Kids really are great entertainers from the moment they learn to mumble their first words to well into their adulthood if they are like my family. Most of my family members think their comedians and I have been known to think I am hilarious at times too, even if no one else does.
I started Funny Phrase Day Friday, as just Phrase Day Friday, when Buba really started to talk and have conversations. I have baby brain like the rest of us, so I wanted a way to record the things he learned to say, and when but I never realized it would mold into the funny things he would say and come out with. So what started off as a document of his language milestones quickly became an entertaining place to share his language mishaps.
It’s funny to hear myself come out with phrases my mother used to say to me, growing up, but it’s that step further when I have actually used her phrases so much that my two year old is now repeating them back to me.
“What did I say, Mommy?”
“Don’t make me…” he even puts his hands on his hips
“1, 2, almost at 3 Mommy!”
“Where do you think you are going?” which I say mostly to MM
“I don’t think so!”
“You don’t need that.”
“I am not going to say it again.” this is my all time favorite but he uses it in a different context than me. I usually say this after I have asked him to do something or not do something a million times. He prefers to use it when I have asked him to repeat what he is saying because I didn’t hear him or understand through his new whiny voice.
Then comes the funny randoms, that can fly out at anytime and make you chuckle to yourself.
“Don’t worry, I’m magic!” listening to Mr P and I debate how long his chicken pox will take to fade.
“I sleep in my sleeping bag, in my bed, in my room, in my house, on my street!”
“It will be ok, Mommy.”
“Mommy, get Grandma and Papa out of the computer.” wanting to facetime my parents.
I tell him to keep his food on his plate, he replies “oh sorry… I think.” putting food back on his plate.
“I don’t like carrots,” but they are good for your eyes I say, he says “no they want my mouth not my eyes silly.”
“Mommy don’t do that, you might hurt yourself.” ironing Missy Moo’s dress for the day.
“Be careful Mommy, I might slip.” going around the corner a bit too quick in the car.
There is never a dull moment or a dull topic coming from this jabberbox toddler. We are constantly snickering even when, as parents, we aren’t supposed to be. It’s hard to keep a straight face especially if you are in a public restroom and your newly potty trained son is grunting so loud you are sure the reception can hear him, you try to shhh him, which then only makes him shout out, “but its a really big one and it needs help to get out.” Praying no one else is in the restroom with you, but you hear snickering in the next stall. Crap! Literally!