January 31, 2006

Here's Your Sign

While approaching a stop sign today, our 3 1/2 year old practiced his emerging reading skills. He carefully spelled out "P.O.T.S." and then exclaimed "STOP!"

Maybe we should start with Hebrew instead of English.

January 26, 2006

Can I pull the trigger now?

The question our 3 1/2 year old asked this morning about flushing the toilet. Where does he come up with this stuff???

January 23, 2006


Yesterday our 3 1/2 year made a startling discovery while going to the bathroom.

Son: "What's THAT?!!!"
Mom: "What's what" (not looking)
Son: "That! Behind my pee-pee!"

He was of course referring to the rest of his male anatomy. What is startling about that, you ask? Well, I guess it was startling to me that he just NOW noticed it.

January 20, 2006

Tinkertoy Mommy

When we brought Brawny Baby home from the hospital, I was introduced to my "stand-in" created by our 3 1/2 year-old. He affectionately referred to her as "Tinkertoy Mommy."

I wonder if I should be flattered or offended?

January 16, 2006

Going Postal

Maybe someone can explain this one to me. When my son (3 1/2) takes a bath, he likes to put this bowl on his head and proclaim, "I'm the mailman!" I don't really get it, but now he's got his little brother doing the same thing too.

January 15, 2006

"Need More Bread"

Much of the time our son has a rather angelic face, however during Christmas dinner our almost 2 year-old shocked us when he chanted out in a gruff voice (like something you'd expect to hear in the Exorcist) "NEED MORE BREAD...NEED MORE BREAD!" I wish I had an audio clip to go with the photo!

January 12, 2006

"Do you call my Grandpa 'Dad'?"

This morning at breakfast the following conversation took place:

Son: "Do you call my Grandpa 'Dad'?"
Me: "Yes, your Grandpa is my dad."
Son: "But I don't want you to call my Grandpa 'Dad'"

January 11, 2006

Baby Bjorn Lederhosen

Not long ago, my son asked if he could carry Brawny Baby in the Baby Bjorn. He was crest-fallen when I said he wasn't yet big enough to carry the baby. However he was easily appeased when I saddled him with his bear. The funny thing to me is that the carrier (obviously riding a little low) looks more like Lederhosen than a baby carrier.

A side note - I didn't know until tonight that "bjorn" means "bear". I don't know, but it seems to me there is a joke in here somewhere!

January 10, 2006

Potty humor of a 3 1/2 year-old

More laughs from the privacy of the bathroom:

"Did you see that little doink of poopy?" - (doink?!)
"Help! The poopy's caaaatching me!" - (trying to escape the rising pile under his bottom)
"Heeey, that poopy made a 'C'?" - (referring to the shape of the deposit)
"Oh, I didn't go poopy, that's just a piece of poopy" (what??!!!)

And in case you missed it, this is still my favorite post on the subject.

January 8, 2006

"I'm riding SHAMUUUU!"

Thank goodness my almost 2 year-old wasn't sitting on ME when he uttered those words, but my poor husband, he was rather shocked by the apparent comparison.

We were just at Sea World a couple weeks ago meeting my girlfriend of 30+ years. Nine of us (my friend and her three kids, me and my three kids, plus my nephew) climbed on the Shamu statue together and had our photo taken. Everyone except my almost 2 year-old cooperated. Considering his resistance on the statue, it surprises me that he would pretend to be "riding Shamu" again with his dad.

Just a side note, my friend and I met when I was two years old...so 30+ years doesn't age me quite as much as you might think :)

January 6, 2006

Old Mac Donald has diversified

Back in November I posted about the verses our 3 1/2 year-old added to Old Mac Donald had a Farm.

It would appear the old man has diversified his interests even more. Today our son was singing about his tree, burp cloth, house and ball. I haven't figured out the "tale tale here and a tale tale there," but I understand the ball with a "roll roll here and a roll roll there" because we don't bounce the ball in the house. :)

Also joining the chorus was our almost 2 year-old son (though it came out "Old Mac Donald hammy fammy, e-i-e-i-o"). I found it all rather entertaining, but I think my 14 year-old nephew who had just spent two and a half hours in the car listening to the "extended version" was ready to boot the old man off the farm.

I reveled in reminding him of the round after round of Down by the Station that he used to sing for the hour and a half trip back and forth to Sea World when he was little.

January 4, 2006

Right to Privacy?

Our oldest son has been at his Grandparents' house for the last week. It is his first time solo away from home. His 13 year-old cousin (my nephew) is also there.

Apparently today when my nephew was in the bathroom our son knocked on the door and said, "My Mom lets me come in when she's going."

(I let him come in? I didn't know I had a choice!!!)