Kiddie antics and quotes

It’s been a while since I updated on the cute and silly stuff
my kids have been saying and doing, so here you go.

3 month old Baby Boy recently started rolling over from back to tummy, hasn’t figured out the whole tummy to back part yet, and he still tends to get his arm stuck underneath him when rolling, which infuriates him. He is very strong, and scared me recently by pulling a pillow across the bed towards him during nap time. (Pillows are now kept far away from him when sleeping!) He is also very vocal. He talks and talks when you encourage him a bit, he even talks while nursing (which makes for some milky bubbly conversations). I have no idea what he’s rambling about, but it must be something nice because he never stops smiling. I think he is the smiliest baby I’ve ever had. He will get upset when I’m out of his line of vision and the minute I come over and say hi to him he is beaming ear to ear.

Almost 2 year old Ms Pooky’s vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds. Whenever she is upset, or doesn’t want to do something, she will pout and say “don’t like that game!” When passing the lama’s at the zoo she pointed and said “Look! 3 lamas!” which surprised me since I didn’t know that she knew what they were called. She is still nursing (she calls it “umdoo”) and this is the longest I have ever nursed any of my babies. It has been challenging in some ways, because I often feel very touched out, but it’s mostly been going very well. All of my children have pretended to nurse their stuffed animals and dolls, but this is the first time I’ve seen a child pretend that the animals and dollies are nursing each other. It’s pretty entertaining to overhear the toy cow and horse from the barn requesting “umdoo” from the stuffed tiger.

Recently, 3 year old Ms Drama and I were reading a Richard Scarry book and she seemed very interested in the “peanut car” that a mouse was driving. As we read the book, she kept going back to that page again and again to look at the picture of the mouse driving the peanut. Finally she asked me with a puzzled look, “A peanut? Like boys and daddies have? How can you have a peanut car?” And that was when I remembered that she pronounces “Penis” as “Peanut”. She also has an incredible memory. While we were at the zoo, we realized that her sippy cup missing. As we were searching through the diaper bag and stroller, she informed us that she had left it at the butterfly house. We were sceptical since it had been a good half hour since we’d left the butterfly house. But sure enough, there it was sitting on a bench.

From the lips of 4 year old Ms Action:

“I went to Kenya where there are lots of plants and animals and tape, and I got some big tape there.” (Not sure where she go this one. I don’t recall talking about Kenya, or tape for that matter.)

“Goliath killed Jesus. But it was OK because Jesus came back to life and then he told Goliath not to hurt people anymore.” (I wish honey.)

“Soon I will be big enough for school! I will go to school and learn about unicorns and princesses. And maybe the teacher will have stickers, I hope she will have stickers. And maybe there will be toys too. And sometimes I will get to be first, and sometimes I won’t get to be first, but that’s OK, because other people will get to be first instead.” (She came up with that all on her own. Really makes me hope that her kindergarten teacher is friendly.)

“Mom, a long time ago, like 25 years ago, I had a different mommy. And she was very tall, and she had a beautiful dress… and a carrot.” (I’m pretty short, and I hardly ever wear dresses. But I do love carrots, so that that sounds OK.)

Anything cute or silly going on at your house recently?

Rather Dead Than Queer
Children of an Atheist talk about God
You are You (And that’s Beautiful)
Re-post: I am Not My Parents
  • Shelly

    Haha my 3 year old daughter says peanut instead of penis too. "Is that his little peanut?" Too funny!

  • Rebecca

    LOVE these – thanks for the fun glimpse into your days :).

  • Petticoat Philosopher

    LOL @ "peanut car." I can see how that would be pretty confusing to her if THAT'S what she thinks a peanut is!(btw, Richard Scarry is awesome.) And I laughed out loud sitting here alone at my computer when I got to the "carrot" part of Ms. Action's description of her "other mommy." Kids have such random, creative little minds.

    It's been a while since I took care of little kids so no recent cute stories but that "Jesus and Goliath" story did remind me of one of my favorite, cute bible-filtered-through-the-minds-of-children stories. I went to visit a friend's church and, nailed up on the wall, were a bunch of pictures that the youngest kids had drawn of bible stories in their Sunday school class. One of them was the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden with a big word bubble coming out of Adam's mouth that said "Yikes! Run!" Also, all the characters had big goofy smiley faces, probably because the kid didn't know how to draw any other kind of face yet. We all got a lot of chuckles out of that!

  • Maggie

    Haha.. I love these posts. So funny!

  • lissla lissar

    My three-year-old told me, very seriously, as he was pulling on a pair of my husbands socks. "I'm going to put on these socks, and then I'm going to marry you, Mommy, and that's all the decisions I'm going to make right now."

    Okay, he's cute. I'll let him live at least a few more days (we're having a rough stretch- hyperemesis for me, tantrums for him, general toddlerness from the toddler).

  • ‘Becca

    I love your stories! Here's our latest: Watermelon is your ex-husband.