Sunday, August 9, 2015

Tales from Motherhood: Quotes from a 5&2 year old

Quotes from a 2&5 year old:
Bedtime conversation with his grandma. Elijah's (my oldest) in bed.
Elijah: (Sighs) Isn't Kai so cute.
Mimi: What's so cute about him?
Elijah: His eyes.....they're so cute.
<3 <3  <3 <3 
Kai's tantrums have seriously decreased over the past 5 months (after tons of discipline). But, the little snickerdoodle used to have them ALL THE TIME. One time, when I told him no, he collapsed his body on the ground, his caveman body really, and he had thrown two already that day so I sat down and pretended to cry (I'm sure I really wanted to though). (Normally he gets a spanking). He immediately looks up from his fake-crying. Sits up. Stomps over to me. He pats his caveman hands very UNgently on my head and keeps patting.
#whatitfeelsliketobecomfortedbya caveman
Elijah looking at my pregnant belly.
Elijah: Your belly is BIG.
Me; Thanks, Elijah.
Elijah: The baby is then probably.....a HUNDRED days old already.
Me: Feels like it.
Elijah: Is the baby going to be older than you when she come out? A hundred years old????(Starts laughing, cracking himself up. The laughter gets louder, he's on his side, he's crying).....(deep breath) Probably..... ((keeps laughing))
When my children eat their vegetables.
Elijah: Okay, here I go, Kai. (Tilts head back, stuffs his mouth, chews twice wincing in pain, then swallows hard.) Your turn.
Kai: (Gets tiniest of tiny piece of broccoli, puts in mouth, winces in pain, eyes squinting, swallows hard) Your turn!
Good think I don't take it personally. #thickskin #motherofboys #itslikewatchingsororitygirlstakeshots
Kai: Mommy wook! (look)
I look up, and he's made an "I love you" sign with his hands like the sign language we've been learning.
Me: Oh, Kai, you're so sweet, I love you SO much!
Kai: Smiling, keeps making the sign.
Me: Do you know what your hands mean?
Kai: Spiderman! (makes web shooting noises)
Elijah is 5 now and rarely naps. But after a few days of not napping and a lot of activity, he gets REAL tired. One day, he stumbles in the room during nap time.
Elijah: (Stumbling) HEY.....HEY YOu....,mmmmmommy
Me: Yes, Elijah (thinking he sounds just like a drunk)
Elijah: HEY....I got...(slurring) I got something to say to YOU! Hey LISTEN YOU! (Starts laughing at nothing)

I walk into kitchen casually one morning, and see both boys leaning on kitchen table. I walk closer for a better view, and Elijah is dipping Kai’s hand in salt and licking it. I wrote it down because I thought it was such a typical boys thing to witness, and then I’m pretty sure I walked away and got some chores done.
#beggarscantbechoosers #pickyourbattles
Kai has been just a little "behind" verbally since he had so many ear issues. There are some phrases he never quite learned, or mixed up a bit. The one that is my favorite is whenever he wants you to pick him up, he says "Can I hol you?" (Can I hold you). I love it. I know I need to teach him to ask "Can YOU hold ME", but it's just so cute to see his little round face asking if he can hold me. Yes, Kai, you can always hold me ;)