My children never cease to amaze me. As the weeks fly by their language skills have dramatically increased and the hilarious quips just keep on coming. The cutesy toddler babble is starting to die down and the honest to goodness comments and concerns are starting to pour out and I love it! I do still get some cutesy remarks however. The other day I caught Emma trying to tell me the floor was “sweepy” which I finally caught on as meaning “slippery”. Ethan is talking up a storm now, but his speech still mingles with cutesy toddler and it’s adorable. The other day we were watching Planet Earth on Netflix (awesome series by the way if you haven’t watched it). The episodes usually start with a panoramic view of Earth from space. Joe was teaching Ethan all about planet Earth and Ethan, eager as ever, kept trying to say “Earth”. It came out more like “Urt-huh.” His face would light up as we cheered his attempts on and soon he was trying every which way to tell me about “planet Urt-huh”.”Mom look! Planet Urt-huh!” “Yeah Mom. Planet Urt-huh.” Gosh I love that little boy.
There have been several excellent quotes this last month that had Joe and I rolling. I’ve chosen a few of the best to showcase. Without further ado I give you this month’s comical stylings of my crazy trio.
1. As you are all well aware we are a house who love movies. We just do and my children have grabbed onto this particular joy with both hands. Joe had just finished showing Alisynne The Land Before Time, which is a classic in my book, and she came racing into my room to tell me all about her latest cinematic adventure. Her recap went a little something like this: “We were upstairs watching Littlefoot. He had to find his mom. When he did she was tired cause she had a bite on her neck. It was frustrating.” I’ll bet it was! Who wouldn’t get a little frustrated having recently been chomped on by a T-Rex? I know I’d be a little miffed. Although I think Alisynne was referring to the fact that she wouldn’t get up and go with Littlefoot. In the words of Ducky, “Poor poor Littlefoot.”
2. This past month I’ve been a little more adventurous in the kitchen. I enjoy trying out new recipes to see if there’s something more to add to my repertoire of dinner options from time and time. One evening I was spent and decided to go easy on myself and opted for simple cheese quesadillas for dinner. My last few attempts my have been a little too adventurous according to Alisynne, who had this to say. Alisynne: “Are we having quesadillas for dinner?!!” Me: “Yes.” Alisynne: “Phew! I’m glad we don’t have to eat other stuff.” Hint received loud and clear dear child.
3. One of the greatest things has begun between my husband and Alisynne lately. Whenever Joe is out of town or simply working long hours he’ll take a break and call Alisynne and the twins to say hello. Lately the conversations have morphed into a crazy smattering of joke telling. Have you ever heard a 4 year old come up with a joke out of the blue? It is probably one of the best things you will ever witness. This is one I overheard just the other day. “Why can’t the hippo got to Chik-Fil-A? Because it’s not ready! Hahahahahahaha!” It’s the full out belly laughter that erupts from her cleverness that gets to me every time.
4. As I mentioned earlier Emma is really taking off with her language skills. She has been speaking clear concise sentences for awhile now, which is why this one caught me off guard. Let me paint you a visual first. Emma was walking around the kitchen in only a pair of my little ponies underwear waving an American flag and exuberantly proclaiming, “Surprise! Happy W!” I am assuming, and to be honest I still truly don’t know, that she was trying to say, “Surprise! Happy Birthday!” If that is not the case then I have absolutely no clue what the “W” is for. In either case it was adorable.
5. Summer is upon us down here my friends, and the mosquitoes are out. We have turned into spontaneous clapping, thigh slapping, under the breath swearing, itching fools over here. After one particularly intense battle between myself and a pesky yet nimble mosquito Alisynne dropped this knowledge bomb on me. “Why do mosquitoes like us so much? I know! It’s cause our brains taste like food. Like bacon!” I honestly had no idea that our brains tasted like bacon and I’ll bet you were kept in the dark of this amazing secret as well. The word is out dear friends. Mosquitoes are attracted to our baconesque brains.