Out of the Mouth of Babes, Part 18

The kids are pouncing all over my husband, after he finished loading the dishwasher as he was helping me in the kitchen (with the stove and oven on). “Alright, kids, it’s about a million degrees in here. Stop climbing all over me, and let me go change out of winter clothes.” “But daddy,” my six-year-old […]

New Candidate for Presidency. Mom.

My son’s third grade class is learning all about the election right now, and his homework assignment last night was to write about what qualities he thinks are most important in a candidate. His answer totally surprised me and made me feel like a million bucks. I like the way he thinks, don’t you? Mom […]

Out of the Mouth of Babes Part 17, The LMFAO Edition

“Mommy, what do you think of my dress?” She calls to me, spinning in a circle, fluffing her hair just-so. “I love it, baby!” It is one of my favorite dresses she wears, after all. “Yeah, I like this PLAIDERN, too.” (She combined the words PLAID and PATTERN to create her new word, PLAIDERN. I […]

Out of the Mouth of Babes, Part 16: The Crazy Kid Edition

{CRASH} Me: (Calling from the next room) “Uh, what was that noise!?!?” Baby Sis: “That’s just us! We’re making a mess, mom!” Me: …. (Well, hey, at least their honest about it!) (It was a metal vase of faux flowers they knocked over playing super-heroes. Metal vase + fake plastic flowers + open concept house […]

Out of the Mouth of Babes, Part 15: The Marriage and Kids Version

My seven-year-old tends to ask me off-the-wall questions on the way to school. Super M: “Mommy? Why do you call Granny and Poppy ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad?’ They’re daddy’s mom and dad?” Me: “You see, baby, when you get married, your spouse’s parents become your ‘parents-in-law.’ Meaning, ‘by marriage.’ So, instead of calling them ‘mother-in-law’ or […]

The Toddler Runaway Story

After our yard sale Saturday, my daughter found the jar where we kept the loose change, rifling through it, purging it of any “excess” she felt needed liberating. She marched triumphantly inside, her baby pink purse jingling, as she took a place at our table and sat down. “Daddy? Wook at all da monies I […]

Raising a Mini-Me is Wicked Awesome

“Baby? Can you get me a diaper? Baby Dude pooped!” “In a seeeeconnnnd!” Baby Sis responds, calling to me from what sounded like the bathroom. “Baby? I need it now. I’m already wiping him.” “{Loud grumpy exhale} Fine!” I hear the door squeak, footsteps, wrestling of plastic, more footsteps, and then an angry toddler hovering […]

Out of the Mouth of Babes Part 14 – The Baby Sis Edition

Baby Sis: I see a spider! Dere! On da wagon! He’s got wong wegs! Me: That’s called a “Daddy Long Leg” Baby Sis: Yeah! Tuz he’s got wong wegs, just wike daddy does! —————————————————— (At the red light, I make a right turn.) Baby Sis: Mommy! You tan’t do dat! Red means stop! Me: I […]

Just A Day in the Life

I went to hang up my daughter’s purse collection (as seen here), and the hook fell off the wall. “Mommy, it’s bwoten (broken)!” “Yes, baby. I broke it. It fell.” “You have to fix it! When fings (things) are bwoten, you have to fix dem!” Such inspirational, yet simple words from my toddler. Heh. And […]

Mercy Like You’ve Never Seen

My kindergartner, Super M, says to me the other day at the dinner table, “Mommy? Do you weemember that chef-show that you was watching, dat had that big waydy (lady) who cooked sumfin awful? And she said ‘Oh mercy!’ Do you weemember it?” I giggle. “Yes baby?” He responds with a simple, “She was weawy […]