Monday, April 21, 2014

Say what?

Parenting is a crap-shoot.  You just don't know what will happen from day to day.  And the second you think you have it figured changes.  Something I can always count on though is laughter.  Whether I'm laughing at my kids, them at me, together, or at something one of us said I know it will be there on a daily basis.  Thank goodness for that, because parenting is hard work!

Here are just a few funnies I can remember:

Noelle telling my Dad, "Mind your own business Grandpa!"  
He had asked her to stop pestering her brother.

Said by me just last week, "Lily, stop rubbing your sandwich on your belly button."  
The kid is obsessed with her belly button, but that was taking it a little far.

A couple weekends ago we were attending a fairy gardening class.  The instructor was naming 
off berries and you were supposed to raise your hand if you liked them.  I didn't, even though I 
like raspberries.  Noelle turned to me with wide, piercing eyes and sternly says, 
"Moommmeee, raise your hand.  You like raspberries."  You would have thought I was 
embarrassing her.

I can't seem to think of any about Adam right now.  Usually his are because he says a wrong word or misunderstands what a word means.

What is the funniest thing you or your kids have said lately?

This post was inspired by the novel Dad Is Fat by comedian Jim Gaffigan who riffs on his adventures co-parenting 5 kids in a two bedroom Manhattan apartment. Join From Left to Write on April 22 as we discuss Dad Is Fat. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.


  1. I love these and they're stories that will stick with you for a lifetime. Until his dying day my dad would purposely mis-pronounce words I said as a kid. "Consplain" instead of "explain". "Eskimo-later" instead of "escalator". All of them made me realize how much he was paying attention and enjoying being my dad. What a gift you're giving your kids capturing these!

  2. I should write down more of the funny things my kids say for posterity!

  3. I remember once being in a movie theater with my sister, myself and my 5 year old daughter and she turned around and looked at a man that was there with a woman and she said super loud "Mommy look, it's daddy!"

    I just wanted to sink to the floor in embarrassment! But now we can laugh about it :)

  4. Love these stories! Especially the one about the raspberries... :)


I love comments!! Please share yours with me!