Out of the Mouth of My Babes

We have had a touch of the sassy molassys around the house lately. Mostly from one little three-year old girl who shall remain nameless.

She got sent to the steps for yelling “I don’t want that for dinner! I don’t LIKE red peppers!” (at the top of her lungs!) earlier this week.

When I went in to release her from timeout, we had this little conversation –

A: Mama! Mama! I DO like red peppers! Can I get off the step now?
M: I did not put you on the steps because you don’t like red peppers! I put you on the step for talking to Mama like that.
A: Oh. Ok. Can I get off the step now?
M: What do you say to me?
A: I love you, Mama? (Oooh, the girl is good.)
M: Noooo, you need to look at me in the eyes and apologize.
A: (Silence. Chirp, chirp. But a few tears welling up in the corners of her eyes)
M: You say, ‘I’m sorry for talking to you like that Mama.
A: I’m sorry for talking like that to you Mama.
M: I do not ever want to hear you talk to me like that again, got it?
A: (In all seriousness) I do not ever want to hear you talk to me like that again, got it?

Emma is cracking up in the living room, and yes, it was hard to maintain a “mad” look after that little stunt.

Cheeky monkey.

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13 Responses to “Out of the Mouth of My Babes”


  1. 1 MelodyA. September 26, 2008 at 3:31 am

    Sounds like you could have been in my house yesterday. Vienne will also add, “I’m sorry, I just can’t help it sometimes.”

  2. 2 ksmcnulty September 26, 2008 at 3:46 am

    Oh, it’s so hard not to laugh at that sweetness!

  3. 3 Christina September 26, 2008 at 4:48 am

    Have you been peeking in my windows? Cuz this sounds EXACTLY like the conversations we have multiple times a day…

  4. 4 Amanda September 26, 2008 at 5:46 am

    Thanks for helping me get in a good chuckle today! I guess I should have seen it coming, but I didn’t. I can only imagine how hard it was to stay mad!

    I usually read right from my reader, so maybe your header isn’t “new” – either way, it looks great! 🙂

  5. 5 thelandofka September 26, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Oh, my, how I’ve been there. I completely sympathize.

    Usually every darn night the same thing happens! I usually put the plate on the table and my kids look at the dinner that they have never had before in their life and declare how much they don’t like it. Gah!

  6. 6 Cara September 27, 2008 at 4:45 am

    I would have had a hard time keeping a straight face too. I will tell Francesco to do or not to do something, and if he is not complying, I say “what did momma say”….I always get “No,no,no!” with the finger waving. What does that tell you?

  7. 7 Becky September 27, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Oh goodness! I nearly spit my icecream all over my screen. That was priceless! I’m not so sure that I wouldn’t have started laughing after that one!! Too cute.

    You document your girls and their antics so well!!

  8. 8 MGF September 28, 2008 at 11:40 am

    LOL……
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. 9 Golightly September 30, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    I like that saying, sassy molassys. I’ve had my fair share of that too. It gets tiring. But the nameless one is funny! I would have had a hard time keeping a straight face too.

  10. 11 arizaphale October 4, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Oh God love her. Too much 🙂

  11. 12 Maya October 7, 2008 at 10:45 am

    I’m laughing! Oh my how did you keep it together?!!

  12. 13 Sassy October 7, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Whaaa haaa haaa, that is So funny!!!!


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