Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Just another day...

I always think (or maybe hope) I will forever remember the funny little comments Lucy makes in our daily lives.  She makes Paul and I crack up on a regular basis and I want to remember that always.  But, life gets in the way and then what do you know?  It will have been a whole hour since that really funny thing she said and I’ll be damned if I can't recollect what we were laughing about just 60 short minutes ago.  So, I'm going to try and do a better job recording these little gems.  Here are four conversations that took place in the last 24 hours.  Enjoy!
SCENE 1: 6:30 AM – Lucy wakes up (from her big girl bed!) and Paul and I are not quite ready to greet the day so we go against all sound parenting advice and put her in bed with us for 15 minutes of snuggling before we all get up.  Did I mention that I love this part of the day?


Lucy: Mama, you sneeze?

Me: I did, Lucy.

Lucy: Besh (bless) you.

Me: Thanks, Lucy.


Paul: Yes, Lucy? 

Lucy: Mama sneezed.

Paul: Yep, she sure did.

Lucy: Dada, say besh you.

Paul: Bless you, Mama.

Lucy: Dada, les (let's) go have breakfast!

SCENE 2: At the dinner table, we are having chicken tortilla soup, so Lucy basically has what we are eating minus 90% of the liquid.  She is wearing a shirt that has three buttons at the top that have undone themselves so she’s sitting there looking like a teenager from the 80s. 

Lucy: Uh-oh!  Back (black) bean in dere (there).  Her head disappears down her shirt while she looks for the runaway black bean.

Anne: Lucy, I think it went through your shirt and is now on the floor.  I point to one of about six black beans on the floor.

Lucy: Looking around frantically for the bean...  Oh!  I found it!

Anne: Where?

Lucy: It’s in my mouf (mouth). 

SCENE 3: Before bath/bedtime Paul always asks who she would like to have give her a bath and who she would like to have read books and put her to bed.  We share these responsibilities so we each get to (or have to, depending on Lucy’s mood) spend some one on one time with her in the evening. 

Paul: Lucy, do you want dada to do the bath and mama to read the books?  Or mama do the bath and dada read the books?

Lucy: Continuing to color, ignoring Paul.

Paul: Luuuuucyyyyyy.  Who do you want to do the bath?

Lucy: Without missing a beat or even looking up from her drawing: Um, Lucy do da (the) bath.

SCENE 4: This was at about 7:15 this morning.  Lucy had woken up in the middle of the night so I had gone into her room to check on her, I laid down to try and get her back to sleep and the next thing I know, it’s 7:15 AM and we're both waking up in her bed. 

Lucy: Her little head pops up from her pillow, messy hair in her face and she smiles at me and then thrusts herself onto my chest, arms extended. 

Anne: Lucy, what are you doing?

Lucy: She pauses, looks at me and with a NO DUH voices says, “Doing push-ups, Mama.”

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