Mouths of babes

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I swear, there isn't anything this kid does any more that doesn't make me laugh. (Okay, I don't laugh when he's giving the dials on my serger a spin, especially when I can't remember what they were set on, but most of the time, I'm laughing.)

Sawyer has this Diego field journal thingy that's like a Magnadoodle on the inside. He's always asking me to draw stuff. It used to be just squares and circles or the alphabet but lately he has gone to more complicated things. Our conversation just now went like this:

"Mommy! Draw balloons."

I quickly scrawled out three balloons.

"Thanks, Mommy! Now draw a tapir."

Um, WHAT? Okay.. I drew a blobby thing with a long snout and hoped he'd accept it as a tapir.

"OOOOHHH, it is a tapir! Thanks! Now draw a jaguar."

I drew a pretty kickass jaguar, if I do say so myself. Spots, whiskers, triangular nose and all. Maybe slightly domestic looking, but I didn't figure he would notice. And what does he say?

"Umm.. it's a cat, Mommy."

I am so in for it when he's a teenager. The kid will be smarter than me, I know it.

The other thing that makes me laugh is how kids are so honest. They aren't afraid to tell you that you're fat or look weird or shouldn't eat that third donut. Sawyer particularly loves to squish my saggy belly pouch in the shower and laugh, saying, "Ewww, gross, Mommy!" And the other day, he informed me that my morning bed head hair was "like a big bird." At least I know whose opinion to trust when I get a new outfit, right?

Blogged by Making A Modern Family at 9:18 AM  


Amanda said...

Haha! Nathan pokes my belly sometimes. It's really sad when he wakes up at night and tries to lift my shirt and nurse off my stomach. =/ I'm afraid to hear what he'll say about it when he can talk!

Thu Oct 25, 11:09:00 AM EDT


Big Boy loves to point out people with "big tummies" when we are in public. Yeah, not awkwardat all!

Thu Oct 25, 02:00:00 PM EDT

DraMa said...

We seem to have a bit in common! Two boys, close in age... dealing with toddler antics every day.. and like your hub, I'm from AZ!

Oh and I called my breastmilk liquid gold too! I swear! I can TOTALLY understand how hard it was to throw all that milk away!

Fri Oct 26, 12:15:00 PM EDT

Dr. J said...

What is it with kids and the bellies? If E catches sight of my belly button, he cracks up like a nut. If the whole thing is exposed, it squishes my tummy and I tell him that it looked better before he was born but that it's now too late to see that!

Fri Oct 26, 12:41:00 PM EDT

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Fri Oct 26, 02:14:00 PM EDT

louann said...

That is so cute. Smart little boy.

Fri Oct 26, 11:08:00 PM EDT

Laura (Sophie's mom) said...

So funny, I am impressed you can draw a tapir (I never even knew such an animal existed before watching some Diego with my niece).

Mon Oct 29, 05:32:00 PM EDT


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