A while ago, I decided to jot down things my kiddos say so I don’t ever forget them. I’ve always been somewhat good at maintaining these types of lists.
The problem? (For any of you who consistently read our blog posts, you probably already know enough about me to guess what that problem is – I am a bit disorganized and not always the best with consistency :/ But here’s a little secret – a little book – that really helps me out. I found it online and purchased it right away. You know, one of those impulse purchases that hopefully does not prove to be a big fat mistake.
This one wasn’t. This little book sits on my nightstand and I take about 10 seconds every night to jot a few things down. I am very proud of myself for this. And, again, for those of you who know me, you should be very proud of me, too. I wrote down what my kids said all the time before I bought this book – on different pieces of papers that were placed in different locations and most likely thrown away in different trashcans (total mom-fail).
Not anymore (do I sound like an infomercial yet?). I have no ulterior motive for promoting this handy little book. I simply like the fact that it’s small and offers very little space per entry so short musings are not guilt-enducing.
Here are a few of my children’s recent quotes:
Evan (while pushing him on the swings): “Mommy, why do you always have boobies?” Uh.......
Andrew: “Mommy, you just talk so pretty. I don’t even know what else to say.”
(When I sing a song and forget the lyrics, adding my own, “do-do-do-do), Evan says (in a grumpy voice), “Mommy, don’t sing ‘do-do-do-do-‘ those are not the right words!”
Andrew: “Mommy, what planet do we live on?”
At breakfast the other morning, Andrew says, “Mommy, what’s your real name again?”
Evan: “I don’t like that name”
Andrew: “Ya, we like the name ‘Mommy’ much better”
Kids say the darndest things. More musings to come a little later…..