Lately my kiddos have been a top priority… so I have been listening to what comes out of the Mouth of Babes around here….
Now, before you hang me up by my heels because that is insinuating that they aren’t usually a top priority….
I have just been VERY VERY intentional about listening to their conversations whether I am part of them or not… and that takes being INTENTIONAL… at least for this momma!
~In the van we will drive around and Beau will tell ALL his feeling in SONG!!! It is just the cutest thing in the whole world! Seriously MELT. MY. HEART. CUTE!!!!!
~Henley will have conversations while pretending to talk on the phone and spill her heart with the pretend person on the other end of the line.
~Emmie is quietly saying full sentences and in the quick and crazy, instead of rushing in to get her from a nap, then rushing to change her, and RUSHING everywhere, I am LISTENING… and yesterday as I was getting her out of the crib and heading out of her room she said, “Where is daddy?”
AS PLAIN AS DAY!!! She is 17 months old!!!! And it was ADORABLE!!!! Then when walking down the stairs, “We get daddy?”
I know my kids are not the only most adorable babes in the world… but again… because it is my blog… I get to write about what I want and I get to use this space to write down all the wonderful things that they say….
AND THE NOT SO WONDERFUL;-) Read along and I PROMISE you will get some good laughs today:
Henley is my most blunt child so it does not surprise me that she is the most observant…
“Mom, is your milk factory shut down now? No more babies so no more milk huh?” Henley
“Mom, here are the things to get the milk out…. I mean of your boobs.” Henley trying to be helpful
My little girl Henley just has the BIGGEST obsession with horses! She wants one, she names it…. a thousand times over:
“If I had a horse I would call him Champ… or Chris.”
And Henley is really truly just a happy soul… and I could stick her in my pocket and pull her out for every stressful situation in life!
“When two people get married, they get a part of a whole other family!”
Crying: “My two feet are tickling me and I don’t know what to do about it!” Henley… I just have no response sometimes!
Henley reading a “letter” she wrote to her daddy: “To daddy, this is for you. I love you and I know you will never break my heart.” Daddy has a big responsibility on his shoulders!
So far Henley is the only one who has the guts to talk back to me: “Ok mom, I’ll do it!!!! And guess what… YOU’RE MEAN.”
“I LOVE being part of a family! It’s just soooo much fun!” Henley
She also just blurts out the most hilarious things! “I love God. He is the best dad in the whole universe. I think daddy is like God.”
Their innocent views of God make my heart SMILE!!!
Beau: “Where is God right now?”
Me: “He is right here with us always. Like He is sitting right next to you!”
Henley: “I am sitting on Jesus’ lap right now!”
Beau: “I am too!”
Brecken: “I am too. Jesus is kinda like Jack Jack, he can put himself in many places at once.”
“Jesus and God are the same person because they have the same beard.” Henley
“Narnia is kinda like the Bible but with animals that can talk.” Brecken
Breck is always my THOUGHTFUL child.
The kid NEVER SHUTS OFF his brain! But it is rare that he shares all of it. On his birthday, Nana came to take him home for a birthday sleepover, in the car he says to her, “I don’t know why, but I really don’t know a lot for a kid who’s been on the earth 9 years.”
We were talking about putting an island in the kitchen, Brecken says in all seriousness: “How can you have an island with no water?”
Brecken, in all kindness: “Beau is the slowest poke… because he always finishes last.”
“Pencils and crayons are just sooo magical!” Brecken
“I hear being a parent is a trap.” Brecken
“Mom, back in the old days my favorite color was red.” Brecken
The kids have the best conversations!!!
Henley: “Mom, does America live in Ames?”
Brecken: “No Henley, Ames lives in America.”
“Mom, I’m starting to fart like a man!” Brecken from the back seat… and after it is obvious the whole van got bombed.
Brecken talking to Henley: “I see that grinch in your eye! I told you not to tell our secret…. You said you wouldn’t tell. Get the grinch out of your eye!”
“Brecken! Guess what!!!! My poop smells the same as Beau Beau’s because me and Beau ate the same eggs.” Henley, with sincere excitement.
Brecken: “I’m Brecken James the first.”
Henley: “I’m Henley the second.”
Things I didn’t think I would EVER have to say:
“Kids, stop pulling on eachother’s heads.” Me
“Did you make your bed” Me
“No!!!! Because my stomach hurts from making my bed all the time!” Henley, the drama!
“Why are you watching Snow White in Spanish” Kurt
“Because we have already seen it in English dad. Next we will watch it in French.” Brecken
Beau is wearing a monster shirt: “Beau, you are a monster.” Me
“No mom, I am a huuuummmmmaaaannnnn.” Beau
Some days the things these kiddos say is embarrassing…. some days it is just completely hilarious and makes me remember why I became a momma. I get to raise little people to love and glorify God… and in the process we have some good laughs;-)
Hope you enjoyed reading a snippet into my crazy fun life!