Having children and seeing the world through their eyes is a beautiful thing. I find it amazing how they truly live in the moment. The present is what counts. They don’t dwell on the past (yet) and given their lack of sense of time, they’re not too concerned about what the future might bring. Except around their birthdays or Christmas, when we as parents get pummeled with the question “Is it my birthday / Christmas yet?”.
What our children say or do as toddlers is (most of the time) cute and sometimes worth remembering. I have a little book in which I keep track of “the cute things Kai says”. Well, we’re adding to the book in rapid pace and there are just a few things I wanted to share. I am pretty sure that Kai will HATE me for sharing this once he’s old enough to: A) get the concept of “hate”; and, B) realizes I shared this with the world to read.
A few weeks ago, my friend Amy invited us over for a play date. We’ve known each other since her daughter Melia and Kai were only a few months old, so the kids have pretty much grown up together. Even though we don’t live around the corner from each other anymore, the kids are going to school, have sports and other classes and both toddlers now have younger siblings, we still get together. Just not as often anymore. So, we were over at Amy’s when Melia’s dress up box got opened up. It was quiet for a while and then there was the “Tadaaaa!!!! Look at me Mommy!!!”
“I’m a Princess!”
The first thing that popped in my mind: “Must take photo. Husband will be horrified.”
The second thing that popped in my mind (as soon as the pic was taken): “Oh, this is WONDERFUL!! I wonder how much this photo will be worth to him when he’s a teenager!
I texted my husband the photo. He responded with “Oh dear…”
Husband horrified as predicted, now, let’s wait till Kai’s a teenager….
A while back I wrote about Kai’s new bed. It’s still a hit. Both boys love to play in and under it, playing Hide ‘n Seek, especially when I give them the 10-minute warning for their “quiet time”. Their daily response: “Oh noo! Quiet time! Com’on, let’s hide under the bed, so Mama can’t find us!”
When I walked in the other day to announce the arrival of the much-dreaded Quiet Time, I was greeted with the following:
“Mommy, look! We’re having a party in my bed! It’s so much fun!”
“A party in your bed?”
OMG, that is too funny! In about 10 years that will have a completely different meaning and I prefer not to think about that yet. For now, he can party all he wants in his bed. And while I am perfectly fine with that happening with the door closed now, in 10 years that door will be open. Wide open!
And he’ll be paying me for that photo….
Until next time,
Savor food, savor family, savor life.
- Marieke, aka HRH Mommy
Share Your Thoughts:
I’d love to hear about some of the funny things your children say or have said. You know, those things that are cute now, but in a decade maybe not so much?! Share them here, we love to laugh!