01 December 2008

Classic quotes, Vol. 9

Here are some of the latest quotes from around our house (M- is my 22-month-old daughter and D- is my 4-year-old son):

M- (pointedly, almost any time we ask her if she can do something): No, I'm too busy right now.*

D- (after being reminded about how M- will be 4 some day): And then we can have a FIGHT!!

M- (whenever she sees D- or I getting dressed): Bye, penis!

Me (with predictable disbelief and disgust): M-, do not eat food off the toilet seat.

M- (to my mom, uncharacteristically not doing whatever M- wanted her to at the moment): No! You make me saaad!!

* As I had to swear to my sister, neither J- nor I have ever in our lives said this to either of our kids, though of course many times we've thought it.


unmitigated me said...

I used to love to whine, "I don't waannnaaaaa!" when my kids asked for something. Put a real damper on their whining, let me tell you.

Vodka Mom said...

gotta LOVE what kids say.

thegirlof510 said...

"Bye Penis"....wow, I have no words.

Michael from dadcation.com said...

These are awesome...and a little scary.

Everyday Goddess said...

My almost 8 yr old takes sassy lessons from Hannah Montana. It's pure hell sometimes.

Jenny Grace said...

Bye Penis! How can I incorporate that into every day conversation?

SherE1 said...

I get that all the time too "I'm too busy right now." Or she says "I can't, I'm too tired." Kids say the darndest things!

nonna said...

i LOVE your blog and most especially your conversations with your kids!
i am considering sending you some hate mail or at least a bill for my future library fines though. i haven't been able to read any of my library books because i have been trying to read my way through your entire collection of blogs. i'm up to june so far :) at least i now understand the microbiologist's ~~~copy literalDan~~~ sections

Swirl Girl said...

Better she says 'bye penis' than 'hi' penis...You're never too young to prepare for the teen years.

Brittany said...

Bye penis!? Oh I am so going to use that one!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Love it! My 2 1/2 year old now responds to any command with a very serious "I'm sorry, but I can't." Where do they get this stuff?

Ali said...

My kids say, "In a minute." Hmmm...wonder where they picked that up from:)

LiteralDan said...

The mystery of the first quote was solved by my mom-- apparently she tells the kids the
story of The Little Red Hen ("No, I'm too busy.") pretty often when my parents have the kids.

Middle Aged Woman: I believe whining battles were advocated by Dr. Spock throughout his career.

Vodka Mom: It always seems like you have no other choice, doesn't it?

thegirlof510: What? It's just basic politeness.

Father Muskrat: Only a little? Dang.

Comedy Goddess: I love "sassy lessons"... I think that should be your new blog title. My son hasn't quite graduated to full Professor of Sassy, he's currently just a TA, but he's well on his way already at 4.

Miss Grace: It's easy! Just do something like this:

Your Mom: Well, I better hang up and let you go.
You: Oh, okay, good talking with you.
Your Mom: Same here. Love you! Goodbye.
You: Love you, too. Bye, penis! (hangs up)
Your Mom: ???

Trust me, it will be great fun, and people will love it.

SherE1: Well, in all fairness, it's hard work playing all day, when not thinking of new ways to confuse and annoy adults.

nonna: I sent you a note, but I'll state here how glad I am to entertain you, and to receive all your comments on my older posts. Particularly your sharing of this hilarious story.

Swirl Girl: I have been building up my fortifications since they were born. I'm still certain I won't be ready.

Brittany: Your husband might be a bit saddened. Then again, with the pregnancy, it may be out of his hands* soon enough.

* Absolutely not literally, of course.

Petra a.k.a. The Wise (*Young*) Mommy: I like yours even better, because it makes a 2-year-old sound like a slick CEO type.

Ali: Possibly from me... I say that often enough that it just might be traveling through the air like radio waves, entering the subconscious of small children many miles away.

Mrs4444 said...

So, so sweet. I'm glad you record these; they're precious.

nonna said...

yeaaaah! i'm so glad you were reading those comments! lol i felt like an idiot leaving them never knowing whether you would see them, because i now know how hard it is to keep going back to old posts to see if i need to respond to a comment. i finally got smart and turned on moderating so i would actually know when somebody gave me some comment love :)