
"The cops are going to be TOTALLY confused when they see my footprints <in the snow> later!! Some are going forward and some are going backward and when I flip around they're all smushed!"
(on walking to school on the snow covered sidewalk this morning)
"St Helens is like a gobstopper. It's where we live. We're the middle part. And the other layers are these other towns right next to them. What's the name of them again?"
(his reflection on where we live)
"I don't like to wear my coat. It's all puffy and makes me look fat."
(our daily fight on clothing to walk to school in)
"Mom. You're skinny now. Like a model. Only a little bigger."
(oh yes, he went there)