Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Things My Kids Say

The Big One didn't start talking until she was 2 1/2. We were so worried about her lack of communication that I fought my doctor for a couple of months for a speech evaluation.  I finally wore him down, got the referral and took the next available appointment. The speech therapist assured us that there was no problem and that she would talk when she was ready. Sure enough about a week later, the flood gates opened and she hasn't stopped talking since!

She really is a very funny child, and we find ourselves constantly writing down things that she says so that we won't forget. I started jotting things down that I found funny throughout the day so that I wouldn't forget to tell the Captain when he got home, but now I have a notebook dedicated to the things that come out of her mouth. It's my Big One-isms. It is filled with her mispronunciations, jumbled up sentences and comical views. I know it is something that as she grows will become one of my most cherished possessions. Hopefully one day it will be one of hers to.

Here's one for the book (it just hasn't made it there yet):

A few days ago the girls and I were in the Big One's room cleaning up. All of a sudden the Big One stopped and looked up at me.

Mom, where did the Little One come from?

Where do you think she came from?

Well, either the store or the hospital...

Well, which one do you think?

I think probably the hospital. I think some other people had her first and then she got sick, so they took her to the hospital and then she returned to us.

Well, she did come to us from the hospital, but no one had her before us. Do you remember when Mommy's belly was really, really big?


Well, when my belly was really big, the Little One was growing inside my belly, and then I went to the hospital so that she could be born.

*Gasp* Did you swallow her!?!?

No, I didn't swallow her. It took everything I had to not laugh.

Well how did she get in there then?

God put her there.

Did God get in your belly too?


Well how did he put her there then?

Well... *long pause* when a mommy and a daddy love each other, God lets a baby grow inside the mommy's belly. God gave mommy and daddy the Little One to grow in  mommy's belly just like he put you in mommy's belly to grow.

I know that my answer didn't satisfy her, but thankfully she lost interest and moved on to the next activity. I wasn't am not prepared to explain the birds and the bees to my 3 year old, but I think I better figure out what I'm going to say the next time the subject comes up!

At what age did you have to answer the "How did I get here?" question, and how did you handle it?

1 comment:

  1. Funny! I tried to start a book of Brandon's sayings but I miserably failed and haven't added anything in at least a year. I think it has 2 entries. Some day I am going to be really mad at myself for not staying on top of it!