Totally Quotable Arlo: in utero looking out edition


The kids and I were hiking around the woods this morning when Arlo announced to Clementine and me that he knew about things that we’d done as a family before he was born. When asked how he could possibly know what we’d been doing before his birth, he responded, “When I was a baby, I had a secret way to peek out of mama’s tummy.” Asked how the system worked, he would only say, “I had a controller.”

[If you’ve got a few extra minutes, be sure to check out our Totally Quotable Arlo archive.]

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  1. grandma
    Posted November 29, 2015 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Do you think it was watching Star Wars?? Quite the imagination, that one!

  2. Posted November 29, 2015 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Do fetuses peek out of their mother’s tummies in Star Wars?

  3. Eel
    Posted November 29, 2015 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Yes, it was in the cantina scene, right before Han Solo shoots Greedo. If you look closely, you can see a little face emerge from the bounty hunter’s tummy, like a joey emerging from a kangaroo’s pouch, right before Han Solo pulls the trigger.

  4. Katch
    Posted November 30, 2015 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    I found a photo.

  5. Shane Davis
    Posted November 30, 2015 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    No wonder my son is so disgusted by me. He has been watching all the stuff I’ve done before he was born.

  6. James Engman
    Posted November 30, 2015 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I remember having a very vivid memory of my sister (who was born two years prior to me) and I climbing up into my mom’s head and looking out of her eyes. Kid’s are so full of it.

  7. Posted November 30, 2015 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Arlo also told us a few days ago that he’d named his stuffed dog Destroy All Monsters.

  8. Dan Gillotte
    Posted November 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    A friend of mine recently reported that her young’un recently told her that he lived with the angels until he picked his mommy and daddy. That one seems a little “religion-y” for me but I kind of like it anyway.

  9. Marissa
    Posted November 30, 2015 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Hahahaha Arlo!!!

  10. Citywatch
    Posted November 30, 2015 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Arlo will be our master. All hail Arlo!

  11. Grandma
    Posted December 1, 2015 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Hail Arlo, indeed. Tomorrow the little genius turns 4!!!

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