Kids are hilarious and I'm lucky enough to have them cracking me up every single day, so how can I not share them with you! These are just some of the funny things they say.
Izzy, referring to her doll who was apparently very fashionable."She's very stashinal."
Connor had drooled on Izzy's doctor kit, daycare boy told her, "you should put your dr. kit in your room." Izzy replies very casually,"That's ok, I don't care if he throws up on it."
Izzy told me today, "I'm 4 now."me: "Oh really, when did you turn 4?" Izzy: "I don't know, I just learned my ABC's."
While cleaning up the Elefun game after deciding she didn't want to play anymore, and while Connor was starting to get into the butterflies, Izzy tells him, "Consadurations Connor but you can't play this anymore. I can teach you how to play baseball though!"
Conversation between Izzy and daycare boy. Izzy, "Your froggy umbrella has big eyes!"daycare boy,"I know that Izzy, that's because I love him!"
While visiting my sister-in-law's new house, Mikayla started screaming bloody murder. Nana asked, "Do you have a sliver?" Mikayla while still screaming and sobbing, "No, I have a stick under my skin!!"
We had wild rice casserole for dinner, and Izzy decided to play with it for some reason, making a huge mess and getting it all over her hands. This was her prayer at the end of dinner,"Dear God, thank you for my food, thank you for my family, thank you for my friends, and thank you for being messy! Amen"
Mikayla was writing a story on the computer, and we had just talked about semicolons, when she announced to me that, "I think if I have a boy when I grow up I'll name him Colon, that sounds like a good name." Upon further discussion she decided that perhaps Collin was a better name for a little boy.
Izzy, while playing with little Beauty and the Beast figures:"I can show you the ways of being a normal person. Pick berries, read, wash your hands a lot... "all said with a British accent.
I asked the kids what they like to dream about, Izzy answered,"Princesses.... Meat.... My family....."
Last night we were at my cousins' house and they had a very large family picture framed and hung on the wall. Mikayla looked at it and casually said, "They must have taken that picture with a really big camera."
Daycare Boy after ghost hunting: "I wish I had a pet dinosaur made out of mud!" Because clearly only mud dinosaurs would protect him.
Connor trying to say the word "helicopter":"Bobbicocker"
Izzy randomly asks,"Why did God give us a head?"
Connor heard the outer door getting blown open by the wind and, startled, asks "Who's coming?". Like the good mom I am I say very surprised like, "Monsters are coming" and continues to stare. So I say, "Robots are coming!" Very seriously Connor tells me,"How about Care bears are coming!"
On the way to gymnastics we played a game, here's an excerpt:
Me - "Something I want you to do, it starts with an F, ends with an S, and has a C in the middle"
Mikayla - "Frapaccinos!!!" (intended word was Focus)
Me - "Something I want you to have... I want you to have__"
Parenthood, and life in general, can be exhausting, but keeping things in perspective certainly helps.
Sometimes my kids (especially my middle child) talk my ear off. It can be enough to drive a person crazy when all you want is to not hear any voices for a few minutes. But then I think about parents who's children don't or can't talk at all. Those parents would give their left arm to hear their child start speaking and I'm complaining because mine talk too much.
When we are going through a vicious cycle of illness and I hear myself complaining about how someone's been throwing up for 2 days and I have to close down daycare while they recover, I think about the parents who've got it worse. Parents who's child is going through chronic illness or cancer and miss weeks or months of work while they pray their child will survive. It makes cleaning up vomity sheets seem like not such a bad deal.
When I find myself whining about an itchy case of eczema I think about my dad being hooked up to a colostomy bag, dealing with gout, while fighting cancer at the same time. And I never heard him complain once.
When I'm feeling pulled in a million directions because I am over-run with children, I remember when we only had one and all the tears we shed trying to have a second little one. And I think of the would-be parents who have struggled for years to have a child and how much they long for a child to need them.
On a similar note, when I'm rundown because the kids only want me so often, I'll think down the line when they are teenagers and just want to be independent and how I'll be their annoying mom. I'll look back when they are 14 to when they were little and wanted me all the time and I'll wish I could go back to having tiny little arms around my leg.
When I'm stressed about money or feeling broke, I need to just be thankful that we have a roof over our head and food on the table.
And finally, when life gets to be too much and I want to run away, I'll remember to count my blessings and be thankful for what I have.
Abby @ I Used To Have A Brain
A blog about the projects, adventures, and antics that go along with having 3 kids, multiple daycare kids, my husband Spencer, a golden retriever, and a cat. I take care of my kids, I take care of my husband, I take care of our pets, I take care of the house, I take care of my daycare kids... and I enjoy coffee.