Thursday, February 18, 2010

Say What?

So yesterday, I posted some quotes that always make me smile. However, there is nothing more funny than having my own little comedians right here in my own home. Daddy Brown and I laugh all the time at some of the odd-ball things that come out of the mouths of our babes. Here's some of the more recent.

The other night, we were having supper and Big Brownie decided he was finished. He turned to me and said, "Mama, I'm not eating...I'm done. I'm not a good eater, please let me down."

I try to do at least 2 loads of laundry each day in an attempt to keep it under control. The Brownies LOVE helping load and unload the washer and dryer. Afterwards, I take the clothes to my bed and we begin to fold the clothes and proceed to put them away. This week, this was my conversation with Big Brownie, "Mama, are these clothes clean?" I said, "Yes baby, all of these clothes are clean." He asks, "How do you know they are clean?" I told him, "Because I washed them, dried them, folded them and now we are putting them away." He says, "Ohhhh, I wiped my nose on this one and it has a BIG booger on it. Is it still clean?"

Potty training is going pretty well at the moment. With the exception of one "on the floor sprinkling", Big Brownie has managed to do a really great job, for which we are VERY proud. That being said, he absolutely HATES wearing underwear. I've been putting sweatpants that are one size larger on him so he can easily pull his pants up and down to go to the potty. When we leave the house, I have been using a pull-up because I haven't been brave enough to go out without one. Yesterday, we were getting ready to run to Target. This was my conversation with Big Brownie..."Come here and let me put your pull-up on so we can go to the store", I said. He said, "No Mom, I'm not wearing my pull-up." I asked, "You don't want to wear your underwear?" He said, "No!" I said, "Ok, if you don't wear your pull-up then you absolutely have to tell me if you need to go to the potty while we are at the store or in the car. That way, I can take you to the potty at the store." He paused and looked at me a moment and said, "Ohhhh, do they have a potty at the store for me?" I said, "Yes, you know the one that Mommy and Daddy use when we need to potty and that is where you will go to potty if you need to pee-pee." He said, "Wow...that's awesome, let's go to Target to pee-pee in the potty!" I did allow him to go commando, and we did in fact visit the special potty at Target to make our deposit.

While we were at Target, we always visit the "holiday" section of the store. This week, Target is changing out the Valentine's Day decorations to Easter Holiday decorations, toys and candy. There was a pleasant older employee putting out the Easter displays as Big Brownie was exploring all the new items. Every time he would take something out to play with it, he would bring one to Little Brownie to play as well. I have been teaching him that he can only play with one item at a time and when he is done, he has to put them back on the shelf where it was originally found. As the employee was stocking the shelves, this is the conversation that I heard. Employee: "Hello young man, how are you today?" Big Brownie, "I'm good, how are you?" Employee, "Do you like playing with all the eggs and bunnies?" Big Brownie, "Yes and so does my little brother. What are you doing?" Employee, "I'm putting new stuff on the shelves for people like you to buy for Easter." Big Brownie looked at him a minute, looked at me and then looked back at the employee and said, "Will you tell my Mama I need this one RIGHT here?"

It is wonderful for Daddy Brown to sit back and watch the interactions with the Brownies. Little Brownie wants to talk clearly so bad, you can just see it on his face when he says something and you don't know exactly what he said. Fortunately, Big Brownie seems to understand him and feels the need to translate or correct him. Today, I made pizza rolls, mixed vegetables and applesauce for lunch. They ate the pizza rolls and some of the applesauce, but they both kinda frowned at the vegetables. Little Brownie picked up a carrot and yelled "Bean!". Big Brownie said, "No, it's a carrot and it's yummy." Little Brownie picked up a potato and said, "Bean!". Big Brownie said, "No, it's not at bean, it's a potato". There was a lima bean in the pile and Little Brownie picked it up and said, "Bean". Big Brownie looked at it, fished through his own plate and found one. He picked it up and looked at me. He said, "Mama, it's a booger and it's yummy." I guess as long as they are eating, booger or not, it's a good thing...right?

This week, I tried doing my workout during nap time so I can go to bed around the same time as the Brownies to get some extra zzz's. Today, Big Brownie came down while I was working out and said, "Mama, what are you doing?" I said, "I'm working out." He said, "What is working out?" I said, "Well, it's kinda like dancing so I can be healthy." I asked him to sit on the couch while I finished up. I asked him if he wanted to join me and he declined. As I'm finishing up, he asks, "Mama, you done?" I said, "Yes baby, I'm done." He said, "Oh good...that's not good dancing!"

1 comment:

FarmWife said...

Oh dear! That's too funny.

I used to do pilates in the living room...until Bitsy got big enough to try to climb on me. Now it's dangerous to exercise around here. :)