Kid Quotes

Bennett woke up for a few seconds early this morning, just long enough to ask, “When I grow up, will I be Jeffrey’s big brother?”
“No, honey. You’ll always be the baby.”
“I’m not a baby.”
“I know. But you’re the youngest , so you’ll always be the baby.” (The boys have three older half-siblings.)
His only response was to snuggle up to me and go back to sleep. Continue reading

The Good Old Days

First, let me say that I have no idea why Feedburner sent ten posts out this afternoon. I’m sure it had something to do with changing the feed, but I had no control over it and had no idea it would do that. At least it was just one email. Still, I’m sorry about the glitch, and I’m hoping it was a one-time thing.

Okay, so it looks like I may be posting every day after all, because the nag in my head won’t leave me alone. Someone want to come take her out to dinner or something so she’ll leave me alone? From April through November, I posted every day, sometimes more than once a day. I thought I took December off, but I still had 16 posts in December. And after the first few days, I was okay with not posting daily. I had so much going on that I was okay with giving myself permission to take a break. Apparently the break is over. Now that I’ve started posting again, it’s like a compulsion. Surely there’s treatment for this…

While someone’s working the whole blog rehab thing, here’s some Bennett stuff for you. (For those who are new here, he’s three, and frequently makes appearances on the blog because the stuff he says is much funnier than anything I come up with.)

When asked what he wanted for a snack: “Something fascinating.”

He no longer says, “You’re belpum.” We’ve graduated to, “You’re wel-um.” We’re still working on C and K sounds.

I keep my tape measure on my desk because I use it to measure the stuff I put on ebay. He grabbed it, spread his arms out, looked at the tape, and said, “I’m seventeen long!”

Just tonight, he asked me, “Remember the good old days, Mama?”

Another milestone

Jack was complaining yesterday of his tooth hurting. He hadn’t fallen or anything, so I just figured we needed to make sure to brush his teeth twice a day and get the nasties out. Last night while was eating ribs, he was complaining again, but he kept eating. This morning, we were snuggling and watching cartoons when he mentioned it again. He said, “My tooth moved.” Now, this is the child who has had a “loose tooth” since he saw something on Arthur when he was 3. But since he had been talking about it already, I said, “Did it really? Or are you just saying that again?” He said, “It really did. See?” And he tried to show me with his tongue, but of course, his tongue was in the way. I just said, “I can’t see it. I think it will be okay.” Then I remembered that when I brushed his teeth last night, one of his front bottom teeth seemed like it had more space around it than usual. So I checked his front teeth, and one of them is loose! His dad was out running errands, so of course, I had to call and let Jack tell him. Then we called Grandma and Papa. Then we watched Pokemon. And when I left to come eat breakfast and check email, he was still laying there wiggling it.
He won’t even be 5 until November.Is there a way to stop this whole growing-up thing?

I guess I can console myself with the memory of him sitting in his playroom yesterday singing “Skip to my loop, my darling.”

He can spell his name!

Jack is downstairs playing on Playhouse Disney and he started a game where he needed to enter his name. He’s been able to get JEFF by himself for quite a while. He called me to help him with his name, and honestly, I didn’t want to get up and walk down, then back up the stairs for that, so I asked him what letters he already had. Of course, he had JEFF. Then he says, “Wait! I remember it! Come down here so I can show you!” Well, of course, then I HAD to go down there! Sure enough, he typed REY with no help from me! I was so proud, I got misty-eyed.

If I had sat him down with a piece of paper and made him write his name 20 times, he may have gotten it sooner, but there wouldn’t have been that since of pride for him and me that came from him just remembering the whole thing one day all by himself.