Overheard and Observed

Here are some things I’d never remember if I didn’t take the time to write them down in my Kid’s Journals or, in the case of the humor between Jeremy and I, in my own journal.

1. Jesse: “When Seth gets big he gonna be my best person, and when Seth get big, me gonna be his best person.”

2. Mommy: “I don’t know what we’re having for dinner.”
Jesse: (to Daddy) “How ’bout us go to restaurant? Mommy not know what us having for dinner so how ’bout us go to restaurant?”
Great idea, son!

3. Jesse: “Mom! You look pretty! Us going somewhere today?”
Mommy: “Nope!”
Jesse: “Why you wearing yours scarf?’
Mommy: ” ‘Cause I just decided to wear it at home.”
Jesse: “Oh.”

4. Jesse is totally physced that Daddy killed one of the greedy squirrels raiding our bird feeder.
Mommy: “When you get big are you going to learn to shoot a gun?”
Jesse: “Yes! Me gonna love it – Oh! Me SO gonna love this!”

5. Reading a bedtime story, Mommy prompted Jesse and Claire to say some of the words. Jesse is loud and confident, Claire is quiet, yet often as accurate, if not more so, than Brother. She has a habit of whispering – especially when we practice words. She loves to whisper.
Mommy: “Say, ‘Moon.'”
Claire, whispering: “Moon!”
Mommy: “Say it LOUD!”
Claire whispers, “Lou! Moon!”

6. Me: “Honey, Pioneer Woman says to serve her braised short ribs over polenta…”
Jeremy: “Yeah?”
Me: “It’s like cornmeal…mush…with cheese? Can I do that?”
Jeremy: “I don’t care what you eat.”
Me: “Fine! I’ll make potatoes!”
(It was delicious, I highly recommend her recipe!)

7. I have been very determined to feed my compost pile faithfully, even though it’s a cold chore in the winter. Jeremy thinks that composting is a nasty habit I should resolve to break in the new year. LOL

8. Me: “I think you should write me a letter.”
Jeremy: “Yeah? Which one?”
It’s a good thing I adore his sense of humor.

9. Jesse: “Mom, me jumped over Claire just like the cow jumped over the moon!”

10. Jesse: “Me want you not make clean popcorn, me want you to make dirty popcorn with peanut butter on it!”

After enjoying said popcorn and being put to bed, he came back downstairs with an urgent request: “Us needa wipe the peanut butter off my face before us go to Man and Ben’s house or Man and Ben will DIE!”

Whoever had been educating him about his cousin’s (Manuel and Benjamin) nut allergies had done a thorough job!

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  1. says

    Awesome, lol! If moms didn't find things to laugh about then all they'd do is cry.. thank goodness they give you good material, lol!

    Oh and I actually am a polenta fan. When it's fixed correctly. But when I looked at that recipe my first thought was “I feel like these need a mashed tater dish instead”..

  2. rahraht says

    Just last night my niece who is three was playing “Do you like…” with her Papa (my dad) After listing all of the foods and things (Ice cream, toys) they moved on to people. My dad asked her “Do you like…your brother?” She asnswered with a firm “Yes!” Then paused. “But I don't like him when he scratches me.” He is only 18mos. so of all they ways he torments her I'm not surprised that is the one she picked. :)
    Did you ever see the old Art Linkletter show “Kids say the darndest things?” Might be on Youtube, it's hilarious! You might enjoy it in between loads of laundry :)

  3. says

    Love what kids say, especially the peanut butter! My daughter used to call eagles “beagles” – she told us one day she saw two birds and a beagle flying in the sky. My hubby asked her if it was Snoopy in his Red Baron doghouse!