The Funny Stuff Out of their Mouths

So I haven’t done one of these in awhile, and I found a couple of post-its where I had jotted funny stuff down and decided that I must get them down somewhere. And, well…in my current cleaning frenzy, chances are they are going to get tossed out and lost forever.

Man, the thought of that makes me so sad. Forgetting things that the girls say and do, or forgetting the way they smell when they get out of the bath, or how their squeaky, little voices sound – yes, even when they are fighting.


Ok, enough of that kind of depressing tangent. Here are some funnies that have found their ways out of Em & Ad’s mouths the past month or so.


M: (Reading the Big Bug Book to Addie before bed.) “Did you know that only the boy crickets chirp?”
A: “Yep.”
M: “You knew that, Addie?
A: “Yes, Mama. I knew it because a book told me one time.”


While shopping Addie was drawn to a rack of sparkly accessories, of course!

A: “Ohhh, Mama! Yook! Neckyaces and brace-a-yets! OHHH, I yike this puwrse, Mama. I will have this one. (As she throws the strap over her shoulder as if it is an old habit.) Just pretend I have money in here, Mama!”

(That is what Mommy does, too! Pretend I have money in my purse!)

Spookies in the tunnel!


Playing Polly Pockets on the table this morning:

A: (in Ariel’s voice) “What do you want to do, Cindereellla?” (I LOVE how she says Cinderella, she rolls her Rs or something, it is awesome.)
A: (in the Cinderella voice) “I don’t know? You want to go to the comic book store?”

(I looked at Em and she just rolled her eyes up to heaven like she does when she thinks something is silly and we both started laughing on cue. Yes, Daddy is going to be SO proud of his little comic-nerd-to-be.)


Speaking of comic nerds, Emma is one serious comic shopper. On our “date with Daddy” last week she rifled through the entire rack of kid’s comics before she made her purchase decision. Yes, I think Daddy was more than a little proud of that moment, too.

She actually asked if we could go to the House of Secrets yesterday, too. (It is supposedly the BEST comic book shop in LA. They kinda all look the same to me, so I couldn’t tell you.)

And what did I say? I told her that was something that she only does with Daddy! Like going to crappy movies (Space Chimps, anyone?), watching the Stooges, buying lottery tickets. Those are all special Daddy – Daughter things to do.

M: “Daddy would be disappointed if you go to House of Secrets without him.”

(Oh, please! Don’t give me that! I do plenty of stuff that Daddy deems “things only Mommy can answer/do for you!” And I have a lifetime of discussions that Daddy won’t even touch, so there are some things that I just have to draw the line on. And I know it gives him such joy, I simply cannot deny him that. Ha!)

Emma also has some funny words for things lately, too.

Pass forward = fast forward. “Momma, can you just pass forward the commercials?”
Time machine = stop watch. “Momma use the time machine to see how fast I run around the park!”

Just take it already, Mom!

I especially love that one. If only I could use a time machine and zap her back to being about 5 months old.

Hmmm…interesting question. Would you do it?

I always say that I don’t regret any decisions I have made. And I don’t think I would do anything differently necessarily. Even if it meant struggling through those really hard moments, but it meant getting to re-live the amazing ones again? It would be really, really tempting. I would definitely take more video of the girls chattering about.

And figure out how to bottle that baby-fresh-from-the-bath smell.


11 Responses to “The Funny Stuff Out of their Mouths”

  1. 1 Michelle Potter August 22, 2008 at 5:35 am

    We definitely have things that the kids only do with Daddy. Want to watch that recorded baseball game? Wait until Daddy gets home.

  2. 2 Becky August 22, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Oh, my goodness! I simply adore those photos of the girls. I especially love the “scary” photo of A. Too cute!!!

    Would I change back time? Absolutely!! Many more video’s and photos would be taken!!

  3. 3 msscatter August 22, 2008 at 10:29 am

    I’ll try to bottle that smell for you since my little guy is only 7 months old and loves a bath about as much as sweet potato puffs. I could sit and smell him for hours.

  4. 4 carey August 22, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    he he he! they are just adorable!

    by the way that picture of addie- AWESOME!

  5. 5 Christina August 22, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    I haven’t been very good about recording her cute little says lately, either…makes me sad to think they’re slipping away forever. But I don’t know if I’d go back. I miss the baby days, but at the same time it just keeps getting better.

    I love the pretend money! And I love that Em is in on the jokes with you now, and laughs about her cute little sister.

    The spooky Addie shot is HILARIOUS!

  6. 6 Kim August 22, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    That Addie is so silly. I absolutely love that pic – it totally makes me giggle.
    Lauren totally has her own vocabulary like Emma. I’ve been collecting them all for a post. I love how they just make up a word or term if they don’t know something.

  7. 7 golightly August 22, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    How cute! I’m with you about reliving some of those best moments and bottling the “yummy” smells. I got a Fav Friday up today – finally.

    Oh, if I only had a brain.

  8. 8 arizaphale August 25, 2008 at 4:00 am

    Now that I am into the teenage years I can tell you I savour the videos I have of my tiny little ‘gel’. When we watch them together it is amazing and so hard to believe the huge girl snuggling with me was once that sweet, sweet toddler! Thank the Lord for video.
    And as for that Addie pic……hahahahahahahahaha

  9. 9 Sassy August 26, 2008 at 6:50 am

    I loved this post, one of my favs.
    THE CUTEST PICTURES, I love silly faces…..

  10. 10 thelandofka August 26, 2008 at 8:56 am

    That shot of Addy is stinkin’ adorable! Love it!

    Your colors look brighter on here for some reason now. Are you changing up your processing or a different color space??

  11. 11 Elisa August 27, 2008 at 4:11 am

    That photo of Addie is simply priceless!!! Seriously – how can you not just hug the daylights out of that kid all day long when she is such an adorable little character!!
    So sweet and silly!

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