Chatty Cathy

I can’t tell if it’s boring when I re-tell them to other people, but I just can’t get enough of the funny things my newly-minted three-year-old has been saying lately!
Maybe it’s a Mom thing, and other moms find toddler-speak interesting, too? I always love reading the Clara Conversations over on Young House Life, as well as the Every Says feature over on Dear Baby. It’s so funny to hear a little person’s perspective on things, once they can put it into words.
Here are a few of D’s funniest lines lately …
  • “Oh, my GOSH!” (He explained he heard it from my mom)
  • “Das awe-sum!”
  • (While watching me dry off after a shower, and launching into our usual “girls have vaginas, boys have penises” discussion): “I want a ‘gina! I want a ‘gina in my bum so I be just like Mommy and Sissy!”
  • (While crying about something very specific he wanted for breakfast): “I want a peanut! Pees, Mommy! PEANUT, PEES!” It turns out he wanted a cold, dried-out pita.
  • (While asking to watch the Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer special, which happens year-round): “We a watch a Roof-rolph, pees?”
  • (While running outside onto the deck to check on Darling Husband doing yardwork): “How it goin’ Babe? What you doin’ Babe? How it doing?”
D just stood at the front door shouting “Ha! Ha!” I asked him what he was laughing at and he said he was “talking to da birds.” Sure enough, a crow answered “Caw! Caw!” and D continued yelling “HA! HA!”

At the mall, D insisted on wheeling C’s stroller into the mall so he could “watch da people.” The cashier did a double-take and said “Did he just say he wants to people-watch??? How old is he?”

D attempting to padlock his dresser drawer using a toy. He kept murmuring “Dis a tricky one” and “Nice and safe.”
“I can’t eat da brekkist. It’s TOO TASTY!”

This one isn’t a funny line, but a funny story that I shared on Instagram. D snuck out of his room at naptime to play in the toyroom (outside my office) as usual. I ignored him while I finished a call, and then I realized it was really quiet. I stepped outside my office and saw him fast asleep under the play kitchen. Guess he needed that nap after all!

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And for our conclusion, selections from Belle from Beauty and The Beast (something D sings about 50 times a day to himself):
“Wittle townnnn! Is a quiet viwwage! Every dayyy, wike the one beforeeeee! Wittle townnnn, full of wittle people, waking up to say … Bonjour! Bo-jour! Bonjour, bonjour, bo-jour!”

“Good morning, Belle! Good morning, Mis-yeur! Where’re you off to? Da book shop! I just finish da most wonderful story ’bout a beanstalk and a — Elysee! Da baguettes! Hurry up!”


“Ohhh, isn’t dis amazing. Is my fave-rit part becausssse you seeee. Here where he meet Prince Charn-ing … won’t dis-over that is him ’til chapper freeeeee!”

“… Elysee! Da baguettes! Hurry up! … *pause* … Bonjour! Bo-jour! BONJOUR BONJOUR BONJOUR!”

xoxo

So what do you think?

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