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The Cookie Jar

Do you know this song?

“who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?”

We do.

 

It is a fun little back and forth game with the family in the car.

 

Well…

Last Sunday…

On the drive to Home Depot…

Landon offered up this little song.

It was going to be fun.

 

So we have a go at it:

 

Me: “Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?”

Landon: “Mommy stole the cookies from the cookie jar?”

Me: “Who me?”

Landon: “Yes you”

Me: “Couldn’t be…”

Landon: “Then who?”

And so it went.

 

Tenny screaming in the background …

“TENNYSON… TENNYSON TURN”

 

Okay we’ll bite. So Landon says….

“Tennyson! Tennyson stole the cookies from the cookiejar.”

Remember we are 3 1/2.

So instead of the appropriate “who me?” response…

We received…

“NO…

I not…

I not take any of da cookies”

 

It is funny.

So funny I spit and spray the dash.

 

Landon is not happy…

“Tenny no it’s a game…

play it right…

dat is not what you a’post to say”

I explain as best I can how this song goes and we continue.

 

For Tenny, I say “who me”

Landon: “yes you”

“NO I NOT… I SAID I DIDN’T TAKE DA COOKIES…

MOMMY SHE BEES LYING”

WAAAAAAAAAA

 

Landon:

“M O M…. DAT IS NOT RIGHT…

Make her do it right…

She is ter’ble”

 

At this point,

I am laughing so hard,

I am considering stopping at the fire station…

for oxygen.

Slaping

 snorting

wheezing with laughter.

 

Tenny joins in…

Not sure why…

But the vibe takes her with me.

 

And Landon…

Is so exasperated

She says.

“I hates dis family”

Which makes me laugh even more.

I am afraid I may have an accident.

Oh …

some days…

it is just FUN…

to be a mom.

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Posted by on October 27, 2012 in Misbehaving, Parenthood, Parenting

 

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Toddler Musings

If you have kids…

little kids…

Your mornings may look a little like this:

 

5 year old:

“Mommy we had a sub-a-toot yesterday”

“Oh you did…”

“She is pretty and gots a baby in her tummy.”

 

The 3 year old:

“Mommy

“Eaten (ethan) trowed up today

It tinky

It gross

MOMMY!

I gonna trow up now”

 

And  more 3 year old wisdom:

“Honey did you get mud on your outfit.?”

“No I pee’d all over myself at nap

I be so soaking wet…

You has to wash ever-ting”

FUN!

 

And now the 5 year old:

“Mommy

I got a boyfriend”

“Oh?”

“Yes. Braxton”

“Does he know he is your boyfriend?”

“Yes”

“Is he anyone else’s boyfriend?”

“Yes…

Marlo…

And Bryn…

And Abigail.”

Braxton?

Is busy.

“Oh?  What kind of girls does Braxton like?”

“Quiet ones.”

(we are so screwed here people)

“Ones  that don’t bother him…

He likes his space Mom.”

I  like that boy

 

3 year old:

“Mommy.

Ms. Karen has to has an option (operation)

She going to da hos’p’tal,

Where dey has medicines and you has to wear white

All da time.

I don’t wants to go see her dere…

Cuz you has to get a poke in your bottom

I would be so crying all da time.”

 

5 year old drama:

“Mom!

I hate my clothes…

I don’t look so beautiful.

I don’t do flowers anymore….”

WHAT THE HELL?!

It is a virtual flower garden in her closet

 

3 year old:

“Honey …

no I sorry…

we can’t go outside right now…

it too code”

Peeking around the corner…

I see Tenny’s friends.

Four rolls of toilet paper,

in a line,

taking direction from my daughter.

If only

I?

had the same success with she and her sister.

 

All this?

and it is…

7:42 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2012 in Misbehaving, Parenthood, Parenting

 

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