Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Naughty Streak

Well, the little bean has been on a naughty streak for a few weeks now, so she has been a bit more annoying than funny. But she did come up with some pretty funny stuff in the last few days...

She is on a tricycle ride with her dad, when she stops mid-pedal and asks to take off her helmet.
"I'm not going to ride with it off, I just want to sit here and feel the breeze in my hair".

Then this morning I noticed a few extra hershey kisses are missing from her advent stocking (she gets one per day until Christmas eve).
"There are some in the drawer over there, Mom".
"Why are they in the drawer?"
"Because the baby was going to crawl up there and shove them all in her mouth".

Ah, the imagination of an almost-three-year=old.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lots to catch up on...

I compile the little bean's comments on a white board on the fridge so I don't forget any of these little gems. I have quite a few to add today!

"Mom, when you are done cleaning up, let's just go play for a few hours"

"This pancake batter is so yummy, it makes my teeth feel all shiny"

"Oh, you have crafts for me? That's cool"

"and everywhere that Larry went that lamb was sure to go"

Momma: "Who is that card for?"
LB: "Grandpa Chuck"
M: "Um, I don't think he can get a card, since he is dead"
LB: "That's OK, I'm going to give it to him when he's done dying. And my friend Bruiser too, I'm going to make a card for him too"

"I don't like my sleeping bag. Let's take my bed apart, pack it in my suitcase and drive it up to Grandma Barbara's house for next time"

"No way Jose"

"This is the baby's trick or treat bag. But not for candy, it is only for milk"

She's really been on a roll!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Girl's night out, Part II

The next day..."Mom, did you have fun with your girlfriends last night?"
"Yes, little bean, I did"
"Next time, Daddy can go out with his boyfriends".
"Well, he calls them guy friends, not boyfriends".
"I'll ask him if he has guy friends or boyfriends".
And she did. And they are guy friends ;)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Girl's night out

"Hey little bean, guess what? Your dad is going to be watching you and the baby tonight, because I am going out with my friends".

"OK Mom, I'm going out with my friends too. My little kid friends".

Monday, September 28, 2009


Little bean, you are driving me nuts today.

No Momma, I'm driving you CRAZY.

Nuf said.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

stick fighting and Shabbat

"I've got that Shabbat feeling down in my heart, down in my heart, down in my heart. I've got that Shabbat feeling down in my heart, down in my heart today..."
She repeats with down in my knees, toes, up on my head, up in my hair, on my arms......
Heads over to her toys.
"I've got that shabbat feeling stuck in my wheels (doll stroller), stuck on my handles (doll stroller), on my table, all over the big table, on my pillows, on my boob (pointing to mom), on my baby, on my dad" She repeated the entire verse for every item she could see. This went on for at least 15 minutes. Glad to see the Shabbat feeling was so pervasive this week.

On a walk with her dad this evening, she found a couple of sticks. One was quite large and she was told not to play with it, so she wouldn't poke herself, dad or the baby. "OK Dad, you carry that one then". They are walking along, each with their stick, when she announces, "Hey Dad, let's stick fight". Dad says, "How do you know about stick fighting?" Little bean says, "Mom watches it on TV". He decides to let that go, and ask me about it later. He continues,"Honey, I can't stick fight with you right now (or ever), because I'm holding the baby". "That's OK Dad, you just need one hand".

PS-I don't watch "stick fighting" on TV. I try not to watch TV in front of the little bean in general, since she picks up enough weirdness from everyday life.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Not too remarkable, but sort-of sweet

"I love my baby sister. I call her: Sissy-Pissy-Wissy-Gilly-Gilly" Followed by lots of smothering kisses.

She also prepared them both for an imaginary trip to the beach, stacking rings placed on the baby's arms for floaties, then a book filled with keys, phone, wallet, and 2 tiny books. She made sure to show me that she included the books. I'm not sure why, I've never brought books to the beach before!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Daddy's not sharing!!!!

Part I
Me:"Why are you crying, sweetheart?"
Little bean:"Sob sob sob"
(Lots of crying, tears streaming down her face)
LB:"I need that twisty thing"
Me: "Twisty thing?"
LB: "Uh huh, the one that Daddy's using"
Me: "Um, you mean the drill? That Dad is fixing stuff with"
LB: "Uh huh, sob sob sob. Daddy's not sharing his driller with me" "It's my turn!"

Yeah, all 2 1/2 year old's play with drills. ALL THE TIME.

Part II
Little Sis is fussing a little in her bouncy seat.
LB: "Calm down my sweetie, calm down" as she strokes the baby's cheek.
So sweet, I almost forgot about when she pulled her off the couch earlier. "She likes to slide off". Right.
PS, the drill was not involved in Part II in any way.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Daddy's little girl

I'm going potty. I need to have a magazine, just like Daddy. Not a book Momma, a magazine!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Frogs and jewelry

Today we went to one of the local nurseries to track down some turtles. At the pond, we did discover a swimming turtle. However the comment of note was regarding frogs. Non-existent frogs, but frogs nonetheless...

"Each of the frogs has their own piddle pad". When removed from her carseat, her piddlepad does resemble a lily pad. I guess the frogs might need a safe place to pee in an emergency.

The second chuckle occured while we were playing dress-up and dance. She got a bunch of bracelets from my jewelry box and loaded them up on her arms. She then selected about 4 for me to wear, in particular she handed me a copper cuff.

"Here mom, you take this big ole clunky one". What does this say about her? Or me?

Friday, September 4, 2009

It had to happen sometime

At lunch today

"Look at that fat lady momma!" while standing up on the booth and pointing.
Granted the woman was probably 300 pounds minimum, but still. So painful, even if she didn't hear the little tiger's comments.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The toddler that never ceases to amuse

Our little tiger of a toddler is 2 and 3/4 years old. Or as she says, "two and a half", and will say so until the day she turns three. Everyday she comes up with some phrase or saying that makes me laugh. And so I thought I should share them with more than my mom and my husband, and also so I can remember what I thought was so hilarious.

Today's quotes...

I am mixing up coconut pancake batter this morning.
Little Bean: "Is there eggs in this?"
LB: "Can I taste it?" (repeat 1200 times)
Me: "No, there aren't eggs, these are vegan pancakes
Tastes batter
LB: "This tastes so much like vegan"
LB: "I like the cupcakes you baked that had this stuff in it" (I made coconut ones a few months ago)
LB: "This really tastes so much like vegan"

Phone call at lunchtime
LB: "Hi Muckin, I'm making ants on a log"
Muckin: "That's nice"
LB: "I made some for Momma and me and Dadda"
Muckin: "Oh, for Daddy, too?"
LB: "No, for Daddy Griffin"